Health, Fitness & Food

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether or not melatonin is also an effective insomnia treatment for individuals with delayed circadian rhythms. Over-the-counter melatonin supplements have been widely used to help with insomnia. Melatonin is a hormone involved in sleep that is produced by the pineal gland of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study published in Psychophysiology, researchers examined the performance and neural signals of participants with hangovers. There are many consequences of alcohol intoxication, including impairments in decision making and communication, among other things. Negative consequences of intoxication include drinking and driving, sexual violence, and others. Neural
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent clinical trial published in JAMA investigated the effects of depression treatment on cardiac outcomes of patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome. The worldwide depression rate is a growing concern. Oftentimes patients have depression along with other medical conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Acute
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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] 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] 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] 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: 3 Average: 3] A recent study by US researchers looked at the ketogenic diet and cancer, specifically the keto diet’s potential anti-cancer effects and the possibility of its use as an adjuvant cancer therapy. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that has become increasingly popular over
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Published in PLOS ONE, two national surveys in Great Britain try to pin down what factors affect individuals’ general health and wellbeing. An individual’s finances greatly shape what sort of life they are able to lead. However, there are other factors that influence a person’s general health and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers investigate whether a type of heart failure known as “broken heart syndrome” is associated with specific genes. Stressful events, such as the death of a loved one, can lead to a type of heart failure called “broken heart syndrome.” Also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, symptoms of the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study by Cepelis and colleagues investigated a potential association between asthma and atrial fibrillation, which is a condition characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart problem characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Studies have shown that irregular heartbeats are associated with an increased
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition article revealed new findings on the role of selenium supplements in patients suffering from congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a syndrome comprised of several symptoms including shortness of breath, swelling in lower legs and hands, decreased ability
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] In a recent study, researchers reviewed the safety and efficacy of the stevia sweetener by discussing the properties of the stevia leaf. Stevia rebaudiana is a shrub that can be found in Brazil and Argentina. Stevia leaves contain steviol glycosides, which makes up the extracts of the leaves
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Intermittent fasting comes in various forms and is gaining popularity as a weight-loss diet. Researchers reviewed studies on intermittent fasting to determine its efficacy for weight loss and other benefits on the body. Intermittent fasting is practiced in many religions and cultures. In the Western culture, in which
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study of twins, researchers investigated the effects of long-term exercise habits on muscle health and overall physical fitness. Many studies show that regular physical exercise has multiple health benefits and reduces the risk of death. We also know that physical health is influenced by both
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