Gene vital for post-stroke recovery identified for the first time

Having certain specific variants of the PATJ gene predisposes ischemic stroke victims for worse recovery. Seven out of 10 patients with these variants suffer severe sequelae three months after having a stroke and are thus placed in a situation of medical dependence, compared to less than half of patients who do not present these variants. This is according to data […]

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These 5 Jobs Have the Highest Suicide Rates for Women

A new government report highlights suicide rates among different occupations and found surprising differences between industries for both men and women. According to the most recent research, suicide rates are highest among men in construction and extraction industries, while they are highest among women working in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media. The report also shows a 34% increase in suicides among […]

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‘Demedicalization’ of mental illness often leaves homeless in the lurch

An article published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the case of a homeless California man who was a frequent visitor to a local emergency room. Six times over the course of a few months the man, who had been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, presented with auditory hallucinations and suicidal thoughts after losing his medication. Each […]

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Watch This Dad Comfort His Daughter While Escaping the California Wildfires

The 2018 California wildfires have been devastating, and one of the most recent fires, the Camp Fire, has already had horrific effects. Much of the city of Paradise, California, has been destroyed, 76 people have lost their lives and, according to the Los Angeles Times, hundreds remain missing (not to mention some 50,000 residents have been displaced). But in these dark […]

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The case of Kaliningrad in the hospital provoked a new wave of hatred against the doctors

One of the resonant Russian news health last week was the death of the newborn in the Kaliningrad hospital № 4. Many news sources, not waiting to be aware of all the circumstances, the headings sharply accused the chief physician of the medical institution. Following this, a large number of posts of hate to the doctors on the part of […]

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You Burn the Most Calories at This Time of Day

Your body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, dictates a lot of your day. It tells you when you’re hungry and need to scarf some food, when you’re tired and should hit the hay, and more. That body clock also determines what time of day your body burns the most calories, even when you’re at rest doing nothing, a new study shows. Researchers […]

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Scientists have learned what time of day the body burns maximum calories

Scientists got an unexpected results, having studied how many calories people burn at various times of the day. It turns out that at rest in the evening people spend 10% more energy than early morning. These findings emphasize the important role circadian rhythm when we are talking about the impact on the metabolism. The new data help explain why the […]

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Autism is associated with zinc deficiency in early development—now a study links the two

The emergence of autism in children has not only been linked to genes encoding synaptic proteins—among others—but also environmental insults such as zinc deficiency. Although it is unclear whether zinc deficiency contributes to autism, scientists have now defined in detail a possible mechanistic link. Their research shows how zinc shapes the connections or ‘synapses’ between brain cells that form during […]

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