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The mind–body problem is an unsolved problem concerning the relationship between thought and consciousness in the human mind, and the brain as part of the physical body. It is distinct from the question of how mind and body function chemically and physiologically since that question presupposes an interactionist account of mind-body relations. This question arises when mind and body are considered as distinct, based on the premise that the mind and the body are fundamentally different in nature.The problem was addressed by René Descartes in the 17th century, resulting in Cartesian dualism, and by pre-Aristotelian philosophers, in Avicennian philosophy, and in earlier Asian traditions. A variety of approaches have been proposed. Most are either dualist or monist. Dualism maintains a rigid distinction between the realms of mind and matter. Monism maintains that there is only one unifying reality, substance or essence in terms of which everything can be explained.
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Fabry Disease (Symptoms and Life Expectancy)

What is a Genetic Disease?

A genetic disease is caused by an abnormality in a person’s genome. There are
many different types of genetic inheritance including single, multifactoral,
and mitochondrial. The following is a short list of genetic diseases:

  • Turner syndrome
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Obesity

Fabry disease definition and facts

  • Fabry disease is a rare genetic disease with a deficiency of an enzyme called alpha-galactosidase A. The disease affects many parts of the body including the skin, eyes, gastrointestinal system, kidney, heart, brain, and nervous system.
  • Symptoms of include:
  • Fabry disease is caused by a defect on the X chromosome. X-linked genetic mutations tend to occur mostly in males, and rarely in females.
  • It’s estimated that it affect1 1 in 40,000 males in the US.
  • The disease is diagnosed with a test that measures leukocyte alpha-Gal A
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I was losing hair, then I did this thing and I was surprised

 

Hair fall yoga

Just a few weeks back summer arrived and god, did it arrive with a bang. The scorching sun, the hot and rough wind and the dust is just the thing you need to lose all your beauty. From hair to skin, you just have the worst of all. Tanning, body odour and hair-fall, there’s no escape. Tanning can be fixed to an extent, you can do something about your body odour and sweat but when it comes to hair-fall, there’s nothing much you can do.
I was losing hair everyday and I thought soon I will resemble Vin Diesel but then one of my friends told me about this one thing and I can feel the difference. She told me about these yoga asanas and after practising them for just a few weeks, I can see the difference in frequency of hair fall. Earlier I was losing 50 to … read more

Artificial Hand ‘Sees’ Objects

 

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THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An artificial hand that “sees” is being tested for the first time.

The “bionic hand” allows the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking, just as a real hand would, British researchers report.

The hand has a camera that instantaneously takes a picture of an object in front of it, to determine the shape and size of the object. Muscles in the arm are then stimulated to prompt the artificial hand to grasp the object.

The study authors said that the hand is being tested in a small number of amputee patients.

“Prosthetic limbs have changed very little in the past 100 years — the design is much better and the materials are lighter weight and more durable, but they still work in the same way,” said study co-author Kianoush Nazarpour. He is a senior lecturer in biomedical … read more

Why Are Certain Diseases More Common in Men Than Women?

The prevalence of certain diseases or reactions to drugs differ in men and women. But how are these connected to one’s sex?

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently uncovered thousands of human genes that are expressed — copied out to make proteins — differently in the two sexes. Their findings showed that harmful mutations in these particular genes tend to accumulate in the population in relatively high frequencies.‘Men and women undergo different selection pressures so harmful mutations in these particular sex-related genes tend to accumulate in the population in relatively high frequencies.’

The detailed map of these genes, provides evidence that males and females undergo a sort of separate, but interconnected evolution.

Several years ago, Prof. Shmuel Pietrokovski and Dr. Moran Gershoni of the Weizmann Institute’s Molecular Genetics Department asked why the prevalence of certain human diseases is common.


Specifically, about 15% of couples trying to conceive are defined as

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Testes Cells : Tiny Group of Cells Discovered to Offer Fertility Hope

The discovery of a tiny group of cells helps to repair damage to the testes and offers hope for fertility, finds a study from the University of Edinburgh.Blocking the cells prevents repair to tissue involved in producing healthy sperm, the research has found.
The findings shed light on mechanisms of cell repair and could help scientists develop ways to preserve fertility, which may benefit boys receiving cancer therapy.‘Tiny group of cells called testes cells has been discovered to repair the damaged testes and offer hope for fertility.’

Male testes are extremely sensitive to damage from external factors such as radiation and chemotherapy used to treat cancer, which can lead to infertility. Damage can be repaired by internal cell mechanisms, although the process is not fully understood.

Using molecular tools, the research team removed the newly-discovered cells – known as Miwi2-expressing cells – in a group of mice. Unlike their healthy

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Brad Pitt Just Made an Important — and Relatable — Point About Therapy

Since splitting up with Angelina Jolie, the actor has made some major life changes.

Since news about his messy divorce from Angelina Jolie broke last September, Brad Pitt has been the subject of much public scrutiny. But he’s managed to stay out of the spotlight for the most part — until this week, when GQ published a deeply personal interview in which he acknowledged and opened up about his drinking problem and starting therapy.

In the intimate interview, the 53-year-old actor revealed that he’s quit drinking since separating from Jolie.

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“I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem,” he told GQ writer Michael Paterniti. “I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute.”

I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute.
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Mutation Linked to Bisphosphonate Drugs in Combatting Osteoporosis May Cause Femur Fracture

Mutation that has been uncovered due to the use of bisphosphonate drugs for treating osteoporosis, could make the bones vulnerable, finds a research team from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and the University of Barcelona.

The drugs were found to cause femur fracture instead of strengthening bone and preventing fractures. The discovery has been significant clinically.‘Mutation revealed in patients who took bisphosphonates for osteoporosis would make bones vulnerable leading to femur fractures.’

The research study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Osteoporosis causes fractures that affect up to 40% of people over the age of 50. Bisphosphonates are efficient and cheap, making them the first line of treatment for this condition. Nevertheless, they have been associated with atypical fracturing of the femur.


“Despite the rarity of this complication and the fact that many more fractures are prevented than induced, fear of this complication has

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