West Nile

Prior Infection by Dengue or West Nile Increases Vulnerability to Zika

A phenomenon known as antibody-dependent enhancement, whereby previous infection by a different serotype of the same virus increases their infectivity, can seriously increase the...
active commuting

Active Commuting Reduces Risk of Death, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer

A prospective cohort study, published in the British Medical Journal, reports that active commuting, particularly cycling, can significantly reduce the risk of all-cause mortality,...

Comorbid Delirium and Dementia Associated with In-Hospital Mortality

Older adults who are hospitalized are at an increased risk of delirium, an impaired mental state with acute onset, which may increase their risk...

Beauty and Cosmetics





The Parkinson’s Rumour

Rumour: Using light therapy, Parkinson’s disease patients are able to get...
thyroid disease

The Metformin Myth


To Vaccinate for Rotavirus or Not, that is the Question

Parents with higher educational levels tended to have a greater proclivity toward vaccinating their infants...
touchscreen use

Early Touchscreen Use and Fine Motor Development

A research group from the UK investigated how early touchscreen use affects toddler's development and...

Antibiotics Over Surgery for Initial Treatment of Appendicitis in Children

A meta-analysis study published in JAMA Pediatrics investigated the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic treatment...
Behavioral therapy

Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Children

Behavioral therapy targeting anxiety and depression was tested on children with an average age of...
familial schizophrenia risk

Motor Impairment in Children with Familial Schizophrenia Risk

In a 2017 study, researchers investigated the link between motor impairment and familial risk of...
lead exposure

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Decreased IQ

A population-based study in New Zealand examined the effects of childhood lead exposure at age...
Nutritional Challenges

Nutritional Challenges and Cardiometabolic Health in Severe Mental Illness

Severe mental illness (SMI) has been associated with an increased risk of mortality, attributed to...
Serious psychological distress

Patterns of Health Care Utilization for Serious Psychological Distress

Serious psychological distress (SPD) incorporates a range of diagnosable mental health problems severe enough to...
Behavioral therapy

Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Children

Behavioral therapy targeting anxiety and depression was tested on children with an average age of...
Electroconvulsive Therapy

Is Ketamine with Electroconvulsive Therapy Helpful for Depression?

Ketamine, given to patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), did not have a significant effect on...
Body dissatisfaction

Body Dissatisfaction Impacts Quality of Life in Adolescents

Body dissatisfaction has been described as a public health concern given adverse impacts on physical...

The Link Between Emotions and Eating Behaviour in Adults

Carrying around excess weight means an increased risk for many health problems such as knee...
medical humor

Joke Of The Day – May 22, 2017

A man wasn’t feeling well so he went to the doctor....

Brain Teaser – May 20, 2017

doctor thinking
Dr. Johnson was doing some calculations for his work. He was...
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....
mobile phones

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...


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


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


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


What anemia is: Anemia is a medical term for low hemoglobin content in the blood. Hemoglobin is...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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

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

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

Today In Medical History – May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017: (1) (1860) German chemist and zymologist Eduard Buchner is...

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