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A new study determined the incidence and progression of heart calcification among South Asian Americans and compared their results with that of other ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries, is a constantly changing process. If left unchecked, it slowly blocks arteries resulting in restricted blood flow. Atherosclerosis is usually the cause
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A recent study investigated the relationship between exercise and dietary preferences for healthy foods. It can be difficult to eat healthily when calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods are heavily marketed and easily accessible. Many young adults experience this difficulty when they first start living alone and have limited time and money to buy and cook healthy meals.
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В недавнем исследовании ученые изучили уровень содержания воды в организме у людей, имеющих недостаток сна. Также было рассмотрено влияние обезвоживания на причины, по которым люди, которые мало спят, чувствуют себя очень уставшими. Недостаток сна связывают с возникновением многочисленных последствий для здоровья, включая ожирение, диабет, сердечно-сосудистые заболевания и хроническую почечную недостаточность. Однако влияние сна на уровень
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A new study published in PLOS Medicine investigated how obesity contributes to the development of kidney cancer. Multiple studies have demonstrated a consistent positive association between obesity and kidney cancer, regardless of risk factors for this cancer such as hypertension. This relationship have been found to be stronger in women, although it has also been
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A recent survey studied Americans’ perceptions of healthy weight and heart health as part of an education program for American Heart Month. Heart disease is the number one killer in America. About 40% of Americans are obese, but few recognize the relationship between healthy weight and other harmful health conditions. The Cleveland Clinic recently conducted
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Researchers from the United States developed new life-saving devices that could self-charge using the mechanical motion of the heart. Heart arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat, causes a person’s heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. Millions of Canadians currently experience irregular heart rhythms. Arrhythmias can cause sudden cardiac
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In a recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers gained insight on HPV vaccine coverage among teenagers. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted viral infection. There are over 100 varieties of HPV and it is considered to be the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is contracted via sexual contact;
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Researchers investigated how the risk of breast cancer spread is affected by young women diagnosed in the years following childbirth. According to the National Cancer Institute, 25,000 women below the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the USA. Previous studies showed that in this group of young women, those whose
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In a literature review conducted at Binghamton University in the US, researchers find pain and substance use both worsen and maintain physical suffering and addiction. The ongoing opioid epidemic transpiring in the United States evidently warrants scientific investigation to aid its derailment. Substance abuse as a public health concern only continues to rise as the
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В одном из недавних исследований японские ученые постарались ответить на вопрос: может ли успокаивающее действие запаха лаванды быть подтверждено научно? Тревожное расстройство – одно из самых распространенных видов нарушений работы психики. Приблизительно 18.2% совершеннолетних жителей США ежегодно ставится хотя бы один диагноз из широкого спектра этих расстройств. Лечение тревожных расстройств все еще продолжает оставаться серьезной
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A recent study analyzing the receptor that leads to nausea could be crucial in the development of drugs to reduce chemotherapy side effects. Most currently used cancer drugs are known to cause many chemotherapy side effects. These unpleasant side effects are sensed through a class of receptors called neurokin 1 receptor (NK1R). Pharmacological targeting of these
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In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigated the genetic variants involved in the fat distribution amongst men and women. Many descriptions of body shapes draw comparisons to fruits; more women are reported to have a pear-shaped body while more men tend to have bodies shaped like an apple. These differences arise from differences
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В недавнем исследовании определяли влияние постепенного и резкого уменьшения содержания никотина на биомаркеры, по которым определяют степень воздействия табачного дыма на организм. В 2018 году Управление по контролю за продуктами и лекарствами США предложило снизить уровень никотина в различных продуктах. Целью этого решения было увеличение промежутка времени между началом курения и образованием никотиновой зависимости. В
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Collaboration between two research groups led to identifying a species of bacteria that protects against cow’s milk allergy.   Food allergy is an adverse reaction of our body to the ingestion of certain foods. The immune system recognizes food components as a threat and starts a reaction. While definitive proof still lacks, research studies indicated
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A recent study examined the effects of self-administered happiness exercises in individuals recovering from a substance use disorder. In individuals who struggle with addictions, it seems that simply working on not using the substance may not be so effective. Recent studies have been focusing on increasing the overall well-being and happiness experienced by those with
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In a recent study published in Nutrients, researchers found that eating a vegan diet regulates blood sugar, satiety, weight, and promotes beneficial gut hormones.   Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. A change in dietary intake can decrease those chances. Research shows that consuming red meat and processed
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An international research team evaluated a new blood test which could detect early brain damage in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. In degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or multiple sclerosis, brain damage and structural changes occur long before symptoms appear in the patient. These changes can be detected by brain scans or in samples taken
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It is well known that different types of saturated fats will have varying effects on cholesterol levels. The effects of consuming different saturated fats on the risk of having a heart attack are currently unclear. A recent observational study explored the differences between different saturated fats and the risk of heart attacks. Saturated fats are
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