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Children's Health Chronic Illness Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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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.

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Children's Health Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare
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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.

Alternative Medicine Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Menopause
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Yoga provides unique cognitive benefits to older women at risk of Alzheimer's disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study found Kundalini yoga provided several benefits to cognition and memory for older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease including restoring neural pathways, preventing brain matter decline and reversing aging and inflammation-associated biomarkers -- improvements not seen in a group who received standard memory training exercises.

Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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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.

Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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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.

Chronic Illness Nutrition
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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.

Staying Healthy Today's Healthcare
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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.

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Chronic Illness Psychology Research
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Cracking the code of neurodegeneration: New model identifies potential therapeutic target      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have developed an innovative neural cell culture model, shedding light on the intricate mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration. Their research pinpointed a misbehaving protein as a promising therapeutic target in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Crohn's Disease Today's Healthcare
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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.

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Children's Health Today's Healthcare
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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.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging
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Scientists discover link between leaky gut and accelerated biological aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A professor has demonstrated a connection between viral damage to the gut and premature biological aging.

Chronic Illness Diabetes
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Blood test could determine diabetes risks      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A blood test could potentially be used to assess a patient's risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.

Today's Healthcare
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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.

Alternative Medicine Chronic Illness Women's Health - General
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Compounds in female ginseng could lead to new osteoporosis treatments      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

With ever-increasing life expectancy comes the challenge of treating age-related disorders such as osteoporosis. Although there are effective drugs for treating this metabolic bone disease, they can be expensive and have side effects, limiting their availability to some people. In the search for alternative drug candidates, researchers have discovered and fully replicated a compound from a botanical source, female ginseng, that had potent anti-osteoporotic activity in cellular tests.