Month: August 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in The Lancet suggests that liberal oxygen therapy provided to patients may be linked to increased death. Adults brought to the hospital in critical condition are always checked for vitals. When health professionals determine that a patient’s oxygen levels in the blood are low,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study determined the effects of first exposure to antipsychotics on weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children and teenagers. Antipsychotics are medications primarily used to manage symptoms of psychosis such as delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics are a well-established treatment
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A North American research group compared women’s levels of satisfaction for breast reconstruction following implant surgery or tissue reconstruction. Following mastectomy, 60% of women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery. Unlike many aspects of the breast cancer these patients have survived, women are now offered a choice. They
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study determined the prevalence of high screen time among students and the factors associated with it. Sedentary lifestyles with lower physical activity are becoming common, especially pastimes in front of electronic screens. High screen time among teenagers is increasingly being recognised as a public health concern
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers analyzed how valuing gluten-free foods relate to health behaviours in young adults. These health behaviours include being conscientious of their weight, exercise, and food production values. In the last decade, gluten-free foods have risen in demand. We can walk down our grocery aisle and easily find gluten-free
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Nursing home residents often sleep poorly. American researchers recently reviewed all the previous studies that investigated methods to improve sleep in nursing homes. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities often sleep poorly. Poor sleep is associated with many problems, including cognitive decline, heart
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study sought to add some evidence to the usefulness of breast cancer screening by looking at the stage and type of cancer. All women over the age of 50 in Ontario, Canada are advised to undergo routine breast cancer screening.  In recent years, some researchers have
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition with many risk factors shared with cardiovascular disease. Researchers investigate whether erectile dysfunction can predict future cardiovascular disease. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection which can have broader negative effects than just sexual satisfaction. Though not typically discussed,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] A press release by the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions Conference highlighted the differences between disease characteristics in adults and youth with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Over the past two decades, the prevalence of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis in North American youth has increased. From 2002
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] E-cigarettes use flavored tobacco and have become increasingly popular. The potential harmful risks of flavored tobacco remain unknown. A research group at Boston University evaluated whether flavoured tobacco is harmful, and if so, to what extent. The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has significantly increased over the past
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The effects of depression, anxiety, and stress on well-being are becoming apparent, with researchers finding links between negative emotional states and chronic diseases. Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. To combat this growing problem, the American Heart Association devised seven targets called Life’s
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent review, researchers investigated the impact of cognitive behavioural therapy on postpartum depression. Postpartum depression was officially reported in psychiatric journals in 1994. There are a number of factors leading to post-partum depression including a history of depression in the family, low socioeconomic status, and an
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers followed almost 100,000 individuals to study if obesity is a risk factor for heart disease in those who are metabolically healthy. Metabolic syndrome describes several different medical conditions that occur together: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels, and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Different metabolic factors may be linked to breast cancer recurrence and survival, Norwegian researchers Lofterød and colleagues find in a new study. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women and results in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Improvements in identifying different kinds
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