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bariatric surgery

Keeping the Weight Off: Your Diet After Bariatric Surgery

A study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition...
transfusion

The Blood Transfusion Rumour

Rumour: In emergency settings, there is often a shortage of universal...
risankizumab treats psoriasis

The Psoriasis Myth

addiction

The Addiction Rumour

children

UK’s Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Aimed to Improve Children’s Health

Water and beverage consumption is an important, but generally under-emphasized, aspect of nutritional health. International...
Combating Lead Toxicity

Combating Lead Toxicity in Children and Pregnant Women

Project TENDR examined the risks of lead exposure to children and pregnant women and proposed...
oral language skills

Factors Associated with Oral Language Skills in Middle Childhood

The development of oral language skills is a central measure of child development in elementary...
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...
depression treatment

MRI May Predict Outcomes of Depression Treatment

No two cases of depression are alike, and approximately 20% of depression patients do not...
bone fracture

Bone Fractures More Common in the Mentally Ill

Mental disorders and medications used to treat them are thought to negatively affect bone health,...
Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Long-Term Treatment of Depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) are widely-used effective treatments for depression. A...
elderly population

Intervention Program Helps Prevent Delirium in Elderly Population

Delirium is a costly yet preventable, common post-surgical complication in the elderly population. A recent...
combination therapy for Schizophrenia

Should Doctors Prescribe Combination Therapy for Schizophrenia?

Doctors sometimes prescribe multiple medications to patients in an attempt to increase the effectiveness of...
strep throat

Strep Throat Infections Linked to Mental Disorders

A recent hypothesis postulates that obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental illnesses may result from throat...
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Joke Of The Day – July 20, 2017

A psychiatrist is sitting in his office. A man is crawling...

Brain Teaser – July 15, 2017

brain teaser
Doctor Johnson owns a pocket knife with five different tools. It...
telemedicine

Telemedicine in the Management of Parkinson’s and Neurological Disorders

Telemedicine is the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients through telecommunications technology. The interface is...

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...

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...
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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

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How well are you familiar with basic facts about vitamins and...
genomic analysis

Today In Medical History – July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017: (1) (1822)  Moravian-Silesian scientist Gregor Mendel is born. He...

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