We've all heard the saying 'don't put all of your eggs in one basket.' That's something I tell parents when it comes to their kids and sports. Because sports are competitive in nature, it's logical to think that the more time a person spends at a particular sport, the better they will perform. But with kids, especially those whose bodies are still developing, focusing on one sport can actually cause harm in the form of an overuse injury.
Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to new research. The findings show that healthy behaviours should be a top priority for reducing heart disease even in those with a family history of early onset.
"Five things to know about ... melanoma" in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides a brief overview of this malignant skin cancer for physicians and patients.
Opioid-related deaths have been rising over recent years in North America and globally. New data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada reveals that more than 10,300 Canadians died as a result of an apparent opioid-related overdose between January 2016 and September 2018.
Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus, although it becomes more common with old age. So what causes crepitus?
Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well, according to a study published in the January 30, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that the positive effect of exercise on thinking skills may increase as people age.
A foundational component of our defining philosophy has been the recognition that: a) the nervous system controls all living functions, b) there are two components to the nervous system: sympathetic and parasympathetic, and c) that disease emerges when these two controlling systems are not in balance.
In the wake of cannabis legalization, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University have delivered encouraging news for chronic pain sufferers by pinpointing the effective dose of marijuana plant extract cannabidiol (CBD) for safe pain relief without the typical "high" or euphoria produced by the THC. The findings of their study have been published in the journal PAIN (The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain).
Cameras watch us almost everywhere we go. We know the internet tracks our searches and purchases, and our smartphones can be used to monitor our activities too. As sociologist David Lyon points out, “this is a culture of surveillance."
New professional body for Chiropractors launches in CanadaThe Canadian National Alliance for Chiropractic (CNAC) will serve as…
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