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Smarter Females Prefer More Attractive Males (In Fish, At Least)

A study validates the hypothesis that in some fish species, females with larger brains possess better cognitive functions, which makes them choosier in mate...

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In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!   Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Decreased IQ A population-based study in New Zealand...
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Higher Body Mass Index in Pregnancy Increases Child’s Risk of Epilepsy

Results of a retrospective study published in the Journal of American Medical Association show that children of mothers who were overweight or obese during...

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The Weight Myth

Myth: Consuming foods rich in flavonoids has no impact on weight Truth:...
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Medical News Quiz – February 21, 2017

Put your knowledge to the test! Can you remember last week’s most popular...
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Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Decreased IQ

A population-based study in New Zealand examined the effects of childhood lead exposure at age...
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Secondhand Smoke Has Poor Health and Surgical Outcomes Among Children

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has found that secondhand smoke exposure...
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Using General Anesthesia in Oral Treatments Among Children

A prospective study was conducted, which revealed that receiving treatment under general anesthesia in a...
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Associated With Acute Kidney Injury

A new Journal of American Medical Association article has shown that there is a high...
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Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Increase in Eye Injuries Among Young Children

Candy-like appearance of laundry detergent pods may be related to increasing number of injuries in...
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CancerCare Mobile App Helps Families Manage Their Child’s Cancer Treatment

CureSearch CancerCare mobile app enables families better manage their child’s treatments and provide better care.   Cancer...
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The Link Between Emotions and Eating Behaviour in Adults

Carrying around excess weight means an increased risk for many health problems such as knee...
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Can Vitamin D Supplementation Benefit Adolescent Cognition?

Although numerous studies have investigated the effects of vitamin D supplementation on cognition and mental...
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Health Consequences of Worrying in Adolescents

As an adolescent, having both high daily worry and heightened cortisol unsurprisingly increases incidence of...
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Severe Mental Illness and Excess Mortality in Ethnic Minorities

Severe mental illness has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. Findings from a...
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Effect of Physical Activity Intensity on Psychological Well-Being

Although physical activity has been proven to benefit our health in different ways, whether the...
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Is There a Link Between Marijuana Use and Psychosis in Young Adults?

Researchers had subjects complete self-assessments regarding drug use and psychosis spectrum symptoms to determine a...
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Joke Of The Day – April 29, 2017

Healthy sleep not only prolongs life, but shortens a work day.

Brain Teaser – April 29, 2017

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Dr. Johnson’s nephew asked him how old he was. Dr. Johnson...
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Technology for Diabetes: The Smart Insole

Approximately 3 million Canadians are currently living with diabetes and the number is ever-rising. The...
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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...
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Social Media and Teenage Drinking

Exposure to friends’ alcohol-related posts on social media is predictive of drinking behaviors among teens....
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Can Mobile Phones Play a Role in Improving Health Behaviours in Youth?

Smart phones and wearable sensors in the present generation are potentially involved in transforming the...
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A New Way to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease

A new study in the Nature journal has introduced a new technique for coronary angiography,...
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Social Media for Healthcare and Its Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescents and young adults are concerned about sharing personal information online, especially related to their...
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Anemia

What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD? COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characterized by inflammation in the pulmonary system...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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

Atherosclerosis

What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the most prevalent disease in the industrialized world. According to published data...
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HIV/AIDS

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, and when untreated, can lead to acquired...
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Stroke

What is a Stroke? Strokes are one of the most common causes of death, with a...

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Today In Medical History – April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017: (1) (1865) American entomologist Charles W. Woodworth is born....

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