Category: Health News

Humoral and cellular response to COVID-19 vaccines in patients with IBD

Researchers worldwide hypothesized that the development of vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could help to reduce transmission and help to lower the mortality rate. The vaccines developed against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had to undergo several clinical trials before they could be considered safe for human use. Patients of various age

Lillian Ahenkan aka Flex Mami on Thinking Differently

Called “one of the most charismatic Australians of the internet”, Lillian Ahenkan (@flex.mami) is your go-to woman for good energy, colourful suits and real talk, and her new book helps you work out who you are, what you want and how to get it. “I have a thing about women having agency. You’re allowed to

Here's How You Can Support Victims of Domestic Violence By Working Out

In the wake of COVID-19, many are experiencing escalating violence or abuse for the first time for a variety of reasons, including skyrocketing stress, financial struggles, unemployment, and alcohol use, says Nancy Glass, PhD, a community-based intervention researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and associate director of the university’s Center for Global Health.

Study identifies factors that may influence patient's likelihood to get bariatric surgeries

According to the World Health Organization, four million people die from obesity-related causes annually. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective, lifesaving intervention for patients with obesity, however the majority who are eligible for the procedure never advance to surgery. A team of researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified variables that

One in 500 Americans has died from COVID-19

One out of every 500 U.S. residents has lost their lives to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic last year, statistics show. COVID has killed more than 664,500 people in the United States as of Wednesday, according to tracking data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s out of a total U.S. population of 331.4 million

The promise of regenerative medicine to treat chronic pain

The use of regenerative medicine to lessen chronic pain holds enormous potential, and the body of evidence to support the practice is growing, said Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, DABPMR, chief of the departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital, chief of the division of physical medicine and rehabilitation of

New video explains the science behind sleepy teens

A new video developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips to help sleep-deprived teenagers get healthy sleep on a regular basis. Released during Student Sleep Health Week, the video “Why Are Teens So Sleepy?” highlights the challenges teenagers face to get sufficient sleep, recommends later school start times, and provides advice on

Sleep Better With The 10-3-2-1-0 Formula That Went Viral

There’s nothing that beats a good night’s sleep after a long day. Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things in order to maintain a good health and life balance. Some people, however, have a really hard time getting a solid night’s sleep, and it impacts their mood, energy, and their ability to get

MinoTour: a real-time monitoring platform to analyze SARS-CoV-2 nanopore sequencing

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). This pandemic has indicated the effectiveness of real-time analysis of sequencing data linked to a wide range of databases. Study: Real-time monitoring and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 nanopore sequencing with minoTour. Image Credit: Design_Cells/ Shutterstock Scientists have proposed that real-time

Fructose Vs. Glucose: Which Is The Healthier Sugar?

The sweet world of sugar can be sour if you don’t fully understand the intricacies of sugar’s different forms. We think of sugar as affecting our bodies in weird ways if we have too much of it or it causing strong cravings, but your body can also react interestingly if you cut out sugar abruptly