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Obesity Linked to Neurological Disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease

Obesity has become one of the most problematic medical challenges of...
Osteoarthritis

The Osteoarthritis Myth

Myth: There is no effective cure for osteoarthritis. Truth: This is false....
the importance of good nutrition

Diet Myth

meningococcal conjugate vaccine

Duration and Effectiveness of the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine MenACWY-D

How effective is the MenACQY-D meningococcal conjugate vaccine?   The meningococcal conjugate vaccine introduced to the market...
early onset hypertension

Early Onset Hypertension in Parents Puts Children at High Risk

A multigenerational community-based clinical trial links the risk of high blood pressure in individuals to...
Adalimumab

Adalimumab – Safe and Effective Therapy for Pediatric Psoriasis

As an inhibitor of an inflammatory protein associated with the development of psoriasis, adalimumab shows...
Childcare Guidelines

Caregivers Need Updated Childcare Guidelines

Many adults depend on their parents to provide childcare. Adesman and colleagues found that many...
Cotton tip applicators

Use of Cotton Tip Applicators for Ear Hygiene and Ear Injury in Children

Cotton tip applicators (CTA) have long been used for manual cleaning of the ear despite...
leukemia

Global Disparities in Childhood Survival of Leukemia

A population-based study aimed to estimate survival inequalities for several subtypes of leukemia was performed....
mental health services

Need for Mental Health Services in Central and Eastern Europe

A new study published in the the Lancet Psychiatry looks at the influence of government...
Virtual reality

Virtual Reality to Combat Loneliness in the Elderly

As demographics change in developed countries, a plethora of research is being done to better...
impulsive-antisocial

Neurobiological Differences Linked to Impulsive-Antisocial Traits

Psychopathy is a mental health disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, impulsivity, and diminished ability to...
Contagious Yawning

Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Severe Mental Illness

Recent studies have demonstrated that individuals with severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive...
Low socioeconomic status

Low Socioeconomic Status Linked to Higher Risk of Alcohol-Related Harm

Low socioeconomic status is linked to higher rates of alcohol-attributable death and disability.   Alcohol consumption causes...
bacteria-and-mental-health

Bacteria and Mental Health: Gut Bacteria Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Research on the microbiome suggests that there are strong links between gut bacteria and mental...
medical-humor-surgeon

Joke Of The Day – June 28, 2017

Before surgery: Patient: Doctor, will you personally operate me? Doctor: Yes, you know at least...

Brain Teaser – June 27, 2017

clinical trial humor
In a container, there are 15 red and 15 white pills....

Online Telemedicine Assists Women Seeking Medical Abortion In Ireland

Many countries have highly restrictive abortion laws, making it possible for women who choose to...
Mobile technology

Mobile Technology to Treat Mental Disorders in Low-Income Countries

Mental illness is a serious problem worldwide, but individuals with mental illness in low- and...
Muscle Stimulation

Brain-Controlled Muscle Stimulation Restores Movement in Tetraplegic Patient

A new brain-controlled muscle stimulation technique for restoring arm movement in a tetraplegic patient was...
Calorie Counting Apps

Calorie Counting Apps Are Not as Popular as You Think

Many people are constantly working hard to reduce their weight or overcome obesity and are...
Smart Insole

Technology for Diabetes: The Smart Insole

Approximately 3 million Canadians are currently living with diabetes and the number is ever-rising. The...
monitoring glucose

New Device for Monitoring Glucose and Administering Medication to Diabetic Patients

Scientists have developed a promising new device which allows for monitoring glucose levels and administers...

Acne

What is acne? Acne is an umbrella term for skin conditions which result from the clogging...
psoriasis severity

Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an incurable autoimmune disease. Although the skin is mainly affected, psoriasis...
asthma

Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a condition which causes airways in the lungs to narrow making...
anemia

Anemia

What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...
chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by inflammation in the pulmonary system...
adhd

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a syndrome...

Vitamins and Supplements IQ Test

vitamins
How well are you familiar with basic facts about vitamins and...
medical-history-brain

Today In Medical History – June 28, 2017

June 28, 2016: (1) (1824) French physician, anatomist and anthropologist Pierre Paul Broca is born. He...

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