A recent study examined the prevalence of OCD symptoms in children, and their association with lifetime psychological disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, believed to be a type of anxiety disorder, is a complex ailment that is oftentimes illusive to therapists and researchers. It is often characterized by cognitive as well as behavioral symptoms. Patients with OCD suffer
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A recent study explored breastfeeding in comparison to bottle-feeding. Specifically, researchers looked into breastfeeding duration and its impacts on infants becoming right or left-handed. Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding concerning infants’ neurodevelopment continues to be a strong conversation. Infants’ intelligence levels, speech, and head circumference are often analysed in association with breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Does the length
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New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the United States explores how genetics impacts the effects of vitamin E in cancer. Nearly half (48%) of all Americans take daily vitamin supplements. However, clinical data supporting the use of many of these supplements is severely lacking. One such vitamin often supplemented is vitamin E (also
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In a recent study published in Environmental Research, researchers reviewed the overall health effects of air pollution on children. Fossil fuels, such as oil, gas and coal serve as a major threat to children’s health. Although policies were passed to reduce the emissions being released into the air, only a few unfavorable outcomes on the
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Nutrition scientists reviewed the relationship between poor gut health and depletion of the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E in metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of factors which together lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Although the precise definition varies, the American Heart Association
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A study conducted by researchers in Italy explored the benefits of combining statin drugs with a Mediterranean diet. Statin drugs are a mainstay treatment for those with a history of cardiovascular-related diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke. Lifestyle modifications, such as a healthy diet, are also recommended in addition to drug therapy to
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In a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers examined the capacity of food insecurity to increase the likelihood of binge eating disorder. Food security is known as the capacity to afford foods that provide the nutritional value for a healthy life. Food insecurity, which is the inability to afford or acquire
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers determined whether mindfulness could be an effective weight loss method. What is mindfulness? You may have heard of the word on TV ads for yoga retreats and on the front of self-help books. To many, “mindfulness” sounds like a broad term
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An American study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association examines whether hearing impairment can predict autistic behaviors and help in autism screening. Autism spectrum disorders are broad, ranging between minor social discomfort to a complete lack of communication skills. Very often people with autism will express repetitive behaviors, which can greatly affect
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A recent report determined the safety of parabens as preservatives in cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals, and evaluated if a paraben allergy is a problematic health concern. Looking for “paraben free” on labels of various products has become a new trend. The product reviewers, health enthusiasts, and some self-proclaimed experts have been advocating the use of
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How does mindset affect weight loss? Researchers recently studied mindfulness for weight loss to determine its effects and published their results in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Obesity has become a global epidemic in the last 25 years. At least 2.8 million people every year die from obesity-related causes. However, there are few
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In this study, researchers examine the effects of a drug, fluoxetine, in improving the functional ability of those facing stroke recovery. Stroke affects many worldwide. Disability is one of the debilitating effects after a stroke.  It is estimated that 6.5 million people worldwide are affected by post-stroke disability. Usually, post-stroke recovery involves treating depression and
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A study was recently published on how people who experienced personal income fluctuation for 15 years were impacted by cardiovascular disease later in life. Fluctuations in personal income is a growing public health concern. To study the effects of personal income fluctuation on health, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association
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