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Published Study identifies multi-organ response to seven days without food (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New findings reveal that the body undergoes significant, systematic changes across multiple organs during prolonged periods of fasting. The results demonstrate evidence of health benefits beyond weight loss, but also show that any potentially health-altering changes appear to occur only after three days without food.
Published A safer treatment path for high-risk children to overcome food allergies (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research reveals a safe path to overcoming food allergies for older children and others who can't risk consuming allergens orally to build up their resistance. It's called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and it involves placing smaller amounts of food allergens under the tongue. A study has found SLIT to be as safe and effective for high-risk older children and adolescents as oral immunotherapy is for preschoolers.
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 Researchers look at environmental impacts of AI tools (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in radiology, researchers caution that it's essential to consider the environmental impact of AI tools.
Published Living near pubs, bars and fast-food restaurants could be bad for heart health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Exposure to more ready-to-eat food outlets linked to a higher risk of heart failure, in a new study.
Published Heart disease research challenges 'one size fits all' aspirin guidelines (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Findings of a review of data from three clinical trials challenge current best practice for use of the drug for primary prevention of heart disease or stroke -- otherwise known as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The analysis of data from three international clinical trials points to a need for further evidence on best practice among adults already taking aspirin for cardiovascular disease prevention.
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 Obesity disrupts normal liver function in mice (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Your liver plays a vital role in your metabolism, the biological process which converts food into energy. We know that being overweight can negatively affect metabolic activity, but not exactly how. To better understand this, researchers compared the livers of mice which were a typical weight with mice which were obese. They were surprised to find that biological regulation of metabolic activity, after a period of feasting and fasting, was reversed between them. In typical mice, allosteric regulation (the process which controls metabolism) was inhibited during feeding and activated when fasting. However, in obese mice, allosteric regulation increased during feeding and decreased when fasting.
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 Metabolic diseases may be driven by gut microbiome, loss of ovarian hormones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Mice that received fecal implants from donors that had their ovaries removed gained more fat mass and had greater expression of liver genes associated with inflammation, Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis. The findings may shed light on the greater incidence of metabolic dysfunction in postmenopausal women.
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.