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Diverse communities of microorganisms live all over the human body – both inside and outside.1 These microbial cells exist in almost equal proportions to human cells, with an estimated total number of 38 trillion.1 In the human gastrointestinal tract, the resident bacteria of the gut microbiome help with digestion and are influenced by the types
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A new study investigated neurodevelopment in children born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy. Despite being a respiratory virus, a growing body of research suggests that the effects of COVID-19 may go beyond the respiratory system. The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary significantly, and some people, particularly those who develop post-COVID conditions,
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It’s no secret that obesity poses a risk to health and well-being. Although diet and activity can help facilitate weight loss, some individuals turn to surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. A new study published in JAMA highlights the potential benefits of opting for bariatric surgery versus natural weight loss.1 Obesity is associated with higher cancer
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It’s important to keep in mind that several factors contribute to acne and the right acne treatment varies based on: 1 – the type of acne – the location – the timing of the breakouts – the age of the person What are good habits to adopt against acne? To start off there are some
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Scientists are continuing to work towards understanding the long-lasting consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using artificial intelligence, a team of researchers found that multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a post-COVID condition, induces the same immune response as Kawasaki Disease (KD) and SARS-CoV-2 infection.1  However, MIS-C is characterized by a more severe immune response than KD. Researchers hope
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A new study investigates whether long-term air pollution exposure is associated with increased COVID-19 severity. It’s no secret that air pollution is an issue.  Although rates of greenhouse gas emissions are declining with the implementation of new technologies and environmental regulations, air pollution levels are still significant, particularly in urban cities.1  Notably, a growing body
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The legalization of recreational cannabis has increased use by youth and adults, according to a new study.1 The findings, published in Addiction, contradict claims that recreational cannabis legalization (RCL) has no impact on cannabis use. Recreational cannabis legalization has gained momentum In 2016, California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada made recreational cannabis use legal.1,2 Some studies
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During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous measures were put in place in order to try to limit the spread of the virus and included: curfews, lockdowns, stay-at-home advisories, social distancing, and self-quarantining. These changes had led to reshaping of the college experience, where schools pivoted to online modes of teaching and learning—where
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With the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) pandemic heading into its third year, millions of lives have been lost, including over a million in the US. There are several vaccines now available to help slow the spread of the virus and help ease from a pandemic mindset to an endemic mindset. In terms of the efficacy of the
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Bones have various roles: providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles, and storing calcium. Bones are in a constant cycle of being broken down and reformed; this process, known as bone remodeling, requires sufficient levels of certain nutrients. Bone strength is dependent on bone density and quality. It is extremely important to eat foods that provide
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A new study investigates whether taking a one week break from social media platforms can improve well-being. Social media use is quite common nowadays, as 4.65 billion people globally use at least one platform.1,2  Within society, it has revolutionized communication in a variety of ways.  Social media serves as an outlet to learn, share, and
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Fibroids are the most common form of benign uterine tumors.1 In most cases, they are asymptomatic.1 But in 30% of cases, they are associated with a high health burden and seriously impact quality of life.2 For these women fibroids hurt. Depending on the fibroids weight, positioning and pressure on the pelvic organs, they can be
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A new study investigated whether the COVID-19 pandemic influenced creativity changes in a population of French-speaking individuals. What is creativity?  The concept of creativity is multifaceted, and people perceive it in different ways. For example, one source describes it as the ability to come up with and recognize useful ideas and alternatives.1  According to another source,
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Since COVID-19 took the world by storm, healthcare professionals have been tasked with finding ways to manage it. Along with vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers are working towards alternate prevention methods. A recent study shows that naturally sourced ionophoric polyphenols with metal ions have the potential to significantly reduce
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A recent study has reported insignificant impact of e-cigarette use on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.1 The study was published in the American Heart & Stroke Foundation’s journal, Circulation.   Specifically, for those who have supplemented some of their conventional (or combustible) cigarette use with e-cigarette use, and now “dual use”, their risk for developing CVD
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Many adults regularly experience problems sleeping. The American Sleep Association estimates that 50 to 70 million U.S. adults currently suffer from sleep disorders.1 When deep sleep is affected, this may decrease the body’s ability to function normally. What is deep sleep? During deep sleep, slow waves are detectable within the brain.2 The time spent in
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As of May 2022, COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, with reduced mask mandates in public spaces and increased vaccination rates. So far, approximately 81% of the Canadian population and 66% of the U.S. population are fully vaccinated.1 According to recent studies, these vaccines have significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and death from SARS-CoV-2 infection.2,3  However,
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