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Physical Activity Lowers Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35. It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others. Psoriasis Read more

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Bacterial Communication: The Process Of ‘Quorum Sensing’

Many bacteria are able to sense their own population density, communicate with each other by way of secreted chemical factors, and behave as a population rather than as individual bacteria. This is referred to as cell-to-cell signaling or quorum sensing and plays an important role in pathogenicity and survival for many bacteria. Quorum sensing involves Read more

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Blood Pressure Can Be Lowered By Renal Denervation in CKD Patients

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disorder where blood pressure remains abnormally elevated for a sustained period of time. Although an asymptomatic condition, when left untreated, chronic hypertension can significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and death, posing serious health risks to those suffering from the disease. Read more

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Want To Live Longer? Keep Your Waist Less Than Half Of Height

A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is Read more

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Obese Adolescents Respond Poorly To Behavioral Treatments As Against Obese Children

Although rare in the past, obesity is now among the most widespread medical problems affecting children and adolescents living in the developed countries. About 15% of adolescents (12-19 years of age) and children (6-11 years of age) are obese in the United States. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated Read more

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Avastin And Lucentis Are Equally Effective For Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected Read more

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PSA Screening To Detect Prostate Cancer Can Benefit Younger And At-Risk Men

Prostate cancer screening is an attempt to identify individuals with prostate cancer in a broad segment of the population—those for whom there is no reason to suspect prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer Read more

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Non-invasive Brain Imaging Technique For Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s disease has become a silent tsunami in the aging population. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disease of the brain leading to the irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning, which become severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is also known as simply Read more

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Summer Games Athletes Often Suffer Agony Of Skin Irritations

Being the mirror, the barometer of an individual’s health, skin is the clue to one’s healthy constitution. “Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is what the Olympics are all about but for many Summer Games athletes, there’s also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make the journey to the medal Read more

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Can You Build Muscle Without Weights?

The simple answer is yes. Weight training at a lower intensity but with more repetitions may be as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights. Using bodyweight exercises like pushups, for example, you can definitely build muscle and strength. However, if your goal is to have massive arms and tree-trunk legs, you will have Read more

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Hip Implants Can Be Kept Where They Belong With The Help Of Nanocoating

Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve the pain and disability of osteoarthritis. It may be performed for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or long standing osteoarthritis, Read more

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Epilepsy And Its Association With Stress

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in Read more

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Traumatic Brain Injury Hampers Patient’s Medical Decision Making Ability

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). TBI is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, Read more