Monthly Archives: September 2017

Does Mental Health Decline As Overweight Perception Increases?

[ad_1] Scottish researchers looked at data over the past 25 years to determine whether the perception of being overweight has had more or less of an impact on psychological and mental health over time. Adolescence is a time of great physical and emotional changes, which can lead to an increased attention to physical appearance and…

New Methods to Diagnose Brain Injuries More Accurately

[ad_1] With increasing awareness of how complex, damaging, and persistent brain injuries can be, researchers have been analyzing and improving the ways we diagnose damage to the brain. New methods of performing CT scans have outperformed previous ways and will be critical in improved treatment and diagnosis of trauma. Terrifying brain injuries seem all too…

How to Treat the Most Common STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

[ad_1] Gonorrhea is one of the most common STI (sexually transmitted infections) worldwide. In 2016, the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) was developed to address the concerns regarding the emergence of multidrug-resistant gonorrhea and the need for new treatments. Gonorrhea, caused by Neisseria gonorrheae bacteria is one of the most common STIs (sexually…

Will Community-Based Physical Activity Increase Well-Being and Life Satisfaction?

[ad_1] A recent study published in BMC Public Health determines whether Australian runners who participate in community-based physical activity are more satisfied with their physical health compared to the general population. Although the benefits of physical activity have been well-established, many people struggle to incorporate exercise into their daily routines. Community-based fitness events encourage not…

ANGPTL3 Inhibition Could Protect Against Coronary Artery Disease

[ad_1] New studies demonstrate that inhibiting the activity of angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3), a liver protein that regulates lipoprotein metabolism and inhibits lipoprotein lipase (LPL), could help lower the plasma levels of triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol as well as reduce the risk of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. It has been…

Is Testing for Respiratory Tract Infections in Children Always Necessary?

[ad_1] A recently published review in JAMA Pediatrics considers historical reasons and present implications of testing for respiratory tract infections in children. Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children are a major cost and burden to the healthcare system. These respiratory tract infections, like bronchiolitis, the common cold, and seasonal influenza, affect physician and nursing time,…

Can a Multi-Drug Therapy Eradicate Leprosy?

[ad_1] Leprosy is a worldwide disease. Unfortunately, efforts to eradicate this debilitating illness have stalled. This overview calls for a worldwide coalition towards a zero-case strategy. Leprosy, a bacterial disease, is a major cause of peripheral neuropathy leading to disability. Leprosy remains in over 100 countries and the battle to eliminate this disease has been…

What are the Long-Term Effects of Ventilation in Preterm Infants?

[ad_1] When extremely preterm infants are born, they often experience problems breathing on their own and require assisted ventilation. However, despite less invasive ventilation methods now being used a recent study has found that there was no significant improvement in the newborn’s long-term lung function. Substantial changes in assisted ventilation have been seen over the…

Is Whey Protein Beneficial for Malnutrition in the Elderly?

[ad_1] A recent study determines whether the use of whey protein in the management of malnutrition in the elderly has a suppressive effect on subsequent energy intake. Whey protein is a natural protein supplement derived from milk and is frequently used for maintenance of lean muscle mass and management of malnutrition in the elderly. Malnutrition,…

Socially Unresponsive Bees and Their Link to Autism and Genetics

[ad_1] There is a strong genetic basis to human autism spectrum disorders, but it has not been confirmed whether human behavioral disorders relate to insect social behaviors and if the similarities reflect common mechanistic roots. A recent ground-breaking study highlights the genetic link between socially unresponsive bees and human behavioral disorders, bringing new context to…