Month: August 2019

A recent study investigated the effects of alternate day fasting, finding that participants had reduced total caloric intake and improved markers of cardiovascular health.   A recent clinical trial demonstrated that alternate day fasting for a period of four weeks was able to improve markers of overall health, including markers of cardiovascular health, reduced fat
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Recently, researchers investigated a new reliable multiple platforms’ method that helps to diagnose Lyme disease at an early stage. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterial pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Due to climate changes and warmer winters, ticks are becoming active earlier in the season
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A recent study examined the prevalence of burdensome interventions in advanced dementia patients towards the end of their lives, as well as the differences between men and women. Healthcare in older adults and senior persons is often a serious concern for medical researchers and professionals. The –care portion of the term is often just as
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A recent study suggests increased rates of depression, cannabis, and alcohol abuse among former smokers. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, was conducted in the year 2018-2019 and is the first national U.S. study to focus on the occurrence of depression and substance abuse over time among ex-smokers. At present, the
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Researchers examine if there is an association between antibiotics and colon cancer. They looked into specific colon regions. The use of antibiotics continues to rise every year, recently estimated at 70 billion individual antibiotic prescriptions in 2010.  While sometimes necessary in treating bacterial infections, antibiotics have been associated with a negative impact on gut health.
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A recent study investigated how the microbiome affects the critical growth period during infancy, specifically, how it might impact on the growth of preterm infants. Parents today are heavily educated by their own parents and the media controlled by the multi-billion-dollar parenting industry. As a new parent today, there are so many resources to ensure
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Researchers have discovered a potential link between the human gut microbiome and genetic risk for autoimmunity. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that develops in children and adolescents and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden and the University of Florida in the US assessed the gut
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Researchers have discovered a potential link between the human gut microbiome and genetic risk for autoimmunity. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that develops in children and adolescents and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden and the University of Florida in the US assessed the gut
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Scientists develop a new way to diagnose childhood eczema by investigating the different kinds of bacteria living on the skin. The skin plays host to a variety of microorganisms including viruses, fungi, mites, and bacteria collectively called the skin microbiome. This fact may make your skin crawl, literally, but these harmless microorganisms provide a vital
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A recent study finds that Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil successfully reverses neurological damage caused by alcohol. Adolescence is a time of great change. We are all familiar with the extensive physical changes young people undergo as they transition between childhood and adulthood.  However, during this period, the human brain also undergoes significant changes. Adolescents experience significant
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Researchers in Sweden analyzed genetic data from four large public health studies to investigate the link between insomnia and heart disease. Insomnia is a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. People with insomnia experience symptoms due to poor sleep quality such as fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and mood disturbance. Most people have occasional,
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Canadian researchers analyzed the incidence of in-hospital adverse events and their overall impact on the Canadian healthcare system. In Canada, universal healthcare is provided to all citizens. Medicare, Canada’s publicly funded system, allows citizens to have access to medically necessary hospital and physician service without the need to pay out of pocket. However, in keeping
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A recent review was conducted to assess the current scientific evidence surrounding the paleo diet and its effect on weight, BMI, and waist circumference. A leading cause of death and a matter of priority for world public health includes chronic noncommunicable diseases. Thirty-five million people died in 2015 from chronic noncommunicable diseases, this accounted for
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A recent study, published in the British Medical Journal, investigated the association between dairy product intake and mortality. Consumption of dairy products, including milk and cheese, has been controversial in terms of health effects, leaving consumers confused as to whether their favourite dairy products are good or bad for their health. As part of the
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A new study looks at how feeding and the desire to eat is regulated by stress-related emotional responses. Eating is a behaviour that is strongly influenced by stress-related emotional responses. Emotional states, in response to potential environmental dangers, compete with the desire to eat thus making eating a complex behaviour. Temporary changes to eating habits
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Researchers have successfully tested a new treatment for drug-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia on a new mouse model. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in children and accounts for about 20% of adult leukemias. Even though there are a number of therapies that improve survival rates, some patients still experience recurrence of the disease
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A recent study determined the health benefits of omega 3 supplements in lowering triglyceride levels in the blood. Hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated, is a common disorder, often caused by uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, obesity, and prolonged sitting habits. Triglycerides are fats that circulate in the blood. It has long been known
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As fast-food networks are progressively growing, researchers recently determined the link between fast food accessibility and heart attack. Cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with numerous studies linking poor dietary habits, with an increased risk of heart attack. The 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice, which
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A recent study examined the impact of prenatal stress in first-time parents on the social, emotional, and psychological development of the child. Bringing a child into the world is an enormous responsibility. Any parent, especially a first-time mother or father, understands this without needing to read through the current scientific literature. Yet, psychologists have been
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A study looks into the trends in marijuana-related poison control center calls before and after marijuana legalization in the state of Massachusetts. Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic, with a range of different opinions regarding its safety and purpose.  Marijuana, which is derived from the hemp plant, contains many different cannabinoids that have different effects
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