Researchers found that the association between suicidal behaviours and bullying in youths depended on gender and regional variation. What is the connection between suicidal behaviours and bullying? How prevalent are suicidal behaviours and bullying across the world? What are their global health risks? These are the questions behind a study published in The Lancet. With
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A new study models an improved bariatric surgery care pathway to estimate the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery. For many obese patients, surgery is a key treatment option that can provide long-term health improvement. Evidence over the years has established the positive outcomes of bariatric surgery in suitable patients. Bariatric surgery has been associated with better
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A comprehensive study of clinical trials on the health benefits of quercetin highlights the effects on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Quercetin is a plant-derived chemical compound that is found in many fruits, vegetables, and herbs including raspberries, red onions, kale, and fennel. Taking quercetin supplements is thought to improve health due to its anti-inflammatory
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Scientists identify and map structural proteins in the pig ovary, bringing us closer to developing ‘bio-ink’ for 3-D printing an artificial ovary. The need for developing bio-prosthetic or artificial ovary Approximately one in six female cancer survivors suffer from early menopause due to the serious side-effects of chemotherapy. Clinically known as premature ovarian insufficiency, this
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Working with a mouse model, researchers have shown relief of endometriosis symptoms using THC as a pain reliever. Pain is complicated.  Many things can cause pain, such as injury, disease, inflammation (swelling), pressure applied to body parts and nerve damage.  There are also many types of medications that attempt to help relieve pain – everything
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A recent review article looked at the latest data to determine if dietary changes can affect mental health. Dietary psychiatry, an emerging field in mental health and treatment, has recently been featured in several scientific literature journals. Although much of the data show a significant association, scientists are still trying to accurately determine whether diet
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New study examines whether exposure to 9/11 rubble increases cancer risk. The attacks on the World Trade Centre towers on September 11th, 2001 remain the defining moment of the 21st century. While close to 3,000 people were killed directly by the attacks, the devastating effects may have extended far beyond that fateful date. A new
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In a new study, researchers developed a new AI tool to detect low glucose levels from ECG signals using non-invasive wearable sensors. Tracking changes in blood sugar or glucose levels is vital for diabetic patients. Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) results in long-term health complications that can damage the kidney, nerves, and blood vessels in the
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Recent research supports an association between specific components of the diet and mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians experiences mental health condition or illness in a given year. Approximately 50% of the population will have or have already had a mental illness by the age of forty. Mental
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Recently researchers compared virtual physical therapy after a total knee replacement surgery to traditional in-person physical therapy. Total knee replacement surgeries have doubled in recent years and are not expected to decrease. After surgery, physical therapy is necessary to allow patients to fully recover and use their new knee. However, physical therapy is expensive and
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A recent study evaluated the effect of lactate on breast cancer cells and how this may contribute to cancer formation. Why does cancer need glucose? Cancer cells consume increased amounts of glucose, a simple sugar molecule. Cancer cells also produce an increased amount of lactate, a byproduct of glucose. Glucose plays a key role in
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Researchers have consistently shown that there is a strong association between what we eat and our health. For instance, studies show that the dietary intake of flavanols and procyanidins are associated with cardiovascular health. Flavanols are bioactive compounds that can be found in many foods such as apples, blueberries, grapes, pears, and cocoa. A flavanol
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