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Since this week is men’s health week, let’s take a closer look at five of the top health concerns for men. Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in men worldwide. Currently, the successful treatment of prostate cancer is highly dependant on early diagnosis. For cases with later diagnosis, treatment options
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A recent study assessed the cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and metabolic benefits of naps in children. Poor sleep affects physical, mental, and psychological factors in children. Napping may be valuable in insufficient sleep compensation and reduction of daytime sleepiness. Napping is practiced as part of a healthy lifestyle in China, among all age groups. In most
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US experts reviewed research into the possible causes of OCD and the potential for using cannabinoids in treating the condition. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness in which the sufferer has unwanted intrusive obsessive thoughts that make them extremely anxious and distressed. These thoughts are combined with repetitive compulsive behaviors that they act out
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In a recent study, researchers determine whether a chemical component of a weed killer is linked to liver disease. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a debilitating disease that, in developed countries, is ranked as the most common chronic liver disease. In rodent studies, animals fed with glyphosate – one of the main ingredients in
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A recent study examined the effects of soy protein on low density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol. Recently, the FDA has decided to re-visit data surrounding soy protein and its ability to decrease cholesterol. In 2006, a scientific advisory Committee of the AHA determined that the claim that soy protein decreases cholesterol was not sufficiently
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A recent study conducted in Sweden investigated the effect of high job demands on weight gain in both men and women. During the last few decades, an increase in body mass index (BMI) has been observed in the general population, with experts predicting a rise in future obesity rates. We all know that eating too
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A recent study published findings on the health benefits of eating blueberries in patients with metabolic syndrome. The main component of blueberries, anthocyanin, has been previously identified by researchers as a possible candidate to improve health outcomes in people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects nearly one-third of western populations. People with metabolic syndrome have
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Researchers in France investigated the effects of acetaminophen on stroke risk and other factors in older adults. Acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) is a widely-used, over-the-counter, pain-relief medicine. It is generally considered to be very safe. However, it is also one of the most commonly over-dosed drugs and the most common cause of drug-induced liver
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Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine if switching individuals with type 2 diabetes to liquid-only diets would impact their cardiometabolic risk.   Cardiometabolic risk is a condition in which individuals have low blood levels of high-density cholesterol (good cholesterol), as well as high levels of triglycerides. Individuals with cardiometabolic risk typically express insulin resistance and
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A study of American adults evaluated the link between nutrient intake from dietary supplements and mortality.   In 2015, the market revenue of vitamin supplements was estimated to be worth more than US$50 billion. By 2024, the global dietary supplements market is expected to reach US$278 billion. Dietary supplements are commonly taken to compensate for a
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A recent study, published in Diabetes care, investigated a potential link between type 2 diabetes treatment and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   Type 2 diabetes, a medical condition characterized by the body’s inability to manage appropriate blood sugar levels, has been associated with worsened cognitive functions. Specifically, compared to healthy individuals type
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Individuals often consume cranberries to prevent or treat urinary tract infection (UTI). Here, we discuss whether cranberries really do help treat UTIs. Cranberries are a low-calorie fruit that comes from an evergreen shrub, called cranberry, which grows throughout North America. In the past, cranberry fruits or leaves were used for a variety of conditions, including
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Researchers in the United States simulated a pandemic to determine optimal strategies for distributing vaccines. Their results can help inform public health initiatives and supply chain protocols during flu season. Every year, influenza causes thousands of deaths in the United States alone. Vaccines can prevent the spread of the flu virus, provided they are efficiently
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Age-related macular degeneration has been associated with an increase and decrease of dietary and supplementary calcium intake. This study aimed to clarify these mixed results. Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in developed countries. It is usually associated with an increase in age. The retina is located at the
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Researchers investigate whether a combination of fulvestrant and anastrozole will increase survival in HR+breast-cancer patients.   Breast cancer is a complex disease that is difficult to treat. There are different types of breast cancer and each type requires its own unique treatment strategy. There are two broad categories of breast cancer: hormone receptor positive (HR+)
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In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, researchers studied the link between a plant-based diet and gingivitis in patients.   Gingivitis and periodontal disease affects about 732 million people worldwide and is increasing drastically. Periodontal disease and gingivitis are one the most common and preventable oral diseases. Researchers examined the effects
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A research team led by Flinders University developed a rapid, real-time, and less-invasive test to effectively diagnose celiac disease. Celiac disease, or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a chronic autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the small intestine. It is a different disease than a food allergy. In celiac disease, the immune system of a celiac reacts negatively
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