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Scans Help Spot Heart Trouble Early in People With Lupus

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 — Heart disease is a leading cause of death in patients with the autoimmune illness lupus. Now, research suggests high-tech scans can spot cardiac issues early. The scans can detect heart abnormalities even before patients have any symptoms, Chinese researchers say. “Our findings may affect current lupus diagnostics and treatment —

Parkinson’s gene affects more people than previously thought

Almost 1 million people in the United States and nearly 10 million people across the world live with Parkinson’s disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 15 percent of those living with Parkinson’s have a hereditary form of the disease. Such hereditary forms of the condition are often down to mutations in several

Seeing yourself as Albert Einstein makes people more intelligent

People who see themselves as Albert Einstein suddenly think they are smarter: Being in the body of someone highly intelligent changes how people view their own intellect, find scientists People score better on cognitive tests if VR makes them look like the physicist Appearing like an intelligent person changes how people view their intellect  This allows

Roots of leukemia reveal possibility of predicting people at risk

Scientists have discovered that it is possible to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before diagnosis. The researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their international collaborators found that patients with AML had genetic changes in their blood years before they suddenly developed the disease. The

Why Avocados Are Sending People To Hospital

Our favourite toast topping just can’t catch a break at the moment. First, avocados were blamed for the current housing affordability crisis and now they stand accused of becoming a health hazard. Surgeons have reportedly referred to this phenomenon as ‘avocado hand’ – when a patient presents with deep lacerations thanks to an unsuccessful attempt

Should healthy people take probiotic supplements?

A visit to the supermarket these days can feel more like walking through a pharmacy, with an ever-expanding range of milks, yoghurts, pills, powders and speciality foods promoting their “probiotic” prowess. Advocates of probiotics have hailed them as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more

Should healthy people take probiotics?

Should healthy people take probiotics? Three experts outline the reasons for and against the trendy supplements Advocates of probiotics have hailed them as the answer to all sorts of issues Probiotics are ‘live micro-organisms which confer a health benefit on the host’ Probiotics exist naturally in some foods, including some types of yoghurt A visit

Meditation alternatives for people who can’t sit still

There’s a running joke among meditation teachers, “If someone says they can’t find 20 minutes a day to meditate, they need to meditate for an hour!” We hear this often: the busiest of us need it the most. “What you’re actually saying is you don’t have the mental headspace to plan your time effectively,” says