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Dental Probiotics: What Are They & How Do They Benefit Oral Health?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 March 2022
Dental Probiotics: What Are They & How Do They Benefit Oral Health?
The human microbiome has become the centre of many discussions related to health issues. This makes sense, considering that we are made up of more non-human microorganisms than human cells. And if we broaden our view of what the human body is, we quickly understand that we cannot exclude the trillions of microorganisms living in and on our bodies, including the ones that live in our mouths. Just like other microbiomes in the body, our oral microbiome comprises many types of bacteria. Fo...
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Use Of Artificial Sweetners Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 March 2022
Use Of Artificial Sweetners Linked To Increased Cancer Risk
Artificial sweeteners reduce added sugar content and corresponding calories while maintaining sweetness. A study publishing March 24 in PLOS Medicine by Charlotte Debras and Mathilde Touvier at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and Sorbonne Paris Nord University, France and colleagues suggests that some artificial sweeteners are associated with increased cancer risk. Many food products and beverages containing artificial sweeteners are consumed ...
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Walking 10,000 Steps a Day: Desirable Goal or Urban Myth?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 March 2022
Walking 10,000 Steps a Day: Desirable Goal or Urban Myth?
Some myths never die. The idea of taking 10,000 steps a day is one of them. What started as a catchy marketing slogan has become a mantra for anyone promoting physical activity. But the 10,000-step target is arbitrary and ignores a fundamental truth of lifestyle medicine: When it comes to physical activity, anything is better than nothing. It all began in 1965 when the Japanese company Yamasa Tokei began selling a new step-counter which they called manpo-kei (ten-thousand steps meter). They ...
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How Much IsToo Much If You Drinking In Your 20s?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 March 2022
How Much IsToo Much If You Drinking In Your 20s?
Heavy drinking during early adulthood may raise the risk for alcohol-related cancers, even after drinking stops or decreases in middle age, according to a new study from Australia. Although alcohol is a known risk factor for cancer, people generally do not expect their heavy drinking in early adulthood to affect their cancer risk many years later, lead author Harindra Jayasekara, MBBS, MD, PhD, with Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne, told Medscape Medical News. Bu...
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Can Playing Video Games Help Cancer Patients?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 March 2022
Can Playing Video Games Help Cancer Patients?
Playing a video game requires mental agility and focus. You have to target bad guys, learn new skills to advance, and remember how to use your controller to jump over that bomb in the road or to avoid the assassin hiding in the corner. The action playing out on screen isn’t real life, but the learnings and effort involved may have real-world applications. For cancer patients who have trouble focusing on certain tasks or remembering what they were looking for in the kitchen, for example,...
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