Tag: people

Pets may protect against suicide in older people

It’s a sad fact that suicide rates among people over 60 are the highest of any age group in Australia, but a new study published today from the University of South Australia has found an unexpected savior—pets. The mere presence of a dog, cat, or even birds can be enough to stop some older people

High levels of immunoglobulin E antibodies in microbiomes of people with peanut allergies

A team of researchers from Stanford University, the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has found that people with peanut allergies have an abundance of allergy-causing immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE) in their guts. In their paper published in the journal Science Immunology, the group describes sequencing antibody genes from B-lineage plasma cells

Puppies: They’re cute, cuddly and making people ill, CDC says

(HealthDay)—Puppies in pet stores appear to have transmitted a dangerous, antibiotic-resistant germ that’s sickened 30 people across 13 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday. The infection in question is a multidrug-resistant form of Campylobacter jejuni, the agency said in a statement. So far, of 24 patients interviewed by the

Excellent mental health for two-thirds of Indigenous people off reserve

Two-thirds (68%) of Indigenous people living off reserve in Canada have excellent mental health, according to a nationally representative study conducted by the University of Toronto and Algoma University. “These findings underline the incredible strength and resiliency of Indigenous people. Most previous research has focused solely on deficits. In contrast, our findings show that despite

Real People On the Worst Sex Advice They've Ever Received

Whether you’re trying to spice things up with your significant other or connecting with a new partner, navigating your sex life can be complicated. So you might just turn to someone you trust for a bit of their hard-earned wisdom and some tips. But often the sex advice you might get from family, friends or

People Who've Lost Weight Share Their Best Tips

There are hundreds of diets, cleanses, cookbooks and apps out there designed to help you lose weight, but sometimes you just need to hear from people who’ve done it. In a thread on Reddit, people who have been on their own weight loss journey shared the insights they’ve gained through their own experiences, and offered

Competitive people are more prone to drug consumption

Hostile and competitive people are more likely to give in to drug consumption, according to a study published by a research group at the University of Cordoba (Spain). When a person faces a decision regarding these kinds of substances, multiple factors come into play, such as social environment, family history and past experiences. Now, this

Healthcare challenges faced by transgender people of color

Transgender people who are also racial and ethnic minorities have a difficult time finding a healthcare setting where all aspects of their identity are welcome, understood and addressed. In a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, a research team from the University of Chicago Medicine shows how

Mummy study finds people have had bad cholesterol for centuries

Mummy study finds bad cholesterol and heart disease are NOT modern problems – and struck even young people centuries ago Heart disease is a top killer of modern humans – especially in the Western world   Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are largely blamed  New University of Texas took scans of five mummies that lived hundreds of