Researchers have developed a 3D laboratory model of brain tumors to help streamline the development of new therapies in this field. Drug development is generally a resource-intensive enterprise, with the average drug costing more than a billion dollars to bring to market. In treatment fields requiring more personalized approaches, such as neuro-oncology, development costs can
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In a study published in Obesity, researchers investigated whether the use of a food log for weight loss is effective although it is time-consuming. There are over one billion overweight adults worldwide. The global weight loss and management market are expected to be worth $278.95 billion by the end of 2023. Weight loss methods cover
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Researchers from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a new microneedle pill that can deliver insulin through the stomach, potentially replacing injections for patients with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. It is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the leading national public health
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Researchers compared the differences between e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement treatments in quitting smoking. They compared the one-year effectiveness of both products. E-cigarettes and nicotine replacement treatments have both been used to help individuals quit smoking. In a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers investigated which method is more effective. For
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Researchers investigated whether evening exercise actually has a negative impact on sleep and appetite.  Specifically, the researchers studied the effect of evening high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on these bodily functions. It is a common belief that exercising before bedtime disrupts one’s sleep and should be avoided.  Disrupted sleep also affects one’s appetite and caloric intake. 
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A recent study investigated the protective effects of a typhoid vaccine against microbes that are not the target of prevention. Typhoid fever is an infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi). This disease affects several million people every year and spreads by the ingestion of contaminated food and drinks. Typhoid fever can lead
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The Journal of Physiology published research that highlights the link between exercise and decreased tumour growth in colon cancer.   As time passes by, the baby-boomer generation increases in age and consequently, the global population’s median age also increases. With older age, comes a higher risk of chronic diseases. Cancer, specifically
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists discovered a novel mechanism as to why there is a temporary numbness in the ears due to noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by sudden single exposure to loud sound or continuous noise exposure for a prolonged time period. Apart from being uncomfortable, it damages the delicate structures
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience sheds new insights into the benefits of yoga for arthritis patients. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease that typically manifests with the swelling of the small joints, particularly in the hands and feet. RA affects both the physical
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study by Australian researchers investigated why middle-aged women increasingly drink alcohol despite the well-known association between alcohol and breast cancer. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer. For every 10g (around one drink) of alcohol an adult woman consumes
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated whether menopause symptoms influence the susceptibility of women developing chronic pain conditions. Women are generally more likely to develop chronic pain than men, specifically during midlife. Not only are they more likely to develop the pain, but they tend to also have a higher pain severity and
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in JAMA Oncology analyzed data generated from over 28,000 childhood cancer survivors and compared the lifetime cardiotoxicity risk in different chemotherapeutic drugs used for treatment. One out of every five Canadian kids who are diagnosed with childhood cancer will not survive. Childhood or pediatric cancer can affect
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in Ireland recently studied whether a heart-healthy diet affects thinking and memory skills in mid-life. In 2017, almost 44 million people worldwide suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Thirty per cent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s have heart disease, and 29% have diabetes. It is known that a heart-healthy
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