Medical Research

Intermittent Fasting Study Has Bad News For People With Belly Fat

Intermittent fasting, which involves abstaining from food for a relatively short period of time, has become a popular dieting method for those looking to lose weight. However, a new study has a bit of bad news for dieters hoping to shed belly fat,...

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New Study Gives The Most Detailed Look Yet At The Neuroscience Of Placebo Effects

A large proportion of the benefit that a person gets from taking a real drug or receiving a treatment to alleviate pain is due to an individual's mindset, not to the drug itself. Understanding the neural mechanisms driving this placebo effect has...
Related topics: Placebo

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Novel Drug Prevents Amyloid Plaques, A Hallmark Of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have identified a new drug that could prevent AD by modulating, rather than inhibiting, a key enzyme involved in forming amyloid plaques.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Enzymes

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The Evolving Science Of Face Masks And Covid-19

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that members of the public mask up last spring, additional research has backed the use of face masks to combat the coronavirus. While knowledge gaps still remain, experts agree...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Risk For Breast Cancer Death Increased With Missing Mammogram

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Women who attend two scheduled mammography screenings before a breast cancer diagnosis have a reduced risk for breast cancer death, according to a study published online March 2 in Radiology. Stephen W. Duffy, from the...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Mammography

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Historical Uk Sea Levels

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study out that uses previously overlooked or obscure sea-level records to extend the UK sea-level record back to 1832. It provides an…

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Long-term Study Supports Early Steroid Cessation After Kidney Transplant

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: E. Steve Woodle, John S. Gill, et al.; Arthur J. Matas Target Audience and Goal Statement: Urologists, transplant surgeons, transplant nephrologists The goal of this study was to compare long-term kidney...

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Real-world Study Shows Ms Patients Have High Infection Risks

(MedPage Today) -- Outpatient claims and inpatient hospitalizations for infections -- especially urinary and kidney infections -- were higher among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) than controls, a large retrospective study of commercial...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis

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Tiktok Doc Accused Of Sexual Assault

(MedPage Today) -- TikTok star-doctor Jason Campbell, MD, has been placed on administrative leave by the University of Florida's teaching hospital following sexual assault charges and an investigation by his former employer, The Oregonian reported...

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Is Prediabetes A Risk Factor For Type 2 Diabetes In Older Adults?

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Mary R. Rooney, Andreea M. Rawlings, et al.; Kenneth Lam, Sei J. Lee Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians The goal of this study was to compare different...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Cardiology

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Mammo Study: One Saves Lives, More Exams Save More Lives

(MedPage Today) -- Women who skipped one or both scheduled mammography appointments immediately prior to a breast cancer diagnosis had a significantly higher risk of dying of the disease, a large retrospective analysis showed. Women who kept both...
Related topics: Mammography, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Heart Disease Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Researchers have identified a potential new marker that shows cardiovascular disease may be present in a patient using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan -- a non-invasive diagnostic tool commonly used in ophthalmology and optometry clinics...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Ophthalmology

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Placebo Effect May Explain Reported Benefits Of Psychedelic Microdoses

Positive psychological effects associated with taking small doses of psychedelic drugs are likely the result of users' expectations, suggests a new study.
Related topics: Placebo, Psychology

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Ultrasonic Cleaning Of Salad Could Reduce Instances Of Food Poisoning

A new study has shown that gentle streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves more effectively than current washing methods used by suppliers and consumers. As well as reducing food poisoning, the...
Related topics: Food Poisoning, Poisoning, Bacteria

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Dolly Parton Receives Covid-19 Vaccine That She Helped Fund

Dolly Parton has gotten a dose of her own medicine. On Tuesday, the beloved country singer received the first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine — which she herself helped fund. Back in April, Parton contributed $1 million to Vanderbilt...
Related topics: Vaccines

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'landmark' Schizophrenia Drug In The Wings?

A novel treatment that combines a muscarinic receptor agonist with an anticholinergic agent is associated with greater reduction in psychosis vs placebo, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Schizophrenia, Placebo

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Study Reveals The Ideal Fruit And Vegetable Ratio For Living Longer

It’s no secret that you should eat some fruit and vegetables every day to reduce the risk of health problems, but what is the ideal ratio? According to a new study from the American Heart Association, around five servings of fruit and...

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Sexologists Debunk 17 Common Sex Myths

Expert Jayda Shuavarnnasri and public health researcher Dr. Varuna Srinivasan debunk sex myths. They discuss where you should actually be storing your condoms, debunk the gender binary, and more. They also answer questions like, "Is masturbation bad...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception

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Skipping Mammograms Raises A Woman's Odds For Breast Cancer Death

TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Don't skip your breast cancer screening mammogram. This is the overarching message of an extended study of more than a half-million Swedish women. Those who missed even one recommended screening mammogram were more likely...
Related topics: Mammography, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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If You Fall Into This Category, You Might Need 3 Coronavirus Vaccine Shots

January began with mixed feelings about the pandemic. On the one hand, vaccination campaigns had already started and were ramping up in various countries. On the other hand, several SARS-CoV-2 mutations were discovered around the world, prompting...
Related topics: Vaccines, Genetics

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