Take care of your mental health during pandemic

It’s crucial that you look after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. “Historically, we know that pandemics and other public health crises, much like natural disasters, have a lasting impact,” said Dr. Itai Danovitch, chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Traumatic experiences […]

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Patients with heart rhythm disorder warned against heavy alcohol consumption

Fourteen drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Our study suggests that atrial fibrillation patients should avoid heavy alcohol consumption to prevent stroke and other […]

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People returning home from skilled nursing facilities need tailored instructions

Returning home after a stay in the hospital and a skilled nursing facility is often overwhelming. New research from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University shows that individualized treatment plans and instructions would be beneficial to both patients and their caregivers. “Patients who are discharged from the hospital to a nursing facility before being able to […]

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Big data analysis suggests role of brain connectivity in epilepsy-related atrophy

An international study has found a link between the brain’s network connections and gray matter atrophy caused by certain types of epilepsy, a major step forward in our understanding of the disease. In neuroscience, it is becoming increasingly clear that the brain’s connectome is as important as its anatomy when studying human disease. The connectome […]

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