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DBS for Depression

DBS for Depression

An illness known as the major depressive disorder can have devastating repercussions on a patient's life. Pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy are often used treatments. The exploration of alternative therapeutic modalities has been prompted by the fact that many patients do not react to mainstream treatments. It has now been used successfully to treat psychiatric illnesses after initially treating movement abnormalities.  For patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) who do not respond well to numerous successive medications, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has demonstrated encouraging results as a novel therapeutic option. This study aims to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the…
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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy Is One Form Of Heart Disease

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy Is One Form Of Heart Disease

Although many diseases fall under the umbrella of heart disease, one that receives little attention is cardiomyopathy. This disease is caused by long-term alcohol abuse and leads to heart failure in the victim. Symptoms of this debilitating disease usually do not begin to appear until after the disease has progressed. Symptoms include swelling of the ankles, feet and legs, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, tiredness, shortness of breath, decreased concentration, coughing up mucus or pink material, needing to urinate at night, palpitations, and an irregular or fast pulse. Once these symptoms begin to appear, the disease has already progressed. The…
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Type 2 Diabetes – Should You Use a Ketogenic Diet Plan?

Type 2 Diabetes – Should You Use a Ketogenic Diet Plan?

As someone working hard to control or prevent type 2 diabetes, one diet you may have heard of is the ketogenic or keto diet plan. Follow the diet which is a very low carb diet plan consisting of approx... 5% of total carbohydrates, 30% protein and a an incredible 65% of fat in the diet. If there's one thing this diet will do, it'll help control your blood sugar. That said, there's more to eating well than just controlling your blood sugar.Let's take a look at some of the main reasons why this diet isn't always as great as it…
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Biting your Finger Nails Causes Heart Disease

Biting your Finger Nails Causes Heart Disease

Researchers at WITS University have found that biting your nails significantly increases your chances of heart disease. They also saw that your life expectancy is likely dramatically reduced to that of a heavy smoker. Heart problems are caused by bacterial endocarditis, which is an infection of the inner lining of the heart (endocardium) and/or heart valves. Bacterial endocarditis occurs when bacteria enter the bloodstream, either through nail biting or dental procedures. The bacteria then settle in the heart valves or other damaged heart tissue. This will eventually lead to extensive damage to the heart, which will eventually cause it to…
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