Eczema can drive people to thoughts of suicide: study

(HealthDay)—Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows. A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over 300,000 people, found that those with eczema had a 44 percent higher risk of suicidal thoughts compared with

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

Our imagination is an incredibly useful tool. It can soothe us during difficult times and help us solve problems, create new things, and consider possible courses of action. Some researchers have argued that our imagination, which gives us the ability to consider different scenarios, is at the core of what makes humans different from the

The global map of dementia

The worldwide map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117% over just 26 years as the global population continues to live longer Experts warn rates will double from 43.8million in 2016 to 100million by 2050 Turkey has the most cases, followed by Brazil, and Nigeria and Ghana the least  As well

Prebiotics Are a Thing, Too—and You Should Be Eating Them

By now, you’ve heard of probiotics, the “good” bacteria that live in your gut and help the “bad” guys from taking over. Research suggests probiotics could help you lose weight, clear up your skin, improve your mood, and even help you fight disease. But just as you want to eat probiotics to reap their benefits—the

Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces hernia formation

(HealthDay)—Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces the incidence of hernia formation among patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery but increases early postoperative pain and leads to prolonged wound healing of surgical site infection, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in JAMA Surgery. Andreas Kohler, M.D., from Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, and colleagues performed a

First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies

The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis in babies infected in the womb. However in those who contract the infection, the consequences

Vegetable Soup – Asian

Ingredients for 1 ½ gallons of soup For the Asian vegetable soup 700 g of vegetables (whatever is in the fridge, such as celery, leeks, carrots, Zucchini, etc.) – crushing of coarse Liquid ingredients and spices 700 ml vegetable broth 400 ml coconut milk 2 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP Tamari (or soy sauce) 1

How Australians perform on a global health check

A new tool shows that Australians are generally in good health, compared with other countries. For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has built a data tool, looking at health measures including our life expectancy, rates of cancer, obesity and smoking, and causes of death, in relation to 36 countries in

As a rule, can pain really shot?

Grapefruit Carpaccio with fennel Tartar and pistachio sounds like a refined Appetizer. Dishes like this should have a positive effect on the female hormonal balance and is about cycle and discomfort related to relieve. So it is at least in the book “Eat like a woman” by Andrea Haselmayr, Denise Rosenberger and Verena Haselmayr. Their

Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food: Why sharing a plate leads to better negotiation outcomes

Here’s a new negotiating tactic: enjoy a family-style meal with your counterpart before making your opening bid. When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In the study, “Shared

Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis

A cancer diagnosis tells you that you have cancer, but how that cancer will progress is a terrifying uncertainty for most patients. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have now identified a specific class of biomarkers that can tell a lot about how aggressive a patient’s cancer will be. “There are undoubtedly dozens or

McDonald's Will Start Selling Cheesy Bacon Fries Next Year

McDonald’s is adding bacon cheese fries to the menu, because those arteries won’t clog themselves. A source within McDonald’s told Business Insider that the fast food chain will start rolling out cheesy bacon fries nationally in 2019. They were already being tested in some locations in Hawaii and Northern California, where customers took pictures of

Research team traces pathway to cardioprotection in post-ischemic heart failure

During an ischemic attack, the heart is temporarily robbed of its blood supply. The aftermath is devastating: reduced heart contractility, heart cell death, and heart failure. Contributing to these detrimental changes is a signaling molecule, G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2), which following ischemia accumulates in mitochondria, the energy-producing powerhouses of cells. Now, a Temple-led

Does problem-solving stave off mental decline?

As we get older, our bodies and minds begin to lose their suppleness slowly. This is a normal effect of aging, though sometimes, the decline can be steeper and related to neurodegenerative conditions. Existing research has suggested that people can prevent age-related mental decline if they take certain actions, one of the most important being

New sepsis treatment a step closer

Australian emergency doctors are at the forefront of a large clinical study to assess how clinicians are treating sepsis. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation—Australasia (EMF) and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, the study will help clinicians better understand how patients in Australia and New Zealand are currently managed and could lead to a potential

The importins of anxiety

According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. In a study described today in Cell Reports, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have revealed a previously unknown mechanism underlying anxiety. Targeting this biochemical pathway may help develop new therapies for alleviating the