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Sleeping is an essential part of our health and overall function, allowing us to refresh our minds and bodies. The average adult should aim to sleep seven or more hours per night on a regular basis to achieve optimal health and to feel well rested. 1 Difficulty waking up is a common experience based on
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Blood pressure is the force that carries blood throughout our body.1 It is made up of two different numbers and presented as a fraction.1 The top number is known as systolic pressure and the bottom number is known as diastolic pressure.1 Normal blood pressure is defined as having a systolic blood pressure under 120 and
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A new study investigated whether the COVID-19 pandemic influenced creativity changes in a population of French-speaking individuals. What is creativity?  The concept of creativity is multifaceted, and people perceive it in different ways. For example, one source describes it as the ability to come up with and recognize useful ideas and alternatives.1  According to another source,
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Since COVID-19 took the world by storm, healthcare professionals have been tasked with finding ways to manage it. Along with vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers are working towards alternate prevention methods. A recent study shows that naturally sourced ionophoric polyphenols with metal ions have the potential to significantly reduce
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A recent study has reported insignificant impact of e-cigarette use on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.1 The study was published in the American Heart & Stroke Foundation’s journal, Circulation.   Specifically, for those who have supplemented some of their conventional (or combustible) cigarette use with e-cigarette use, and now “dual use”, their risk for developing CVD
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Many adults regularly experience problems sleeping. The American Sleep Association estimates that 50 to 70 million U.S. adults currently suffer from sleep disorders.1 When deep sleep is affected, this may decrease the body’s ability to function normally. What is deep sleep? During deep sleep, slow waves are detectable within the brain.2 The time spent in
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Like all organs in the human body, our bones are constantly undergoing remodelling.1 This process is mainly mediated by cells known as osteoclasts and osteoblasts.1 Osteoclasts are responsible for the breakdown of bone while osteoblasts function to build bone by producing key components, particularly hydroxyapatite.1 Up to 70% of bone contains hydroxyapatite, which is a
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As of May 2022, COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, with reduced mask mandates in public spaces and increased vaccination rates. So far, approximately 81% of the Canadian population and 66% of the U.S. population are fully vaccinated.1 According to recent studies, these vaccines have significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and death from SARS-CoV-2 infection.2,3  However,
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Running can have multiple health benefits and is one of the most common physical activities practiced around the world. However, running-related injury can sometimes occur. Unfortunately, the drawback is that multiple factors may contribute to causing a running-related injury. Some risk factors for injury can include demographics, lower limb anatomy, training behaviour and the type
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Air pollution is a growing problem around the world as various industries produce increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, methane, and other pollutants. These pollutants have detrimental effects on climate change, air quality, and ecosystems. Air pollution can be damaging to human health as, among other things, it can trigger the development of respiratory problems. But can air
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Effective diabetes prevention and management remain a public health challenge. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and 1.5 million deaths annually are attributed to it.3 Lifestyle modifications which entail healthy eating, physical activity, and medication are routine treatments for diabetes. Recent studies have linked the Mediterranean diet
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A ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high fat diet to allow ketosis to occur throughout the day. When insulin levels in the body are low, the process of ketosis burns body fat for energy. Some benefits of a ketogenic diet may include weight loss, appetite control, and lowered blood pressure. Always
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Did you know around 1 billion people are vitamin D deficient? Insufficient vitamin D can lead to frequent illness, extreme fatigue, disturbed sleep, depression and anxiety, muscle pain, hair loss, bone degeneration, and a variety of other health complications. Vitamin D is vital for our health. Thankfully, it’s very easy to incorporate it into our
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Regular exercise can be helpful in preventing cardiovascular risk factors, maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, and promoting rehabilitation after a cardiac event. Even just a single 30-minute exercise session can produce immediate benefits and exert a protective short-lasting effect on hearth health through a process called ischemic preconditioning.1 Ischemic preconditioning describes how exercise can train the
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A new study investigates the rates of sleep impairments and adverse mental health in COVID-19 patients.  The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted individuals and populations around the globe in a variety of ways.  The implications on public mental health have been particularly significant, as recent studies have highlighted increased rates of anxiety disorders and depression since the
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If you suspect you might have COVID-19, you need to have a check to ensure your good health. There are numerous tests available in the market such as molecular tests, PCR tests, and Antigen tests; often known as Lateral flow tests. All the tests have equal significance. However Lateral flow test is the fastest method
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Inside that hard shell, walnuts are packed with beneficial components such as antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, protein, and fiber.1 According to the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea, or PREDIMED, clinical trial, the long-term adoption of a Mediterranean diet, which consists of healthy foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans, with mixed nuts is linked to
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Recent research suggest that bananas have potential health benefits. Although they may be a favourite fruit, are bananas good for brain health? The brain is considered the control center, arguably making it one of the most important organs in the human body. This complex network of cells is responsible for breathing, coordination, memories, thoughts, speech,
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