Saturday, October 1, 2022

Clinical Medicine

Breast Cancer: Screening and Detection

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer that women are diagnosed with in the United States. Increases in both awareness and funding have helped provide opportunities for advancements in the diagnosis...

Music Therapy Counters Dementia Symptoms, Researchers Find

Approximately 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia according to The Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather, it characterizes a group of symptoms...

Prenatal Folic Acid Supplements Play Essential Role in Preventing Neural Tube Defects in Newborns

In 2015, a couple from Texas received news during a routine ultrasound that their baby had anencephaly, a fatal birth defect that results in the fetus being born without parts of the skull or...

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...

Effects of the Paleo Diet on Onset of Chronic Illness

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A 2020 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that diabetes, heart disease and stroke are among the top 10 leading causes of death for Americans.  The risk factors for these...

Isolation in Quarantine: Mental Health Deteriorates Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Health professionals are growing increasingly concerned about the deteriorating mental health caused by the pandemic, warning that the prevalence of this mental health crisis should be handled as an immediate priority. In June, rates of...

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;...

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...

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...