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Published Teens benefit from 'forest bathing' -- even in cities (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Youth mental health in urban environments is significantly better when more nature is incorporated into city design. A new study suggests that forest bathing, the simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you while breathing deeply, can help youth de-stress and boost health and well-being.
Published A new, comprehensive roadmap for the future of biomedical engineering (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Experts published a detailed position paper on the field of biomedical engineering which lays the foundation for a concerted worldwide effort to achieve technological and medical breakthroughs.
Published Intervention reduces likelihood of developing postpartum anxiety and depression by more than 70% (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Results from a large clinical trial show that an intervention for anxiety provided to pregnant women living in Pakistan significantly reduced the likelihood of the women developing moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, or both six weeks after birth.
Published Can they hear you now? Kids increasingly exposed to noise health risks via earbuds and headphones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
While it's not surprising to spot teens wearing headphones and earbuds, it's also becoming a widespread trend among younger children, a national poll suggests.
Published Poison center calls for 'magic mushrooms' spiked after decriminalization, study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Calls to U.S. poison centers involving psilocybin, or 'magic mushrooms,' among adolescents and young adults rose sharply after several U.S. cities and states began decriminalizing the hallucinogen, researchers have found.
Published Drug limits dangerous reactions to allergy-triggering foods, Stanford Medicine-led study of kids finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A drug that binds to allergy-causing antibodies can protect children from dangerous reactions to accidentally eating allergy-triggering foods, a new study found.
Published Using mussels and silkworm cocoons to stop organ bleeding (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A collaborative research team develops an absorbent multifunctional nanofiber adhesive hemostat based on a protein biomaterial.
Published Lab-spun sponges form perfect scaffolds for growing skin cells to heal wounds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new technique for electro-spinning sponges has allowed scientists to directly produce 3D scaffolds -- on which skin grafts could be grown from the patient's own skin.
Published Improving efficiency, reliability of AI medical summarization tools (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Medical summarization, a process that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to condense complex patient information, is currently used in health care settings for tasks such as creating electronic health records and simplifying medical text for insurance claims processing. While the practice is intended to create efficiencies, it can be labor-intensive, according researchers who created a new method to streamline the way AI creates these summaries, efficiently producing more reliable results.
Published Underlying cause of 'brain fog' linked with long COVID discovered (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID. The findings showed that there was disruption to the integrity of the blood vessels in the brains of patients suffering from Long COVID and brain fog. This blood vessel 'leakiness' was able to objectively distinguish those patients with brain fog and cognitive decline compared to patients suffering from Long-COVID but not with brain fog.
Published Treating newly-diagnosed Crohn's patients with advanced therapy leads to dramatic improvements in outcomes (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A large-scale clinical trial of treatment strategies for Crohn's disease has shown that offering early advanced therapy to all patients straight after diagnosis can drastically improve outcomes, including by reducing the number of people requiring urgent abdominal surgery for treatment of their disease by ten-fold.
Published Artificial intelligence matches or outperforms human specialists in retina and glaucoma management (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Research shows this tool can strongly support clinicians for patient care.
Published How children's birthdays help show the best month for flu shots (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
First large-scale analysis of optimal timing for flu shots finds October is the best month for children to get vaccinated against influenza. Study of 800,000 pediatrician visits leverages links between children's birth month, annual physical schedule, and vaccination timing.
Published New diagnostic tool for femoral osteoporosis improves the efficacy and viability of current methods (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The new diagnostic methodology, which will enable anticipating and preventing a greater number of cases of femur fracture, is the result of research conducted under a public-private alliance.
Published How does the brain make decisions? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Mouse study provides insights into communication between neurons during decision-making.
Published Detecting pathogens faster and more accurately by melting DNA (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis. The new method, called digital DNA melting analysis, can produce results in under six hours, whereas culture typically requires 15 hours to several days, depending on the pathogen.
Published Study identifies increase in antibiotic-resistant typhoid (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A study has shown that shortly after an increase in antimicrobial use -- specifically the antibiotic ciprofloxacin -- rates of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella typhi increased.
Published Fasting-like diet lowers risk factors for disease, reduces biological age in humans (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Cycles of a diet that mimics fasting can reduce signs of immune system aging, as well as insulin resistance and liver fat in humans, resulting in a lower biological age, according to a new study.
Published New model identifies drugs that shouldn't be taken together (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a multipronged strategy to identify the transporters used by different drugs. Their approach, which makes use of both tissue models and machine-learning algorithms, has already revealed that a commonly prescribed antibiotic and a blood-thinner can interfere with each other.
Published Could ultra-processed foods be the new 'silent' killer? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Hundreds of novel ingredients never encountered by human physiology are now found in nearly 60 percent of the average adult's diet and nearly 70 percent of children's diets in the U.S. An emerging health hazard is the unprecedented consumption of these ultra-processed foods in the standard American diet. This may be the new 'silent' killer, as was unrecognized high blood pressure in previous decades. Physicians provide important insights in a battle where the entertainment industry, the food industry and public policy do not align with their patients' needs.