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Hockey research suggests injured kids sent back on ice too soon

Hockey research suggests injured kids sent back on ice too soon

Young hockey players who have suffered concussions may still show changes in the white matter of the brain months after being cleared to return to play, researchers at Western University have found through sophisticated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques. “During the early teen years, the brain is still not fully developed and as it continues to grow and mature, it ... Read More »

Better food choices near schools for healthier teeth, researchers say

Better food choices near schools for healthier teeth, researchers say

There’s something endearing about the crooked, gapped-tooth smiles of children whose permanent teeth are coming in. While it’s normal for adult teeth to show up at very different times, should we expect the same good oral health conditions for all children at all times? In Québec there has been no impact study on oral health promotion since provincial guidelines were ... Read More »

Ovarian cancer starts 6.5 years before it turns deadly, Says New Study

Ovarian cancer starts 6.5 years before it turns deadly, Says New Study

Ovarian cancer begins in the fallopian tubes six-and-a-half years before it turns into the ‘silent killer’, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests. Some researcherss have suspected that the most common form of ovarian cancer may originate in the fallopian tubes, the thin fibrous tunnels that connect the ovaries to the uterus. The fifth-largest cause of cancer deaths ... Read More »

Baby Who Is Deaf Has Incredible Reaction to Hearing Her Mom (Video)

Baby Who Is Deaf Has Incredible Reaction to Hearing Her Mom (Video)

According to her mom, blogger Christy Keane, baby Charly was born “profoundly deaf.” In this truly heartwarming video, you’ll see this precious child responding to her mom’s voice for the first time ever through the miracle of hearing aids. Charly gets quite emotional and seems unsure whether to smile or cry. Who can blame her? “I was not expecting such ... Read More »

Pollution Killed 9 Million People in 2015, Says new research

Pollution Killed 9 Million People in 2015, A New Study Reveals

Pollution causes 16 per cent of all deaths around the globe, according to a Lancet-commissioned study that is the first to analyze together the impact of air, water and soil pollution. A new research authored by more than 40 international health and environmental experts, examined how pollution is linked to disease and death. Researchers estimated that pollution was behind nine ... Read More »

Tablets and Smartphones Hurting Sleep of Teens, Says New Study

Tablets and Smartphones Hurting Sleep of Teens, Says New Study

Teens’ increased use of electronic devices linked to rise in insufficient sleep. New research from Zlatan Krizan, an Iowa State University associate professor of psychology; and Jean Twenge, lead author and San Diego State University professor, found teens who spend more than two hours a day on their smartphones get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night. The research, ... Read More »

Intermittent fasting may help fight obesity, says new research

Intermittent fasting may help fight obesity, says new study

Scientists have determined that up to 16 weeks of intermittent fasting without calorie counting can help fight obesity and metabolic diseases. Intermittent fasting in mice helped to kick-start the animals’ metabolism and to burn fat by generating body heat. The research team was led by Hoon-Ki Sung of The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, Canada. Study has shown that ... Read More »

Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain, Says New Study

Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain, Says New Study

Adult male mice have a simple repertoire of innate, or instinctive, social behaviors: When encountering a female, a male mouse will try to mate with it, and when encountering another male, the mouse will attack. The animals do not have to be taught to perform these behaviors. This has led to the widespread presumption among neuroscientists that the brain circuits ... Read More »

Scientists develop new obesity treatment that lowers body weight

Scientists develop new obesity treatment that lowers body weight

A protein injection that decreases appetite helps obese monkeys to slim down fast and cuts their risk of diabetes. Based on the observation that obese mice, rats, and humans all had elevated serum concentrations of a protein called GDF15 compared to lean controls, Yumei Xiong and colleagues set out to develop therapies derived from the molecule. In multiple mouse models ... Read More »