June 19th, 2018 USA- Health Insurance data shows an increase in depression among Americans, specifically young adults. Rates vary by state, Hawaii has the lowest rate of depression at 2.1 percent, while Rhode Island has the highest rate of depression at 6.4 percent. These findings were based on people who are covered with a commercial health insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, so they cant be fully represented. However, most people in the US have coverage under a commercial health plan. These findings are most likely an underestimation of what the number actually is. The data from The Blue Cross Blue Shield is from 41 million health records of those who were diagnosed with major depression. Most people report symptoms of depression and usually don... Read More
June 14th, 2018 USA-  If smoothies are your weapon of choice to lose some weight or just to eat healthier, you may want to pay close attention to what goes in your smoothies. Smoothies can be nutritious, and if done correctly you will be able to pack it with satisfying ingredients which will make it very nutritious for you, such as fibre, vitamins, minerals and other healthy ingredients. But keep in mind, smoothies can be high in calories and this would not fit in well with your weight loss goals, it can even make you gain unnecessary weight. There are some common mistakes you can make while creating a smoothie or a smoothie bowl. If you like to have a smoothie accompany your breakfast, you will want to make sure your smoothie is a lot lighter than... Read More
June 12th, 2018 USA- The death rate in The United States rose from last year. 2017 was most likely going to be the third year where the death rate declined in life expectancy for Americans, this according to some preliminary data. Death rates due to Alzheimer's disease, flu, pneumonia and diabetes has risen and they are three reasons for death, according to numbers posted online by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There is not a full year worth of data when it comes to drug overdoses, suicides or firearm deaths, but what data is available, it does show an increase as well. There was, however, a small change in the nation's number 1 killer, heart disease. Previously steady yearly drops of heart disease death rates would... Read More
June 5th, 2018 USA- Red wine lovers are delighted to learn about new research on why they should not feel guilty for pouring that red glass of wine. There is a new study that shows that it can actually help your oral health. A lot of people enjoy a glass of red wine or two, to accompany their dinner.  One of the downside to red wine is that it will stain your teeth, so it might not be a good idea to order a glass over a business meeting or on a first date. With that said,  we can all assume that red wine is doing no benefit to your oral health, but on the contrary, researchers from Spain are suggesting it might. This research was conducted by M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues from Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la... Read More
May 31st, 2018 HKI- Earlier this year, the second face transplant in history was performed in the Nordic Countries at the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa in Finland. The most recent face transplant was a lot more demanding than the first one done in 2016 because it involved bigger part of the facial structure and tissue. The first ever operation involved transplanting an entire lower and upper jaw, nose and lips and some areas of the skin, tongue and midfacial nerves and muscles. As for their second time around doing this type of transplant they used a bigger facial area and the surgery lasted 25 hours. This surgery was made possible by a group of eight surgeons, 20 nurses and other experts. This type of operation was the 41st of its... Read More
May 29th, 2018 USA- There could be a new way how the government and scientist define Alzheimer by the way it is constructed in biological signs like bran changes instead of the memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are currently under use in this day. This is in hope of improving how research is done by using unbiased information from brain scans to choose patients and have them participate in the course of the illness in hopes the treatments can help. But the scans won't help for routine tests and care of the illness as they are currently not being recognized for that purpose say the experts. In the meantime, Doctors will rely on the tools they have been using all this time in order to help them diagnose most cases. The results of these... Read More
May 24th, 2018 USA- A recent survey shows US kids are showing that Autism is becoming more common from one state to another. As per the survey, there was a 15 percent rise as of 2014, with Children being Autistic. This is a big jump from the 1.5-1.7 percent of kids with Autism in 2012, keep in mind the researchers want to clarify that the number is not from the entire country. It does show however that in some of the states that keep a good track of their diagnosis, and other states who don't, this means that there is a lot of kids in other states, who are not keeping good record of diagnosis, will often go without any help that could come for a diagnosis. With autism becoming a more common diagnosis which can affect nearly 3 percent in communities... Read More
May 22nd, 2018 USA- Winter will eventually make its return, this comes with short days, less sunshine and the risks of developing vitamin D deficiencies. Nicknamed the sunshine vitamin makes it sound cute as if it would give you freckles or give you more energy but is very important and strong nutrient, that helps the intake of cancer and helps the musculoskeletal system. Studies have shown that Vitamin D is beneficial to your mood, blood pressure, regulation, the immune system and potentially fighting off diseases like cancer and diabetes. It is important to look at all the facts before stocking up on Vitamin D supplements, starting with the sun. When UV light hist the skin directly from the sun, it triggers Vitamin D synthesis, says Dr. Stefani... Read More
May 18th, 2018 Vancouver, BC - This Monday, May 21st is Victoria Day which means it will be a long weekend for Canadians! Victoria Day is celebrated every year to honor Queen Victoria’s birthday. The first Victoria Day took place on May 24th, 1845 to recognize the Queen’s birthday, however, it was not officially known as Victoria Day until after the Queen’s death in 1901.During her lifetime, Queen Victoria’s birthday celebration always occurred on May 24th regardless of what day of the week it fell. That all changed in 1952 when an amendment to the Statutes of Canada permanently set the day as the Monday immediately before May 24th which officially made it a long weekend for Canadians.For many Canadians today, Victoria Day is better known as... Read More
May 15th, 2018 USA-  What extents would you go to keep your brain and memory from failing? Would you consider having a doctor drill into your skull and implant a microchip in your brain? It is not a vain question, in the last few years, neuroscientists have achieved major advances in breaking the code of memory and finding out ways the human brain stores information and hoping to learn ways to simulate this process. They have now gotten to a stage in which they are starting to place all of these theories into practice. Two months ago a couple of research teams proved successful when using electrical signals which come from an implanted device in the brain using wires, this was tested in a small group of test patients.  Dr. Robert Hampson,... Read More


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