Seizures seem tied to faster decline in people with dementia

Dementia patients who suffer from seizures tend to decline faster and die younger, according to a new study that urges caregivers to watch for these sudden brain changes. “Our hope is that controlling seizures by prescribing antiseizure medications to these patients will slow down the progression of cognitive impairment,” said Dr. Ifrah Zawar, lead study author and an assistant professor […]

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AI in Healthcare: No, the Robots Are Not Taking Over

It’s common for many people to fear the unknown, and exactly how artificial intelligence might transform the health care and medical experience is no exception.  People might be afraid, for example, that AI will remove all human interaction from health care in the future. Not true, say the experts. Doctors and other health care workers might fear the technology will […]

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Exercise can help people to sleep better

People in good physical shape are less likely to need a sleeping pill prescription from their doctor. This suggests that being fit can help you sleep better. The vast majority of people have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, 10 to 20 per cent of the population struggle more than the rest of us and have serious long-term sleep […]

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With the number of pathologists declining, team develops AI to be used as a diagnostic tool

One in nine women in the developed world will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. The prevalence of breast cancer is increasing, an effect caused in part by the modern lifestyle and increased lifespans. Thankfully, treatments are becoming more efficient and more personalized. However, what isn’t increasing—and is in fact decreasing—is the number of pathologists, […]

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Using cationic nanonmaterials to target visceral adiposity

Researchers have long been working on how to treat obesity, a serious condition that can lead to hypertension, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases. Studies have also revealed a strong correlation of obesity and cancer–recent data show that smoking, drinking alcohol, and obesity are the biggest contributors to cancer worldwide. The development of fat cells, which are produced from a […]

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Researchers use metabolomics to discover potential biomarkers of hepatocellular carcinoma

A new research paper titled “Essential amino acids as diagnostic biomarkers of hepatocellular carcinoma based on metabolic analysis” has been published in Oncotarget. Metabolomics, defined as the comprehensive identification of all small metabolites in a biological sample, has the power to shed light on phenotypic changes associated with various diseases, including cancer. In the current study, researchers from Tokushima University […]

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