Health

Study finds link between healthcare inequities, stroke treatment – World News Network

People with stroke may obtain treatment with clot-busting medications based on social characteristics like education, neighbourhood, and employment, according to a new study.

Researchers develop simple blood test to quickly diagnose sarcoidosis – World News Network

A study has created a tool for rapidly and inexpensively diagnosing sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease characterised by the formation of tiny lumps known as granulomas in the lungs and other organs.

Poor sleep health is linked with muscle dysmorphia: Study – World News Network

Past studies indicate that, on average, adolescents and young adults are sleeping less than the recommended 7 to 10 hours per night.

Abdominal fat can influence brain health, cognition in high Alzheimer’s risk patients: Study – World News Network

According to researchers at Rutgers Health, the impact of abdominal fat on brain health and cognition is often greater in middle-aged men at high risk of Alzheimer's disease than in women.

Gut bacteria may cause blindness due to some inherited eye conditions: Study – World News Network

Sight loss in certain inherited eye illnesses may be caused by gut bacteria and could be treated with antimicrobials, according to a new study in mice conducted by a UCL and Moorfields researcher.

Common anesthetic in low doses can improve symptoms of depression: Study – World News Network

A study published in Molecular Psychiatry found that low doses of ketamine, a common anaesthetic, can restore social deficits by restoring function in the anterior insular cortex.

Research indicates that genes influence blood pressure from early childhood – World News Network

"We are talking about really small differences, so small that they may fall within what is considered normal blood pressure. The problem is that they tend to last your whole life," says PhD Candidate Karsten Ovretveit at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Public Health and Nursing. He is one of the researchers behind a new study that has looked at the relationship between gene variants and blood pressure in the population.

Common headaches are linked to neck inflammation: Study – World News Network

A study presented at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has shown empirical evidence of the role played by the neck muscles in primary headaches. Improved therapies might result from the results.

Air pollution linked to higher hospitalisations for heart, lung diseases – World News Network

According to the Global Burden of Disease study, exposure to PM2.5 accounts for an estimated 7.6 per cent of total global mortality and 4.2 per cent of global disability-adjusted life years (a measure of years lived in good health).

Children born in October least likely to get influenza: Study – World News Network

According to the findings, the birth month is connected with both the timing of flu vaccination and the chance of a flu diagnosis, and October is the best time for young children to get a flu shot, in line with existing guidelines.
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