Month: January 2020

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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Diabetes is a serious global illness that is only getting worse.  Globally, the occurrence of diabetes among people over 18 years of age has grown from 4.7% in 1980, to 8.5% in 2014.  The World Health Organization has estimated that diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death worldwide. What is diabetes? Insulin is a hormone,
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If there’s one thing you can count on around this time of year, it’s incredible routines from the UCLA Gymnastics team. Take Gracie Kramer’s floor choreography, for example. The 21-year-old student recently competed in a meet against Boise State, and her talents are enough to impress any “bad guy.” Commentators called Gracie’s routine “creepy” but,
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Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,
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Study identifies stress marker associated with abuse and domestic violence during childhood. It has been well documented within the scientific literature that childhood and adolescent adverse experiences, stress, and violence are linked to increased risk of physical and mental health issues in adulthood. Many of these physical and mental health issues are inflammatory in origin.
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Adnexal masses are lumps that occur in the adnexa of the uterus, which includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. They have several possible causes, which can be gynecological or nongynecological. An adnexal mass could be: A family doctor can usually manage benign masses. However, prepubescent and postmenopausal individuals will need to see a gynecologist
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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Alphabet’s Google Cloud, speaks at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Account reps from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing
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A new study published in Science Advances discovers that blocking Flt1 and Nrp1 from interacting with vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) in the skin epidermis prevents psoriasis development. Three percent of the world’s population is affected by psoriasis, a skin inflammatory disorder that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.  It
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Madelaine Petsch just shared her daily workout routine on YouTube, and it has us sweating for more reasons than one. During the 19-minute video, the Riverdale actress crushes a series of exercises with her (very easy on the eyes) trainer, Stephen Pasterino, who created the low-impact, high-intensity fitness method known as P.volve. The moves are
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in East Room of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2019. Leah Millis | Reuters Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List launched a $52 million effort on Friday to support President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, a day
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US researchers investigated the trends in robotic surgery use for common surgical procedures. In robotic surgery, a surgeon performs a surgical procedure by remotely operating robotic surgical equipment from a computer consul, rather than operating directly on the patient. Robotic surgical equipment includes hi-tech camera systems that give the surgeon 3D visuals of the operation
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A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Native to India and Southeast Asia, people have used turmeric root
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