The devastating effect of anabolic steroids use in men

A paper published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, provides a careful analysis of the medical consequences of anabolic-androgenic steroid use in men. Most body-image studies have focused on women especially in relation to eating disorders. In recent years, studies have also begun to address body image disorders in men as a result of their attention to have a lean and muscular […]

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Studies gauge effect of soft drink taxation, advertising and labeling laws

Laws affecting the labeling, marketing and taxation of sugary soft drinks impact the behavior of both consumers and manufacturers, according to two studies published this week in PLOS Medicine. In the first study, Camila Corvalán of the University of Chile and colleagues analyzed the impact of Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016. The law mandates front-of-packaging […]

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Deadly IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds

Serious IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds as the number of blunders at fertility clinics reaches a four-year high (including one woman who was given the WRONG sperm) 156 cases of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in 2018-19, up from 135  In same time, there were 294 ‘serious’ incidents at fertility clinics across the UK They involved damage […]

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Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson’s patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive effect on their motor disability comparable to the effect of conventional Parkinson’s medication. Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult […]

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The Trebek effect: The benefits of well wishes

Long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Within days, he offered thanks to “the hundreds of thousands of people who have sent emails, texts, tweets, and cards wishing me well regarded my health.” Then last month, Trebek reported that his cancer was in “near remission,” saying that his doctors […]

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Early autism screening has limited effect

Screening for autism at three years of age only identifies those with significant developmental delay, and not those with less severe autism. Early screening may therefore not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to data from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study. This study measured the extent with which a commonly used screening tool could identify children […]

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Amid fentanyl crackdown, Mexico risks ‘balloon effect’

President Donald Trump says China’s new ban on all fentanyl-related substances will be a “game-changer” in the deadly US opioid crisis, but experts warn it may just shift production elsewhere—particularly Mexico. Under pressure from Trump, China on May 1 banned all chemical analogues of fentanyl, the synthetic drug at the heart of an overdose epidemic that is killing tens of […]

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New therapy targets painful side effect of cancer treatment

When Cellix Bio, a drug design firm, approached Dr. Rajesh Lalla to discuss ideas and their patented compounds for a better way to treat oral mucositis, he had no doubt he wanted to be involved. As a professor of dental medicine at UConn Health, Lalla had treated countless patients suffering from this common side effect of cancer treatment. Unfortunately, he […]

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Traditional remedies frankincense – Helps in various diseases

Incense is also used in traditional medicine to use Incense is used not only in the Church, but also as a natural remedy in traditional medicine. A new book provides a comprehensive Overview of the scientific research and up-to incense-based knowledge, in its content of substances and their active principles. Part of religious ceremonies According to Tradition, belonged to the […]

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The Effect of Income on U.S. Prescription Fill Patterns

But an in-depth look of more than 50 million US prescription claims highlights the stark health disparities between wealthy and poor areas, painting a picture of two different Americas: One where higher-income communities fill more prescriptions for lifestyle conditions and mental health disorders, and another where lower-income communities fill more prescriptions for environmental infectious diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. This analysis […]

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