Researchers recently assessed the number and types of apps for cancer survivors available to describe what types are available. In this age of technology and the ever-present cell-phone, many inventive designers have created apps for cancer survivors. In 2017, there were approximately 318,000 health apps, and around 200 health apps are added every day. Researchers
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In a recent study, researchers investigate the cause of shifts in cancer cell metabolism. Cancer is a disease that is characterised by cells that proliferate uncontrollably. To maintain their high rate of cell division, cancer cells need a lot of energy and building materials. In solid tumours, cancer cells often grown in nutrient and oxygen-poor
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Toe numbness is a sign that something is interfering with normal feeling in the toes. Some cases are mild and go away on their own, but others may last longer or come and go. Numbness can feel different to different people. The sensation may also vary, depending on what is causing it. When a person
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Researchers from the University of Exeter studying the relationship between mental health and natural environments, find health benefits of living by the sea, which are moderated by household income. Mental health has been a prevalent topic in most westernized societies in recent years. CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) reports that “in any
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Overtraining syndrome typically occurs in top athletes that excessively exercise. The condition is associated with major fatigue, depressive symptoms including apathy, irritation and restlessness, and reduced athletic performance. If left unaddressed, these athletes may be tempted to use and rely on illegal substances, which can help restore their performance. It is important, therefore, that researchers
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The so-called negative symptoms of schizophrenia, which include anhedonia, can be particularly debilitating. One recent study attempted to identify their neurological roots. Using PET scans, scientists investigated the origins of schizophrenia’s negative symptoms. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that affects an estimated 1% of the United States population. Scientists tend to divide symptoms into
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Bronchiolitis is a lung infection that mostly occurs in infants in the autumn and winter months, although adults may also develop it. This infection, which affects the lower airways, can be severe and often requires medical attention. Doctors often diagnose bronchiolitis in children under 2 years of age. Experts estimate that during a baby’s first
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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly amongst high school students and young adults. In the United States alone, the percentage of high schoolers using e-cigarettes increased from 1.5% in 2011 to 15% in 2015. Of this group, an estimated 66% exclusively use flavoured e-cigarettes. The rise in e-cigarette use is partly because they
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Male breast cancer is a relatively rare disease. For this reason, very few studies have evaluated the factors that have associations with better outcomes. A fresh investigation begins to fill this gap. Male breast cancer is rare but understudied. Male breast cancer (MBC) accounts for just 1% of all breast cancer cases. However, some scientists
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A recent study evaluated the benefit of a new combination treatment for patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer. Approximately ten percent of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer have the BRAF mutation. This specific colorectal cancer subtype carries a poor prognosis as initial treatment for BRAF-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer often has poor outcomes and next line
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A large study on over one million participants of military veterans finds an association between mental illnesses and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A recent study assessed the association between mental illness severity and cardiovascular disease risk using a large sample database from a cohort of military veterans receiving care in the Department of
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A recent study on over 7 million medical records found a dose-dependent correlation between statins and osteoporosis diagnosis. Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering medications prescribed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorders. Statins act by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, which is the main enzyme involved in cholesterol biosynthesis, thus effectively lowering LDL cholesterol in blood
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In a recent study, researchers analyzed whether retinal changes can be useful as early diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder; recent research efforts have focused on the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The retina is an extension of the central nervous system, sharing many structural and functional features of the
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When a healthy baby has a low temperature, it may not signal a problem. However, very low temperatures may indicate or cause a serious health problem. The average healthy body temperature is 98.6°F. Shifts in a baby’s activity level or environment can affect their temperature, while different methods of taking a temperature can give slightly
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