A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] A third of children and adolescents develop a mental health problem after a concussion, which could persist for several years post-injury, according to a new literature review. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found mental health should be evaluated as part […]

Hooked on the ANXIETY pills experts are calling the new VALIUM


[ad_1] Sharon Davies has a simple message for anyone whose GP recommends they start taking the drug pregabalin to deal with anxiety. ‘Don’t,’ she says. ‘Please, just don’t.’ During the two years she spent on the drug, Sharon experienced a range of ‘unbearable’ side-effects, including dizzy spells, mental ‘fuzziness’ and extreme weight gain. Then, in […]

Ministers did NOT consider harm of mandatory masks in classrooms, leaked documents show


[ad_1] Ministers turned a blind eye to the negative impact of forcing children to wear face masks in schools, leaked documents show. It has been mandatory since March for secondary school pupils in England to wear coverings when social distancing is not possible, including in classes and corridors.   That is despite teenagers being at a […]

How safe is it to take Roaccutane?


[ad_1] In December 2003, 22-year-old Jon Medland, from Devon, grew irritated by a collection of angry, red pimples decorating his shoulder blades. Topical creams, prescribed by his dermatologist, added to the annoyance, staining his towels and bed sheets. Worse still, they didn’t work. Eventually, Jon decided to opt for a stronger treatment and asked for a […]

Estrogen status – not sex – protects against heightened fear recall: Brain oscillatory activity provides readout –


[ad_1] A new study shows that markers of fear recall differ between men and women, but in a hormone-dependent manner. Aberrant fear-memory processing in the brain is thought to underlie anxiety disorders, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The neurobiological mechanisms underlying these disorders remain poorly understood, but recent studies suggest that neural […]

Did catching Covid-19 help these patients fight cancer?


[ad_1] When doctors at a hospital in Cornwall carried out a follow-up check last summer on a 61-year-old man recently diagnosed with cancer, they found something extraordinary. The tumours, which scans just a few weeks earlier revealed were littering his torso, had almost gone. The patient, who was unnamed but was featured in a paper […]

Early cannabis use linked to heart disease — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Smoking cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a recent University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found subtle but potentially important changes in heart and artery function. Cigarette […]

Hopes of a cure for brain cancer that killed former Labour MP Tessa Jowell


[ad_1] A British man could be the first person in the world to be cured of a deadly type of brain cancer by an experimental new therapy. The father-of-two was told he may have only months to live, but a year on, his tumour has disappeared and his recovery has been hailed by doctors as […]

Studying Shakespeare ‘could help medical students connect with patients’


[ad_1] The works of William Shakespeare should be built into the medical undergraduate curriculum to teach students how to connect more closely with their patients, a doctor suggests. Dr David Jeffrey, a palliative care doctor at the University of Edinburgh, is calling for more emotional connections in clinical practice to improve doctor-patient relations interactions over the world.  […]

Iraqi baby is first boy ever to be born with THREE penises, doctors claim


[ad_1] Iraqi baby is first boy ever to be born with THREE penises, doctors claim A boy from Duhok in Iraq had to have surgery to remove two extra penises He was born with a 2cm penis on the base of his phallus and another 1cm one  Supernumerary penises occur in between one in five […]

A new study suggests that when men and women express the same amount of pain, women’s pain is considered less intense based on gender stereotypes. — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] In a recent study published by the Journal of Pain, co-authored by Elizabeth Losin, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Social and Cultural Neuroscience lab at the University of Miami, researchers found that a patient’s pain responses may be perceived differently by others based on their gender. According to “Gender biases in […]

We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] A new scientific review has found there are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change, particularly in regions most sensitive to climate change. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Animal Ecology. Nearly 25% of mammal species are threatened with extinction, with this […]

San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights bookstore founder, has died aged 101


[ad_1] Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Beat poet, publisher and founder of San Francisco’s beloved City Lights bookstore, has died aged 101. He passed away from lung disease on Monday evening, confirmed the store’s vice president and director of marketing and publicity, Stacey Lewis. One of the last surviving members of the […]

How to celebrate Black History Month


[ad_1] Right now, all over the United States, Black families are teaching the next generation of Black youth with intention and care. Black History Month is a time to consciously center and celebrate Black empowerment and achievements, as well as the legacies of strength and struggle against racism. It’s a time to honor the whole […]

Popular literature and films about Mars that capture our imagination


[ad_1] The odds against your being you are massive, while the odds for your being you are infinitesimal. It is one of the great wonders of the universe that here you are, alive on Earth, breathing the air. So it is with the stars, the planets — with everything in the universe: The odds are […]

Opinion: Why ‘It’s a Sin’ resonates for the Covid generation


[ad_1] “It’s a Sin” isn’t a show about the current Covid-19 pandemic. It’s about the last great pandemic to engulf Britain and America: the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. It’s the creation of Russell T. Davies, the showrunner behind the 2005 revival of “Dr Who” and 1999’s “Queer as Folk.” Now he’s retelling […]

Bed & Breakfast In Le Lamentin


Paying royalties entitles you to use these works in full respect of copyright/authors’ rights. Here we find a mix of abroad news, reside protection of major regional occasions, programme highlights, mini web sites specially dedicated to main occasions and all helpful native info such as weather, site visitors updates, and so on. Self-distribution permits Canal […]

Researchers discover new particle in the blood of septic patients


[ad_1] This timelapse image shows the appearanc of an ENDS and how it curls over time. Credit: Alex Marki, Ph.D., Ley Laboratory, La Jolla Institute for Immunology Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that people with sepsis have never-before-seen particles in their blood. The scientists are the first to show that […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94


[ad_1] France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks […]

Hervé Le Tellier wins Goncourt Prize, France’s most prestigious literary award


[ad_1] Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 13:09 French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel “L’Anomalie” (The Anomaly). France’s top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Le Tellier, 63, is a mathematician by training and former journalist. He is president of the international literary group […]

Preoperative mental state associated with postoperative pain


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Even modest depression, anxiety, and catastrophizing are predictors of whether a patient later experiences improvements in pain relief following joint replacement surgery, according to a review published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of Pain. Nils Georg Niederstrasser, Ph.D., from the University of Portsmouth, and Stephanie Cook, Ph.D., from De Montfort University in Leicester, […]

Frequent, rapid testing could cripple COVID within weeks, study shows


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Testing half the population weekly with inexpensive, rapid-turnaround COVID-19 tests would drive the virus toward elimination within weeks— even if those tests are significantly less sensitive than gold-standard clinical tests, according to a new study published today by University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University researchers. Such a strategy could […]

British writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize for coming-of-age novel ‘Shuggie Bain’


[ad_1] Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 00:50 Scottish author Douglas Stuart on Thursday was awarded the 2020 Booker Prize for his acclaimed debut novel “Shuggie Bain,” set in his home city of Glasgow.  “I always wanted to be a writer so this is fulfilling a dream,” said Stuart, whose novel about a working-class family in the […]

Boris Johnson reveals love of French cartoon Asterix in new literacy campaign


[ad_1] Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 16:42 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed his childhood love of French cartoon Asterix with its “magic potion and eating whole boars” as he backed football star Marcus Rashford’s literacy campaign.  “Well done, Marcus, on your fantastic initiative,” Johnson said in comments to the Sun newspaper published Wednesday. “I […]

European project aims to archive smells from history


[ad_1] Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 17:21 From the fragrance of perfumes to the stench of the Battle of Waterloo, the ODEUROPA project will look to identify, describe and recreate the aromas that wafted across the continent over the past five centuries. Unveiled on Monday, the project will see historians team up with scientists, artificial intelligence […]

Elastic-free face masks can help some with allergies stay safe during COVID-19


[ad_1] Yashu Dhamija, MD, is a fellow at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Credit: Colleen Kelley/University of Cincinnati A University of Cincinnati immunologist is recommending that individuals with contact dermatitis choose facial masks made without elastic or rubber that allow them to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19 while avoiding possible allergic […]

Model helps predict which infants may develop NAS


[ad_1] New clinical risk model predicts neonatal abstinence syndrome. Credit: Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy A new Vanderbilt-designed prediction model may make it easier to determine which infants will go on to develop neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns that occurs after exposure to opioids during pregnancy. According to recommendations […]

Doctors, nurses in COVID-19 epicenter aided by proactive personality


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Management scholars generally agree that being proactive at work yields positive outcomes. Studies show proactive—as compared to reactive—people tend to perform at higher levels. A new study from the University of Notre Dame offers the first examination of proactive personality in times of immediate response to a crisis—the early days […]

Pediatric surgeon establishes first-ever guidelines for pediatric opioid prescribing


[ad_1] Dr. Kelley-Quon works toward making opioid prescribing safer for children. Credit: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles According to the National Institutes of Health, opioid misuse and addiction in the United States is a national crisis, with an economic burden upwards of $78 billion. Opioids are useful for pain management following surgery and other major procedures, […]

Portugal, Hungary hunker down against Europe’s virus surge


[ad_1] A resident of a nursing home is being tested with a PCR test in Ammerschwihr, eastern France, Monday, Nov.9, 2020. The antigen tests can give results in 15-30 minutes, and if they turn out positive, the patient is sent for a PCR test to confirm the result. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias) Portugal and Hungary on […]

New RA guideline emphasizes maximizing methotrexate and biologics, minimizing steroids


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will preview its 2020 Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting. The comprehensive, clinical recommendations for pharmacologic treatment of RA includes important updates to the previous guideline released in 2015. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most […]

New juvenile idiopathic arthritis guideline emphasizes disease-modifying treatments


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will preview the 2021 Guideline for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting. The new recommendations address pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments and are the culmination of a two-part update of the ACR’s JIA guidelines published in 2011 and […]

US author Brit Bennett on her novel ‘The Vanishing Half’ and the presidential election


[ad_1] Issued on: 03/11/2020 – 16:22 What happens when you decide to become a new person? Author Brit Bennett explores questions of self-determination, identity and race in her latest book, “The Vanishing Half”. This critically acclaimed novel follows twins Stella and Désirée Vignes as they pursue widely diverging paths; a journey that takes them from […]

New simulation finds max cost for cost-effective health treatments


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As health care costs balloon in the U.S., experts say it may be important to analyze whether those costs translate into better population health. A new study led by a Penn State researcher analyzed existing data to find a dividing line—or “threshold—for what makes a treatment cost-effective or not. David […]

France’s independent bookshops struggle to survive a second lockdown


[ad_1] Issued on: 01/11/2020 – 17:01 Many are worried that France’s independent bookshops – already struggling against large retailers and online giants – may not survive being forced to close for a second Covid-19 lockdown. France’s independent bookshops were forced to close as the country entered a second phase of lockdown on October 30 to […]

Cancer-fighting gene restrains ‘jumping genes’


[ad_1] This illustration depicts how retrotransposons are “handcuffed” by the tumor suppressor gene p53. But when p53 is lost, these mobile elements can erupt. Credit: Study authors Amanda Jones and Bhavana Tiwari. Artwork by Angela Diehl. About half of all tumors have mutations of the gene p53, normally responsible for warding off cancer. Now, UT […]

People with autism may have large deficits in facial recognition


[ad_1] Credit: Rachel Kittenbrink The ability to recognize faces varies greatly, but individuals with autism spectrum disorders can especially struggle, having huge implications for social interaction. Penn State researchers, for the first time, recently analyzed 40 years of autism data to determine deficits in face recognition. According to Jason Griffin, doctoral candidate in the department […]

Dr. Joyce Wallace, Pioneering AIDS Physician, Dies at 79


[ad_1] Dr. Joyce Wallace, a Manhattan internist who treated prostitutes for AIDS, occasionally brought streetwalkers home with her when they had nowhere else to go. Once, when her son, Ari Kahn, was about 12, Dr. Wallace, who had to get to the hospital to see her patients, left him at home with a prostitute who […]

Lost Your Sense of Smell? Suspect COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A resurgence of COVID-19 is striking Connecticut and the nation. UConn Today sat down with the Chief of the Division of ENT at UConn Health, Dr. Denis Lafreniere, to get the latest information about one of the tell-tale symptoms of the virus for people to look out for—the loss of […]

A step closer to mapping the rodent brain


[ad_1] Credit: Blue Brain Project / EPFL The rodent Hippocampal formation is one of the most exhaustively studied regions in the mammalian brain but until now, there has not been a comprehensive knowledge base of its synaptic physiology. In a front cover paper published in the journal Hippocampus, researchers at EPFL’s Blue Brain Project present […]

Indian and Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms of the disease, at a younger age, according to Rutgers researchers. South Asians are the fastest-growing major ethnic group in the United States with breast cancer rates increasing within the population, but little is known about the […]

The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?


[ad_1] As the first coronavirus vaccines arrive in the coming year, government researchers will face a monumental challenge: monitoring the health of hundreds of millions of Americans to ensure the vaccines don’t cause harm. Purely by chance, thousands of vaccinated people will have heart attacks, strokes and other illnesses shortly after the injections. Sorting out […]

Gut bacteria linked to weight gain following chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Approximately 30% of breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy treatment gain weight, though it is unclear why this phenomenon occurs in some women but not in others. Beyond weight gain, chemotherapy is also known to increase the risk of high blood pressure and glucose intolerance, a prediabetes condition. Although this […]

Philosopher Queens: Discovering forgotten female thinkers


[ad_1] Issued on: 20/10/2020 – 12:24 Plato, Aristotle and Socrates are just a few well-known ancient philosophers. But what about their female counterparts? What about the woman who taught Socrates? Or the sage said to be behind Plato’s theory on love? Their names are often lacking when it comes to teaching philosophy and that is something Rebecca […]

Study shows fear and anxiety share same bases in brain


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anxiety, the most common family of mental illnesses in the U.S., has been pushed to epic new heights by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and a staggering 41% of people ages 18-29 experienced clinically significant anxiety […]

Unhealthy behaviors trigger same brain responses as bad smells


[ad_1] Part of the human brain contributing the most to the prediction of pain and olfactory disgust. Credit: UNIGE/Corradi-Dell’Aqua Unhealthy behaviors trigger moral judgments that are similar to the basic emotions that contribute to our ability to survive. Two hypotheses are prevalent in the current scientific literature as to the identity of these emotions. Some […]

Results from the DEFINE-FLOW study reported


[ad_1] A new observational study of deferred lesions following combined fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) assessments found that untreated vessels with abnormal FFR but intact CFR do not have non-inferior outcomes compared to those with an FFR greater than 0.8 and a CFR greater than or equal to two when treated […]

New research comparing HIV medications set to change international recommendations


[ad_1] Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID A new study by UBC researchers is set to change international treatment recommendations for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV—an update that could affect nearly two million people per year worldwide. The study, published today by The Lancet in the journal EClinicalMedicine, was commissioned […]

Relationship explored between physical activity and lymphoma


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—High levels of physical activity may lower the risk for developing lymphoma, according to a review/meta-analysis published online Oct. 6 in BMC Cancer. Gwynivere A. Davies, M.D., M.P.H., from the Juravinski Cancer Centre-Hamilton Health Sciences in Canada, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review/meta-analysis to examine the association between physical activity and incident lymphoma. […]

Neural crest cell migration in Hirschsprung disease


[ad_1] Ankush Gosain, MD, Ph.D., of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has focused his research on determining the mechanisms underlying abnormal development of the enteric nervous system in Hirschsprung disease. Gosain recently published a new study in The FASEB Journal delineating interactions between migrating neural crest cells and […]

First reported UK case of sudden permanent hearing loss linked to COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although uncommon, sudden permanent hearing loss seems to be linked to COVID-19 infection in some people, warn doctors, reporting the first UK case in the journal BMJ Case Reports. Awareness of this possible side effect is important, because a prompt course of steroid treatment can reverse this disabling condition, they […]

Labor epidurals do not cause autism; Safe for mothers and infants, say anesthesiology, obstetrics


[ad_1] The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP),the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) aim to clearly reassure pregnant women that the article “Association Between Epidural Analgesia During Labor and Risk of Autism Spectrum […]

Improvements in stroke treatment could save more lives


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Yale researchers have found ways to treat stroke patients that may otherwise be untreatable. In a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, principal investigators Yale’s Charles Matouk, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, and Nils Petersen, MD, Ph.D. associate professor of neurology, show that a method called direct carotid puncture […]

Americans Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson win 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics


[ad_1] Issued on: 12/10/2020 – 12:18 Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson on Monday won the Nobel Prize in economics for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” “The new auction formats are a beautiful example of how basic research can subsequently generate inventions that benefit society,” the Royal Swedish […]

Hispanics are paying the price for being ‘essential’ during the pandemic


[ad_1] djvstock/iStock, Getty Images Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them, Alvarado is […]

Avoiding ableist language in autism research


[ad_1] Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers Ableist language is often used by autism researchers, which assumes that autistic people are “broken” or inferior to non-autistic people. Strategies for avoiding ableist language are provided in Autism and Adulthood. “We provide practical guidance to help researchers make language choices that reduce stigmatization, misunderstanding, and exclusion of […]

UN’s World Food Programme wins the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize


[ad_1] Issued on: 09/10/2020 – 11:27 The World Food Program on Friday won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. The Nobel Committee said that the coronavirus pandemic has added […]

US poet Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature


[ad_1] Issued on: 08/10/2020 – 13:24 American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday. The Nobel prizes are named after dynamite inventor and wealthy businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901 […]

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna win Nobel Prize for chemistry for genome editing


[ad_1] Issued on: 07/10/2020 – 12:04 French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing known as CRISPR. The recipients were announced Wednesday in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The prestigious award comes […]

Study offers global review of impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment and research


[ad_1] This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of cancer care […]

Electromagnetic fields treat diabetes in animal models


[ad_1] Calvin Carter and Sunny Huang (pictured in their lab at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) may have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively using electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Their findings, published in Cell Metabolism, show that exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields […]

Ismail Kadare fiton çmimin ndërkombëtar “Neustadt 2020” për letërsi


[ad_1] Shkrimtari Ismail Kadare ka fituar Çmimin Prestigjioz Ndërkombëtar për Letërsi i njohur si “Çmimi Neustadt”. Lajmin e ka bërë të ditur NeustadPrize.org. Ismail Kadare është laureati i 26-të i këtij çmimi i cili vlerëson merita të jashtëzakonshme letrare në letërsi në të gjithë botën. Kapka Kassabova, një shkrimtare e poezisë, trillimit dhe letërsisë artistike […]

3 win Nobel medicine award for Hepatitis C virus discovery


[ad_1] In this April 17, 2015, file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal in Bogota, Colombia. The Nobels, with new winners announced starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, often concentrate on unheralded, methodical, basic science. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File) Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice, and British scientist Michael […]

AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery


[ad_1] Artificial intelligence (AI) used in machine learning models can predict which patients are at highest risk for severe pain after surgery, and help determine who would most benefit from personalized pain management plans that use non-opioid alternatives, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting. Some patients experience more severe pain […]

Men predominate in 85%+ COVID-19 decision-making/advisory bodies globally


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Men predominate in more than 85% of COVID-19 decision-making and key advisory bodies around the globe, with gender parity in just 3.5%, reveals an analysis of the available data, published in the online journal BMJ Global Health. This has become a “disturbingly accepted pattern of global health governance” that undermines […]

Suffering from COVID-19 science overload? This team wades through the deluge so you don’t have to


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Remember early spring, when it felt like we were all plunged into a crash course in epidemiology, heads spinning with terms like “R-naught,” “flatten the curve” and “herd immunity?” Every new nugget of data and scientific insight about the novel coronavirus was headline news, ricocheting from Twitter to technical journals […]

Older Danish individuals forecast to consume growing share of hospital care by 2050


[ad_1] Projected annual number of hospital days until 2050. Credit: Oksuzyan A, Höhn A, Krabbe Pedersen J, Rau R, Lindahl-Jacobsen R, Christensen K (2020)–PLOS ONE, CC BY Danish people aged 70 and older are projected to consume a growing share of hospital care over the next few decades, with the number of days they spend […]

A Manly Response to Disease


[ad_1] Unaffected by more recent gender paradigms, the standard of a strong-and-silent masculinity to which these men conform depends upon their upbringing. They are of generations of boys brought up not to cry or rant: to button up, soldier on and not indulge in messy emotions. The novelist Anthony Trollope put it best: “Men but […]

Web resources bring new insight into COVID-19


[ad_1] This 3D illustration reveals structural details of coronavirus. Credit: CDC Researchers around the world are a step closer to a better understanding of the intricacies of COVID-19 thanks to two new web resources developed by investigators at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California San Diego. The resources are freely available through […]

Study reveals racial disparities in clinical trial recruitment


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As electronic medical records (EMR) become ubiquitous in health care settings, scientists are increasingly turning to electronic-based recruitment methods to encourage participation in clinical trials. However, little is known about how this use of technology compares to more traditional clinical trial recruitment strategies, and some researchers worry that an overreliance […]

Obesity linked with higher risk for COVID-19 complications


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A review of COVID-19 studies reveals a troubling connection between two health crises: coronavirus and obesity. From COVID-19 risk to recovery, the odds are stacked against those with obesity, and a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raises concerns about the impact of obesity […]

New prediction model can forecast personalized risk for COVID-19-related hospitalization


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed and validated a risk prediction model (called a nomogram) that can help physicians predict which patients who have recently tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are at greatest risk for hospitalization. This new model, published in PLOS One, is the second COVID-19-related […]

Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men


[ad_1] Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, according to new UBC research published today in PLOS One. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network. Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, researchers analyzed […]

Physicians give first comprehensive review of COVID-19’s effects outside the lung


[ad_1] SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH After only a few days caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients at the start of the outbreak in New York City, Aakriti Gupta, MD, realized that this was much more than a respiratory disease. “I was on […]

New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause. A new study not only confirms the high prevalence of depression but also the greatest risk factors for it in postmenopausal women, as well as any relationships with anxiety and fear […]

Anti-obesity medications mitigate weight regain in RYGB surgery patients


[ad_1] Researchers have discovered that anti-obesity medications such as phentermine and topiramate, used individually or in combination, can significantly reduce weight regain in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a retrospective study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. “Our study provides evidence that medications can help, especially in […]

Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19’s dangerous cardiovascular complications


[ad_1] Credit: University of Virginia Health System COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes, emergency medicine doctors report in a new scientific paper. They also caution that COVID-19 treatments can interact with medicines used to manage patients’ existing cardiovascular conditions. The new paper […]