Month: September 2018

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study by Scott and colleagues attempted to investigate the potential effects of vaping on the lungs by studying the effects of vapourized components on human alveolar macrophages. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming a popular activity among both traditional cigarette smokers and ex-smokers. Using e-cigarettes is also
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An exciting study published in the journal Immunity demonstrated a mechanism by which chemicals in vegetables can help in colon cancer prevention. Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute have revealed a mechanism through which chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can significantly reduce the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Sobolev and colleagues assess mortality and provide timing guidelines for hip fracture surgery.   Hip fractures are extremely common and lead to death in 5% to 10% of patients within 30 days. Surgery typically improves survival, and surgery within 48 hours
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new meta-analysis indicates that drinking amounts even lower than the recommended alcohol intake per week is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and shorter lifespans. Every country has slightly different amounts for recommended alcohol intake. The Canadian guidelines recommend no more than two drinks per day
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers examined which brain areas play a role in the association between depression and sleep complications. Depression is recognized as one of the most debilitating illnesses these days. According to the World Health Organization, depression is currently the leading reason for disability. While there are many known treatments,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Cardiac arrest is often a sudden and fatal event that can be treated with cardiac defibrillators. Researchers investigate if wearable defibrillators are an ideal solution for high-risk pediatric patients. Cardiac arrest is sudden heart failure which leads to loss of blood circulation. While certain risk factors can increase
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, researchers investigated the links between sex hormones and pain receptors in relation to migraines. Experts estimate that chronic pain affects more than 20% of the world’s population and is one of the most debilitating human diseases. Researchers are working to understand the cellular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Soccer concussions are typically caused by players colliding. However, heading a soccer ball carries a great risk for significant brain injuries. A recent study by US researchers investigated the effects of brain injuries caused by soccer headers in female versus male athletes. Repetitive head injuries in athletes playing
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers describe a new technique that uses a “fingerprint” to potentially personalize medical treatment. Personalized medicine is the concept that each patient should be treated individually despite them having the same disease or diagnosis. Personalized medicine is based on several considerations such as individual
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Empathy is an important part of healthcare, especially when treatment plans and decisions are being discussed. A recent study looked at how well pediatric physicians delivered empathetic statements during these care conferences and its influence on family-physician communication. It is critical for physicians to respond appropriately with empathy
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Osteoporosis is a common disease with many causes. It can have many physical, social and economic implications. Current treatment options for osteoporosis include lifestyle changes and medications. In this review, we will discuss five natural osteoporosis treatment options that are important to adjust before or while taking medication.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigate how concentrated juices from a tart cherry benefits human gut health in a recent study published by the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Containing high levels of anthocyanins, flavonols, and especially polyphenols, there are many tart cherries benefits for human health. These properties can help with cardiovascular
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study confirms that the technology disrupts sleep quality, but also finds that high-speed internet specifically reduces the amount of sleep. Digital devices are found everywhere in our lives. While the use of laptops, computers, tablets, and smartphone scan enrich our experiences, there is a growing concern
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed recordings of doctor-patient communication to evaluate how effectively doctors are listening to patients. Good doctor-patient communication is essential for establishing a trusting relationship that leads to effective patient-centered care. As part of this, it is important that doctors
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent review in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics discusses the current perspectives on gender dysphoria among adolescents. A large number of young adults are grappling with gender identity crisis. There is arising diagnosis of gender dysphoria. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, gender
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores a novel nontoxic method to fight cancer by targeting cancer cells using photodynamic therapy. Nanoparticles are tiny particles that can be engineered to carry certain compounds and be preferably taken up by specific cells, such as
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A two-year US study on over 2,500 teenagers looked at whether there is an association between frequent digital media use and subsequent ADHD symptoms in teens. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition that leads to difficulty in focusing attention, staying still, and controlling impulsive behaviors. It can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study in Belgium, researchers examined the breast milk composition of females who had undergone bariatric surgery and the effect of maternal diet on breast milk composition. Bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgery that involves a variety of procedures. It is usually performed on individuals
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Today, September 21, 2018, is World Alzheimer’s Day. Today is about raising awareness and challenging the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This disease is not only difficult for the individual, but it is also extremely difficult for family and friends to watch a loved one slowly decline. What
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Wearable activity monitors are a fun and convenient way of measuring daily exercise. Researchers investigate if wearable activity monitors can help monitor cancer development. Cancer patients require ongoing monitoring to assess their cancer development so that their treatment can be adjusted accordingly. If their cancer is worsening, higher
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