Mental Health

Osteoporosis is a bone condition that results in weak and porous bones, typically affecting post-menopausal women. Risk factors for osteoporosis include gender, age, family history, bone structure, and hormonal risk factors. Lifestyle factors also play a role in the risk of developing osteoporosis; a highly sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and low calcium diet
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Recently researchers established the link between relaxation methods and perception of health messages. Many people feel stressed right before a doctor appointment. Sometimes the pressure from the stress makes them inattentive and can induce negative emotions including anxiety, fear, or shame. As a result, patients concentrate on one or two pieces of health messages delivered
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Choline and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) support infant brain and eye development according to a new review paper on maternal and infant nutrition. National survey data indicate that the majority of adult Americans fail to get the recommended amounts of choline and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their diet. Choline and DHA are essential nutrients that cannot
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A recent study investigated the link between air pollution and hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Researchers in Lithuania published a study in the Journal of Public Health that explains how air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension. In most developing countries cardiovascular diseases,
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In a recent study, Spanish researchers investigated whether children’s socks contained the endocrine disruptors BPA and parabens. Could endocrine disruptors be present in the socks of babies and children? Endocrine disruptors are chemical compounds that act like or interfere with, hormonal activity in the body. Research has shown that endocrine disruptors in animals can cause
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Researchers recently investigated the link between autism and a lack of empathy, finding that autism is a strong predictor of empathy. A common trait among those with autism spectrum disorder is difficulty understanding or feeling what others are feeling, known as cognitive and affective empathy, respectively. Knowledge about the relationship between autism and a lack
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A new study at Boston highlights the three most effective interventions to prevent 94 million cardiovascular-related deaths within 25 years. Non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, are a major epidemic of the modern world. Promoting public awareness and prevention strategies is essential. As part of this process, scientists at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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A study evaluated the combining of skin care products such as cleansers and moisturizers, with benzoyl peroxide, to treat acne. Researchers from Germany and France collaborated to evaluate how satisfied people are with the status of their acne after using 5% benzoyl peroxide gel along with liquid cleanser and moisturizer with SPF 30. The study
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A recent study investigated whether stress and depression were associated with endothelial dysfunction in adults. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Many well-known risk factors of CVD have been identified, including high blood pressure, lipid imbalance, diabetes, and smoking. In addition to these, researchers have also identified several social, environmental,
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