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
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent study published in the journal Menopause, researchers examined whether personality traits are associated with the risk of diabetes in postmenopausal women. Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans to this date. The risk of diabetes increases with age, and type 2 diabetes is the most common type. Adults
Reading Time: 3 minutes Scientists presented a new study to depict the effect of blood sugar levels of people with type 1 diabetes in the development of fractures. Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes can occur in younger ages due to the pancreas not producing any insulin. This leads
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
Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian researchers examined data to see if a dietary intervention was an effective tool to battle against symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is a well-known fact that poor dietary habits can have negative effects on mental health. Yet researchers from different health institutes across Australia wanted to properly assess the
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
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine discussed further evidence n the safety of MMR vaccines. Twenty years ago, a study was published – and subsequently retracted – that reported 8 out of 12 children with a developmental delay were diagnosed with autism four weeks after being
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from Purdue University in the United States developed a series of new compounds to treat acute myeloid leukemia and tested them in a preclinical study. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, over 1,300 Canadians were diagnosed with this aggressive leukemia in 2013, with nearly a thousand Canadians died from it.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study examined the effects of genes, specifically polygenic in nature, on the development of depression, as well as its severity and age of onset. Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders in the world, is believed to develop as a result of both genetic and environmental factors.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A study reviews the perspectives of women on the health effects of smoking marijuana during pregnancy. The most commonly used illicit drug in both the general and pregnant population is cannabis, also known as marijuana. The adverse effects of smoking marijuana during pregnancy are controversial as some studies have shown an
Reading Time: 3 minutes A study published in Science Translational Medicine examined the clinical efficacy and safety of a new diabetes drug. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Normally, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows your body to effectively process sugars into energy. In
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
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study in The European Heart Journal determined whether peak oxygen targets could lower individuals’ heart attack risk. VO2 max is also known as maximal oxygen consumption. It is a measure of the volume of oxygen required at an individual’s maximum cardiorespiratory activity. Cardiorespiratory activity is usually an action that
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience examined the role of the TREM2 gene in the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and how this gene may be used for the development of treatments. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and affects approximately 70% of individuals with dementia. It is
Reading Time: 2 minutes The American Heart Association (AHA) recently revealed updated statistics on the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the United States. The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization that concentrates on the health of the brain and heart. The AHA supports medical research related to heart disease and stroke.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A study by scientists at the National University of Singapore determined the importance of overall diet quality on the risk of type 2 diabetes. Several modified diets have been tried in the Western world, which has proved to be effective in reducing the risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Erasable ink found on receipts contain bisphenol A. A recent study conducted at the University of Granada researched the presence of BPA in receipts and discuss its effects on the human body. Approximately 90% of tickets and receipts with erasable ink contain bisphenol A as they are made from thermal paper.
In a recent study, researchers from China, Korea, and the US explored the relationship between a sedentary lifestyle and the risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum and is typically diagnosed in later life. However, young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed before 50 years of