Sunday, March 7, 2021

Present Imperfect: Doctors In Training Work Even When Ill, Study Finds

A new study demonstrates that young doctors often fail to heed the Biblical injunction, "physician, heal thyself." In a research letter published in the September 15, 2010, issue of JAMA, researchers report that three out of five residents surveyed came to work in the previous year while sick, possibly exposing their patients and colleagues to suboptimal performance and, in many cases, communicable disease.

Obese Children Show Signs Of Heart Disease Typically Seen In Middle-Aged...

The blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease, Dr. Kevin Harris told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The clock is ticking and the shape of the 13 year-old-heart is changing -- for the worse.

Possible Explanation for “Happy Hypoxia” (Low Blood Oxygen Levels) in Covid-19...

One of the most puzzling symptoms of COVID-19 is a condition referred to as “silent hypoxemia” or “happy hypoxia.” Patients suffering silent hypoxemia present...

Only 5% Of Americans Engage In Vigorous Physical Activity On Any...

On any given day, most U.S. adults report performing predominantly sedentary and light activities, according to a new study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Overall only 5.07% report any vigorous intensity activity. The most frequently reported moderate activity was food and drink preparation.

Exposure to Common Food-Borne Pathogen Linked to Rare Brain Cancer

(Fig. 1. Parasitic protozoans Toxoplasma gondii in tachyzoite stage.) A new study suggests a link between Toxoplasma Gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of...

Head Injury Can Blight Survival Up To 13 Years Later

A head injury can blight the chances of survival up to 13 years after the event, especially among younger adults, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Study Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels

Our gut microbiomes – the many bacteria, viruses and other microbes living in our digestive tracts – play important roles in our health and...

COVID-19 Crosses Blood-Brain to Trigger Cognitive Effects, Brain Fog and Fatigue

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, like many viruses before it, is bad news for the brain. More and more evidence is coming out that people with...

New Therapy Targets Protein Pathway to Halt Cartilage Degeneration and Reduce...

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but a group of scientists have discovered a method through which a simple knee injection could potentially...

NSAIDs Pain Relievers Like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen May Blunt Effectiveness of...

New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week...

Parasitic Hookworms May Help Humans Live Longer Lives Free of Chronic...

Parasitic worms could hold the key to living longer and free of chronic disease, according to a review article published in the open-access eLife...

New ‘Skeletal Age’ Calculator Predicts Risk of Bone Fracture, Premature Death

Researchers in Australia have developed a computational model to calculate 'skeletal age', a personalized estimate of an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature...