Aging

Ascorbic acid is, without a doubt, one of the essential nutrients the human body cannot synthesize on its own. And while most people rely on fresh vegetables and fruits to hit their recommended intake threshold, for some, this may not be an option courtesy of a dietary restriction or a prevailing medical condition. It is
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As the years go by, health becomes a significant concern. In your 50s, you’re more likely to experience age-related changes and worry about your future health. If you lived a relatively unhealthy lifestyle in your younger years, now is the time to make changes to protect your health. Here are six things you should do
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A smile reflects your inner feelings and personality, but you cannot achieve that healthy and perfect smile overnight. It takes multiple dental practices and treatments to enhance your teeth’s health, shape, and appearance. Here are the top six ways to deal with dental imperfections to improve your smile. Dental Implants Losing a tooth from an
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Constipation is a relatively common gastrointestinal problem that impacts approximately 16% of the world’s population.1 It is more prevalent in the elderly than the young and in females than males.1,2 The reduced frequency or lack of normal bowel movements linked to constipation can be caused by a variety of factors.1 This includes not drinking enough
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It’s no secret that obesity poses a risk to health and well-being. Although diet and activity can help facilitate weight loss, some individuals turn to surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. A new study published in JAMA highlights the potential benefits of opting for bariatric surgery versus natural weight loss.1 Obesity is associated with higher cancer
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Bones serve several essential functions in the body, including storing minerals, protecting organs, providing structure, and producing blood cells. As we get older, our bodies begin to lose bone mass, which is harder to replace. For this reason, bone health is imperative. Maintaining good bone health is important to support daily function and prevent musculoskeletal
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It’s important to keep in mind that several factors contribute to acne and the right acne treatment varies based on: 1 – the type of acne – the location – the timing of the breakouts – the age of the person What are good habits to adopt against acne? To start off there are some
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The skin is the largest organ in the human body, with an average weight of about 8 pounds.1 It functions to create a protective barrier between our internal organs and different insults from the outside world such as ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure.2 When there is long-term sun damage to the skin, premature aging of
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Scientists are continuing to work towards understanding the long-lasting consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using artificial intelligence, a team of researchers found that multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a post-COVID condition, induces the same immune response as Kawasaki Disease (KD) and SARS-CoV-2 infection.1  However, MIS-C is characterized by a more severe immune response than KD. Researchers hope
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Although the increase in life expectancy is one of the key achievements of modern societies, degenerative diseases are becoming more prevalent. Dementia is one of the most common age-related chronic diseases. Approximately 47 million people were affected by dementia worldwide in 2015 and this number is predicted to double every 20 years.1 Dementia includes disorders
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A new study investigates whether long-term air pollution exposure is associated with increased COVID-19 severity. It’s no secret that air pollution is an issue.  Although rates of greenhouse gas emissions are declining with the implementation of new technologies and environmental regulations, air pollution levels are still significant, particularly in urban cities.1  Notably, a growing body
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The legalization of recreational cannabis has increased use by youth and adults, according to a new study.1 The findings, published in Addiction, contradict claims that recreational cannabis legalization (RCL) has no impact on cannabis use. Recreational cannabis legalization has gained momentum In 2016, California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada made recreational cannabis use legal.1,2 Some studies
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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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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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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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COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise since 2020, affecting millions globally. Due to the uniqueness of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, scientists are following individuals who have been infected to better understand both the short- and long-term effects – particularly the cognitive effects of ‘Long COVID‘.  An ongoing study from the
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Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s at home comes with unique requirements and challenges. They may experience memory loss, mood and behavior changes, general confusion and disorientation, difficulties recognizing people, things, places, and time. The symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s can impact each aspect of a senior’s life, making personalized, specialized care more essential. As time
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Alcoholism tends to cause problems for the entire family. Family members of the person with the alcohol addiction problem can develop anxiety, depression, and other mental health-related issues as a result of their loved one’s addiction. They will often bear the brunt of emotional outbursts, and may even suffer physical abuse, as alcoholics will often
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