Month: October 2022

A young girl gets an eye exam from an optometrist. Good eyesight can affect how we learn, and interact with the world and others. This sense can be an important variable in our short and long-term quality of life. Children rely on their parents to take care of their eye health and to set them
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With an estimated global prevalence of 240 million people, Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis.1 As a degenerative joint disease, OA can lead to decreased mobility, quality of life, pain, and loss of productivity.1,2 It is also associated with a heavy societal burden concerning social expenditure and an increased reliance on healthcare
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Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are both liver conditions that are best given immediate attention. NAFLD is the commoner and the milder of the two. When NAFLD graduates into NASH, it can become life-threatening, resulting in liver cancer or scarring. Early detection makes for effective treatment and recovery. This liver condition
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Photo credit: Mikhail Nilov Exercise helps to nourish skin cells by increasing blood flow that carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Besides the conventional benefits, studies have revealed a link between skin health and exercise. Deep skin benefits of exercise At a molecular level, skin cells contain mitochondria. Mitochondria are organelles that produce the
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Be careful what you drink New recommendations on alcohol consumption were published in August of 2022. It is now recommended to drink no more than two drinks weekly to minimize alcohol-related injuries.1 This recommendation is significantly lower than past guidelines.  For comparison, a 2011-updated report from Health Canada recommended that men consume three or fewer
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An abstract representation of the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is a virus within the Poxviridae family. Monkeypox has clinical presentations similar to smallpox, though usually with a much smaller fatality rate (~10%).1 In 1958, the monkeypox virus was first identified in monkeys transported from Africa to Denmark.  The virus has been documented in other mammals, misleading
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Physical exercise offers several health advantages, whether you are a competitive athlete, participate in a recreational sport, or practice yoga. Nutrition and physical exercise go hand in hand when enhancing your workouts or increasing sports performance. What you consume before and after exercise, as well as daily, can have a significant impact on how you
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Booster vaccines Multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 were identified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus’ genetic material can mutate whenever viruses replicate inside a host cell. Since SARS-CoV-2 is a rapidly spreading virus with a high replication rate, it has many opportunities to evolve and change.1 A new study investigates the differences between the Omicron variant
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Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal filler brands these days. It has gained popularity because of its high-quality composition, exceptional safety, and great results. While having a broad product line, Juvederm manufactures solutions with different aesthetic purposes, such as facial volume restoration, wrinkle reduction, and lip augmentation. But how exactly does Juvederm work
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A young girl fighting to breathe. Since the discovery of cystic fibrosis (CF) in 1938, there have been significant increases in life expectancy for those with CF. Treatments such as antibiotics and physical therapy are responsible for the increased life expectancy into a person’s 30s.4  However, these treatments still have limits as they do not
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Artificial sweeteners vs. sugar Aspartame and sucralose are popular amongst consumers looking for a healthy sugar substitute. Attacking sugar as the cause of obesity and heart disease is a typical practice. The use of artificial sweeteners continues to be studied. New data is contraindicating the trend of artificial sweeteners as a healthy alternative. Some of
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