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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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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers determined how aerobic exercise impacts PMS symptoms. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition associated with women undergoing the menstrual cycle. Women with premenstrual syndrome often exhibit psychological and physical symptoms before menstruation and in the days following menstruation. Some of these symptoms include
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] There are many treatments for type 2 diabetes. Some treatments are natural, like lifestyle changes, while others are medications that have been used for decades, like metformin. New medications and treatments are still undergoing clinical trials, while others have entered the market in recent years. Below, we will
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In an exciting study published in Cell Metabolism, researchers uncover mechanisms that link cancer with metabolic and sleep disturbances. Patients with cancer often complain about sleep problem and metabolic disturbances. This is associated with reduced quality of life for patients with such problems. However, until recently the molecular basis
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers determined if probiotics during pregnancy improve glycemic control and metabolic health to reduce pregnancy complications. More adults are affected by obesity and type 2 diabetes than ever before. Consequently, more pregnant women are overweight or obese and are therefore at a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine showed that statins, which are common cholesterol-lowering drugs, were able to prime blood cancer cells to be more easily eliminated. Leukemia describes blood cancers that begin in the bone marrow, where blood cells are made, and result in the accumulation
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