Month: April 2019

Researchers investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on bone mineral density in older individuals.   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body to absorb calcium and maintain strong teeth, muscles, bones, and cartilages. Vitamin D can also protect the bones from diseases such as osteoporosis, risk of falls, fractures, rickets, and
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A new update statement from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation cautions pulmonary fibrosis patients on current stem cell therapy treatments.   It is widely recognized that the field of regenerative medicine, which includes cell-based therapies such as stem cell treatments, holds a lot of potential for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. There continues to be extensive
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Protein supplements are a useful nutrition aid, but not all protein supplements are alike. Here, we discuss five important facts about protein supplements based on the latest findings in research. Protein supplements have become a popular part of weight loss and nutrition programs. Protein is necessary for the body to build muscle. Instead of simply
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Researchers from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a new microneedle pill that can deliver insulin through the stomach, potentially replacing injections for patients with diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic diseases. It is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the leading national public health
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New research published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research determined whether visiting urban parks can influence emotional well-being. In today’s rapidly developing world, there is increasingly less green space as more buildings are being built and ecosystems are being destroyed. Parks are a great way to preserve plant and animal life in urban
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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 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 Echinacea has been used for many years to treat a variety of ailments. Here, we discuss the top three uses of Echinacea and safety precautions to consider.   Echinacea, also known as the purple coneflower, is an herbal medicine that has been used for hundreds of years. The mechanism of its action
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