Month: December 2021

There has been concern surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and rare cases of myocarditis in young adults and adolescents. A recent study, published in the journal Circulation, suggests that these rare cases generally have mild symptoms and a short recovery time.  The study, co-authored by paediatric cardiologist Dr. Dongngan T. Truong of the University of Utah, reported
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For a child to grow up healthily and become a successful adult, they need to develop resilience, self-discipline, and tenacity. While 90% of who we are is dependent on our genetic make-up, the remaining 10% can be strongly influenced by our environment, driving the type of adult we will become, despite our nature. To continually
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Hospitals are known for bland food, cold temperatures and dry air — not exactly attributes that land a long hospital stay at the top of anyone’s bucket list. Notwithstanding, you don’t just have to give up on your hospital stay. There are plenty of things you can do to make your hospital stay comfortable, if
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If you exercise regularly, you will know the importance of recovery. Every time you workout, your body is placed under stress. The muscle fibres undergo micro-tears which are repaired by the body later. However, without the right type and amount of nutrition, it will not have the means to do that. You will lose muscle
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A new study investigates the effectiveness of a saliva test for detecting COVID-19 in children, which may be helpful in the school setting. Considering the reopening of schools, understanding and preventing COVID-19 transmission is particularly important.  At this point in time, the majority of young children are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.1,2 Additionally, children that contract
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A new study investigates whether going on a ten-minute, moderate-intensity run can improve brain function and enhance cognitive performance.  Exercise has a variety of benefits for the body, and incorporating it regularly can be a great way to boost overall health.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least either 150
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Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that obesity affects more than 40% of American adults. Obesity leads to a significant increase in the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.   The current obesity epidemic is considered to be largely driven by environmental factors.
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A study of 1000 patients and health care workers was conducted to compare transparent masks to standard masks when it comes to communication. It is thought that a transparent mask could help reduce miscommunication.1 As a part of widespread public health efforts to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, mask wearing has become a
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Playing games helps children develop and practice skills needed as adults. Game play improves vocabulary, physical coordination, creative ability, and socialization skills (1). Humans are unique in their ability to cooperate with strangers while working towards a shared goal, such as when playing a game (2).  This ability increases when people share a culture (2).  Games
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