Researchers compared the differences between e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement treatments in quitting smoking. They compared the one-year effectiveness of both products. E-cigarettes and nicotine replacement treatments have both been used to help individuals quit smoking. In a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers investigated which method is more effective. For
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A recent article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal assessed the maternal risks associated with infertility treatments. Every year, up to 4% of births in Canada result from the use of infertility treatments. Treatments such as in vitro fertilization and ovulation induction provide couples who have difficulty getting pregnant with the opportunity to have
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Researchers investigated whether evening exercise actually has a negative impact on sleep and appetite.  Specifically, the researchers studied the effect of evening high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on these bodily functions. It is a common belief that exercising before bedtime disrupts one’s sleep and should be avoided.  Disrupted sleep also affects one’s appetite and caloric intake. 
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The Journal of Physiology published research that highlights the link between exercise and decreased tumour growth in colon cancer.   As time passes by, the baby-boomer generation increases in age and consequently, the global population’s median age also increases. With older age, comes a higher risk of chronic diseases. Cancer, specifically
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Intermittent fasting has become a popular approach to losing weight. A recent study by researchers in Japan uncovered some previously unknown effects of fasting. The basic idea of intermittent fasting is restricting daily food intake into a six-to-eight-hour window and then fasting for the remainder of the time. The effects of
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience sheds new insights into the benefits of yoga for arthritis patients.   Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease that typically manifests with the swelling of the small joints, particularly in the hands and feet. RA affects both the
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study evaluated the benefits of green tea polyphenols on glucose regulation and skeletal muscle metabolism in mice with elevated blood glucose levels. Green tea is a popular drink in many parts of the world. The well-recognized benefits of green tea include its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and weight loss properties.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study by Australian researchers investigated why middle-aged women increasingly drink alcohol despite the well-known association between alcohol and breast cancer.   According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer. For every 10g (around one drink) of alcohol an adult woman
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Ученые оценили пользу грецких орехов для здоровья человека, основываясь на их влиянии на микрофлору кишечника, на образованные под воздействием бактерий желчные кислоты и на маркеры здоровья. В желудочно-кишечном тракте человека в высокой концентрации содержатся различные микроорганизмы, которые могут оказывать как благотворное, так и вредное воздействие. Употребление еды, богатой насыщенными жирами и
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Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent study sought to investigate if bacteria and immune responses can be used to diagnose the risk of premature birth.   We have all taken an antibiotic at some point in our lives. Doctors almost always prescribe or recommend that we take probiotics with our antibiotics, which seems a little
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Reading Time: 2 minutes В течение длительного промежутка времени ученые изучали, изменяет ли употребление чая концентрацию липопротеинов высокой плотности у людей старшего возраста.   Существует два вида холестерина: “хороший” холестерин (обычно так обозначают липопротеины высокой плотности, ЛПВП) и “плохой ”холестерин ЛПНП (липопротеины низкой плотности, ЛПНП). С возрастом концентрация “хорошего” холестерина в организме человека естественным образом
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study published in JAMA Oncology analyzed data generated from over 28,000 childhood cancer survivors and compared the lifetime cardiotoxicity risk in different chemotherapeutic drugs used for treatment.   One out of every five Canadian kids who are diagnosed with childhood cancer will not survive. Childhood or pediatric cancer can
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A study from the USA compared using different types of electrodes in the brain for the selection of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. Medications do not work in one-third of all individuals with epilepsy. These patients continue to be at risk from epileptic episodes, accidental injuries, and sudden death. Epilepsy surgery has
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in Ireland recently studied whether a heart-healthy diet affects thinking and memory skills in mid-life. In 2017, almost 44 million people worldwide suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Thirty per cent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s have heart disease, and 29% have diabetes. It is known that a heart-healthy
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers examined the blood flow of individuals with mild cognitive impairment in order to understand the effects of exercise on the brain. It is believed that changes in blood flow in the brain result in the impairments experienced by those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). There is currently no cure for
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study found specific factors that may contribute to a positive methacholine challenge test in patients with asthma.   Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by obstruction of airflow to the lungs and bronchospasms, which are sudden muscle contractions of the walls of the bronchioles.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers describe a new method to identify tumor-promoting genes and how it was used to discover potential drug targets for breast cancer treatment.   Oncogenes are genes whose expression promote tumor development. The discovery of oncogenes associated with breast cancer has led to an increased understanding of the disease and to
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Reading Time: 3 minutes New research determined how the E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) evade and resist the body’s defence mechanisms. The researchers further evaluated if zinc-mediated immune response can be used as a new strategy for non-antibiotic UTI treatment.   Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type
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