Category: Health News

Healthcare experts call for action on climate change and inequality

Global health leaders discussed the challenges of climate change and widening inequality during the closing keynote sssion, ‘Climate Change, Social Determinants of Health: Leading Recovery and Preparing for the Future’. The speakers were Prof Jan Semenza, lead of the Health Determinants Programme, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Sweden, Prof Sam Shah, founder &

Shingles symptoms: Is shingles contagious?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles, because the virus is already in their body. But

Doing good may make people look better

Giving is good for you. For years, researchers have been finding that people who support charities or volunteer for causes can benefit from being generous. For example, they might learn new things, meet new people or make others whom they care about happier. Researchers have also found that giving may make the givers themselves happier,

Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis drug cuts COVID-19 deaths in trial,…

Arthritis drug improves survival odds for COVID-19 patients treated with remdesivir by 35%, NIH study finds An NIH trial tested a combination of Eli Lilly’s arthritis drug, barcitinib, and the antiviral  remdesivir to treat COVID-19  Overall, those who got both drugs were 35% more likely to survive than those given remdesivir alone  People on supplemental

Perceptions of body image linked to sexual dysfunction

After working with adolescents for several years before her time at the University of Missouri, Virginia Ramseyer Winter noticed most of the teens she interacted with were dissatisfied with their bodies, regardless of the size and shape of their body. Now the director of the MU Center for Body Image Research & Policy, Ramseyer Winter

Kids Mimic Their Parents’ Behavior When It Comes to COVID-19 Safety

Parents who regularly disregard COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly be influencing their children to do the same with the example they set. As children return to in-person learning at school, following safety guidelines is a requirement they’ll need to embrace in order to participate. Students resisting safety measures in school may result in undue stress

For Kids Who Hit Puberty Early, Risk of Self-Harm Rises

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — Kids who reach puberty earlier than other kids are at an increased risk of harming themselves as teens, British researchers report. “Our study is the first to investigate the relationship between the timing of puberty and self-harm using an objective measure of pubertal timing in boys,” said lead author Elystan

Researchers launch COVID-19 Global Pandemic App Watch

Contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps are a new technology rapidly developed and launched to respond to the COVID-19 global health crisis. The development of such applications is placing governments, corporations, and citizens around the world into an ongoing ethical design experiment resulting in potentially life-saving outcomes but also potential risks. During the summer of 2020, design

Same-gender couples interact better than heterosexual couples: study

Same-gender couples have higher-quality interactions with one another than heterosexual couples in Southern California, a new UC Riverside study finds. The study also holds that couples with two men have the smallest social networks. Researcher Megan Robbins says the recently published study is the first to compare same- and different-sex couples’ social networks and daily