Caring for seniors with dementia and their caregivers: A guide for physicians

Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home with dementia as well as their caregivers. A review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to provide guidance to health care providers as well as government and health system planners, based on recent evidence. “All […]

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How targeting metabolism can defeat cancer stem cells

Researchers are the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer are unraveling a crucial thread that explains why cancer so often becomes resistant to treatment. In a breakthrough finding in 2003, Max S. Wicha, M.D., and colleagues discovered that a small number of cells within a tumor—the cancer stem cells—were responsible for fueling the growth and spread of cancer. Kill the stem […]

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Lone parent jobseeking requirements negatively affect mental health

Mandatory employment requirements adversely impact the mental health of lone parents, according to a new study. The research, from the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow and published today in The Lancet Public Health, found that mental health worsened among lone parents newly exposed to a change in employment requirements. In the UK, lone parents must […]

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Antibiotic can be used to treat rare inner-ear condition, treat vertigo

The antibiotic gentamicin has been used to successfully treat a rare illness that affects the inner ear. This was confirmed by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences’ retrospective evaluation of the results of treatment administered to 32 patients. However, the analysis found that initial measurements do not provide a basis for predicting the method’s long-term effectiveness. The antibiotic’s effect on […]

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Jesinta Franklin Uses Magnesium Oil For A Good Night’s Sleep

We’re all after a rejuvenating rest come PM but for most of us, our sleep is punctuated by extended binges of The Crown, endless Insta scrolling, snoring bedfellows and chronic overthinking. Thankfully, we can add one more method to our repertoire of snooze hacks. Jesinta Franklin recently shared on Instagram her top tip for getting a good night’s sleep – […]

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9 Foods To Boost Your Mental Health & Help You Sleep Better

The food we consume determines our well-being. The body needs the proper amount of nutrients to function properly, so the food we consume engineers the body to be healthy and function adequately. Good health and a sound state of mind are necessary to have a good life. The brain is a part of the body, and just like every other […]

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Variation in quality of trials for atrial fibrillation, flutter

(HealthDay)—The quality of atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (AF/AFL) trials is variable, and trials often rely on recurrence as the primary endpoint, according to a review published online June 27 in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Ravi B. Patel, M.D., from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues queried all closed, phase II to IV interventional trials that enrolled patients known […]

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Does human life span really have a limit?

The limits of human existence might not be as limited as we have long thought. A person’s risk of death slows and even plateaus above age 105, a new study reports, challenging previous research saying there’s a cutoff point past which the human life span cannot extend. Longevity pioneers lucky enough to make it past the perilous 70s, 80s and […]

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Genetic biomarker linked to improved survival for patients with certain brain tumors

A DNA-level biomarker (MGMT promoter methylation) can be used to help predict survival outcomes in patients with high-risk, low-grade gliomas, according to a new study conducted through the NRG Oncology/RTOG collaborative clinical trials group and led by scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James). New data reported […]

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Robots may soon join ranks of Alzheimer’s caregivers

(HealthDay)—Robots work on assembly lines and assist doctors in the operating room. They manage inventory in warehouses and vacuum floors in homes. And one day soon, they could help care for Alzheimer’s patients. Several teams of scientists from around the world are investigating ways in which robots might help manage the daily living tasks of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Some […]

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