Health

Webinar on Bacteriophages and AMR One Health Perspective

Learn about the upcoming webinar on the broader use of bacteriophages from an AMR One Health perspective, featuring distinguished speakers and focusing on opportunities and challenges associated with the application of bacteriophages for human health. Register now to gain insights into this crucial topic.

Rare Genetic Variants Linked to Left-Handedness, Study Finds

Discover the groundbreaking genetic study that unveils rare genetic variants of the TUBB4B gene as more prevalent in left-handed individuals. This research sheds light on the biological factors influencing handedness and offers valuable insights into the genetic underpinnings of this phenomenon.

New Paths to Optimize Electrochemical Processes

Scientists have found new paths to steer and optimize electrochemical processes, essential for the transition to renewable energies. The discovery of new ways to fine-tune electrochemistry opens up exciting possibilities for the future of renewable energy and sustainable chemistry.

NHS to Offer Virtual Reality Therapy for Agoraphobia

People with agoraphobia are set to be offered virtual reality (VR) therapy on the NHS to help them overcome their fear of leaving the house. Lifelike 3D images appear in front of the user, giving them the feeling of really being there. Research has shown that exposure to these scenarios in a safe environment helps reduce anxiety, and NHS watchdogs have approved the landmark treatment for wider use by doctors.

10 Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast

Discover the 10 health benefits of eating breakfast, from boosting metabolism to supporting bone health and cognitive function. Learn why breakfast is crucial for overall well-being and how it can have a lasting impact on your health.

Measles Resurgence in Canada Raises Global Public Health Concerns

Gaps in vaccine coverage for diseases like measles are impacting global public health. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is highlighting the resurgence of measles in Canada as a reminder of its importance, especially in the context of disruptions caused by COVID-19. The organization is advocating for renewed attention and resources to tackle measles outbreaks in Canada and globally.

Study Finds Weak Link Between Adolescent Media Use and Psychotic Experiences in Adulthood

A study from McGill University found weak associations between adolescent media use and psychotic experiences in adulthood, with other factors such as mental health and interpersonal difficulties playing a larger role. The lead author, Vincent Paquin, stated that the results do not support the idea that adolescent media use is a significant risk factor for psychotic experiences in adulthood. The study suggests that some young people are drawn to video games as a way of coping with challenging life circumstances.

New Research Shows No Link Between COVID-19 and Increased Risk of Asthma in Children

New research shows there’s no link between COVID-19 and increased risk of asthma in children. A study published in Pediatrics found that children who tested positive for COVID-19 were at no greater risk of being diagnosed with asthma over the next 18 months compared to children who tested negative. The researchers analyzed the health records of over 27,000 children and found no significant association between COVID-19 infection and the development of asthma in children.

Iraqi Man Overcomes Stage 4 Rectal Cancer with Complex Surgery in India

Iraqi man, 47, overcomes stage 4 rectal cancer after complex surgery in India. Misdiagnosed with piles, patient undergoes chemotherapy, radiation, and CRS and HIPEC procedures at Manipal Hospital. Despite initial poor prognosis, patient returns home with better quality of life, highlighting the effectiveness of advanced medical interventions in treating cancer.

CDC Investigates Botulism-like Illnesses Linked to Botox Injections

The CDC is investigating botulism-like illnesses in multiple states linked to non-medical Botox injections. Patients in Tennessee and Illinois experienced symptoms after receiving injections from unlicensed providers. Authorities warn of the dangers of counterfeit products and urge the public to seek Botox treatments only from licensed medical professionals.