Notable News for the Week: August 10th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 10th, 2018 Exercise for Mental Health: How Much is Too Much? A new study confirms that exercise is good for mental health…but too much can be detrimental. Keto Diet: Scientists Find Link to Diabetes Risk New research questions health benefits of ketogenic diets after finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes. Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID’d More genes associated with an increased risk of this form of breast cancer have been identified. Brain Evolution May Play Role in Mental Illness A new study shows that evolutionary changes may be responsible for certain psychiatric illnesses. New Lab-Synthesized Molecule Appears to Fight Malaria Effectively A molecule based in natural compounds found in marine gliding bacteria is a strong candidate for a new antimalarial drug. Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks May Lower Risk of C-Section A recent study of more than 6,000 women in the US indicates that inducing labor at 39 weeks may reduce the risk of C-Section when compared with those who wait for their labor to start naturally....

Notable News for the Week: August 3rd, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 3rd, 2018 Fear of Litigation is a Key Factor in Decision to Perform C-Sections A new study finds that fear of litigation and safety concerns are key factors that influence the decision to perform a caesarean section. Medical Errors in the Emergency Room: Understanding Why An estimated 250,000 deaths per year in the US are attributed to medical errors. Research is being done to determine why these errors happen, and possibly what can be done to avoid them. New Med School in Southern California Aims to Tackle Doctor Shortages The medical school’s goal is to expand the workforce as well as diversity. Dense Breast Notification and Insurance Legislation Analysis State-level policies and their impact on screening techniques and outcomes in breast cancer detection. Nursing Homes See Medicare Ratings Fall Medicare ratings have been lowered largely due to inadequate numbers of registered nurses. Tickborne Diseases are Likely to Increase Public health officials are working to build a better understanding of the diseases ticks carry, as scientists are working to develop preventative vaccines.    ...

Notable News for the Week: July 27th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 27th, 2018 Some notable news articles from around the web, detailing recent medical studies, healthcare news, and interesting developments. Does Magnesium Relieve Migraines? Magnesium may be a mineral that can treat and prevent migraine symptoms. How a Cat Parasite Can Change Your Personality A new study suggests that Toxoplasma gondii could make people more risk-prone. Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids? Two doctors argue that removal of a thyroid may be an over-aggressive response to this type of cancer. Social Interaction Improves Wellbeing in Dementia Patients A study shows that even just 10 minutes a day can improve the overall wellbeing of patients being treated for dementia. CDC Reports that Too Few Americans Being Screened for Cancer The CDC reports that screening rates for breast, prostate, and cervical cancer have stalled in recent years, despite early detection being a key to successful treatment. Prompt Sepsis Detection and Treatment Saves Lives A recent study shows that more than 1 in 10 children who present with sepsis die from it, however, clinical treatments and testing completed within an hour of detection can reduce that risk by 40%....

Notable News for the Week: July 20th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 20th, 2018 Study Finds Genetic Heritage to be Dominant Factor in Heart Failure Hereditary factors found to be behind 26% of all cases of heart failure in Sweden according to a recent study. Potential Link Between Alcohol and Death Rates Study shows that heavy drinking results in uncontrolled iron absorption in the body, putting strain on vital organs and increasing the risk of death. Compounds Found in Green Tea and Red Wine May Block Formation of Toxic Metabolites A new study provides hope for treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases. Seven Ways IVF Changed the World As the first “test-tube baby” turns 40 this month, one author takes a look back at the new normal IVF has introduced to the world. Scientists Support Viability of Potential Way to Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Risk New commentary by scientists in Manchester and Edinburgh on a recent study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.      ...

Notable News for the Week: July 13th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 13th, 2018 A Healthful Diet May Help Prevent Asthma Symptoms A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be associated with better asthma outcomes according to a recent study. How Long Does it Take to Recover From Heart Bypass Surgery? A look at what to expect from pre-surgery to post-surgery. An Orange a Day Keeps Macular Degeneration Away: 15-Year Study A new study has show that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration. Gene Required for Addictive Behavior Scientists have discovered a gene called Maged1 that plays a crucial role in the pathological changes associated with addictive behaviors. How to Boost Serotonin and Improve Mood Salmon, eggs, spinach and seeds are among the foods that can help boost serotonin naturally.  ...
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