The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase the chance that they suffer from mental illness. This is the conclusion of a study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry which […]Continue Reading ...
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found that stethoscopes carried by healthcare practitioners in an intensive care (ICU) setting are loaded with a wide range of bacteria. catshila | Shutterstock The study also compared cleaning methods and found that the standardized approach is better at eliminating bacteria than various other […]Continue Reading ...
Let’s say I tell you that you have a genetic variant that makes you less capable of exercising, whether or not that is true. And then, you get on a treadmill. Or I tell you that you have a genetic variant that helps maintain a healthy weight, whether or not that is true. And then […]Continue Reading ...
Data from Michigan may help other states understand the potential impact of Medicaid expansion and work requirements on health and employment Five states will expand Medicaid in 2019. Fourteen may start requiring Medicaid enrollees to work in return for their health coverage. And a new study could help all of these states understand what might […]Continue Reading ...
Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle of the body (central obesity), according to findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EUROASPIRE V survey. khomkrit sangkatechon | Shutterstock The results of the survey are being presented today at the World Congress […]Continue Reading ...
Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published today (Monday) in Clinical Breast Cancer. Around 72% said they were worried about the long-term effects of tamoxifen […]Continue Reading ...
Infant brain development is still poorly understood. Thus, research on the topic is vital as developing brains are sensitive to early environmental factors. Recognizing this, the FinnBrain imaging study conducted in Turku explores brain structure in newborns. Adult brain structure and the division of different functions between the hemispheres is already well studied. However, information […]Continue Reading ...
Pharmacogenetic tests are marketed as an aid to psychiatrists in selecting the antidepressant or antipsychotic medication that will work best in individual patients, based on their genetic makeup. But for most patients, these pharmacogenetic tests don’t provide much useful information, beyond a basic understanding of how antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs are metabolized, suggests a study […]Continue Reading ...
Christmas time is usually a time of indulgence that leads to unwanted weight gain. A new study has shown that if simple weight loss tips are followed and individuals weigh themselves regularly at home, this weight gain can be avoided. This is the first study of its kind called the Winter Weight Watch Study the […]Continue Reading ...
Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity. However, if the activity of these nerve […]Continue Reading ...
Women who underwent a supervised program of cardiovascular exercise during adjuvant breast cancer treatment experienced better cardiovascular function than those who were not part of the exercise program, according to results of the EBBA-II trial presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8. “Breast cancer survival rates have improved, but many […]Continue Reading ...
In a new study, Indiana University scientists found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. Of the 18 children’s car seats tested, 15 contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals. “New replacement flame retardants, often marketed as safer alternatives, are lurking in children’s products without rigorous safety […]Continue Reading ...
Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. “Despite greater policy and public health focus over the last few […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shown that use of antidepressants have risen in England after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. There has also been a sharp fall in prescription of other medications, the study notes. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and […]Continue Reading ...
Deprived of beverages, regular drinkers reported headaches, cravings Just as we might have guessed, those tasty, sugar-sweetened beverages that increase risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases may actually be addictive. Youth between 13 and 18 years of age who were deprived of sugary drinks for just three days reported headaches, cravings and other withdrawal […]Continue Reading ...
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