Mayo Clinic doctor, Dr Sanj Kakar, highlights the importance of wrist sprains and why they should not be ignored. He will be discussing how these can lead to ligament injuries such as to the scapholunate ligament, which can lead to pain, stiffness, arthritis and functional problems.
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The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Among middle-aged adults, higher levels of the protein in the blood were also associated with protection from type 2
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Scientists have uncovered a biological mechanism through which vitamin D can change the course of melanoma. They found that vitamin D influences a signaling pathway inside melanoma cells that helps them to thrive. Share on PinterestNew research finds a novel mechanism that could explain melanoma. The researchers suggest that reducing the activity of the pathway
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Numbness means an absence of feeling or loss of sensation. A numb face can be a symptom of one of many health conditions, including migraine and allergies. Numbness on any part of the body usually occurs as a result of damage to the nerves or a disturbance in their function. Problems with the nerves can
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New research in mice suggests that exposure to a biodiverse soil may improve mental health by raising levels of a bacterium with anxiety-relieving effects. Share on PinterestExposure to biodiversity may have anxiety-relieving effects by altering our gut bacteria, new research in rodents suggests. Intuitively, we know that living in excessively polluted, built-up areas cannot be
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Medications that can worsen heart failure (HF) are often continued or even initiated during heart failure hospitalizations, a study showed. Fully 49% of patients hospitalized for HF were prescribed HF-exacerbating medications at some point prior to discharge, and for 12% the number of such drugs increased during the hospitalization, according to Parag Goyal, MD, of
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Researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine are studying the use of intraspinal deliver of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to the cerebral spinal fluid of patients with ALS using a dose-escalation study. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Center for Regeneration: ►http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/?mc_id=youtube ►Watch another video on ALS studies using stem cells: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gc3alu8tGk&list=PLSWR1ylG_6JbkP1eX_IvjzD_uDYrftp-z
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Fever occurs when a person’s body temperature rises above the normal range. Although fevers tend to be harmless, they can cause great discomfort. A very high or persistent fever sometimes requires medical attention, though most fevers only require treatment with home remedies. Infection is the most common cause of fever. In fact, developing a fever
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify similarities in the brain activity of people with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Share on PinterestA new study looks for the neural links between a range of mental disorders. Mental health disorders, although incredibly prevalent, remain poorly understood. According to
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Could people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from using cannabis to help reduce depressive episodes and thinking about suicide? A study of a population survey from Canada suggests that the preliminary answer is yes. Share on PinterestNew research looks into the benefits of cannabis for relieving depressive symptoms in PTSD. A recent paper on
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New research argues that melanoma can start not only in the skin, but also inside hair follicles. When they become cancerous, the cells then leave the follicles and move into the skin’s outermost layer, or epidermis. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that melanoma could originate in hair follicles, shown here. The scientists demonstrated this effect
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Adverse childhood events (ACEs), such as emotional abuse, domestic violence, or incarceration, were commonly reported by U.S. adults, and these events were associated with the later development of many of the country’s leading causes of death, according to CDC survey data. Of 144,017 individuals who completed a phone survey, those who reported at least four
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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive
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A University of Dundee discovery has the potential to help scientists better understand neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers, led by Professor Daan van Aalten in the University’s School of Life Sciences, have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. There are over
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Researchers have known for a while about a connection between insufficient sleep and anxiety. A new study strengthens and quantifies this causal relation and shows that a sleepless night can raise anxiety by up to 30%. New research suggests that getting deep sleep is a natural way to ease anxiety. Furthermore, the new study suggests
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Audible 30 day free trial + Free book: https://audible.com/medschoolinsiders Exercising Even When You’re Super Busy: It’s almost impossible to find time to exercise with the demands from school, your job, and other responsibilities. In this video we’ll go over 5 tips: 1. Balance Routine vs Flexibility 2. Kill 2 Birds with 1 Stone 3. Use
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