Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study investigated tongue microbial populations as a potential tool for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.   Pancreatic cancer is among the deadliest cancer types. This disease causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, ranking seventh for the number of fatalities from cancer. Pancreatic cancer occurs more often
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study in Demark explores how children who grow up with green surroundings may have a decreased risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. A group of researchers investigated whether there is an association between exposure to green space during childhood and improved mental health in adulthood. They
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, the American Heart Association released a scientific statement on hookah health risks and its prevalence. Water pipe smoking, also known as hookah, is an increasingly prevalent trend across the globe and is particularly common among youth and young adults. Hookah consists of several components including burning charcoals placed on a
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers have observed increases in early-onset colorectal cancer. In a recent study, they determine its relation to obesity. Obesity is characterized by being overweight and specifically, having a BMI of 30 or greater.  According to Obesity Canada, obesity is a chronic illness that resembles diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes) and high
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers have recently tried to answer the question of why more people with alcohol-related liver disease are having transplants than in previous years. Doctors have noticed a trend over the past 15 years of more people having transplants for alcohol-related liver disease. This begs the questions as to why. Are there
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian researchers examined data to see if a dietary intervention was an effective tool to battle against symptoms of depression and anxiety.   It is a well-known fact that poor dietary habits can have negative effects on mental health. Yet researchers from different health institutes across Australia wanted to properly assess
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study in Journal of Cell Biology revealed a new molecular node that could be pharmacologically targeted to treat BRCA-1 deficient ovarian cancers. Environmental stresses can introduce breaks within our genomic DNA. Such errors are highly deleterious to the cells. Therefore our cells deploy multiple genome repair mechanisms in order
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers investigated the effects of acupressure on chronic pain, anxiety, depression and poor sleep in breast cancer survivors. Long after finishing treatment, many breast cancer patients experience persistent symptoms of fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety, depression and poor sleep. These long-term symptoms have a great impact on patients’ quality of life and
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Ученые исследовали пользу пилатеса для здоровья, наблюдая за состоянием испытуемых с хроническими заболеваниями опорно-двигательного аппарата, занимающихся пилатесом по специальной программе в течение двенадцати недель. Остеоартроз, хронические заболевания опорно-двигательного аппарата и неспецифические боли в пояснице – состояния здоровья, которые вызывают дискомфорт, хронические боли и могут привести к инвалидности. По мнению авторов исследования,
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study looked into older patients’ experiences with delirium after surgery, and whether surgical anesthesia administration monitored by brain activity caused this complication. Older patients appear to be more susceptible to delirium as they recover from surgery. Delirium is a state of altered consciousness. As well as having negative effects
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from Purdue University in the United States developed a series of new compounds to treat acute myeloid leukemia and tested them in a preclinical study. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, over 1,300 Canadians were diagnosed with this aggressive leukemia in 2013, with nearly a thousand Canadians died from it.
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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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