@ruhi Men with internet gaming disorder — specifically those who spend a lot of time playing massive multiplayer online role-playing games, such as World of Warcraft — have less activity in the superior frontal gyrus, an area of the prefrontal lobe associated with impulse control. But women with the same disorder do not have these differences, she explained.
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RE: Altered Brain Function in Online Gaming Addiction
RE: Fragmented Sleep in Aging Traced to Over-Sensitive Neurons
@sunidhi The hypocretin system of the hypothalamus, first described in 1998 by Dr. de Lecea while at the Scripps Research Institute, is universal in mammals. It coordinates brain signals that indicate when arousal is needed, and provides that wake-up call through release of neuropeptides that Dr. de Lecea dubbed hypocretins.
Cut Just 300 Calories a Day to Benefit Heart, Even in the Healthy
Reducing daily food intake by the equivalent of just a couple of cookies, or around 300 calories, over 2 years leads not only to improvements in body composition but a range of cardiometabolic risk factors that could result in reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease, the results of an innovative study suggest.
RE: Breast Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood
@dimple Growing scientific evidence indicates that childhood and adolescent lifestyle is clearly driving the risk for breast cancer. How we structure diet, level of activity, and alcohol intake in childhood and adolescence, and typically up to age 30, establishes a woman's lifetime risk for breast cancer. It is time that we acknowledge that breast cancer is the number-one cancer diagnosed in women in the world and start doing something serious about preventing it.
Greater Focus on Sex, Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Needed
Mounting evidence suggests sex and gender differentially affect the risk, clinical presentation, and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and these differences should be considered in the planning and analyses of AD studies and development of AD therapeutics, researchers advise in a new report. The Society for Women's Health Research Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer's Disease, comprising an expert panel of scientists and clinicians, reviewed ongoing research and published literature related to sex and gender differences in AD.
Are Xanthoma always associated with abnormal lipid profile ?
Hello, Are Xanthoma always associated with abnormal lipid profile ? Please leave your valuable suggestions. One of my friends is suffering from this. Respond urgently.
RE: What is the difference between dry and wet gangrene, which one is emergency?
@ajmal Dry gangrene can result from conditions that reduce or block arterial blood flow such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and tobacco addiction as well as from trauma, frostbite, or injury. Wet gangrene can result from the same causes as dry gangrene but always includes infection. In some cases of wet gangrene, the initial cause is considered to be the infection. Treatment for all cases of gangrene usually involves surgery, medical treatment, supportive care, and occasionally, rehabilitation. Wet gangrene (also termed moist gangrene) is the most dangerous type of gangrene because if it is left untreated, the patient usually develops sepsis and dies within a few hours or days. Wet gangrene results from an untreated (or inadequately treated) infection in the body where the local blood supply has been reduced or stopped by tissue swelling. Dry gangrene, if it does not become infected and progress to wet gangrene, usually does not cause sepsis or death. However, it can result in local tissue death with the tissue eventually being sloughed off. Usually, the progression of dry gangrene is much slower (days to months) than wet gangrene because the vascular compromise slowly develops due to the progression of diseases that can result in local arterial blockage over time.
RE: Why is it not safe to drive after taking antiallergic drugs?
@saptarshi As soon as allergy season hits, many people immediately reach for their allergy medication. Itchy eyes, sneezing, rashes – taking the right medication can quickly get rid of these irritating symptoms. However, these same drugs, called antihistamines, can come with side effects that make driving more dangerous than you realize. The good news is that for many adults, antihistamines don’t have any noticeable side effects. However, side effects can be problematic for some people, especially older adults or those with health issues. This is particularly true of first-generation antihistamines, which can cause marked sleepiness. This drowsiness is significant – some hospitals actually use certain antihistamines to help patients sleep.
RE: Methods to treat productive cough?
@olibhiya As your father have a productive cough; therefore, expectorants would be the drug class of choice for symptomatic relief. It is important to make him aware on the possible side effects he may experience, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, or rash. He can definitely try out some home remedies like drink plenty of fluids, which can help thin the mucus and make it easier to cough up;
take a hot, steamy shower to help break down the mucus (phlegm) and make it easier to cough up; and.
get plenty of rest.
RE: What obstacles are there to greater/better use of technology in healthcare?
@arpan There are massive new societal issues arising from technology: questions of privacy, huge potential for eugenics, plus the costs of rethinking and revamping our ways of working. Many people, and I am one of them, think that we should build a new health system, rather than trying to fix the current one and maybe that isn’t a system at all, but a freer environment of some sort. We cannot afford to provide all of our solutions to everyone who could use them.