Month: December 2017

Researchers from Purdue University have demonstrated how deep learning technology can analyze patterns in the visual cortex to “read” what a person sees. Researchers from Purdue University have developed a method using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and computer algorithms to map the neural networks of the visual cortex and to build a model of
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A clinical trial involving patients with heart diseases has revealed new dimensions of the role of anti-inflammatory medications in preventing heart attacks. Like many diseases, it’s been proven that inflammation can be an underlying predisposing factor for cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and strokes. Investigations about the role of inflammatory pathways in developing cardiovascular disease
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In a recent systematic review published in BMC Cancer, researchers summarize previous data on the effects of exercise on cancer fatigue. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) affects many cancer patients who either are undergoing or have undergone treatment. This condition occurs when patients are physically, mentally, or emotionally tired due to cancer therapies. Cancer fatigue can have
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Researchers investigated whether mepolizumab is safer and more effective than triple-inhaled treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The aim of developing new targeted treatments such as mepolizumab is to improve health-related quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung condition which is characterized by increasing breathlessness,
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Researchers from Duke University look to see how financial incentives for improved glucose monitoring might keep teens from developing complications caused by type 1 diabetes. The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be a rough time for most people, but for kids with type 1 diabetes, it’s more than just dealing with teen angst. Type
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Researchers propose a modified guideline for type 2 diabetes treatment by evaluating patients’ cardiovascular risks when choosing anti-diabetic medications. Previous studies have shown that those with diabetes are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease despite the use of cholesterol-lowering agents. Because of this, Valentina Rodriguez from the Division of Endocrinology at the New York
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Using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, researchers examine the relationship between children’s exercise and perceived neighborhood safety. The risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which include diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure, are becoming more prevalent among youth. As a result, intervention efforts are beginning to target physical activity among youth as a way
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A large US study looked at whether women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. During pregnancy, some women develop problems controlling their blood glucose. This is known as gestational diabetes. Although the condition is not fully understood, it is known that in pregnant women
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