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Since this week is men’s health week, let’s take a closer look at five of the top health concerns for men. Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in men worldwide. Currently, the successful treatment of prostate cancer is highly dependant on early diagnosis. For cases with later diagnosis, treatment options
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A recent study assessed the cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and metabolic benefits of naps in children. Poor sleep affects physical, mental, and psychological factors in children. Napping may be valuable in insufficient sleep compensation and reduction of daytime sleepiness. Napping is practiced as part of a healthy lifestyle in China, among all age groups. In most
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A recent study investigated the benefits of Enzalutamide, a new drug treatment for prostate cancer, on survival outcomes. Prostate cancer is commonly treated with testosterone suppression as first-line therapy with the addition of a nonsteroidal antiandrogen drug, to help reduce testosterone levels, as standard care. Unfortunately, patients can develop resistance to the nonsteroidal antiandrogen drugs,
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A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests a new molecule could be a promising new treatment for type 2 diabetes. Facts about type 2 diabetes Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. In 2017, over 2 million Canadians reported being diagnosed with diabetes. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians
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A new study determined how changes in the gut microbiome influence heart health and identified potential links between gut health and arterial dysfunction due to ageing. Ageing is associated with a number of health challenges. Of many disorders that ageing presents, cardiovascular disease carries the greatest burden for the elderly population, their family members, and
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A study explores the correlation between the consumption of eggs and dietary cholesterol and the occurrence of heart disease or all-cause mortality.   It has been unclear whether there is a correlation between dietary cholesterol and adverse results such as cardiovascular disease. A Canadian study published by JAMA looked at egg consumption, a rich source
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A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss, occurring during the later stages of the disease. But what if it was possible to restore memories? Researchers in Buffalo, New York are investigating how this could be possible.   The combination of environmental and genetic risk factors results in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. For example,
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В недавнем клиническом исследовании была изучена эффективность и безопасность двух препаратов, используемых для профилактики инсульта:“Ксарелто” и аспирина.   Инсульт схож с сердечным приступом, только инсульт поражает мозг, а не сердце. При инсульте происходит локальная потеря мозгового кровообращения, когда сгусток крови перемещается в область мозга и блокирует кровеносный сосуд. Нарушение мозгового кровообращения может иметь много негативных
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Researchers investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on bone mineral density in older individuals.   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body to absorb calcium and maintain strong teeth, muscles, bones, and cartilages. Vitamin D can also protect the bones from diseases such as osteoporosis, risk of falls, fractures, rickets, and
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Researchers from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a new microneedle pill that can deliver insulin through the stomach, potentially replacing injections for patients with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. It is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the leading national public health
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New research published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research determined whether visiting urban parks can influence emotional well-being. In today’s rapidly developing world, there is increasingly less green space as more buildings are being built and ecosystems are being destroyed. Parks are a great way to preserve plant and animal life in urban
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study evaluated the benefits of green tea polyphenols on glucose regulation and skeletal muscle metabolism in mice with elevated blood glucose levels. Green tea is a popular drink in many parts of the world. The well-recognized benefits of green tea include its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and weight loss properties.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Ученые оценили пользу грецких орехов для здоровья человека, основываясь на их влиянии на микрофлору кишечника, на образованные под воздействием бактерий желчные кислоты и на маркеры здоровья. В желудочно-кишечном тракте человека в высокой концентрации содержатся различные микроорганизмы, которые могут оказывать как благотворное, так и вредное воздействие. Употребление еды, богатой насыщенными жирами и
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in JAMA Oncology analyzed data generated from over 28,000 childhood cancer survivors and compared the lifetime cardiotoxicity risk in different chemotherapeutic drugs used for treatment.   One out of every five Canadian kids who are diagnosed with childhood cancer will not survive. Childhood or pediatric cancer can
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers describe a new method to identify tumor-promoting genes and how it was used to discover potential drug targets for breast cancer treatment.   Oncogenes are genes whose expression promote tumor development. The discovery of oncogenes associated with breast cancer has led to an increased understanding of the disease and to
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