Saturday, October 1, 2022

Clinical Medicine

Studies Suggest Plant-Based Diets Promote Gut Health, Enhance Microbiome Diversity

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Research has indicated that plant-based diets can cause shifts in the composition of the microbiome and have beneficial effects on gut health. In turn, this can lead to a lower risk of pathological conditions...

Identifying Alternative Transplant Sources for Blood Stem Cells

With nearly two-thirds of patients who require hematopoietic (blood) stem cell transplants not having a suitable sibling donor, transplants from alternative donor sources can present a viable solution for a larger number of patients.  At...

Spring Allergies 101: Understanding Sneezes, Coughs and Puffy Eyes

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Spring is heralded every year not only by the bright flowers and warming temperatures, but also by the constant sneezing, coughing and puffy eyes of those who have hay fever, more commonly known as...

Skin Disease Misdiagnoses Prevalent in Melanated Patients

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Recent studies have shown a disproportionate number of dermatological misdiagnoses in patients with darker skin due to a systemic lack of medical training with diverse skin tones. Skin conditions can present differently on a variety...

Varying Severity of Stuttering Affects Treatment Plans

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Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by interruptions in speech involving the repetition or prolongation of sounds and words, pauses between syllables and blocking — the momentary inability to produce any sound at all....

Ketogenic Diet Effective in Weight Loss, But Not Without Drawbacks

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According to the Pew Research Center, American’s diets have changed vastly in the 2010’s, specifically with the increase in consumption of unhealthy grains and fat. In an attempt to reverse this, the keto diet...

Studies Present Potential New Treatment Options for Sickle Cell Disease

A recent study from the Boston Children’s Hospital reveals a new potential treatment option for patients suffering from a blood disorder called sickle cell disease (SCD).  SCD is a red blood cell disorder. Normally, red...

New Studies Suggest Deeper Relationship between Gut Microbiome and Neural Function

The question of what it means to be human is proving to be increasingly complex. It is thought that the human body is comprised solely of eukaryotic cells, those cells belonging to the host;...

New Studies Suggest Correlation Between Gut Microbiome and Parkinson’s Disease

According to the National Institute of Health, around 50,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. This movement disorder — which affects the nervous system — causes patients to...