Notable News for the Week: June 22nd, 2018
No Evidence that Vitamin D Protects Against High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180620193732.htm
Study shows that evidence recommending Vitamin D supplements for certain adverse pregnancy outcomes is insufficient.
Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive: https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/news/20180619/severe-stress-may-send-immune-system-into-overdrive#1
A new study suggests that trauma or stress may increase the likelihood of developing an autoimmune disease.
Breakthrough Discovery Reveals Brain Metals that May Drive Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180621/Breakthrough-discovery-reveals-brain-metals-that-may-drive-progression-of-Alzheimere28099s-disease.aspx
A study from the University of Warwick identifies abnormal clusters of protein in the brain which may lead to mental deterioration.
Research Suggests Forgetting Plays a Positive Role in Learning: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180620/Forgetting-plays-a-positive-role-in-learning-research-suggests.aspx
Forgetting can actually increase long-term retention, information retrieval and performance, a new study finds.
New Piece of the Huntington’s Disease Puzzle Found: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180621/Study-unravels-new-piece-of-information-in-the-Huntingtone28099s-disease-puzzle.aspx
Researchers have come a step closer to finding out what happens in the brain in Huntington’s patients.
Electronic Skin Prototype Brings Real Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Limbs: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180621/Researchers-create-electronic-skin-that-brings-back-real-sense-of-touch-to-prosthetic-limbs.aspx
Johns Hopkins University engineers are developing an electronic skin.
Missouri Chamber Offers Alternative Health Plan: http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2018/jun/21/missouri-chamber-offers-alternative-health-plan/731485/
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry does not have plans to create the type of health care plan authorized this week by the President.
New Rule Rolled Out for Small Business Health Insurance Plans: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/association-health-plans-ruling/index.html
Plans can start being offered September 1 under this new rule.