Month: June 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 4.7] Researchers review existing paradigms in mindfulness research and how it has helped tackle addiction. They also discuss the future of this approach. Bio-behavioural science continues to give us new insights into the mechanisms underlying addiction. However, most findings in this area of research have been focused on novel
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 2.7] Researchers investigated whether replacing carbohydrates from white rice and potatoes with lentils lowered blood glucose levels after a meal. Methods to control blood sugar levels have been receiving a lot of attention due to its importance in treating and preventing type 2 diabetes. Drastic changes and high peaks
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] A recent study investigated how a discriminatory work environment can negatively impact workplace well-being, and the support employers can provide. We live in a global world with diverse workplaces and free movement. While there are legislative frameworks in place for vulnerable people, discrimination in the workplace is still
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study evaluated whether supplements with a fermented milk mixture would reduce the negative effects associated with high-intensity exercise. The intestinal system helps to protect the body from dangerous pathogens. Exercise has been shown to compromise this function by affecting the intestinal barrier. Intense physical activity can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study suggests that for some infections, short-course oral antibiotics work just as well as long course antibiotics for infections. Antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Bacterial microorganisms have begun to recognise the methods by which antibiotics act in order to kill them. When these resistant bacteria multiply,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Despite being the gold standard, a recent publication in Annals of Medicine suggests that randomized controlled trials may not be as unbiased as scientists believe. Randomization is an important element of modern clinical trials. It refers to the process of randomly allocating participants to either the experimental or
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigated how overweight and obese adolescents viewed physical activity to gain more insight into how to promote active lifestyles. The increase of obesity in adolescence has become a serious public health concern. Adolescents with a high body mass index (BMI) have a higher chance of carrying obesity
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent opinion article in JAMA Psychiatry discusses the mental health benefits of implementing regular physical activity in the educational system. Physical exercise has long been known to be associated with significant improvements in individuals’ mental health and cognitive functioning. In fact, physical activity can reduce stress, improve
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Due to ethical and logistical challenges associated with pediatric research, guidelines for migraine therapies in children have largely been derived from adult studies. A recent review highlights the latest developments in this field, with the approval of new acute migraine therapy and new large-scale trials for children. Migraines
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Our Reader Score [Total: 5 Average: 5] A recent Spanish study shows that socioeconomic status in early life plays a mediating role in educational, employment, family, and health. For all too many people worldwide, poverty remains a stubborn fact of life. Socioeconomic status can influence an individual’s physical health, educational attainment, mental health, and life
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Gastroprotectant drugs treat and prevent peptic ulcer disease and its associated complications. A recent study from the UK provides insight into the effects of different gastroprotectant drugs in various clinical situations. Peptic ulcer disease includes ulcers of the stomach and of the upper intestine. Ulcers of the stomach
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Researchers in the US recently investigated the relationship between advertising campaigns and tobacco use among teenagers. The tobacco industry has been under close observation for many years now. Tobacco products are not only addictive but are also hazardous for our health. We have learned that teenagers are particularly responsive to cigarette marketing campaigns, which increases
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study looked at the effects of work-related fatigue from physically inactive and demanding jobs on the levels of physical exercise. Exercise can improve many aspects of well-being. Specifically, physical exercise may also reduce fatigue caused by work demands. However, exercise seems to decline as work-related exhaustion
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Swiss researchers evaluated how aerobic exercise affects short and long-term memory among university students. Exercise is highly touted as one of the best ways to keep pristine mental and physical health. Aerobic exercise, in particular, intends to improve the efficiency of the cardiovascular system. Previous studies have also found that aerobic exercise may have short-term
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