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Heart Dycfunction In Myotonic Dystrophy Identified

Researchers reveal new insights into what can be causing life-threatening cardiac-related events in myotonic dystrophy type 1(DM1). The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

The study shows that reproducing in mice the missplicing of gene Scn5a observed in patients with the condition recapitulates defects in cardiac function present in the patients. The findings highlight a non-mutational mechanism that is relevant to DM1 and possibly other types of arrhythmias and opens the possibility for novel interventions.

Drinking More Water Reduces Bladder Infections in Women

In the controlled trial, women who drank an additional 1.5 liters of water daily experienced 48% fewer repeat bladder infections than those who drank their usual volume of fluids, said senior author Dr. Yair Lotan, Professor of Urology and with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern. The participants self-reported their usual volume as less than 1.5 liters of fluid daily, which is about six 8-ounce glasses

Depression With Psychosis

Depression with psychotic features is when someone experiences both depression and psychosis. Psychosis refers to a disconnection from reality and may include symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions.

Major depression with psychotic features is also sometimes referred to as psychotic depression. It is a grave illness characterized by a combination of unipolar major depressive symptoms and psychosis.

Research Sheds A Light On How Neurons Talk to Muscles

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new way in which nerve cells can control movement. In a study on zebrafish published in the journal PNAS, they show that the contact between neurons and muscles is more dynamic than previously thought. The results can open up new avenues to treating spinal cord injury and certain neurological diseases

Kid's Fitness Tracker with Spider-Man Themed Bands and Mobile App

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the vívofit jr. 2 kid's fitness tracker with Marvel's Spider-Man themed bands and mobile app. So much more than a fitness device, the vívofit jr. 2 provides kids with an interactive experience where activity unlocks adventure, shaping habits for lifelong health and fitness. In an engaging, comic book-style Spider-Verse app experience, kids will look forward to crushing activity minute goals to unlock new adventures, games, gems and step icons.

To Decrease Emergency Room Visits

Canadians have the highest rates of emergency room visits among high-income countries. We need a better care model. You get home after a long day at work and the cough that’s been bugging you just doesn’t seem to be letting up. Your muscles ache, you have chills and you hear a slight wheeze when you breathe out.