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In a recent study, researchers examined the potential risks and benefits associated with vaccines and breastfeeding. A recent article published in Breastfeeding Medicine describes a study conducted at the University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences that examined the risks associated with vaccinating breastfeeding women. The researcher reviewed the most
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A study investigating the effects of saffron in children and teens suggest potential as an alternative herbal treatment for ADHD. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder often seen in childhood and adolescence. It is a chronic disorder that results in problems such as poor concentration and impulse control. An estimated 30% of patients
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A new study compared the safety and effectiveness of early combined immunosuppression and conventional treatment in older patients with Crohn’s disease.   Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main subtypes of inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic inflammatory condition involving the gut. Inflammatory bowel disease was long believed to be a disease of the
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A new study tested the effects of a low-calorie, plant-based, fasting diet on the symptoms and pathology of inflammatory bowel disease in mice models.   Inflammatory bowel disease refers to chronic conditions that cause inflammation in some parts of the intestine. There are two main kinds of inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Researchers recently studied whether pesticide exposure affected farmers’ sense of smell. The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.   Global pesticide use since 1990 has almost doubled from 2.29 tons to 4.09 tons. The Americas are the second highest user of pesticides, accounting for 29.4% of pesticides used. Pesticides are a necessary
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Researchers recently investigated the link between knee pain and physical activity in individuals with osteoarthritis. Many older individuals suffer from knee osteoarthritis (KOA). In this type of arthritis, the cartilage in the knee deteriorates, causing the bones to be in contact with each other. The resulting stiffness and knee pain can be alleviated with exercise,
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Влияет ли то, «жаворонок» вы или «сова», на ваш вес? В недавно проведенном исследовании ученые попытались определить, есть ли связь между хронотипом человека и ожирением у пациентов с пред-диабетом.   Наш циркадный ритм или “внутренние часы” отражают работу мозга по регуляции цикла сна и бодрствования в течение 24 часов. Также известно, что этот ритм влияет
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In mice experiments, researchers investigated whether omega-3 fatty acids could prevent miscarriage or other complications due to uterine infection.   Infections in the uterus are an important cause of complications in pregnancy including miscarriage, preterm birth, and stillbirth. Uterine infections linked to Fusobacterium nucleatum, a type of bacteria normally present in the mouth, are thought
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A recent study investigated whether medications commonly prescribed for chronic physical conditions can treat individuals with serious mental illness.   Serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and non-affective psychoses, are difficult to treat. Some drugs originally developed to treat unrelated conditions can potentially be repurposed as mental illness treatments. Statins, calcium channel blockers, and
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Researchers evaluated an immunotherapy-chemotherapy combination cream in the prevention of skin cancer following precancerous lesions in sun-damaged skin.   Despite widespread awareness of the need to protect skin from the sun, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is the second most common cancer in the United States, and its incidence continues to rise. Skin
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Aerobic exercise has many benefits for health. Here, we discuss three reasons to participate in aerobic exercise based on recent studies. There is probably no other factor affecting all levels of health and well-being as regular exercise. There are numerous workout options for aerobic exercise that are compatible with all age groups, genders, personal preferences,
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The Journal of Physiology published research that highlights the link between exercise and decreased tumour growth in colon cancer.   As time passes by, the baby-boomer generation increases in age and consequently, the global population’s median age also increases. With older age, comes a higher risk of chronic diseases. Cancer, specifically
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study investigated the anti-inflammatory activities of metabolites found in berries and pomegranates. The findings may impact the treatment and prevention of inflammatory bowel diseases. The inflammatory bowel diseases include ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These are autoimmune diseases that cause intestinal inflammation. In 2018, an estimated 270,000 Canadians were
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Reading Time: 1 minute Myth: Playing video games may lead to a negative impact on the brain and cognition. Truth: This can be true or false. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that helps individuals orient themselves and remember past experiences. The striatum is the part of the brain that counterbalances the hippocampus.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A study on how stress experienced during motherhood during their children’s first year of life contributes to the development of obesity in children. Stress in motherhood has the potential to be related to overweight children since parental behavior plays an important role in children’s weight development. A review of studies on
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An Italian study investigated whether developing PTSD after a terrorist attack might make you more susceptible to specific co-existing chronic diseases or conditions.   Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops after a traumatic event. Symptoms include disturbing dreams, feelings, and thoughts that are related to such events, including symptoms of panic.
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A new study determined the incidence and progression of heart calcification among South Asian Americans and compared their results with that of other ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries, is a constantly changing process. If left unchecked, it slowly blocks arteries resulting in restricted blood flow. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause
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A recent survey studied Americans’ perceptions of healthy weight and heart health as part of an education program for American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer in America. About 40% of Americans are obese, but few recognize the relationship between healthy weight and other harmful health conditions. The Cleveland Clinic recently conducted
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