Children

A recent Australian study explored a connection between sun exposure and risk of inflammatory bowel disease in children. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic intestinal condition that includes two main forms, namely ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The disease is uncommon in children, but research estimates that 15-25% of diagnoses occur in people under
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Researchers from the University of South Florida, U.S analyzed the risk of concussion in children who played sports. Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence Among the different sports injuries, concussion (temporary unconsciousness due to head trauma) is a serious health issue. Concussion in children can have long-term health consequences in brain development.  However, very little
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To see how stress affects children, researchers studied the effect of negative early-life experiences on stress hormone levels and the ability to focus. Negative early-life experiences in children such as poverty, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to the poor adjustment of children in social, emotional, and academic situations. The fact that this is
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In a recent study, researchers assessed the advantages an extrovert at work experiences, compared to introverts. What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? Extroverts tend to be viewed as sociable, outgoing, and leaders. Introverts tend to be viewed as reserved, calm, and observant. Extraversion and introversion in the workplace is a frequently studied topic.
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In a recent study, researchers assessed the advantages an extrovert at work experiences, compared to introverts. What is the difference between extroverts and introverts? Extroverts tend to be viewed as sociable, outgoing, and leaders. Introverts tend to be viewed as reserved, calm, and observant. Extraversion and introversion in the workplace is a frequently studied topic.
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Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. On-going research programs are searching for better ways of diagnosing and treating this serious disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer can be treated if caught early enough, however, there are few effective treatments for advanced prostate cancer.
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Researchers developed a non-invasive therapy that generates diffused and low‐intensity magnetic stimulation to treat post-concussion symptoms. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common form of traumatic brain injury that affects an individual’s brain function. It can occur with violent shaking and movement of the head or body, which can occur
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(1811) Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson is born. He was very interested in the use of anesthesia for pregnancy and he also discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform. (1896) American physicist and chemist Robert S. Mulliken is born. He is responsible for the early development of the molecular orbital theory, a theory which is used
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A new study published in the journal Health Psychology has examined the link between depression and chronic diseases in women. A large portion of the working population today face an increased susceptibility to multiple chronic diseases due to hectic work schedules, lack of physical exercise, exposure to environmental pollutants, and unhealthy eating habits. The work demands
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A new study assessed whether intensive treatment in patients with high blood pressure and diabetes can reduce risk of adverse events or death. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a well-established risk factor for the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure is associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events, including heart
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In a recent study, researchers investigated the long-term health effects of dietary amino acid supplements, such as protein shakes. Protein shakes, powders, and snack supplements containing amino acids are popular amongst fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts for their muscle building benefits. Branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and
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A study investigating the effects of saffron in children and teens suggest potential as an alternative herbal treatment for ADHD. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder often seen in childhood and adolescence. It is a chronic disorder that results in problems such as poor concentration and impulse control. An estimated 30% of patients
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A recent study examined the relationship between spending time alone, self-esteem, and feelings of belonging in first-year college students. Being a first-year college student is stressful, to say the least. Transitioning from the relatively supportive and familiar environment of high school forces us to take several big steps out of our comfort zones. Being independent
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A recent study assessed whether controlling blood pressure with anti-hypertensive treatment would be associated with a reduced rate of morality. High blood pressure is one of the most prevalent health concerns in adults across the globe. A recent study aimed to understand whether maintaining normal blood pressure values would have an impact on life expectancy
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A recent study found that a blood test developed by researchers in the United States could predict preterm birth.   Affecting nearly 10% of births, preterm birth can occur due to several conditions such as preterm labour, premature rupture of the placental membrane (PROM), or preeclampsia. Women who have previously had preterm deliveries are at
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Researchers recently studied whether pesticide exposure affected farmers’ sense of smell. The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.   Global pesticide use since 1990 has almost doubled from 2.29 tons to 4.09 tons. The Americas are the second highest user of pesticides, accounting for 29.4% of pesticides used. Pesticides are a necessary
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