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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent opinion article in JAMA Psychiatry discusses the mental health benefits of implementing regular physical activity in the educational system. Physical exercise has long been known to be associated with significant improvements in individuals’ mental health and cognitive functioning. In fact, physical activity can reduce stress, improve
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 4] Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that leads to progressive functional impairment. Researchers in Japan assessed factors affecting overall walking ability. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints causing the surrounding tissue to swell and become improperly lubricated.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Scientists in the US and China developed a hepatocyte-mimicking antidote for the treatment of alcohol intoxication. People consume alcoholic drinks in enormous amount worldwide. Many Canadians associate drinking with social activities such as watching sports, parties, and celebrations. According to the statistics published by the Health Canada, more
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Little has been known about the long-term success of epilepsy surgery, even though surgeons have performed the surgery for decades. In a recent study, researchers sought to determine whether epilepsy surgery would provide long-term improvements. Epilepsy affects the brain and causes seizures, which can occur in many different ways. Seizures can range from a few
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A recent feature article published in Science explores how targeting the metabolism of immune cells may be an effective new approach to treat autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases arise when the mechanisms that regulate the immune system go awry. For example, in an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease, the immune cells attack the gastrointestinal
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A study published in Lancet Infectious Disease determined if there is an association between chlamydia and negative birth outcomes. Genital infections may be associated with negative birth outcomes. Chlamydia, a prevalent sexually transmitted infection, has been shown in some studies to cause birth issues. However, other studies have found that chlamydia infections have no effect
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A recent study investigated the efficacy of a cognitive behavioural intervention technique called PSAI in tackling chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is a common sleep disorder linked to a number of other conditions such as cardiovascular and mental illnesses. Health care practitioners estimate that 30-35% of the general population experience some form of insomnia. It is
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Many postmenopausal women experience uncomfortable vulvovaginal symptoms including itching, pain, and dryness. A recent randomized clinical trial compares the effectiveness of one treatment option, estradiol, to vaginal moisturizing gels, and a placebo. It is estimated that 40% to 54% of postmenopausal women experience undesirable vulvovaginal symptoms including vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse. Recent evidence
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A recent study investigates the degrees of sensory impairment in hearing and its association with injuries from accidents in the US. Traffic accidents and road safety are paramount concerns. Accidental injuries are a leading cause of mortality and disability in the United States. Accidents and injuries occurring from accidents have resulted in treatment costs and
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A recent study conducted in Sweden determined the impact of hormonal contraceptives on the psychological health and psychotropic drug use of adolescents. While there are many choices in contraception available, the psychological side effects are a cause for concern among many people using hormonal contraceptives. The rate of discontinuation of these medications is very high
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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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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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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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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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A new study investigated the effects of drinking on treatment for depressive symptoms, as assessed by psychological functioning, stress, and sleep. Alcohol consumption can be a risky activity in patients with mental illness. Many clinicians believe that consuming alcohol could exacerbate the patient’s condition. Antidepressants, for example, are often incompatible with alcohol and the combination
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