Month: September 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study by Scott and colleagues attempted to investigate the potential effects of vaping on the lungs by studying the effects of vapourized components on human alveolar macrophages. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming a popular activity among both traditional cigarette smokers and ex-smokers. Using e-cigarettes is also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] An exciting study published in the journal Immunity demonstrated a mechanism by which chemicals in vegetables can help in colon cancer prevention. Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute have revealed a mechanism through which chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can significantly reduce the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Does being a “morning person” or a “night owl” have an impact on your weight? A recent study investigated if there is a link between an individual’s sleep cycle and obesity in prediabetes patients. Your circadian rhythm or “internal clock” is how your brain regulates your sleep-wake cycle
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study used genetic analysis to determine if copper or zinc levels could alter the risk of ischemic heart disease. The results suggest that copper decreases disease risk, whereas zinc increases it. Ischemic heart disease accounts for almost 13% of deaths worldwide, making it the single-largest cause
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers examined which brain areas play a role in the association between depression and sleep complications. Depression is recognized as one of the most debilitating illnesses these days. According to the World Health Organization, depression is currently the leading reason for disability. While there are many known treatments,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recently published American Heart Association advisory examined previous studies to assess the validity of healthy eating tips. Healthy eating tips provide guidelines on what should and should not be consumed for optimal health—but do they really improve overall health? One common healthy eating tip is to consume
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Cardiac arrest is often a sudden and fatal event that can be treated with cardiac defibrillators. Researchers investigate if wearable defibrillators are an ideal solution for high-risk pediatric patients. Cardiac arrest is sudden heart failure which leads to loss of blood circulation. While certain risk factors can increase
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, researchers investigated the links between sex hormones and pain receptors in relation to migraines. Experts estimate that chronic pain affects more than 20% of the world’s population and is one of the most debilitating human diseases. Researchers are working to understand the cellular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Soccer concussions are typically caused by players colliding. However, heading a soccer ball carries a great risk for significant brain injuries. A recent study by US researchers investigated the effects of brain injuries caused by soccer headers in female versus male athletes. Repetitive head injuries in athletes playing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study, researchers describe a new technique that uses a “fingerprint” to potentially personalize medical treatment. Personalized medicine is the concept that each patient should be treated individually despite them having the same disease or diagnosis. Personalized medicine is based on several considerations such as individual
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Osteoporosis is a common disease with many causes. It can have many physical, social and economic implications. Current treatment options for osteoporosis include lifestyle changes and medications. In this review, we will discuss five natural osteoporosis treatment options that are important to adjust before or while taking medication.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study analyzed the effects of a chronic ailment, combined with ill mental health, on the work performance and attendance of employees. By now it is well-known that certain ailments, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease, and other immune disorders create an immense burden
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigate how concentrated juices from a tart cherry benefits human gut health in a recent study published by the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Containing high levels of anthocyanins, flavonols, and especially polyphenols, there are many tart cherries benefits for human health. These properties can help with cardiovascular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study confirms that the technology disrupts sleep quality, but also finds that high-speed internet specifically reduces the amount of sleep. Digital devices are found everywhere in our lives. While the use of laptops, computers, tablets, and smartphone scan enrich our experiences, there is a growing concern
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed recordings of doctor-patient communication to evaluate how effectively doctors are listening to patients. Good doctor-patient communication is essential for establishing a trusting relationship that leads to effective patient-centered care. As part of this, it is important that doctors
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent review in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics discusses the current perspectives on gender dysphoria among adolescents. A large number of young adults are grappling with gender identity crisis. There is arising diagnosis of gender dysphoria. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, gender
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3] Canadian psychologists seek to spread awareness on the nature of depression in those on the autistic spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is very enigmatic in regards to our current understanding. Even the nature of autism being perceived on a spectrum has scientists struggling on how to categorize and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores a novel nontoxic method to fight cancer by targeting cancer cells using photodynamic therapy. Nanoparticles are tiny particles that can be engineered to carry certain compounds and be preferably taken up by specific cells, such as
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A two-year US study on over 2,500 teenagers looked at whether there is an association between frequent digital media use and subsequent ADHD symptoms in teens. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition that leads to difficulty in focusing attention, staying still, and controlling impulsive behaviors. It can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Wearable activity monitors are a fun and convenient way of measuring daily exercise. Researchers investigate if wearable activity monitors can help monitor cancer development. Cancer patients require ongoing monitoring to assess their cancer development so that their treatment can be adjusted accordingly. If their cancer is worsening, higher
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A clinical trial that used sildenafil (Viagra) to treat pregnant women with fetal growth restriction was stopped early due to deaths. Severe early-onset fetal growth restriction is a complication that occurs in about 0.4% of pregnant woman and usually results in the birth of a premature baby, a
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