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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 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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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 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: 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 the US compared the healthcare experiences of patients with and without a primary care doctor. In the USA, the healthcare system is mostly organized around specialist doctor care in hospital settings. However, in many other countries, primary care forms the basis of the healthcare system. Individuals visit a generalist
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers at the University of Iowa investigated the link between muscle strength and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious public health concern, with over 27 million Americans having the condition according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with type 2
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers recently studied whether type 1 diabetes in children affected their scores on standardized mathematics and reading tests. Type 1 diabetes in children, often known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls the body’s blood sugar levels.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes According to a recent study controls to maintain a normal blood pressure does not lead to any significant improvements in the maintenance of cognitive function with increasing age. With blood pressure changes and other pathological changes within the brain matter of Alzheimer’s patients, researchers postulated whether blood pressure control from an
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study carried out in Canada set out to identify and describe back pain groups with various pathways of progression. This new research has been published in Arthritis Care & Research. One of the most commonly reported health problems across the world is back pain. Research has demonstrated that worldwide,
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study investigated the relationship between positive and negative body image and mindfulness of the body, or interoceptive awareness. While researchers have long been interested in the way people relate to their bodies, negative attitudes about our bodies remain highly pervasive in Western society. There are many factors contributing to
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers have observed increases in early-onset colorectal cancer. In a recent study, they determine its relation to obesity. Obesity is characterized by being overweight and specifically, having a BMI of 30 or greater.  According to Obesity Canada, obesity is a chronic illness that resembles diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes) and high
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The uterus is thought to play no role outside of pregnancy. However, Koebele and colleagues show that a hysterectomy could significantly impact hormonal and cognitive function. A hysterectomy is a common procedure in which the uterus is surgically removed. Usually, this occurs prior to the onset of menopause, and about half
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study in Journal of Cell Biology revealed a new molecular node that could be pharmacologically targeted to treat BRCA-1 deficient ovarian cancers. Environmental stresses can introduce breaks within our genomic DNA. Such errors are highly deleterious to the cells. Therefore our cells deploy multiple genome repair mechanisms in order
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study in The BMJ compared the effectiveness and safety of a new herpes zoster vaccine with its older alternative. The Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is the cause of chickenpox and shingles in humans. Chickenpox most commonly affects children and causes the typical itchy blisters that allow the virus to
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