Category Archives: Health

25Jul/23

Does a woman’s menstrual cycle affect her athletic performance? Here’s what the science says

Sara Chica-Latorre, University of Canberra and Michael Pengelly, University of Canberra

During the Women’s FIFA World Cup, it has been wonderful to see the spotlight turn to female athletes.

There’s always been more research on male athletes compared to female athletes, but the gap is narrowing.

One thing we still don’t know enough about is the effect of the menstrual cycle on athletic performance.

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18Jul/23

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON DONANEMAB PHASE 3 DATA REPORTED AT AAIC 2023

The data reported today by Eli Lilly from the TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 2 clinical trial of donanemab in early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease demonstrate an important advancement in Alzheimer’s research and treatment. The full Phase 3 data was reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2023, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and online. The data were simultaneously published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Continue reading

26Jun/23

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day

26 June 2023 /Healthcare/ — The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is an annual observance held on 26 June to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. The day is also an occasion to reaffirm the commitment of the international community to the goal of a drug-free world.

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on the need to address the stigma and discrimination that people who use drugs face. This is reflected in the theme of World Drug Day 2023, which is “People first: stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention.” Continue reading

12May/23

International Nurses Day

May 9, 2023 /Health/ — International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12th every year. It is a day to recognize the contributions of nurses to healthcare and to society as a whole. The day was first celebrated in 1965, and it is now celebrated in over 100 countries around the world.

The day is celebrated in honor of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale was a British nurse who played a key role in improving the care of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. She is also credited with founding the first school of nursing in the world. Continue reading

12May/23

Learn about loneliness and what can be done to solve the loneliness epidemic

NEW YORKMay 12, 2023 /Healthcare/ — Loneliness is a growing problem in the United States. In fact, the Surgeon General has called it an epidemic. Loneliness can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health, and it can even shorten our lifespan.

There are many things we can do to learn about loneliness and what we can do to solve the epidemic. Here are a few ideas: Continue reading

04May/23

Tiredness of life: the growing phenomenon in western society

Sam Carr, University of Bath

Molly was 88 years old and in good health. She had outlived two husbands, her siblings, most of her friends and her only son.

“I don’t have any meaningful relationships left, dear,” she told me. “They’ve all died. And you know what? Underneath it all, I want to leave this world too.” Leaning a little closer, as though she was telling me a secret, she continued:

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02May/23

Can AI (Artificial Intelligence) suffer from mental illness?

There are a number of reasons why mental health apps may have worse privacy than other types of apps.

Mental health apps collect more sensitive data. Mental health apps often collect data about users’ mental health, which is considered to be sensitive information. This data can include information about users’ moods, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Continue reading

30Apr/23

Combating systematic biases, prejudice in medical care

April 30, 2023 /Health/ — The uncomfortable truth: Race, gender, sexual orientation, age, body size, income, and other cultural factors have a significant bearing on whether you will be diagnosed and treated correctly. The history of systematic biases, prejudice in medical care can no longer be overlooked. The good news is regardless of whether you are a patient, healthcare provider, or administrator, there are steps you can take today to combat medical bias.

Medical bias is a serious problem that can have a devastating impact on patients. It can lead to misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, and even death. There are a number of factors that can contribute to medical bias, including: Continue reading

29Apr/23

Fentanyl epidemic causes dispute between the U.S. and Mexican governments

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is often used to lace other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, to increase their potency and addictiveness. Fentanyl is also sometimes sold on its own, as a white powder or pressed into pills that look like other prescription opioids. Continue reading