Image by Jerry Gorecki @Pixabay A group of researchers investigated how a person’s psychology affects their organic food consumption. The investigation was to uncover whether or not a person’s Consideration of Future Consequences (CFC) was a factor in their propensity to purchase organic food. Consideration of future consequences Sales of organic foods have increased in
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Could a personalized vaccine be the answer to skin cancer? Breakthrough research could mean personalized cancer vaccines become a reality. Melanoma, an aggressive type of skin cancer, arises from the continuous growth of pigment-producing skin cells. With stage IV having a five-year survival rate of 16.2%, effective treatments are needed promptly.   Conventional treatment supplemented with
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Sons of Anarchy Personality Test – Medical News Bulletin Where in the quaint but tumultuous town of Charming do you see yourself? The image was originally posted to Flickr by BagoGames  If you are interested in placing a sponsored post on our website, please contact us at [email protected] for more information. Subscribe to our newsletter
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The healthcare industry is constantly developing, and revolutionary new medical technologies come with it. Improvements in surgical tools and the introduction of novel treatments are just two examples of how technological advances in the medical field are increasing the probability of a positive outcome for patients. From the first smallpox vaccine to the discovery of
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Image by Robin Higgins @Pixabay In a recent clinical trial, scientists have discovered a potential new drug-free option for migraine prevention called remote electrical neuromodulation (REN).1  Migraines affect about 14% of the global population or more than one billion people worldwide.2 Unfortunately, there may be more people suffering from migraines than we realize because they
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Image by Chen @Pixabay Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodiversity conditions in children.1 Living with ADHD poses challenges for the person with the condition and those in their lives. According to the ADHD Institute, it’s estimated that 2.2% of children worldwide are living with the condition and will require ADHD
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Image by Irfan Ullah @Pixabay Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues.1 In Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system controls the information sent from organs and other parts of your body back to your brain, and vice versa, like
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Image by Choktiniti Khongchum @Pexels What we know about endocrine disruptor chemicals Endocrine disruptors are chemicals present in many everyday products, including food.  They can mimic hormones and alter their activity, leading to several biological effects. We know these chemicals cause harmful effects on animals, but we don’t know much about their effects on humans.1 Understanding
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Maintaining proper nutrition is key to an active, demanding lifestyle. Due to inadequate micronutrient intake or unbalanced diets, active people can be at risk for nutrient gaps affecting exercise performance.  Meeting dietary requirements means eating a healthy, balanced diet with adequate nutrient uptake from our foods. Also, discussing performance-enhancing supplements with a healthcare professional or nutritionist
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Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is a popular cosmetic procedure that alters the size and form of the nose. This surgical operation may be done for several reasons, including cosmetic enhancement or correcting functional issues, like breathing difficulties. Yet, like with any surgical surgery, rhinoplasty involves adequate preparation and aftercare to ensure a
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Image by Vladyslav lytvyshchenko @Unsplash A new study reveals harmful associations between long-term exposure to air pollution and increased risk of depression in older adults. While numerous studies have identified the dangers of air pollutants, little is known about air pollution and mental health conditions among the geriatric population.  To fill the gap, researchers at
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Have you ever wondered if there is a way to correlate your actual age with the age you appear? Do you want to feel in control when making beauty and skin care decisions? “Ageless Calculator” is an innovative online tool designed to give you the power of informed decision-making. The purpose of this calculator is
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The concept of medical malpractice is familiar to practicing doctors. But have you ever wondered about the reality of a medical trainee getting accused of malpractice? This is where medical student malpractice insurance comes in. So what is malpractice insurance? It’s a type of professional liability insurance intended to cover healthcare professionals. Medical students are
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Image by the Pixelman @Pixabay Could the use of acetaminophen lead to risk-taking behaviour? Emotional reactions to different stimuli can influence risk perception and, thus, risky behaviours. Acetaminophen, the medicinal ingredient in Tylenol® and many other pharmaceuticals is commonly used to relieve pain and fever. One of acetaminophen’s side effects may be influencing risk-taking behaviour
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Photo by Kenny Eliason @Unsplash Obesity rates are a massive global health problem.1 Unfortunately, there are few medications available to manage obesity.1 Those struggling with obesity face health conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and a shortened life expectancy.1 Because so many people live with obesity and the disease’s collateral conditions, the
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