Month: August 2019

A recent study investigated the effects of alternate day fasting, finding that participants had reduced total caloric intake and improved markers of cardiovascular health. A recent clinical trial demonstrated that alternate day fasting for a period of four weeks was able to improve markers of overall health, including markers of cardiovascular health, reduced fat mass,
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Moles are common, usually harmless, skin growths that develop due to an overgrowth of melanocytes, or pigment-producing cells. Moles, or nevi, typically form during childhood and adolescence, but new moles can appear in adulthood. Although most moles are noncancerous, or benign, the development of a new mole or sudden changes to existing moles in an
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Recently, researchers investigated a new reliable multiple platforms’ method that helps to diagnose Lyme disease at an early stage. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterial pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Due to climate changes and warmer winters, ticks are becoming active earlier in the season
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A recent study examined the prevalence of burdensome interventions in advanced dementia patients towards the end of their lives, as well as the differences between men and women. Healthcare in older adults and senior persons is often a serious concern for medical researchers and professionals. The –care portion of the term is often just as
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A recent study suggests increased rates of depression, cannabis, and alcohol abuse among former smokers. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, was conducted in the year 2018-2019 and is the first national U.S. study to focus on the occurrence of depression and substance abuse over time among ex-smokers. At present, the
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Researchers examine if there is an association between antibiotics and colon cancer. They looked into specific colon regions. The use of antibiotics continues to rise every year, recently estimated at 70 billion individual antibiotic prescriptions in 2010.  While sometimes necessary in treating bacterial infections, antibiotics have been associated with a negative impact on gut health.
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A recent study investigated how the microbiome affects the critical growth period during infancy, specifically, how it might impact on the growth of preterm infants. Parents today are heavily educated by their own parents and the media controlled by the multi-billion-dollar parenting industry. As a new parent today, there are so many resources to ensure
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Many people experience dizziness before a meal. Low blood glucose can make a person feel light-headed or exhausted, especially if it has been a long time since their last meal. Dizziness after eating is less common, but it can also occur. Some medical conditions and food sensitivities may trigger dizziness after a meal. Doctors sometimes
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Researchers have discovered a potential link between the human gut microbiome and genetic risk for autoimmunity. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that develops in children and adolescents and is influenced by genetic and environmental factors. Researchers from Linkoping University in Sweden and the University of Florida in the US assessed the gut
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Scientists develop a new way to diagnose childhood eczema by investigating the different kinds of bacteria living on the skin. The skin plays host to a variety of microorganisms including viruses, fungi, mites, and bacteria collectively called the skin microbiome. This fact may make your skin crawl, literally, but these harmless microorganisms provide a vital
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A recent study finds that Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil successfully reverses neurological damage caused by alcohol. Adolescence is a time of great change. We are all familiar with the extensive physical changes young people undergo as they transition between childhood and adulthood.  However, during this period, the human brain also undergoes significant changes. Adolescents experience significant
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Researchers in Sweden analyzed genetic data from four large public health studies to investigate the link between insomnia and heart disease. Insomnia is a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. People with insomnia experience symptoms due to poor sleep quality such as fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and mood disturbance. Most people have occasional,
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Canadian researchers analyzed the incidence of in-hospital adverse events and their overall impact on the Canadian healthcare system. In Canada, universal healthcare is provided to all citizens. Medicare, Canada’s publicly funded system, allows citizens to have access to medically necessary hospital and physician service without the need to pay out of pocket. However, in keeping
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