Month: September 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] High dietary salt has been popularly linked with high blood pressure and other heart conditions. This belief is now being questioned, prompting research on daily salt intake and harmful health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that people limit their sodium intake to two grams per
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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: 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: 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: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determine whether administering the measles vaccine earlier in children is associated with better rates of survival in Guinea-Bissau, Africa. New research has shown that vaccines may affect the overall disease rate and death rate by training the immune system in the body. It has also been shown
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Empathy is an important part of healthcare, especially when treatment plans and decisions are being discussed. A recent study looked at how well pediatric physicians delivered empathetic statements during these care conferences and its influence on family-physician communication. It is critical for physicians to respond appropriately with empathy
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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: 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: 1 Average: 3] 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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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 4.7] The recent development of an innovative liquid ubiquinol supplement led researchers to examine possible ubiquinol benefits for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes has become increasingly prevalent worldwide, thus making it an important health issue. One of the factors related to the development of type 2 diabetes is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Many medical conditions affect men and women differently. A new study investigates the role of sex in Alzheimer’s disease in hopes of optimizing diagnosis and promoting gender-sensitive precision medicine. Dementia is a general term for the loss of memory and other cognitive skills. Unlike cognitive impairment associated with
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Phthalates are present in many consumer goods and readily enter our bodies. A recent study used rats to show that phthalates may interfere with brain development and produce life-long implications. Phthalates describe a class of anti-androgenic chemicals that have the potential to disrupt the body’s hormonal balance. They
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