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Surprising Causes of Depression

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Depression is a severe disorder that affects at least 5% of the adult population in the USA at any given point. It is also among the prime causes of disability for individuals between 15 and 44 years. There are many common causes of this ailment with the main ones including trauma, stress and a mental illness history in the family. However, Read More →

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring as We Know It Today Can soon Become Obsolete

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The hormone insulin ‘unlocks’ cells so that sugar molecules in the blood can enter them to provide energy. The right amount of insulin production helps maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is the result of a deficiency in insulin production. Both abnormally high and abnormally low insulin levels lead to unhealthy fluctuations in blood sugar that can cause a wide range of medical problems. Read More →

Is the World Ready for Babies with DNA From Three Parents?

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Genetics is one of the most important studies in the history of humankind. For example, humans can now cure diseases, fight pests, or end world hunger using information learned through the study of genes from various organisms. DNA i.e. deoxyribonucleic acid lies at the center of genetic studies because it carries the genetic information contained within a living organism. Read More →

Sleep is Critical in the Creation and Retention of New Memories

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Sleep is a natural human activity (or rather inactivity). Many people believe that sleep is important because the body needs to rest. For example, the muscles need to recuperate after hours of continuous activity. However, many people do not understand the connection between sleep and brain activity. Did you know that sleep directly affects your memory? Read More →

The Future of Treatment for Lost Limbs

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For most patients who have lost a limb, the best they can hope for is a prosthetic replacement. While prosthetic replacements are getting more advanced all the time, they still aren’t as good as a human flesh and blood limb. Another option that is becoming feasible nowadays is the use of a transplant. Currently hand transplants are the only major appendage that have been transplanted, but in the future it may be possible to transplant entire limbs. Read More →

Longer Naps may Do more Bad than Good to your Body

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Sleep scientists have been suggesting for a while that taking long naps isn’t the best way to get your extra rest. Nodding off for 15-20 minutes during your lunch break will make you feel more awake and focused for the rest of the day, but spending your whole break napping might actually mess up your energy and rhythm. Read More →

Using 3D Technology to Improve Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

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Scientists and doctors are focusing on 3D technology so as to make it easy to diagnose and treat complicated conditions. This was evident in a procedure that involved removing a tumor from the kidney.

3D technology is normally associated with architecture, engineering, automotive, crafts and other industries. However, this may soon change following a successful operation that helped deal with a complicated case of kidney tumor. Read More →

Psychiatric Disorders Tied to Workaholism

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In a Norwegian study at the University of Bergen, they tested 16,426 adults for traits of psychological disorders related to their level of workaholism. All of those who were considered workaholics scored higher on psychiatric symptoms. The top four psychiatric disorders prevalent among workaholics were Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, and depression. Read More →