Month: November 2021

Over the last decade, global coffee production nearly doubled, making coffee one of the most popular beverages in modern society. Given its popularity, any health advantages could have a significant impact on public health. According to a recent study, 16 percent of Americans are aware of the benefits of coffee use, while 66 percent limit their
0 Comments
After making a controversial change in September to a long-standing recommendation about the use of active surveillance in men with prostate cancer, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has today reversed course and reinstated its original advice, with a slight tweak. The influential cancer organization, which is best known for its guidelines, now recommends that
0 Comments
Saliva samples are easy to obtain and useful for measuring antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in children, which could facilitate epidemiological surveillance in school settings. The study, a collaboration between the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation, and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD), followed over 1,500 children who
0 Comments
Thought LeadersSarah PhillipsLinguistics Ph.D. StudentNew York University In this interview, News-Medical talks to Sarah Phillips about new research on how bilingual brains process different languages, and how the same neural mechanism is used for each when interpreting mixed-language expressions. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your background in neuroscience. My name is Sarah Phillips,
0 Comments
Taking care of a loved one who is ill is probably one of the biggest challenges any of us will ever face.  And so often caregivers are on their own—doing it alone without help or guidance.  Thirty-six percent of family caregivers describe their situation as  highly stressful according to a report by AARP and the
0 Comments
Spot the signs, and address gambling addiction before it gets out of hand The gambling industry in the UK is colossal, with The Gambling Commission’s most recent published statistics showing that gambling companies had a total gross yield of £5.9 billion between April and September 2020. The feeling of winning is pleasurable and addictive, something
0 Comments
Now that the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified omicron as a variant of concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strongly encouraging everyone to follow its prevention strategies to hamper the possible spread of the virus in the country.  Variant Of Concern After carefully assessing the specific mutations and behavior of the
0 Comments
When skies were blue and air pollution was reduced during stay-at-home lockdowns in the United States at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) occurred, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the link between air pollution and STEMI in 29 US states from January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020,
0 Comments
A new study investigates the potential effects of low-quality sleep on brain development in early adolescence. It’s no secret that sleep is crucial for optimal health and well-being.  Many different functions occur during periods of sleep, and the body takes that time to repair, rest, and rejuvenate itself.1  Research shows that sleep may play an important role
0 Comments
Last month’s breaking news that the kidney of a pig functioned normally when attached for 54 hours to the body of a brain-dead patient was hailed as an eventual solution for more than 100,000 people nationwide who are waiting for life-saving organs. While xenotransplantation, or animal-to-human transplantation, has been undergoing study and experimentation for quite
0 Comments
George Q. Daley will assume leadership role at HMS on Jan. 1 Read the full story at http://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-dean-faculty-medicine Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY
0 Comments
There are a ton of different mattresses in today’s market, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that you feel a little overwhelmed by the multitude of choices out there. Regardless of what kind of sleeper you are, though – a side sleeper, a back sleeper, a stomach sleeper, or a combo sleeper – The BitBag team has
0 Comments
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Merck’s antiviral pill for COVID-19, molnupiravir, appears to be far less effective than early results from the clinical trial first suggested. According to an analysis by scientists at the FDA, the experimental pill cut the risk of hospitalization or death from
0 Comments
President Joe Biden said Monday he is directing federal agencies to be prepared to move as quickly as possible to approve additional vaccines or boosters tailored to shield against the new omicron coronavirus variant. The current Covid vaccines are believed to provide at least some protection from the heavily mutated omicron strain, and booster shots
0 Comments
Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are receiving one of 19 grant awards that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. The researchers will focus their efforts on developing
0 Comments
Severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), uses its spike (S) glycoprotein to enter host cells. The S glycoprotein consists of approximately 35% carbohydrate, affecting SARS-CoV-2’s infectivity and susceptibility to antibody inhibition. The S protein is the primary target of neutralizing antibodies elicited by natural infection and
0 Comments
They’ve been making our lives easier all year, and now is our opportunity to give back to those in the service industry It’s the season of giving, and also a time to reflect on the things that we are most grateful for. Throughout the year, there are people who make our everyday lives run a
0 Comments
Our Flame of Hope Awards are an annual celebration of our most dedicated volunteers and supporters, many of whom have powerful personal reasons for going above and beyond to support our pioneering science. In this article, we hear from this year’s Philanthropy category award winners, who tell us why they’ve devoted time, effort and millions
0 Comments
From a fit, healthy, and confident husband and dad to being unable to walk or function, chronic pain and mental ill-health very nearly overwhelmed Ian. But, thanks to the incredible support of his family and a reignited passion for cooking, he’s found the recipe for resilience I had never heard of fibromyalgia, nor thought that
0 Comments
The mind and body are closely connected. Studies show there is a link between physical and mental health. Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders have been associated with heart conditions, immune deficiencies, and numerous other conditions. Credits: Lead Image: Dreamstime Medscape Reader Polls © 2021  Cite this: Do You Discuss Mental Health With Your Patients? - Medscape - Nov 24, 2021.
0 Comments