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High Blood Sugar Linked to Colon Cancer

A new study suggests that a surprising factor, high blood sugar, may be a key culprit for fuelling the disease among older women. Researchers have previously suspected that there could be a link, but the handful of other studies to date has been inconclusive, with some showing a relationship and some not. According to the American Cancer […]

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Task Force Recommends Against HRT for Postmenopausal Women

Considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to prevent chronic medical conditions? News flash! HRT is no longer recommended for post-menopausal women, because the health risks outweigh the benefits. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just issued an updated statement, which you can review here. The recommendation is based on research published since 2005 and it […]

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5 Lifestyle Factors Cut Diabetes Risk by 80%

Think that your risk of developing diabetes is predetermined by factors outside your control? A new large-scale study finds that a combination of five healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 80%. Surprisingly, results did not differ for those who had a family history of diabetes or were […]

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Echolocation Helps Blind People Navigate Everyday Life

New study investigates neural basis of human echolocation. You probably know that bats and dolphins use echolocation to navigate, but did you know that some blind people use it to mountain bike, play soccer, or navigate cities? They make clicking sounds with their tongues and listen to the returning echoes to sense information about the […]

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Nutrition Plays Vital Role in Traumatic Brain Injury Care

Important news for traumatic brain injury treatment. Actress Natasha Richardson died from complications from bleeding in the brain after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a tragic skiing accident in 2009. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a TBI as an injury caused by “a bump, blow or jolt to the head, […]

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Zeo Sleep Manager: The Science of a Sleep Lab at Home

Are you tired of waking up tired? Almost half of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep on weeknights and more than half say they have a sleep problem every night, including snoring, waking up in the middle of the night, waking too early, […]

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Pain Squad App Helps Sick Kids Fight Cancer Pain

A new iPhone app called Pain Squad is helping kids with cancer fight pain, by helping them track how much pain they have, how long it lasts, where it hurts and what helps to keep it in check. Each year in Canada, 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer and they have to fight both the […]

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Designer Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Three new game-changing anticoagulants have been developed for the prevention of strokes in people with atrial fibrillation. The new designer drugs dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban offer significant benefits compared to decades-old warfarin, but there are some downsides to consider. More than 2.7 million Americans have atrial fibrillation today and an estimated 12 million may have […]

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Futuristic Techniques for Tissue and Eye Surgery

Futuristic Photochemical Tissue Bonding for Tissue and Eye Surgery Imagine in the future, if your surgeon could seal your incision using just a special dye and a non-thermal laser light – no sutures, staples or glues required. This technology could be available sooner than you think, because the Department of Defense (DoD) has been funding […]

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The Science of Yoga

Researchers are studying how the science of yoga actually works. George Salem, Ph.D. a biokinesiologist and physical therapist at the University of Southern California, studies the biometrics of yoga in healthy seniors and finds that some poses are actually targeting different muscles than originally understood, indicating that some poses may need to be altered for […]

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