A newly published study demonstrates the effects of antioxidants from vitamin supplements including vitamin E in patients with type 2 diabetes. The food we eat contain nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Of these nutrients, glucose is essential for body cells to utilise for the production of energy. It is especially crucial for
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A recent article examines a new immunotherapy strategy that slowly releases immune-activating molecules at the tumor resection site to prevent disease relapse and metastasis. Cancers are notoriously difficult to treat, as they are comprised of transformed cells that grow in an uncontrolled manner. In particular, the surgical resection of tumors can actually promote wound healing,
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An interdisciplinary study analyzes the correlation between changes in dental cavities and saliva and the state of being under stress. Tooth decay and cavities are globally prevalent. They often result in frequent dentist appointments leading to increased costs and lower quality of life. Dental caries, or cavities, cause changes in dietary intake, social interactions, working
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Scientists developed distinct formulas to estimate body fat percentage in men and women based on simple body circumference measurements. The most widely used and accepted measure of body fat and weight is the body mass index (BMI). This measure, however, is flawed and sometimes does not produce an accurate depiction of health. Recently, clinicians have
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A study looked at the connection between neural systems and resilience, in determining the development of major depressive disorder in adolescent girls. Major depressive disorder is a common occurrence in adolescents. In fact, one in three female adolescents in the United States is diagnosed with this illness, and it is the most likely cause of
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Researchers in the United States determine the differences between sleep deficiency and sleepiness on the risk of a car crash. Many people suffer from sleep deficiency, defined as an insufficient amount of sleep.  Possible causes for sleep deficiency include a habitually short sleep duration and sleep apnea. A symptom of sleep deficiency is excessive sleepiness,
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A recent study in BMC Psychiatry examines the impact of yoga for PTSD as a complementary treatment to psychotherapeutic intervention. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a public health problem that has a worldwide prevalence of 6.1%. Substantial traumatic experiences result in PTSD and it commonly occurs among victims of violence, survivors of wars or natural disasters, veterans,
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Researchers seek to understand whether graphic cigarette warning labels actually influence people’s implicit evaluations regarding smoking. Smoking is a significant cause of preventable disease and death across the world. One of the primary strategies employed in tobacco control efforts is the use of cigarette warning labels on tobacco products. These labels are typically comprised of
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A recent study evaluated whether exercise programs can help to slow the cognitive decline often associated with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the brain commonly found in the older populations. It is a degenerative disease that causes a massive decrease in the ability of its patients to move properly. In the past,
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In a recent study, Danish researchers used previously published data to examine rates of violence and discrimination against those with a physical or mental disability. With a large proportion of the population getting older, the prevalence of disabilities is expected to increase in the years to come. Unfortunately, having one or more disability puts an
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A recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition investigated whether calorie restriction is a viable weight-loss method for athletes. Numerous research articles have noted the capacity for calorie restriction to have profound effects on metabolism, including increasing lifespans in small animals and delaying the onset of age-related diseases. These changes
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In a recent cohort study, researchers investigated the association between following a Mediterranean diet and the risk of lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers worldwide and unfortunately carries a poor prognosis, with five-year survival rates of less than 20%. Although smoking tobacco is a main risk factor, it has
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A recent review published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology explored the relationship between genes, environmental factors, and obesity. Upwards of 300 gene variants have been implicated in obesity and its contributing factors. Investigating the genes associated with obesity, the nature of these associations, and the biological processes tied to these genes may contribute to
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Young children with ADHD respond differently to specific treatment methods. A recent study examined a new type of intervention, called serious games, to determine which subtypes of children with ADHD are more likely to benefit. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed disorder in children. The primary symptoms of the disorder
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Child anxiety is increasingly common and difficult to treat. Researchers recently evaluated the quality of popular apps available for child anxiety and whether they follow evidence-based treatment strategies. Child anxiety is becoming increasingly prevalent. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in children in the USA and are usually the first mental illness to
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Stress can affect many aspects of our lives, often with detrimental results. A recent Peruvian study published in PLoS ONE investigated whether perceived stress can influence the dietary choices of undergraduate students. Stress is a common modern-day problem that can affect many aspects of our day-to-day life. Many people alter their eating behaviours to deal
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A recent study investigated whether sleep problems such as excessive daytime sleepiness increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Are those afternoon naps that we all enjoy, well more so as we get older, resulting in harmful consequences? An association between aging and an increase in daytime sleepiness exists but the inability to remain awake all
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Researchers reviewed the relationship between the immune system and diabetic kidney disease, and the impact of this potential effect on treatment options. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to the kidneys. This long-term condition, known as diabetic kidney disease, can progress to end-stage renal disease. Patients with end-stage renal disease usually require dialysis or
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A recent study investigated the impact of yoga on a small group of pre-schoolers to examine its impact on attention span in preschool children with ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs in about 7% of children and adolescents. Core symptoms indicating this condition include impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention. An important problem encountered in the
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