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The use of mHealth to improve nutrition and lifestyle behaviors in subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproduction

The use of mHealth to improve nutrition and lifestyle behaviors in subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproduction

Posted by on Sep 27, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to study the effectiveness of the mHealth nutrition and lifestyle coaching program Smarter Pregnancy in couples undergoing fertility treatment. The authors found that this program was effective in improving the nutrition and lifestyle behaviors in couples undergoing fertility treatment.  Some background...

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Should physical exercise and antihypertensive drug therapy be used for the prevention of treatment of left hear enlargement?

Should physical exercise and antihypertensive drug therapy be used for the prevention of treatment of left hear enlargement?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to examine the use of anti-high blood pressure (HBP) drug therapy with physical exercise therapy to prevent and reverse left ventricle hypertrophy (LVH; the thickening of the left side of the heart) in patients with HBP. The authors found that anti-HBP drug therapy and physical exercise should be considered...

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Can supervision by a physiotherapist improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Can supervision by a physiotherapist improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study observed the effects of physical activity on patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by using the supervision of a physiotherapist (PT) and additional digital monitoring. It showed that the multi-component procedures can help improve pain and the level of daily activity in these...

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Soy, dairy, and male fertility

Soy, dairy, and male fertility

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how diet relates to sperm quality. It found that men who eat soy are less likely to have low sperm count, and that men who include milk in their diets have better sperm quality. Some background In roughly half of the heterosexual couples experiencing infertility, the male partner has low sperm count or quality....

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Does caffeine improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Does caffeine improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of caffeine on patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that caffeine decreased the risk and progression of PD. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common brain diseases. The brain cells lose their abilities to control body functions. This causes...

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Are weight changes after breast cancer diagnosis associated with poorer survival?

Are weight changes after breast cancer diagnosis associated with poorer survival?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to assess whether weight changes after diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) were associated with survival. The study found that a weight changes of over 10% were associated with a poorer outcome when compared to weight maintenance (within 5%).  Some background BC remains one of the most commonly diagnosed...

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Can a vegetarian diet lower blood pressure?

Can a vegetarian diet lower blood pressure?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study aimed to assess whether eating a vegetarian diet led to a reduction in blood pressure (BP) when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. The study found that eating a vegetarian diet led to a significant decrease in BP when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. Some background Hypertension is another word for high BP....

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Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?

Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) or sedentary behavior (SB) affect fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that PA and SB during AR did not affect fertility outcomes, while higher PA before AR was associated with higher ovarian response to stimulation. Some background...

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