Could poor cardiovascular health set your patients up for dementia?
A new NIH-funded study suggests that individuals with vascular health risk factors have a higher chance of developing dementia. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking are all key players in this issue. “With an aging population, dementia is becoming a greater health concern. This study supports the importance of controlling vascular risk factors like high […]August, 2017Read more
SCAGO seeking new board members
The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) is hereby seeking new, vibrant, committed and skilled individuals to join its growing Board of Directors. If you have the time, passion and skill to move SCAGO forward, we will like to hear from you. To ensure that we understand your level of commitment, area of interest […]August, 2017Read more
Lutein may boost cognitive health
University of Illinois researchers have found that lutein, found in leafy green vegetables, could aid with cognitive function. In a recent study, researchers looked at 60 adults aged 20 to 45. They found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein had neural responses on par with younger individuals, rather than with their peers. While […]August, 2017Read more
Is dulled taste causing your patients to gain weight?
According to a Cornell University study, those with an impaired sense of taste often choose sweeter, higher-calorie food options—something that could put them in danger of gaining excess weight. “We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods,” says lead author Robin Dando, assistant professor of […]August, 2017Read more
Social interaction affects cancer patients’ response to treatment
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Cancer patients were a little more likely to survive for five years or more […]August, 2017Read more
University of New Brunswick welcomes new Chiropractic Health Research Chair
The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years in the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Jeff Hebert, who is joining UNB’s faculty of kinesiology […]July, 2017Read more
Omega-3s fight inflammation through cannabinoids
Cannabinoids, chemical compounds found in marijuana, may be a key player in omega-3’s anti-inflammatory abilities. A new study reveals the chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids—and the potential health benefits this process holds. The study found that the cannabinoids in marijuana and endocannabinoids produced through omega-3s in the body both support the […]July, 2017Read more
What role does estrogen play in depression?
While it is widely known that fluctuations in hormones can affect depression in females, it is unclear why some women experience these changes more strongly than others. A new study published in the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) suggests that this may correlate to estradiol levels. The study looked at more than […]July, 2017Read more
What role does gut health play in heart failure?
The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) suggests that gut health could play a role in heart failure. According to this research, important groups of bacteria are found less frequently in those with heart disease, and the gut flora is not as diverse as in healthy individuals. It has been long understood that heart failure […]July, 2017Read more
Chronic pain and cognitive behavioural therapy: a therapeutic match made in heaven?
A new approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may work wonders for individuals suffering from chronic pain. According to research reported in The Journal of Pain, a combination of Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and psychological flexibility may assist greatly in the healing process for these patients. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on […]July, 2017Read more