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Huntington’s disease prevention breakthrough?

Huntington’s disease is an inherited disease which, is one of the more common inherited neurodegenerative diseases. About 1 in 6,000 people in the UK are at risk and what’s horrible about this disease is that if one of your parents has it, then you have a fifty-fifty chance of inheriting it.

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Diagnosing traumatic brain injury through a blood test

The severity of traumatic brain injury is currently crudely classified as mild, moderate or severe. However, often patients referred to as mild have debilitating symptoms that are not “mild”...

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Depression risk increased among goth teenagers

Depression risk increased among goth teenagers

New research published in the Lancet indicates that young people who consider themselves to be part of the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm.

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New test predicts breast cancer relapse months in advance

New test predicts breast cancer relapse months in advance

UK-based researchers have developed a blood test that can predict whether patients with breast cancer will experience a relapse after receiving treatment, months before tumors are visible using hospital scans.

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Reducing hospital readmissions through Transitional Care

Transitional Care is one solution to the wider issue of preventable hospital readmissions, which became a focus with the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and subsequent Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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Understanding the causes of sudden death in epilepsy

SUDEP is the sudden unexpected witnessed or unwitnessed, non-traumatic and non-drowning death in people with epilepsy, with or without evidence of a seizure. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in the known context of a seizure.

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Health A to Z

Occupational Therapy: Your Life by Design

The role of an occupational therapist is often not fully understood, or is confused with the role of a physical therapist. What’s the differentiator? Cue the “your life by design” approach.

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies is now widely recognised as the second most common type of degenerative dementia after Alzheimer disease.

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Endometriosis: Delayed Diagnosis Impacts Disease Management and Patient Well-Being

Endometriosis is a common yet poorly understood illness that affects women of reproductive age and is often under and misdiagnosed. It is believed that endometrial cells that normally line the uterus grow...

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Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Idiopathic Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is the most extreme form of severe allergic reactions which can be life threatening and requires emergency medical treatment. It can affect anyone of any age, sex, race and stature.

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Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

The most common misconception held about art therapy, is that it involves the therapist interpreting the artwork, and deciphering and unravelling the meanings hidden within; on the contrary, it is the creator of the image, not the therapist, who has this pleasure.

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The Quest for an Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

The Quest for an Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to as many as a third of injury-related deaths. When a patient presents to the emergency department with a TBI in isolation or as part of multi-system injury, he or she is stabilized, evaluated and a treatment...

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