Saturday, October 1, 2022

Clinical Medicine

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...

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...

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...

Understanding Vitamin C and Its Role in Skin Health

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From collagen formation to photodamage protection, vitamin C — a naturally occurring antioxidant — plays an important role in the human body, especially on skin. Vitamin C can help the skin combat many challenges,...

Effects of Sleep on Mental Health in College Students

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young adults aged 18 and over should be getting seven or more hours of sleep every night. In reality, almost half of the adults in...

The Link between Autoimmune Diseases and Psychosis

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Mental illness is becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. Nearly one in every five adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with some kind of mental illness, ranging in severity.  There are many biological and...

Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Heart Health

Sleep deprivation affects more than a third of American adults between the ages of 18-60 who do not satisfy the minimum requirement of seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Within this demographic,...

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...