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Have you injured yourself by simply walking or running? And after that, you realized you are no longer able to walk properly? Well, you’re not alone. You’re mostly suffering from an ankle sprain. Ankle sprain is a common cause of ankle pain and a common injury for most athletes, especially if their sport demands a
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As the SARS-CoV2 virus continues to mutate, clinicians and scientists are able to collect real-time data on the effectiveness of the various vaccines against the different strains in relationship to death caused by the virus. One of the latest strains to be of concern is the delta strain (B.1.617.2) of the virus. Scientists conducted a
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The effects of having to undergo cancer treatment as a child can have a substantial impact on physical and mental health. However, the specific lifelong burden remains unknown.1 A recent population study showed how the effects of receiving cancer treatments affected childhood cancer survivors later in life. This is the first study to use a
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Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain. Alzheimer’s affects the brain’s synapses, which are where information flows from neuron to neuron (1). As it progresses, protein fragments, called beta amyloid, build up outside the neurons (1). Another protein, tau, builds up inside the neurons creating what is known as a tau tangle (1).
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A Western diet has been associated with a variety of negative health consequences, could chronic pain be the next?  Omega-6 fatty acids are typically high in Western high-fat diets, compared to omega-3 fatty acids. A diet high in omega-6 fatty acids has been linked with inflammation and disease.  A research group from The University of
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TENS is a method of therapy that is sometimes used for pain relief in a variety of conditions. This complementary treatment is most commonly used to treat muscle and joint pain, for example, low back pain. A recent study investigated the potential for TENS to be used to treat post-surgical pain following hysterectomy. Transcutaneous electrical nerve
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While addiction treatment majorly focuses on detoxifying, counseling, and other types of treatment, art therapy has also proved to be effective. Often used as a complementary form of treatment, art therapy can be an effective healing tool for people dealing with mental health issues and trying to achieve sobriety. It helps boost self-esteem and release
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Adding spices and herbs not only adds flavour to your food but may also help improve 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure, according to a new study. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study shows that consuming a diet high in herbs and spices may benefit those with cardiometabolic diseases.1  Are herbs and spices healthy? 
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A recently published study has discovered that COVID-19 may infect the inner ear. The study provides a promising explanation for why some COVID-19 patients have hearing loss post-infection.  SARS-CoV-2 may target the cochlea The study, published in Nature’s Communications Medicine journal, studied why some people experience hearing loss, ringing of the ears – or “tinnitus”,
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A Finnish collaborative study investigates the association between standing and insulin sensitivity in adults with metabolic syndrome and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It controls blood glucose levels and energy metabolism. Normal insulin function may be affected by several factors, such as genetics, sedentary
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The coronavirus disease began to spread around the world in 2019. COVID-19 is caused by a SARS-CoV-2 infection that affects the respiratory system.1 COVID-19 can cause asymptomatic or severe pneumonia, acute respiratory injury, or acute respiratory distress syndrome. These diseases caused 20% of COVID-19 patients to be hospitalized and under intensive care.1 The World Health
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Emotional dysregulation can be defined as the limited ability to initiate and regulate one’s emotional reaction and response in a manner that is consistent with the situation. It has also been noted that emotional dysregulation is a common feature of several different health and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and oppositional defiant
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Do you enjoy watching videos of cute animals on social media? Do you find that it helps you cope with stress? If you do, you are not alone.  A new study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that engaging with nature-related content through social media has provided important support for well-being.1 This University of Surrey
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During the first year of the pandemic, ‘lockdowns’ were a common public health strategy to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This disruption to daily life may have both long-term positive and negative consequences for individuals. A recent article – ‘Understanding changes to children’s connection to nature during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for
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ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects 6 million children in the United States. That is about 9.4 percent of the young population. Because of how prevalent it is, parents are starting to be more aware of this condition. One of the sources many parents have easy access to is the internet. It is why
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A recent study by Stanford University suggests that being insulin resistant may contribute to the development of major depressive disorders.1 This link between insulin resistance and depression may lead to the development of more effective treatment and prevention options for those with depressive disorder.  Depressive disorders are the number-one cause of disability.2 People who develop
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Blepharitis is a common eye inflammatory condition that affects nearly 25 million Americans in the United States. Demodex blepharitis is caused by the infestation of Demodex mites in either the hair follicles or sebaceous glands located at the base of the eyelid.1 These mites cause irritating eye symptoms that have the potential to cause eyelid
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The volume of olive oil produced globally has tripled in the last six decades. With the shifting consumer preferences, increasing consumer disposable income, and increased availability of olive oil on the market, consumption is expected to keep growing. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has already released a report which indicates an optimistic world
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Acupuncture has been used to relieve pain for thousands of years. The practice involves inserting tiny needles into treatment points called acupoints. These acupoints contain immune, nerve, and circulatory tissues, and triggering these areas is thought to launch a response that helps regulate these pathways.1,2  So, what is electroacupuncture? Electroacupuncture is an extension of this
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