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Statins May Not Enhance Radiotherapy Efficacy for Brain Cancer

In addition to their use as blood cholesterol lowering drugs, statins were recently proposed to have another potential clinical use as radiosensitizing agents during...
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Treating Major Depression with Yoga

Depression is the second most disabling condition in the United States and following successful treatment, many patients will suffer from recurring depressive episodes. A...
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Burden of Hip Fractures Among the Elderly

A study published in the Lancet Public Health in 2017 examined the number of productive life years lost due to hip fractures among the...

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The Yoga Rumour

Rumour: Yoga is great for meditation but offers no benefits for...
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Genetic Variation and Low Vitamin D Levels in Children

Vitamin D is vital for forming strong, healthy bones. Researchers have identified genetics variations associated...
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Childhood Adversity Increases Suicide Risk in Adolescents and Young Adults

One of the leading causes of death in adolescents and young adults under 30 years...
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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...
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Early Touchscreen Use and Fine Motor Development

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

Chronic Stress Increases the Risk of Early Puberty

Hair cortisol concentration, a biomarker of chronic stress, is associated with early breast development in...
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Combat Depressive Symptoms with Physical Activity

A new longitudinal study examines the positive effects of physical activity on nursing home residents’...
childhood adversity

Childhood Adversity Increases Suicide Risk in Adolescents and Young Adults

One of the leading causes of death in adolescents and young adults under 30 years...
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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...
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Joke Of The Day – May 28, 2017

A medical student was visiting his elderly grandfather and was asking...

Brain Teaser – May 27, 2017

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On Monday Dr. John accepted twice as many patients with arthritis...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Acne

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

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

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

Vitamins and Supplements IQ Test

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How well are you familiar with basic facts about vitamins and...
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Today In Medical History – May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017: (1) (1879) German psychologist and linguist Karl Buhler is...

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