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Study reveals underestimated heat risks in climate change, highlighting challenges for aging population

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 21:42
Study in 'Nature Communications' presents a new model integrating physiological factors to more accurately predict human survivability and livability under heat stress due to climate change.

Long-term physical activity can prevent obesity-induced cognitive decline

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 21:40
Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular metabolic diseases and neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.

Neural patterns unravel distinctions between traumatic and sad memories in individuals with PTSD

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 18:21
Researchers investigate the neural patterns of patients with PTSD while listening to narratives that depicted their own memories.

Study exposes widespread inaccuracies in cannabidiol product labeling

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 18:11
Study reveals significant discrepancies in the labeled and actual cannabidiol content in various commercial products, highlighting a major quality control issue.

Nanotechnology could enhance traditional Chinese medicine delivery, promising improved clinical outcomes

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 17:33
This review in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology explores how nanotechnology enhances the delivery of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), overcoming challenges like poor solubility and limited bioavailability. Nanocarriers like liposomes and nanoparticles improve TCM delivery, offering greater therapeutic effectiveness and reduced side effects, but face challenges in biocompatibility and stability for clinical use.

Mapping emotions in the body: Study reveals physical topography of feeling

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 17:08
The study published in PNAS reveals that emotions create identifiable maps of bodily sensations, consistent across different cultures and races. Using a novel method named "embody," researchers found that subjective emotional experiences are linked to specific bodily changes, providing insights that could aid in understanding and treating mood disorders like depression and anxiety, which alter standard emotional processing.

Cannabis and alcohol co-use disrupts brain development and impairs memory

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 14:45
The increased legalization of cannabis over the past several years can potentially increase its co-use with alcohol. Concerningly, very few studies have looked at the effects of these two drugs when used in combination.

Scientists uncover cellular cause of heart defects in babies born to women with diabetes

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 14:27
When women with diabetes become pregnant, they face not only the typical challenges of pregnancy and impending parenthood, but also a scary statistic: they're five times more likely to have a baby with a congenital heart defect.

Study highlights harmful impact of social media on adolescent health

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 14:20
Social media use is associated with risky health behaviours in young people including increased alcohol, drug and tobacco use, anti-social behavior, risky sexual behaviors and gambling, finds a review of the latest evidence published by The BMJ today.

The impact of implementing a high sensitivity assay for cardiac troponin I on long term outcomes in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:55
Researchers from the United Kingdom evaluated the use of a high-sensitivity assay to measure cardiac troponin I and its impact on myocardial infarction (MI) risk or other long-term outcomes such as death at five years in individuals with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

Modeling a sustainable plant-based healthy diet for a dietary transition in the United States

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:32
Sustainable dietary modeling and formulation in the animal-to-plant-based dietary (PBD) transition.

Rethinking the internet's role in mental health: Recent study challenges common perceptions

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:30
Researchers examined the impact of the growth in internet technology on psychological well-being and overall mental health.

Herpes zoster vaccination and healthy aging: Study connect the dots

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:14
Vaccination with recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) prevents Herpes Zoster (HZ) infection.

New study provides convincing evidence of the essential role of cylicins in sperm development and fertility

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:02
Researchers investigated the Role of Cylicins in Spermiogenesis and Male Fertility in Mice and Humans through Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/ CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) Gene Editing.

How do plant-based diets impact body weight?

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 04:42
The association between plant-based diet index (PDI), unhealthful PDI (uPDI), and healthful PDI (hPDI) and weight loss.

Can a transdiagnostic, blended ecological momentary intervention improve self-esteem in youth with low self-esteem and prior exposure to childhood adversity?

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 04:27
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry reports on the results of a four-year randomized clinical trial (RCT) comparing usual care alone or coupled with SELFIE, a form of EMI, in young people with a history of adversity during childhood.

The effects of vitamin K on bone health

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 04:06
Existing scientific data on the effects of vitamin K (VK) on bone health and elucidated the underlying mechanisms.

Smartphone data reveals the link between fast food outlets and diet-related diseases

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 23:56
How many fast-food joints do you come across throughout your day and what does that have to do with your health? A lot, says Abigail Horn, a lead scientist at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI).

Study finds top three classes of medications more effective than ibuprofen for treating migraine attacks

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 23:29
For many people with migraine, it can be difficult to find a treatment that is effective and reliable, and information on how medications compare to one another is lacking.

Active surveillance for cervical precancer lesions linked to increased long-term cancer risk

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 23:21
Actively monitoring abnormal cells (lesions) that line the cervix rather than removing them straight away is associated with an increased long term risk of cervical cancer, suggests a study published by The BMJ today.