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A new research report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology involving mice shows that antibiotic use very early in life that alters the normal development/growth of gut bacteria, may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, and potentially other inflammatory diseases like asthma and multiple sclerosis. This study adds more evidence to suggest that altering gut flora may be a viab...

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Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make step like motions for the first time in three years. The case, the result of collaboration with UCLA researchers, appears in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers say these results offer further evidence that a combination of this t...

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Where you live could determine risk of heart attack, stroke or dying of heart disease. People living in parts of Ontario with better access to preventive health care had lower rates of cardiac events compared to residents of regions with less access, found a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Residents of high-rate regions were the least likely to receive certa...

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Η ιλαρά, αν και σπάνια στις μέρες μας, είναι μια πολύ μεταδοτική λοίμωξη που προκαλεί εξανθήματα σε όλο το σώμα.   Το εμβόλιο της ιλαράς προστατεύει πλήρως ενάντια στην ασθένεια. Το εμβόλιο αυτό είναι μέρος του εμβολί...

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Low back pain in school-aged children is a common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age -- one percent at age seven years; six percent at age 10 years; and 18 percent at ages 14-16 years. Yet only seven percent of adolescents with lower back pain will seek medical care. Diagnosis, pathophysiological findings, evaluation, treatment and prevention a...

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Sleep disturbance is common for many women during menopause, creating an array of adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, hypertension, and depression. A new study shows that sleep problems can also interfere with a woman's level of sexual satisfaction. The study outcomes are being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). According to...

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Heart & Stroke wants Canadians to know as far as nutrition is concerned, the kids are not alright; our children and youth are bombarded with ads for unhealthy products all day, every day, influencing their food and beverage choices. This is having a devastating effect on their health and setting up conflict at home. Marketing is big business and it is sophisticated. Millions of dollars are sp...

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Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition experts. Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb, said Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health.   Rosenkranz said research on pregnant rodents' eating habits and their offspring's taste preferences shows...

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Five metals, toxic and potentially carcinogenic when inhaled, found in liquid of leading first generation e-cigarette brands. A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.   The study, believed to be the first to examine a cross-section o...

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Growing up, I don’t really recall having limits on screen time. And educational apps didn’t yet exist. I watched hours of television after school – General Hospital, Little House On The Prairie, Roseanne, and You Can’t Do That on Television. I can still sing jingles for commercials from breakfast cereal to refreshing bars of soap. I played Super Mario Brothers...

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