Link between Day of Birth and Health

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Interesting and unusual findings were recently published by a group of researchers from Columbia University. Using high-throughput computational methods, the scientists analyzed the health records of 1.7 million patients from New York trying to find any connections between their date of birth and … [Read more...]

How Alirocumab Works

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Alirocumab (Praluent) reduces blood cholesterol level. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that are found mostly in animal products. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL-cholesterol is the most important factor contributing to the hardening of vessels, heart attack and stroke. Let me … [Read more...]

Major Side Effects of Alirocumab

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Alirocumab (Praluent), like almost everything else has side effects that you should know about. Major side effects are as follows, 1)      Local injection site reaction: as mentioned before, this medication is administered by injection. Therefore, the injection site could become irritated and … [Read more...]

Stress Affects our Ability to Empathize

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Intuitively, we know that people under severe stress don’t pay much attention to the problems of others, particularly to the problems of people whom they don’t know. This concept was put to the test by Canadian scientists.In their recent article published in the Journal Current Biology, they … [Read more...]

Urine Test Predicts Obesity Risks

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 Obesity (BMI>30) is linked to an increased risk of serious health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, stroke and some cancers. However, this correlation is only statistical.It is not clear how the excess weight in a particular person would affect his or her … [Read more...]