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tri-ponderal mass index

Tri-Ponderal Mass Index to Estimate Body Fat in Adolescents

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that tri-ponderal mass...
fatty acids

Fatty Acids and Weight Loss Rumour

Rumour: Consuming more long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) will...
the importance of good nutrition

Diet Myth

Cotton tip applicators

Use of Cotton Tip Applicators for Ear Hygiene and Ear Injury in Children

Cotton tip applicators (CTA) have long been used for manual cleaning of the ear despite...
leukemia

Global Disparities in Childhood Survival of Leukemia

A population-based study aimed to estimate survival inequalities for several subtypes of leukemia was performed....
prenatal vitamin D

Extra Prenatal Vitamin D May Not Reduce Chance of Child Fractures

A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition used Danish data from a...
people with Down syndrome

Micronutrients: Predicting Diseases Associated in People with Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a common genetic disorder that is associated with a multitude of diseases...
household routines

Household Routines in Early Childhood Reduces Risk of Obesity

A recently published research report explored the relationship between setting household routines and schedules during...
working parents

Childhood Obesity is Linked with Working Parents

In a new study, researches compare the effects of working parents on children’s probability of...
perinatal depressive symptoms

Clinical Differences in Perinatal Depressive Symptoms

Depressive disorders can develop during or after pregnancy, and studies have shown that they increase...
social isolation

Social Isolation in Adolescence Increases Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people and a major concern in...
suicide prevention

New Mobile Application May Help with Suicide Prevention

To date, patients with suicidal behavior have been treated with safety plans on paper in...
Violent Crimes

A New Tool to Identify Individuals Likely to Commit Violent Crimes

While risk assessment tools exist to identify individuals with mental illness who are likely to...
diet and depression

The Relationship Between Diet and Depression – Reverse Causality Hypothesis

A recent study investigating the relationship between diet and depression found that no significant dietary...
mindfulness-based group therapy

Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy as a Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders

A Swedish study used a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the use of mindfulness-based group...
medical-humor-surgeon

Joke Of The Day – June 22, 2017

Before a surgery, in a medical form under “Emergency Contact”, a patient wrote:...

Brain Teaser – June 17, 2017

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What are the odds that Dr. Johnson flips a coin and...
Mobile technology

Mobile Technology to Treat Mental Disorders in Low-Income Countries

Mental illness is a serious problem worldwide, but individuals with mental illness in low- and...
Muscle Stimulation

Brain-Controlled Muscle Stimulation Restores Movement in Tetraplegic Patient

A new brain-controlled muscle stimulation technique for restoring arm movement in a tetraplegic patient was...
Calorie Counting Apps

Calorie Counting Apps Are Not as Popular as You Think

Many people are constantly working hard to reduce their weight or overcome obesity and are...
Smart Insole

Technology for Diabetes: The Smart Insole

Approximately 3 million Canadians are currently living with diabetes and the number is ever-rising. The...
monitoring glucose

New Device for Monitoring Glucose and Administering Medication to Diabetic Patients

Scientists have developed a promising new device which allows for monitoring glucose levels and administers...
teenage drinking

Social Media and Teenage Drinking

Exposure to friends’ alcohol-related posts on social media is predictive of drinking behaviors among teens....

Acne

What is acne? Acne is an umbrella term for skin conditions which result from the clogging...
psoriasis severity

Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an incurable autoimmune disease. Although the skin is mainly affected, psoriasis...
asthma

Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a condition which causes airways in the lungs to narrow making...
anemia

Anemia

What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...
chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by inflammation in the pulmonary system...
adhd

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) formerly known as attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a syndrome...

Vitamins and Supplements IQ Test

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How well are you familiar with basic facts about vitamins and...
clinical trials

Today In Medical History – June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017: (1) (1924) English clinician and medical historian Christopher Booth...

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