A large US study looked at whether women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. During pregnancy, some women develop problems controlling their blood glucose. This is known as gestational diabetes. Although the condition is not fully understood, it is known that in pregnant women
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In a recent study, researchers in France determined the effects of a breakfast drink with whey protein on muscle mass in older adults. Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. There are several ways to combat sarcopenia; among them are to increase protein intake as well as using available essential amino
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In a recent study, researchers determine if the association between antidepressants and type 2 diabetes in adults is the same for youth. There has been a marked increase in antidepressant use among youth over the past 20 years. In fact, antidepressants are one of the most common psychotropic drugs prescribed to children. Several antidepressants are
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Researchers compare People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful lists from 1990 and 2017 to evaluate if there have been changes in beauty standards over time. There are variations of ideas on beauty depending on personal preferences and cultural standards. However, society demonstrates a substantial agreement overall as to what constitutes human beauty. People magazine has the
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A recently published article has examined the relationship between smoking and lung cancer mortality among people living with HIV in the US. With the introduction of antiretroviral medications, the life expectancy of patients living with HIV has been dramatically changed.  Non-AIDS related diseases are the number one cause of mortality in AIDS patients undergoing retroviral
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Researchers recently investigated the relative recurrence risk of postpartum depression among women who experienced depression after their first births. Postpartum depression is a temporary, non-psychotic state of depression following the delivery of a child. Postpartum depression may affect between 5% and 15% of all mothers, making it one of the most common postnatal complications of
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In a study published earlier this month, researchers determine what affects the use and purchase of e-bikes would have on physical activity levels. To lower levels of inactivity and increase physical activity levels, cycling has been made a political goal in Norway. Many research studies have produced findings that support the positive outcomes related to
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In a recent study, researchers investigate whether there is an association between poorly controlled diabetes and tuberculosis. For centuries, healthcare providers have recognized that there is an association between diabetes and tuberculosis. In fact, patients with diabetes are considered to have a higher potential risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). The reason for this being that
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A recent review paper outlines the many risk factors for asthma including those that are psychological, social, and lifestyle-related. The most common chronic illness that affects children in the United States is asthma. Approximately 14.5% of children have this disease and it adversely affects their physical and psychosocial health. Many environmental, psychological, and social factors
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Researchers investigated the relationship between age and ADHD diagnosis to uncover if a child’s age within the school year impacts chances of a diagnosis. Behavioural symptoms that include hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention are well-known features of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are many factors that contribute to the chances of receiving
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In a recent study, scientists determine whether people can maintain their health with high-intensity interval training while on a fast food diet. The fast food diet currently prevalent in North America is both popular and unhealthy.  For example, a study has shown that during the 2007-2010 period, adults in the United States received 11% of
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Researchers studied university students to determine the sociodemographic and behavioural variables associated with different physical activity levels. Adults are encouraged to participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Previous studies have shown that
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Researchers discuss ways to reduce the risks associated with a common, but sometimes deadly, heart disorder — atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart disease that causes an irregular heartbeat by interfering with the heart’s normal rhythm. This interferes with the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently around the body, which can lead to
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Researchers recently investigated whether there are racial differences found in the quality of end-of-life care in hospitals, hospices, or at home. Studies conducted in the United States assessing end-of-life care have shown that there may be differences in quality of care between races in the various areas of end-of-life care, including symptom management, communication, and
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Researchers from the United States and Germany studied whether repeated electrical brain stimulation of the prefrontal cortex could improve weight loss by reducing hunger, cravings, and snacking behaviour. Health Risks Associated with Obesity Obesity is a term that describes when a person’s body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be. While genes, lifestyle,
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Researchers in the Republic of Korea recently investigated whether there is, in fact, an association between bone mineral density and a brain aneurysm. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by deterioration of bone tissue and low bone mass which leads to increased fragility of bones, making the risk of fracturing high. A bone mineral density test,
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A large-scale multinational study investigates the effect of evolocumab on regulating LDL cholesterol levels and managing the risk of heart disease. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is a well-researched marker for cardiovascular disease, with lower LDL levels being associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is an enzyme that plays
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Researchers investigated parenting stress and quality of life of those who have children with normal-range intelligence autism in Poland. Parents of children who have autism face many challenges on a daily basis due to their children’s obstacles in life. Children with autism are a mixed population ranging from low to high-range intelligence, however, their parents
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A study examines the association between viruses and breast cancer by examining the presence of the four viruses in normal breast tissue and after cancer development. Numerous viruses have been linked to the development of invasive breast cancer.1 Of these, the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), bovine leukemia virus (BLV), human papillomavirus (HPV), and Epstein
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A new study investigates the effectiveness of measuring procalcitonin levels to gauge the efficacy of antibiotics in treating acute respiratory infections. Procalcitonin is the precursor of the peptide hormone calcitonin. Calcitonin is produced as procalcitonin primarily by the thyroid gland and reduces the levels of calcium in the blood by inhibiting the activity of osteoclasts,
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Researchers studied the behaviours, attitudes, and motivations behind the use of electronic cigarettes in both smokers and non-smokers in the United States. Electronic Cigarettes are battery-powered cigarettes that have risen in popularity in the United States. It delivers aerosolized nicotine and substances to the user. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that
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A new screening strategy, YouthCHAT, is soon to be implemented in New Zealand to combat mental health disorders and risky behaviour in adolescents. Mental health concerns and risky behaviour often arise during adolescence, including alcohol and drug use, physical inactivity, and sexual risk behaviours. In New Zealand, 25% of youth are affected by depression and
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Researchers test the safety and efficacy of a natural anti-fungal treatment derived from spirulina to treat severe fungal infections of the skin and nails. Superficial fungal infections of the hair, skin, or nails, also referred to dermatophytosis, affects about a quarter of the world’s population. Topical anti-fungal treatment creams can be used to treat dermatophytosis,
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