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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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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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Stroke Patients Not Getting Proper And Timely Diagnose

If facts and figures are looked at carefully then it can be said that in U.S less than half of patients with acute stroke symptoms did not receive a brain scan within recommended guidelines. This is coming from the hospitals who are actively participating in a national quality improvement program, so rates in non-participating hospitals Read more

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Novel Gene PRDM16 Plays Critical Role In Craniofacial Development

Facial birth defects are conditions that are present in the baby at birth. These defects usually develop during the first trimester of pregnancy when organs are developing. Facial Cleft Birth Defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. Other causes include chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to infections in time of pregnancy, Rh incompatibility, folic acid Read more

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Key To Happiness: Balanced Time Perspective

Are you really happy? It’s a pretty simple and straight-forward question, right? Yet for many of us, what follows next is an uncomfortably long pause before giving our answer. What does it really take to be happy in today’s world? As it turns out, happiness is all about balance. To be more specific, happiness is Read more

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Drinking Water ‘Improves Grades’

Health is like a bank account: when you are in a perfect state of vitality and getting all the power nutrients your tissues need to function at their best, your “health account” balance is at 100%. Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink…Those famous words, written over 250 years ago, convey some idea of 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

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PolyQ Diseases Protect Against Cancer

The chances of developing cancer are lower in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease and other polyQ or polyglutamine diseases. Polyglutamine (polyQ) disorders are inherited neurodegenerative diseases and are caused by polyQ expansion in the mutant proteins. The patient shows comparable retinal neurodegeneration, characterized by morphological and functional alterations of rod photoreceptors. Transcriptional deregulations are also Read more

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Alcohol Sparks Creativity

Does alcohol enhance our creativity? It’s a question we’ve all wondered about. It’s a romantic notion that writers, artists, and actors all derive a great deal of creativity out of drinking alcohol; and it often leads to the romantic ideal of the tortured soul. Beethoven reportedly drank wine about as often as he wrote music. Read more

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Eating Flavonoid Foods ‘Protect Men Against Parkinson’s Disease’

The risk for developing Parkinson’s disease in men may be cut down if there are regular consumption of foods rich in flavonoids for instance apples, berries, tea, red wine and certain vegetables. No such significant relationship for total flavonoids is seen in women. Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have Read more