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Researchers from the University of South Florida, U.S analyzed the risk of concussion in children who played sports. Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence Among the different sports injuries, concussion (temporary unconsciousness due to head trauma) is a serious health issue. Concussion in children can have long-term health consequences in brain development.  However, very little
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A recent study investigated the link between a high soy diet and the incidence of osteoporotic fractures among women who received successful treatment for breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer after skin cancer among women in North America and the second-leading cause of death in North American women from all cancers. The
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A study published in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism investigated the effects of overeating for short periods of time versus long periods of time. Overeating is a common habit that can interfere with the body’s metabolic processes and lead to issues such as obesity and diabetes. Human studies have been done to
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US experts reviewed research into the possible causes of OCD and the potential for using cannabinoids in treating the condition. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness in which the sufferer has unwanted intrusive obsessive thoughts that make them extremely anxious and distressed. These thoughts are combined with repetitive compulsive behaviors that they act out
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New research examines the trends in injuries related to single-use laundry detergent packets, since the implementation of a 2015 product safety standard. Single-use laundry detergent packets, such as Tide Pods, are popular in modern households due to their convenience, cost, and visual appeal. While these products may seem harmless, they are poisonous when ingested, causing
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Researchers developed a non-invasive therapy that generates diffused and low‐intensity magnetic stimulation to treat post-concussion symptoms. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common form of traumatic brain injury that affects an individual’s brain function. It can occur with violent shaking and movement of the head or body, which can occur
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(1811) Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson is born. He was very interested in the use of anesthesia for pregnancy and he also discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform. (1896) American physicist and chemist Robert S. Mulliken is born. He is responsible for the early development of the molecular orbital theory, a theory which is used
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A new study published in the journal Health Psychology has examined the link between depression and chronic diseases in women. A large portion of the working population today face an increased susceptibility to multiple chronic diseases due to hectic work schedules, lack of physical exercise, exposure to environmental pollutants, and unhealthy eating habits. The work demands
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A recent study published findings on the health benefits of eating blueberries in patients with metabolic syndrome. The main component of blueberries, anthocyanin, has been previously identified by researchers as a possible candidate to improve health outcomes in people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects nearly one-third of western populations. People with metabolic syndrome have
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Researchers studied worksite food choices and how they are associated with dietary quality, cardiometabolic health, and overall health. Diet quality plays a large role in a person’s overall health. Unfortunately, obesity and other diseases are issues that continue to escalate due to unhealthy eating. It can be difficult to make healthy choices while being on-the-go
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In a recent study, researchers investigated the long-term health effects of dietary amino acid supplements, such as protein shakes. Protein shakes, powders, and snack supplements containing amino acids are popular amongst fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts for their muscle building benefits. Branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and
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A recent study examined the relationship between spending time alone, self-esteem, and feelings of belonging in first-year college students. Being a first-year college student is stressful, to say the least. Transitioning from the relatively supportive and familiar environment of high school forces us to take several big steps out of our comfort zones. Being independent
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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk of pregnancy complications. In a recent clinical trial, researchers tested the effectiveness of metformin on PCOS and pregnancy complications.   Polycystic ovary syndrome occurs in 5 to 10% of women and is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. The condition is characterized
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Researchers in the United States have potentially developed a fibromyalgia blood test to accurately diagnose the disease.   An estimated 4 million adults in the United States have fibromyalgia, with women four-to-nine times more likely than men to be diagnosed. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. People with fibromyalgia
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A new study evaluated colchicine, a drug used for gout treatment, to improve a complication of diabetes called metabolic syndrome. Approximately one-third of adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of conditions such as increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, increased body fat, and increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels
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A recent study, published in Diabetes care, investigated a potential link between type 2 diabetes treatment and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   Type 2 diabetes, a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to manage appropriate blood sugar levels, has been associated with worsened cognitive functions. Specifically, compared to healthy individuals type
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Researchers in the United States simulated a pandemic to determine optimal strategies for distributing vaccines. Their results can help inform public health initiatives and supply chain protocols during flu season. Every year, influenza causes thousands of deaths in the United States alone. Vaccines can prevent the spread of the flu virus, provided they are efficiently
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Researchers recently determined whether sunscreen inhibits the body’s production of vitamin D.   The sun contains both ultraviolet radiation A and B (UVA and UVB). These rays have different wavelengths. UVB causes more skin damage linked to potential cancers, but it is essential for vitamin D synthesis. Sunscreen use is important to lower our exposure
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