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Lower Cardiorespiratory Fitness Associated with Higher Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease of the skin, with wide dermatological manifestations, most commonly involving erythematous, scaly plaques on the extensor surfaces of the joints, whereas psoriatic arthritis is also a common coexisting ...

Sep 1, 2021
Lower Bone Mineral Density Associated with Higher Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Asian Women

Atherosclerosis and osteoporosis are major age-related diseases, predominantly contributing to significant morbidity and mortality in women. Osteoporosis is generally characterised by low bone mineral density and bone structure deterioration. A rece...

Aug 25, 2021
A Great Leap forward in Therapeutic Development

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of different diseases allows us to develop novel medicines. Yet, developing a brand-new drug is relatively costly and laborious, especially for treating rare diseases. Drug repurposing has been progressively gr...

Aug 18, 2021
Marital Dissatisfaction in Men Associated with Elevated Risk of Stroke and All-cause Mortality

Marriage has been described as the most fundamental and crucial human relationship as it provides the primary structure for establishing a family and social support. To assess the impacts of quality of marital relationship on the health outcomes, 89...

Aug 11, 2021
Older Adults Keep Depression Symptoms away by Watching Sports

To facilitate healthy ageing among elderly, numerous studies related to preventive medicine and public health have investigated the relationship between health outcomes and participating sports. Apart from promoting excitement and strengthening soci...

Aug 4, 2021
Symptoms Relief with Laughing Gas in Treatment-Resistant Depression Patients

Antidepressant drugs acting on the norepinephrine and serotonin receptors in the brain have long been the standard drugs used to treat depression. A phase 2 clinical trial has found that inhalation of laughing gas, nitrous oxide, can be a potential ...

Jul 28, 2021
Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes Associated with Physical Inactivity

Different guidelines call for all adults to engage in at least 150 minutes/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. It is well-known that regular physical activity reduces the risk of systemic inflammation, which is a major contributor to lun...

Jul 21, 2021
Suffer from Menopause Symptoms? Curb them with High-Quality Carbs

Consumption of high-quality carbohydrates in postmenopausal women are found to be potential in lowering somatic and psychological symptoms of menopause. In a recent study, 393 postmenopausal women were selected to complete a validated food frequency...

Jul 14, 2021
Association of Spontaneous Abortion with Increased Risk of Premature Mortality

Spontaneous abortion is one of the most common adverse outcomes of pregnancy, with an estimated prevalence of 12-24%. To investigate the association of spontaneous abortion with the risk of all-cause and cause-specific premature mortality (death bef...

Jun 30, 2021
Added sugar doubling your body fat production

Recent research has found that moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose can double body fat production, which may further contribute to diabetes or fatty liver development in the long term. In a study, 94 healthy men were assigned to consume s...

Jun 23, 2021
Association between Recreational Substances and Premature Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Despite substantial improvements in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD), the use of recreational substances such as alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs remains one of the key modifiable risk factors. A rece...

Jun 16, 2021
Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Disease Receiving Gastric Acid-suppressive Agents

According to the World Health Organisation, dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic progressive nature, in which there is deterioration in cognitive function beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. In the meanwhile, the rising number ...

Jun 9, 2021