Month: June 2021

Everyone knows that the body becomes more susceptible to diseases as it ages. There’s a common belief that women generally live a few years longer than men. However, there are studies that show women suffer from more health conditions than men as they get older. These mainly include chronic illnesses and cognitive impairment.  It’s possible
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation – known as TENS – is a method of pain relief, commonly used as a treatment for a variety of pain conditions. The advantages of TENS machines are that they are small, portable devices, that are easily used for at-home treatment, and are relatively inexpensive. People may also use TENS machines
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Eating disorders can affect people of all ages and generally encompasses more than one condition, which may include – Anorexia Nervosa – people have a significant fear of gaining weight, even if they are thin Binge Eating – people eat massive amounts of food at once Bulimia Nervosa – people binge on food but then rid themselves of
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Scientists have developed a near infrared technology to non-invasively detect common pregnancy complications. The rate of overall pregnancy and childbirth complications in adult women in the US rose between 2014 and 2018 (1). This rise may be explained by the increase in women with pre-existing conditions before pregnancy and advanced maternal age (6). The most
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A healthy diet is recommended to prevent the onset of chronic diseases, but what about complications during pregnancy? Does a healthy diet make a difference to pregnancy outcomes? A recent clinical trial investigated whether eating a healthy diet during the period before pregnancy and during pregnancy has any effect on negative pregnancy outcomes.1 For the
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A recent study suggests that smartwatches may have use in controlling insulin production through light-emitting diodes. Smartwatches use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to monitor a range of physical health parameters, including heart rate, heart-rate variability, electrocardiograms, blood pressure, and sleep. Cells can be induced with continuous or pulsed green light. The green light emitted penetrates the
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Women need to be familiar with the different annual exams recommended to maintain their health. If you visit a family doctor each year, they can help ensure you schedule these appointments. If you don’t have a primary care physician, many communities offer low-cost health care clinics. Some of these offices provide more than just routine
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According to a recent study, missing breakfast on a regular basis could leave you deficient in key nutrients. This is because breakfast foods, such as cereal and milk, are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Missing out on these essential nutrients in breakfast foods could mean missing out on them altogether, according to the study. Comparing
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Tazarotene is a relatively new prescription retinoid, and it is used to treat acne vulgaris, psoriasis, and other skin concerns.  How does tazarotene work, what is it used for, and what are the potential benefits and side effects? What is tazarotene? Tazarotene, also known as Tazorac, is a prescription topical cream that comes in 0.05%
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Injuries can happen anytime to anyone due to various reasons. You can sustain injuries in the workplace or while doing the things you love, especially if it’s something physical like a particular sport. Although sports-related injuries are common among athletes, certainly nobody wants to end up with them. Among the most frequently experienced ones are
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Alpha-hydroxy acids are chemical compounds that are sometimes added to skincare products and in-office facial treatments.  What are alpha-hydroxy acids, what do they do, and what are their associated benefits and side effects? What are alpha-hydroxy acids? Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are molecules that have a relatively acidic pH and a specific chemical structure.  They are
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Does a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 increase the risk of heart attacks for those with pre-existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)? It has been shown that higher rates of COVID-19 deaths can be associated with hypertension, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease. However, there were fewer patients reporting acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or
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Any pet parent knows that you’ll do anything to keep their furry friend safe. When it comes to traveling with pets, there are many uncertainties, and these things not only make you nervous, but can make your pet nervous as well. Whether you’re flying or going on a road trip, there are different things you
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A recent study examined whether the quality of a mother’s relationship with their infant will be affected by a history of depression. Psychologists have long been interested in the importance of a mother’s relationship with her child, and in particular, how depression in mothers may affect that relationship. Many studies have examined the effects of
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Telemedicine is the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients through telecommunications technology. The interface is most often between a physician and their patient in the setting of a real-time evaluation or consultation. Those unfamiliar with the technology may likely identify it as a teleconference. This technology is also implemented in physician-to-physician consultations and as a
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New research investigates the prevalence of myocarditis in competitive athletes diagnosed with COVID-19. Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle.1  It is often difficult to identify because it is associated with a wide variety of clinical symptoms, and since it is commonly seen in younger populations, which are often not considered a high-risk group for
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Azelaic acid is an ingredient that is sometimes found in prescription and over-the-counter skin care products, and it is used to treat a variety of skin concerns. In Canada, azelaic acid is only approved as a prescription medication. How does azelaic acid work, what is it used for, and what are the common benefits and side
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