Category: Health News

Parental support linked career success of children

A recent study finds that young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted from one generation to the next. “The question underlying this work was whether parental support gives adult children an advantage or hinders their development,” says Anna Manzoni, an associate professor

Some reasons to work with a dietitian

(HealthDay)—Want customized diet advice to make your weight or health goals attainable? Consider working with an RD—a registered dietitian. Not just a luxury for the rich, a registered dietitian has the know-how to create a diet plan for your specific needs—one that will help you safely drop pounds and keep them off. A registered dietitian’s

Footage shows surgeons removing 14 worms from a woman’s organs

Watch the stomach-churning moment surgeons removed 14 wriggling worms from a woman’s organs WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT  The woman, known only as Sunita, was in such pain she could barely stand  She had more than dozen worms measuring 15-20cm each in her bile duct After being sent home with antibiotics, surgeons finally removed the worms  She

Study challenges ‘shock and kill’ approach to eliminating HIV

Researchers have provided new insight into the cellular processes behind the ‘shock and kill’ approach to curing HIV, which they say challenges the effectiveness of the treatment. Their study, published in the journal eLife, suggests the need to explore alternative treatment strategies against HIV — a virus which 36.7 million people globally were living with

Down side of being dubbed ‘class clown’

Class clowns’ off-task antics amuse and delight their classmates during first and second grades, making them the most sought-after playmates on the playground in early elementary school. But by the time these mischievous boys are promoted to third grade, they plummet to the bottom of the social circle as classmates’ disapproval of their behavior grows,

Bloomberg era’s emphasis on ‘health in all policies’ improved New Yorkers’ heart health

From 2002 to 2013, New York City implemented a series of policies prioritizing the public’s health in areas beyond traditional healthcare policies and illustrated the potential to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. This strategy is known as employing a “health in all policies” approach. Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health catalogued health-relevant legislation

EEG signals accurately predict autism as early as 3 months of age: Early diagnosis by ‘digital biomarkers’ may allow early intervention, better outcomes

Autism is challenging to diagnose, especially early in life. A new study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that inexpensive EEGs, which measure brain electrical activity, accurately predict or rule out autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants, even in some as young as 3 months. “EEGs are low-cost, non-invasive and relatively easy to incorporate into

Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide. Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness at the thought of going to the dentist, during an examination, and following treatment. Reasons behind dental anxiety can