Credit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance. Professor Rachael Taylor, Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre and co-leader of the team, says one in three […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Similar to patients with Crohn’s disease, elderly people with stomach problems have a intestinal barrier that is not functioning optimally. However, fibre can strengthen the intestinal barrier and thus, counteract gastrointestinal problems. This is shown in John-Peter Ganda Mall’s thesis in biomedicine at Örebro University. The function of the intestinal barrier […]Continue Reading ...
Palliative care physician Stephanie Harman, left, believes in helping people die on their own terms. A computer algorithm that informatics expert Nigam Shah, right, designed to help predict hospital patient deaths enables palliative care teams to provide better end-of-life counseling. Credit: Stanford University Stephanie Harman, MD, a palliative care physician at Stanford Hospital, has witnessed many people take their […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflicts in Africa than by weapons used in those conflicts, according to a new study led by Stanford University researchers. The research is the first comprehensive analysis of the large and lingering effects of armed conflicts—civil wars, rebellions and interstate conflicts—on the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Technological innovation, expansion of the use of frontline personnel such as community health workers, and rapid increases in health care financing are likely to be instrumental to achieving universal health care (UHC) in countries around the world, according to a new analysis led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. […]Continue Reading ...
Data collection of popliteal artery blood flow measurements with the subject in the seated position. Credit: Vranish et. al. A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of the transport of blood around the body, which increases the risk of disease in the heart and blood vessels. New research published in Experimental Physiology suggests that performing […]Continue Reading ...
Multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios (95% confidence intervals) for mortality across quartiles of carbohydrate intake where Q4 is the lowest intake (CI = confidence interval). Credit: European Society of Cardiology Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided, according to a large study presented today at ESC Congress 2018. Study author Professor Maciej Banach, of the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research finds that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes. Published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, this is the first study to assess the relevance of growing up shod vs. barefoot on jumping, balancing and sprinting motor performance […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]Continue Reading ...
Pakistani Christian children playing cricket on a street in Karachi. Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, must be commended for his pledges to reduce child stunting and improve maternal health in the country, according to a global health and human development policy expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Stunting […]Continue Reading ...
Scientific and medical institutions must fundamentally reconsider how they address sexual harassment in the workplace, three national leaders in gender equity in medicine argue in a Perspective published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The viewpoint comes in response to publication of a report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine […]Continue Reading ...
Data published by The BMJ today reveal some differences in median basic pay between white and black and minority ethnic (BME) hospital doctors employed by the NHS in England. While the gap is small for nearly all grades and types of doctor, a larger gap exists among consultants, with white consultants earning around an extra […]Continue Reading ...
The almost 5 million people who paid to get their DNA analyzed by the company 23andMe recently found out that their genetic data and related health information might have been sold to a major drug company. That’s because 23andMe made a $300 million deal with pharmaceutical giant Glaxo SmithKline, to let it tap that genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: George Hodan/public domain The breakneck pace of biomedical discovery is outstripping clinicians’ ability to incorporate this new knowledge into practice. Charles Friedman, Ph.D. and his colleagues recently wrote an article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine about a possible way to approach this problem, one that will accelerate the movement of newly-generated evidence […]Continue Reading ...
Kinga Cichewicz”> Don’t worry, it’s still OK to have that sleep in or afternoon nap. Credit: Kinga Cichewicz A recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association has led to headlines that will make you rethink your Saturday morning sleep in. Don’t set the alarm just yet. Yes, the researchers found a link […]Continue Reading ...
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