Reading Time: 4 minutes April is National Oral Health Month in Canada. Oral health affects other diseases such as diabetes, respiratory illness, and heart disease. Here, we discuss five ways diabetics can maintain oral health. Did you know oral health affects other areas of the body as well? Studies have found that periodontal disease
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in Ireland recently studied whether a heart-healthy diet affects thinking and memory skills in mid-life. In 2017, almost 44 million people worldwide suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Thirty per cent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s have heart disease, and 29% have diabetes. It is known that a heart-healthy
Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study found specific factors that may contribute to a positive methacholine challenge test in patients with asthma. Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by obstruction of airflow to the lungs and bronchospasms, which are sudden muscle contractions of the walls of the bronchioles.
Reading Time: 3 minutes New research determined how the E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) evade and resist the body’s defence mechanisms. The researchers further evaluated if zinc-mediated immune response can be used as a new strategy for non-antibiotic UTI treatment. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated whether intensive blood pressure control could help prevent dementia in patients with high blood pressure. Dementia is characterized by a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with the ability to perform daily activities. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the
Reading Time: 1 minute Rumour: Sticking to a gluten-free diet is challenging for patients with celiac disease. Truth: This is true. Individuals with celiac disease cannot digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, among others. As an autoimmune disorder, the body reacts to gluten by destroying a part of the small intestine
A recent study analyzed the benefits of statin therapy on reducing cardiovascular events in all age groups, including those aged 75 and older. Statin therapy helps to lower cholesterol and is commonly prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks or strokes. There is a lot of evidence demonstrating the benefits
The US Preventive Services Task Force examines if treatment for a potential newborn eye infection is still necessary today. A long history of blindness in children worldwide exists due to newborn pink eye, or a newborn eye infection. Sexually transmitted diseases in the mother cause most of these eye infections, which present as red, goopy
В одном из недавних исследований японские ученые постарались ответить на вопрос: может ли успокаивающее действие запаха лаванды быть подтверждено научно? Тревожное расстройство – одно из самых распространенных видов нарушений работы психики. Приблизительно 18.2% совершеннолетних жителей США ежегодно ставится хотя бы один диагноз из широкого спектра этих расстройств. Лечение тревожных расстройств все еще продолжает оставаться серьезной
A Canadian study examined new aspects of using screen time for kids from parenting strategies of mothers and fathers. Sitting in front of the TV for long periods is bad for both adults and children. Excessive screen time for kids, in particular, is linked to a variety of developmental and behavioral disorders, learning difficulties, and
Collaboration between two research groups led to identifying a species of bacteria that protects against cow’s milk allergy. Food allergy is an adverse reaction of our body to the ingestion of certain foods. The immune system recognizes food components as a threat and starts a reaction. While definitive proof still lacks, research studies indicated
Groundbreaking research determined whether ambient scents are enough to satisfy cravings for high-calorie, fattening foods. It can be difficult to eat healthily in today’s day, where unhealthy, calorie-dense foods are easily accessible. These foods are also heavily marketed to consumers, preventing nutrient-dense whole foods, like fruits and vegetables, from making their way into shopping carts.
New research investigates the potential effects of a plant-based diet on improving athletic performance and overall health in middle-aged and older endurance athletes. It is no secret that regular exercise is essential for good health. Keeping active in combination with a nutritious diet is beneficial in preventing obesity, maintaining bone density, and preventing loss of
To determine the consequences of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, researchers recently studied how physical activity can counter the negative effects of sitting. Recent statistics show that the average person sits for at least 12 hours per day. This has caused the scientific community to coin the term “sitting disease” to refer to the effects physical
US researchers investigated the heart safety of methylphenidate-based ADHD drugs in animal studies. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder most often seen in children, but which may occur adulthood. Although estimates vary, in 2017 the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 10.6% of American children between 5