Many individuals are apprehensive in using cochlear implants in kids. Researchers from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago cleared the air on this issue.   Cochlear implants are implantable hearing devices. Patients have to undergo complex surgical procedure requiring anesthesia as well as a long follow-up to help restore hearing loss.
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A recent study, published in Diabetes care, investigated a potential link between type 2 diabetes treatment and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   Type 2 diabetes, a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to manage appropriate blood sugar levels, has been associated with worsened cognitive functions. Specifically, compared to healthy individuals type
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Researchers have developed a toilet seat that can detect congestive heart failure. It could be available in homes very soon.   Over a million new cases of congestive heart failure are diagnosed each year. Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle is not pumping blood as well as it should. Your heart can become
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A recent study investigated the safety and efficacy of transplanting organs from hepatitis C positive patients into hepatitis C negative transplant patients with antiviral therapy. Each year, hundreds of patients waiting for a heart transplant end up dying or become too sick to undergo transplantation. Those that do eventually receive a heart often have to
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Researchers in Kentucky investigated if smoking truly does increase the risk of dementia, following other studies that have come to this conclusion. A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease examined if tobacco smoking was a risk for dementia. Numerous studies have demonstrated that smoking is associated with risk of dementia. However, these
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Researchers in the United States simulated a pandemic to determine optimal strategies for distributing vaccines. Their results can help inform public health initiatives and supply chain protocols during flu season. Every year, influenza causes thousands of deaths in the United States alone. Vaccines can prevent the spread of the flu virus, provided they are efficiently
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A new study determined how changes in the gut microbiome influence heart health and identified potential links between gut health and arterial dysfunction due to ageing. Ageing is associated with a number of health challenges. Of many disorders that ageing presents, cardiovascular disease carries the greatest burden for the elderly population, their family members, and
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Исследование, представленное на совместных научных сессиях по гипертонии в 2018 году (англ. Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions), проводилось для изучения того, как изменение образа жизни может снизить артериальное давление без приема медикаментов. Гипертония – это заболевание, известное как высокое артериальное давление. Это заболевание широко распространено, и почти у каждого второго жителя США показатели артериального давления
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Researchers analyzed evidence from previous studies to determine the most effective approaches for treating urinary incontinence in women.   Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control causing urine leakage. There are two main types: stress incontinence and urgency incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs after coughing, sneezing or physical exertion, and urgency incontinence occurs when
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Age-related macular degeneration has been associated with an increase and decrease of dietary and supplementary calcium intake. This study aimed to clarify these mixed results. Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in developed countries. It is usually associated with an increase in age. The retina is located at the
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Scientists from the University of Western Ontario recently discovered a more precise way to treat gynecological cancers by using modern technology and potential improvement. Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer that starts in the vagina. Symptoms can include pain and blood from the vagina other than menstrual cycle blood. There are often no
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Researchers recently analyzed the effects of an unhealthy diet on persistent health problems, such as high blood pressure.   In 2017, 11 million deaths were caused by factors related to eating an unhealthy diet. Unhealthy diets are a gateway to many common diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Researchers
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Researchers investigate whether a combination of fulvestrant and anastrozole will increase survival in HR+breast-cancer patients.   Breast cancer is a complex disease that is difficult to treat. There are different types of breast cancer and each type requires its own unique treatment strategy. There are two broad categories of breast cancer: hormone receptor positive (HR+)
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Researchers recently determined whether sunscreen inhibits the body’s production of vitamin D.   The sun contains both ultraviolet radiation A and B (UVA and UVB). These rays have different wavelengths. UVB causes more skin damage linked to potential cancers, but it is essential for vitamin D synthesis. Sunscreen use is important to lower our exposure
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An exciting new study published in Nature Communications has revealed how the gut microbiome influences the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy.   There are approximately 30 trillion bacteria thriving within our gut. This bacterial community residing in our guts is called the microbiome. Until now, the function of this microbiome was appreciated only in the context of aiding
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In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, researchers studied the link between a plant-based diet and gingivitis in patients.   Gingivitis and periodontal disease affects about 732 million people worldwide and is increasing drastically. Periodontal disease and gingivitis are one the most common and preventable oral diseases. Researchers examined the effects
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A recent study by researchers at the University of Liverpool compared the application efficacy between traditional sunscreens and moisturizers with SPF.   It is well known that ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure has several harmful effects, such as premature aging and skin cancer. However, despite the wide promotion of the use of products containing sun protection
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Researchers examined the potential risk between non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and kidney transplant failure. Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is a type of cancer that is classified as anything that excludes the well-known skin cancer, melanoma. In events like a kidney-related failure, NMSC is said to commonly occur in those who have received a kidney transplant.
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A research team led by Flinders University developed a rapid, real-time, and less-invasive test to effectively diagnose celiac disease.   Celiac disease, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a chronic autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the small intestine. It is a different disease than a food allergy. In celiac disease, the immune system of a celiac reacts
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A study explores the correlation between the consumption of eggs and dietary cholesterol and the occurrence of heart disease or all-cause mortality.   It has been unclear whether there is a correlation between dietary cholesterol and adverse results such as cardiovascular disease. A Canadian study published by JAMA looked at egg consumption, a rich source
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In a large Swedish study, researchers investigated the link between mothers taking painkillers during pregnancy and the development of childhood asthma.   Several previous studies have shown a link between mothers taking paracetamol during pregnancy and an increased risk of children developing wheezing or asthma. However, it is not known whether other painkillers show a
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Physicians from McMaster University in Canada recently published a list of facts about penicillin allergy the public may not know. The document is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).   Almost a century has passed since the discovery of the first antibiotic. Nowadays, antibiotics are among the most prescribed drugs. Among them, penicillins
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