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Ready to take on life with a new perspective? Here are posts that help you get on the highway to good health.

Antidiarrheals may help treat autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental phenotypes characterized by social and communication deficits along with restrictive behaviors accompanied, most of the time, by psychiatric comorbidities such as…

Fasting reduces seizures in epilepsy

Dietary restriction has proven health benefits for organisms including reduction of seizures in animal models and is a proposed intervention for drug-resistant epilepsy. Acute fasting offers the opportunity to identify the specific…

Potassium improves cardiovascular health in women

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Its incidence is high in men and women, but there are specific differences by sex. Multiple cohort studies have shown that high blood potassium excretion, as a surrogate…

Blue light causes accelerated aging

Blue light, which is characterized as high-energy, short-wavelength, has sparked interest as a potential health hazard to humans. Recent research into its effects has focused on retinal-associated cells in vitro and suggests that it may…

Seven new areas identified in the insular cortex

The insular crust has attracted researchers for many years, dating back to the early 19th century. Many studies using neuroimaging and electrocortical stimulation have provided evidence that the insula is a highly multifunctional and…

Pathophysiology of nocturnal enuresis in women

Nocturnal enuresis (EN) in children or adolescents is a common condition that is usually self-limited, with an estimated prevalence of 15% at five years, decreasing to 1-2% after 15 years. In the case of adults, the global incidence is…