Cardiology

New retinal examination can predict a heart attack

Combining information about the pattern of blood vessels in the retina with genetic data can enable accurate prediction of an individual's risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its potentially fatal outcome, myocardial ...

Neuroscience

Type 2 diabetes accelerates brain aging and cognitive decline

Scientists have demonstrated that normal brain aging is accelerated by approximately 26% in people with progressive type 2 diabetes compared to individuals without the disease, reports a study published today in eLife.

Diabetes

Active brown adipose tissue protects against 'pre-prediabetes'

In a prospective study of young, lean adults, PET/CT imaging revealed that higher levels of active brown adipose tissue (also known as "brown fat") are more prevalent in individuals who exhibit very early indications of metabolic ...

Oncology & Cancer

Preop body image tied to breast reconstruction complications

(HealthDay)—Patients with lower preoperative body image satisfaction may have an increased risk for some postoperative complications after breast cancer reconstruction surgery, according to a study published in the March ...

Oncology & Cancer

Sequencing study unlocks mystery of multiple myeloma

In 1873, Russian doctor J. von Rusitzky coined the term "multiple myeloma" after finding eight different types of bone marrow tumors in a single patient. Nearly 150 years later, using advanced cell sequencing technology and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to help a friend struggling with body image

It's common to feel uncomfortable with different aspects of our bodies or to want to make small changes here and there. However, sometimes this dissatisfaction can start to become a burden on our mental and physical health. ...

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Body image

Body image is a term which may refer to a person's perception of their own physical appearance, or the internal sense of having a body which is interpreted by the brain. Essentially a person's body image is how they perceive their appearance to be to others, which in many cases may be dramatically different from their objective physical condition or how they are actually perceived by others.

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