Month: January 2019

A recent study published findings on the availability and advertising of tobacco products. The use of tobacco products is prevalent across the United States, from cigarettes to tobacco products such as cigars and electronic cigarettes. Nicotine in these products is responsible for their addictive natures, but the most toxic effects result from burning tobacco, which
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New research from Case Western Reserve University in the United States makes strides in understanding why HIV-infected patients often suffer from higher cancer rates. Controlling HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy has considerably reduced the risk of AIDS-defining cancers such as Kaposi’s sarcoma and certain B-cell lymphomas. However, cancer remains a leading cause of death in
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Researchers at Virginia Tech are testing a new drug for chronic pain treatment that may avoid the addictive effects of opioids. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin are commonly used for mild and moderate generalized pain but may have limited effectiveness in alleviating chronic nerve pain. NSAIDs inhibit the activity of cyclooxygenase enzymes responsible
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A recent study published in Research in Sports Medicine examined the benefits of compression stockings for female soccer players. Soccer-induced muscle injury and fatigue are possible and unfortunate aspects of the sport. Previous studies have revealed various benefits of compression stockings when worn by male soccer players. These benefits included a reduction in muscle stress
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A recent study examined how strongly anxiety and depression predict physical illnesses, compared to obesity and smoking. Preventative efforts in primary care often focus on physical risk factors such as obesity and smoking. While significant evidence exists linking mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, to poorer health outcomes, these are not the focus
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Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia conducted a study to investigate the antibacterial properties of a drug called PBT2 being tested for Alzheimer’s disease. Antibiotic resistance has become a critical global health issue. Over the last 10 years, the number of bacteria exhibiting antibiotic resistance has increased significantly. In the United States, more
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A recent study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians reveals the association between body weight and cancer risk factors. Studies have shown that excess body weight can cause many chronic diseases and can decrease life expectancy. Throughout the years, there has been an increase in the rates of obesity and its association with
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Physical activity is vital for health maintenance and heart disease prevention. Researchers studied how endurance and strength exercises differ in preventing heart disease. Physical activity is a staple of healthy living. We use it to feel energized, youthful, and attain physique goals. Typically, we break down exercise in two ways: cardio and strength training. Both
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A recent study determined how parents’ brain activities interact with their children’s while playing with each other. Humans are social beings. We spend most of our time interacting with one another. We learn through social interactions. Several studies have shown how an individual’s brain activity works in learning and attention. However, studies involving the interaction
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