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Researchers recommend different plans and programs to the level of exercise for those with diabetes and cardiovascular risk. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are associated with an increased risk of mortality. Exercise and diabetes are linked; previous studies have shown that there are added benefits to exercising for those diagnosed with diabetes. If there are no
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Researchers from the United States developed new life-saving devices that could self-charge using the mechanical motion of the heart. Heart arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat, causes a person’s heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. Millions of Canadians currently experience irregular heart rhythms. Arrhythmias can cause sudden cardiac
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In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigated the genetic variants involved in the fat distribution amongst men and women. Many descriptions of body shapes draw comparisons to fruits; more women are reported to have a pear-shaped body while more men tend to have bodies shaped like an apple. These differences arise from differences
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Collaboration between two research groups led to identifying a species of bacteria that protects against cow’s milk allergy. Food allergy is an adverse reaction of our body to the ingestion of certain foods. The immune system recognizes food components as a threat and starts a reaction. While definitive proof still lacks, research studies indicated an
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Researchers in the USA investigated how genetic testing can help in the diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease in some patients. The kidneys have many functions including blood filtration, maintaining fluid balance, blood pressure control, red blood cell production, and keeping bones healthy by vitamin D metabolism. In people with chronic kidney disease, these
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As antibiotic resistance is becoming more prominent, a recent study investigated the prevalence of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions in the US. Antibiotics are used to kill bacteria. However, some commonly used antibiotics can cause some bacteria to become resistant, making it harder to treat their associated illnesses.  These resistant bacteria can survive and increase in number,
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Australian scientists have made a breakthrough in ultrasound technology that could greatly improve the performance of ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique used to capture internal images of the body such as blood vessels, muscles, organs, and soft tissues. It helps doctors and health professionals diagnose patients’ abnormalities or signs of disease. Unlike other
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In a recent study, researchers examined whether vitamin D supplementation may be the key to reducing COPD exacerbations or attacks. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects as many as 170 million people worldwide. A COPD attack may occur from a viral infection, which exacerbates lung function. Vitamin D is believed to be beneficial to those
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Mixing drugs such as sleeping pills and opioid pain medicines is a dangerous practice. A recent study analyzed the prevalence, trends, and risk factors of mixing drugs in the United States. Older and chronically ill patients are the most at risk for inappropriately mixing drugs. One of the consequences of mixing drugs is possible drug
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In a recent study published in JAMA, researchers determined whether reducing added sugars will improve fatty liver disease in kids. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in children. It is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, end-stage liver disease, liver cancer, and cardio-vascular disease. Added sugar in the
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A new study investigated the beneficial effects of choline, an important nutrient, in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease across two generations. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the least understood chronic neurodegenerative diseases affecting over 30 million people worldwide. It most commonly affects people over the age of 65 years. Usually, the disease starts
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A recent study determined how emotion regulation may alter negative health effects due to family stress. The human body responds to psychological stress through chronic and acute symptoms. Facing chronic stress at an early age has been identified to increase susceptibility to depression, cardiovascular disease, a weaker immune system, and overall poorer health. An individual’s
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Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat of present times. A recent study published in Nature Communications discussed the impact of sewage contamination in the development of antibiotic resistance. Developments of resistant pathogens pose a great challenge in the field of medicine. Bacteria can evolve into resistant forms to overcome antibiotics and favour its survival. Sewage
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