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Hemodialysis

Differences In Elderly And The Very Elderly Hemodialysis Patients

The aging of the world population and the consequent epidemiological transition in recent decades; have caused a marked increase in the prevalence of elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD); especially the oldest old or very old (≥ 80 years), treated with or without renal replacement therapy (RRT). In the United States, the incidence of…

Brain detect the Earth's magnetic field

Human Magnetic Sense: Brain Detect The Earth's Magnetic Field

Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees, turtles and birds navigate through the world. Scientists have tried to investigate whether humans belong on the list of magnetically sensitive organisms. For decades, there’s been a back-and-forth between positive reports and failures to demonstrate the trait in people, with seemingly endless controversy. The…

Family medicine

Personal Care Products Result In New Contaminants

When you flush the toilet, you probably don’t think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are winding up in sewage treatment plants, streams, rivers, lakes, bays and the ocean. But Rutgers scientists have found that bacteria in sewage treatment plants may be creating new contaminants that have…

Child's Brain

Team Sports Change A Child's Brain

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.…

Obese children

Temperament Of High-Risk Infants And Obesity

Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and who easier to soothe as infants at a higher risk to become obese children. The study, “Association of Infant Temperament with Subsequent Obesity in Young Children of Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus,” a link among mothers with gestational diabetesmellitus and their children, who demonstrating what is known…

palliative

Media Can Improve Citizen’s Understanding Of Palliative Care

In Spain, less than 50% of people who could receive end of life care have access to it. Research shows that giving health professionals, patients and families a voice in the media can help integrate these therapies into health care. However, it is politicians who are most present in media coverage. The written media can…

COPD

Practices For Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD; is a group of progressive lung diseases. The most common are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Therefore, many people with COPD have both of these conditions. So emphysema slowly destroys air sacs in your lungs; which interferes with outward air flow. Bronchitis causes inflammation and narrowing of…

Carbohydrate

A Strong Connection: Between Sugar And Cancer

Dr. Lewis Cantley hasn’t eaten sugar in decades. “I have a very simple rule,” he says. “I eat fruit, but I don’t eat anything that has sugar added to it. And I guarantee everybody would be better off if they ate zero sugar.” Swearing off sugar may sound like a difficult proposition in a society…