Health, Fitness & Food

Researchers at the University of Connecticut highlight key reasons elderly patients with oral infections are at a significantly higher risk of general health complications, and ways to prevent them. Poor oral hygiene can have negative consequences on one’s overall health. However, according to a recent review published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, elderly
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Recently researchers established the linearly related link between gum disease and hypertension. High blood pressure is a complex disease that affects almost 45% of the population worldwide. Some previous observations suggest that one of the factors that could be involved in blood pressure elevation is gum disease, known as periodontitis. To assess the link between
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In this study, researchers determined if a mobile app in conjunction with in-person counseling could help in increasing physical activity in women who are normally inactive. Though physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle, the average American adult does not exercise enough. This disparity is especially evident between genders since it has
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Researchers recently studied the effect of financial incentives in promoting physical activity in adults. In the United States, more than 80% of adults do not get the recommended daily amount of physical activity. Including children age six and up, 80.2 million people are classified as not physically active. The lack of physical activity has led
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A recent Japanese study shows an inverse relationship between mushroom intake and the incidence of prostate cancer in middle-aged and elderly men. As the second most diagnosed cancer worldwide, prostate cancer is a significant challenge, and much research has focused on ways to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. In particular, a dietary focus
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A new study examines the usefulness of protein shakes for minimizing muscle soreness after the gym. It’s no secret that getting enough protein is important.  Protein is essential to the structure of bones, muscles, skin, and blood.  Protein supplements, such as protein powders and shakes, have gotten increasingly popular over the years because they are
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Australian researchers investigated how a new system of rapid blood tests for heart attack could help doctors to make earlier decisions about patient care. In Australia, around 30,000 patients a year visit the emergency department complaining of chest pain, a symptom associated with a heart attack. Deciding which patients have had a heart attack and
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The results of a new study suggest obesity reduces the intensity of taste responses. Obesity is a sometimes complex condition whose prevalence has been on the rise for decades. Numerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, colorectal cancer, and depression are directly linked to obesity. Obesity accounts for billions of dollars of healthcare spending
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A recent study investigated the effects of alternate day fasting, finding that participants had reduced total caloric intake and improved markers of cardiovascular health.   A recent clinical trial demonstrated that alternate day fasting for a period of four weeks was able to improve markers of overall health, including markers of cardiovascular health, reduced fat
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A recent study finds that Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil successfully reverses neurological damage caused by alcohol. Adolescence is a time of great change. We are all familiar with the extensive physical changes young people undergo as they transition between childhood and adulthood.  However, during this period, the human brain also undergoes significant changes. Adolescents experience significant
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Researchers in Sweden analyzed genetic data from four large public health studies to investigate the link between insomnia and heart disease. Insomnia is a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. People with insomnia experience symptoms due to poor sleep quality such as fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and mood disturbance. Most people have occasional,
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A recent review was conducted to assess the current scientific evidence surrounding the paleo diet and its effect on weight, BMI, and waist circumference. A leading cause of death and a matter of priority for world public health includes chronic noncommunicable diseases. Thirty-five million people died in 2015 from chronic noncommunicable diseases, this accounted for
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Researchers have uncovered a new class of therapeutic molecules that target the cancer stem cells responsible for metastasis and tumour relapse. Not all cancer cells are the same and various types of cancer cells may exist within the same tumour. Research suggests that a subpopulation of cancer cells, known as cancer stem cells, are responsible
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Researchers investigated the impact of high-dose radiation on the host immune system during cancer treatments. Over four-fifths of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer. This type of lung cancer mainly occurs in current or former smokers. The treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer are mainly based on the stage of cancer. Radiation therapy
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Researchers investigate whether there is an association between androgen depletion therapy and dementia. Prostate cancer is androgen sensitive, meaning this cancer grows in response to the presence of androgens. Androgens are male sex hormones such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Androgen deprivation therapy (the removal of circulating androgens) is one of the main approaches to treating
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A recent research study assesses non-invasive methods for screening and detecting endometrial cancer in women. Due to its positioning in the human body, the detection of endometrial cancer in women traditionally requires invasive procedures. However, advancements in biotechnology have unveiled non-invasive methods to screen the endometrium for early detection of endometrial cancer. Early detection is
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