Diet suppresses or boosts mitochondria

Mitochondria are important cellular power plants whose diminished activity has been previously demonstrated to be associated with obesity by a group of researchers at the University of Helsinki. Now, in a new international study coordinated by the University of Helsinki, the researchers have determined that the method of weight loss affects the metabolic pathways of […]

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Teenage mental health how growing brains could explain emerging disorders

Adolescence is the time when most mental health problems arise. Diagnoses of psychiatric illnesses increase across the board, with teenagers suffering not only from mood disorders such as depression, but also from the most pervasive psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The impact of such illnesses is substantial. Suicide is one of […]

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Artificial intelligence system can help prevent anemia in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Anemia, a condition characterized by the lack of healthy red blood cells in the body, is common in patients with chronic kidney disease who need to undergo routine hemodialysis (a process that helps to ‘clean’ the blood when the kidneys don’t function well). Thus, red blood cell-stimulating agents (called ‘erythropoiesis-stimulating agents’ or ESAs) and iron […]

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Contrast-enhanced mammography for breast cancer in women with augmented breasts

According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) showed concordance with MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer and breast augmentation. Noting that CEM has not been investigated in women with breast augmentation, Molly Carnahan and her Mayo Clinic team in Phoenix, AZ, concluded, “the findings suggest a possible role of […]

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Muscle cramp? Drink electrolytes, not water

If you reach for water when a muscle cramp strikes, you might want to think again. New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed drinking electrolytes instead of pure water can help prevent muscle cramps. The study, published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, found that people who drank electrolyte […]

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