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Declaration of mental health ’emergency’ among children and teens brings calls for more early intervention

It’s official: the rising rates of mental health problems among the youth today, made worse under the COVID-19 pandemic, constitutes a national emergency, three of the country’s top associations of psychiatrists, pediatricians, and doctors announced last week. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association

8 benefits of yoga

If you’re looking for the science-backed benefits of yoga, look no further. Practicing yoga regularly has been proven to offer a range of physical and mental health benefits, improving everything from flexibility to stress levels. The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) reported that around 94% of people who practice different types of yoga in the

The inside story of England’s COVID pandemic described in new study

The COVID-19 crisis that gripped the UK between September 2020 and June 2021 can be thought of as a series of overlapping epidemics, rather than a single event, say researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their collaborators. During this period, the country wrestled with several versions of the SARS-CoV-2

Charting hidden territory of the visual sensory thalamus

Neuroscientists at Technische Universität Dresden discovered a novel, non-invasive imaging-based method to investigate the visual sensory thalamus, an important structure of the human brain and point of origin of visual difficulties in diseases such as dyslexia and glaucoma. The new method could provide an in-depth understanding of visual sensory processing in both health and disease

Risk of stroke increases with insulin resistance, study suggests

A study of more than 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that insulin resistance is associated with stroke. The higher the insulin resistance, the greater the risk of stroke, the research, from Dr. Alexander

Which types of brain activity support conscious experiences?

Consciousness remains one of the brain’s biggest mysteries. We know very little about how it emerges from activity within the brain, but most neuroscientists agree consciousness is dynamic in nature. Our subjective experience doesn’t appear to us like a sequence of disjointed snapshots. Instead, we feel the world as a continuous stream of information. This

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

Temporary transfer tattoos, often used by children, can disrupt the skin’s protective barrier function

Temporary transfer tattoos, particularly popular among children, can damage the skin’s protective barrier. This is the finding of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine by UGR researchers José Pablo Serrano, Trinidad Montero, Agustín Buendía, and Salvador Arias. Their study analyzed the dermatological effects of permanent tattoos, produced using needles that penetrate the

Mexico sees easing of third COVID-19 wave

Israel Buendía sat up in the bed closest to the window, a machine forcing oxygen into his nose. He’d been at the Hospital Ajusco Medio for two weeks and now he was marveling at the sound of his own voice. Just last Friday, Buendía had felt good too. He bathed, walked the hall a bit.

Prediction of organ transplant rejection using artificial blood vessels

Organ transplantation involves the transplantation of organs from donors as a means to treat disease or injury, but there is a shortage of organs available for donation compared to the demand for organ transplantation. Research involving the transplantation of animal organs (xenotransplantation) is ongoing, considering its potential to overcome these challenges. Heart valves and corneas

The Pros And Cons Of Listening To Music While You Work

fizkes/Shutterstock By Paige McBride/Aug. 24, 2021 3:22 pm EDT Music is more than a preferential pastime. In fact, opinions on whether or not music is helpful in the workplace seem to be almost untouchable. As for whose opinion is correct, it often depends on a variety of factors. Between the type of job in question, the

Adoptive transfer of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes may be less effective in patients with metastatic melanoma

Patients with metastatic melanoma that had relapsed on anti-PD-1 therapies or BRAF/MEK inhibitors did not respond as well to an investigational therapy that involves the adoptive cell transfer of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (ACT-TIL) as patients naïve to these treatments, according to results of a study published in Clinical Cancer Research. Recent treatment options for patients with