Health, Fitness & Food

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a highly innovative implementation of technology, recent studies suggest that drones can be used to deliver defibrillators to cardiac arrest patients. Cardiac arrest scenarios that occur outside of a hospital setting generally witness a low survival rate ranging from 8 to 10%. These low rates of survival
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study determined the prevalence of high screen time among students and the factors associated with it. Sedentary lifestyles with lower physical activity are becoming common, especially pastimes in front of electronic screens. High screen time among teenagers is increasingly being recognised as a public health concern
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers analyzed how valuing gluten-free foods relate to health behaviours in young adults. These health behaviours include being conscientious of their weight, exercise, and food production values. In the last decade, gluten-free foods have risen in demand. We can walk down our grocery aisle and easily find gluten-free
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in BMJ Open, researchers investigated whether excessive weight or obesity affects sick leave days in the workplace. Various studies have established that obesity or overweight has been linked to various health problems and increased healthcare costs in general. In a recent study published
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a case report, researchers examine a patient with cardiovascular-related defects who has previously used synthetic cannabis. Coronary artery disease is one of the main causes of death worldwide, especially in those ages 65 or older. In young adults, there are many risk factors to consider that may
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers determined how aerobic exercise impacts PMS symptoms. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition associated with women undergoing the menstrual cycle. Women with premenstrual syndrome often exhibit psychological and physical symptoms before menstruation and in the days following menstruation. Some of these symptoms include
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 5] Sports drinks have high sugar content and can be detrimental to the health of teenagers. Researchers recently studied the consumption of sports drinks among children and teenagers in the United States. Sports drinks are advertised to restore energy and fluids during and after strenuous exercise by providing electrolytes
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers aimed to determine a link between diet and depression. Depression affects around 350 million people in the world. Women have a higher likelihood—about 1.7 times more than men—of having depression. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in China investigated whether public transport passengers using real-time information from smartphones were able to save time and money by choosing better routes to their destinations. Public transport systems have never been more important as the world deals with increasing urbanization.  One challenge that these public transport
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined different kids’ drinks commonly consumed by American children, and the nutritional values associated with these drinks. Eating healthy foods and drinks is especially important for the health of children. Currently, there are conflicting data on whether milk and juice should be promoted, as some
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] With increasing evidence proposing that there is a link between sleep and diet, researchers have recently investigated the link between sleep duration and the consumption of fruit and vegetables. We already know that eating fruits and vegetables can be good for our general health by decreasing the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated whether exercise and patient education reduce gluteal tendinopathy pain more than an injection or by simply waiting and seeing. Gluteal tendinopathy is damage to the tendon fibers that connect muscles in the buttocks to the hip bones. Bursitis stems from inflammation of the bursa
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Research scientists at a rehabilitation clinic in the UK wanted to know if aerobic strength exercises positively affected those with dementia. Millions of people across the world suffer from dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. While previous studies have shown the benefits of warding off cognitive impairment diseases, less
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 4] There are many ways to control blood pressure, mainly aerobic exercise and medication. A research team in Spain recently tried to identify the interaction between aerobic exercise and medication in patients with high blood pressure. Individuals and healthcare providers are constantly seeking out approaches to reduce or control
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Blood pressure measurements taken in the clinic may not accurately reflect blood pressure in day-to-day life. Using a home blood pressure monitor could reveal cases of hypertension that might not be measurable in the clinic. High blood pressure, referred to as hypertension, is a serious condition that increases
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Canadian researchers determined whether learning a second language or learning to play a musical instrument can improve brain function. When it comes to remembering items on a list or phone numbers, previous research has shown that musicians and individuals who are bilingual have a better working memory.  To
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determine if nitrate-rich vegetables lower high blood pressure in participants with prehypertension or untreated grade 1 hypertension. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects millions of people worldwide. In the United States alone, hypertension affects 75 million people. Globally, there is an importance placed on sustaining a
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