Researchers from the University of South Florida, U.S analyzed the risk of concussion in children who played sports. Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence Among the different sports injuries, concussion (temporary unconsciousness due to head trauma) is a serious health issue. Concussion in children can have long-term health consequences in brain development.  However, very little
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To see how stress affects children, researchers studied the effect of negative early-life experiences on stress hormone levels and the ability to focus. Negative early-life experiences in children such as poverty, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to the poor adjustment of children in social, emotional, and academic situations. The fact that this is
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Since this week is men’s health week, let’s take a closer look at five of the top health concerns for men. Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in men worldwide. Currently, the successful treatment of prostate cancer is highly dependant on early diagnosis. For cases with later diagnosis, treatment options
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A recent study assessed the cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and metabolic benefits of naps in children. Poor sleep affects physical, mental, and psychological factors in children. Napping may be valuable in insufficient sleep compensation and reduction of daytime sleepiness. Napping is practiced as part of a healthy lifestyle in China, among all age groups. In most
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In a recent study, researchers assessed the advantages an extrovert at work experiences, compared to introverts. What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? Extroverts tend to be viewed as sociable, outgoing, and leaders. Introverts tend to be viewed as reserved, calm, and observant. Extraversion and introversion in the workplace is a frequently studied topic.
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A recent study investigated the link between a high soy diet and the incidence of osteoporotic fractures among women who received successful treatment for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer after skin cancer among women in North America and the second-leading cause of death in North American women from all cancers. The
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A recent study investigated the benefits of Enzalutamide, a new drug treatment for prostate cancer, on survival outcomes. Prostate cancer is commonly treated with testosterone suppression as first-line therapy with the addition of a nonsteroidal antiandrogen drug, to help reduce testosterone levels, as standard care. Unfortunately, patients can develop resistance to the nonsteroidal antiandrogen drugs,
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A study published in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism investigated the effects of overeating for short periods of time versus long periods of time. Overeating is a common habit that can interfere with the body’s metabolic processes and lead to issues such as obesity and diabetes. Human studies have been done to
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A recent study investigated the relationship between poor sleep quality, depressed mood, and age, and the decline in working memory capacity and precision. Psychological research is often thought to explain and simplify the workings of the human mind. With more in-depth, sophisticated investigations, it appears that our knowledge of the human mind increases. In a
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US experts reviewed research into the possible causes of OCD and the potential for using cannabinoids in treating the condition. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness in which the sufferer has unwanted intrusive obsessive thoughts that make them extremely anxious and distressed. These thoughts are combined with repetitive compulsive behaviors that they act out
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New research examines the trends in injuries related to single-use laundry detergent packets, since the implementation of a 2015 product safety standard. Single-use laundry detergent packets, such as Tide Pods, are popular in modern households due to their convenience, cost, and visual appeal. While these products may seem harmless, they are poisonous when ingested, causing
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A recent study investigated whether stress and depression were associated with endothelial dysfunction in adults. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Many well-known risk factors of CVD have been identified, including high blood pressure, lipid imbalance, diabetes, and smoking. In addition to these, researchers have also identified several social, environmental,
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Researchers developed a non-invasive therapy that generates diffused and low‐intensity magnetic stimulation to treat post-concussion symptoms. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common form of traumatic brain injury that affects an individual’s brain function. It can occur with violent shaking and movement of the head or body, which can occur
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(1811) Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson is born. He was very interested in the use of anesthesia for pregnancy and he also discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform. (1896) American physicist and chemist Robert S. Mulliken is born. He is responsible for the early development of the molecular orbital theory, a theory which is used
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A recent study investigated the health benefits of fast walking, finding that risk of heart disease decreases with increased walking speed. It is widely known that maintaining an active lifestyle is beneficial for overall health, and may help increase life span. However, does the pace of activity have any implications on health? According to a
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