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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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You will probably be referred for root canal treatment if you have a severe toothache or long-standing dental decay. This treatment aims to eliminate the infection inside a tooth (pulp infection), which will later be sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent future complications. Scheduling a consult for this therapy might not be that simple.
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Experts recently established a new set of guidelines to determine the quality and nutritional value of dietary carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates are found in all sorts of foods, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains, among others. Some carbohydrates, such as starches and simple sugars, are broken down into glucose and used as the body’s primary fuel sources.  Dietary
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Road accidents can lead to several serious injuries, some of which can be fatal. Around 1.35 million people lose their lives to road accidents each year. With the growing number of vehicles on the road, these numbers are sure to increase. Up to 50 million people suffer from non-fatal injuries due to road accidents. While minor car
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As patients, we expect to receive the highest level of care from medical practitioners. Sadly, some medical professionals fail to meet these expectations, and the victims of their negligence are often left with serious repercussions. If you suspect you or a loved one have experienced medical malpractice, here are six things you need to do
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A new study investigates whether the number of neurons in the brain’s subcortical region is related to specific sleep patterns in participants with Alzheimer’s disease or progressive supranuclear palsy.  As the body’s control center, the brain is an extremely complex organ that differs slightly between everyone.  However, some types or regions of neurons, the cells in
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Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases, with over 400 million people impacted across the world.1 According to the International Diabetes Federation, the prevalence of diabetes is estimated to surpass 700 million by the year 2045.1 This metabolic disorder can be classified into two main groups: type 1 and type 2.2 Both types are characterized
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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent non-communicable, or non-transferable, diseases in North America and around the world. About 8.3% of the world’s entire population is estimated to live with some form of diabetes.1 There are multiple types of diabetes and each type is caused by a different combination of factors. The most commonly
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Being optimistic means that you are hopeful about good things to come in the future. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of many to think positively about the future, there is growing evidence that optimism may be linked to better health.  A new study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, investigated the association
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Medical professionals have long recognized patient engagement as an essential factor in treating patients. The arrival of disruptive technologies, however, made it more attractive for patients to be more involved. A recent study shows that when patients are given a say in their treatment regimen, they understand their condition better and thus are more committed
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Self-confidence is one of the cornerstones of positive self-image and sound mental health. As you age and go through the events of life, appearance issues such as lines and wrinkles become more numerous and more pronounced. Other sides of aging can include sagging and loose skin. All of these signs of aging can have a negative
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Ear wax serves the purpose to keep the ears healthy by acting as a cleaning and protective agent against germs and small particles such as dirt and dust.1 Excessive ear wax can cause blockage of the ear canal resulting in itching, pain, ringing in the ear, cough, and in most extreme cases hearing loss.1 Elderly people and
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Keeping cholesterol levels in check is necessary for the maintenance of heart health.1 According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2.6 million deaths a year are attributed to high cholesterol, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.2–4 Although cholesterol can be lowered using drug therapy, improved lifestyle changes may also help
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