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Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health

Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health

An international study involving the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia, recently published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry', highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanzá has participated in this study. [More]
Withholding ARBs for longer than two days after surgery significantly increases risk of postoperative death

Withholding ARBs for longer than two days after surgery significantly increases risk of postoperative death

Withholding angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for longer than two days after surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a study of more than 30,000 patients in the VA health care system by researchers at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. [More]
EMPATHY program helps lessen incidents of youth anxiety, depression and suicide

EMPATHY program helps lessen incidents of youth anxiety, depression and suicide

Peter Silverstone knows that, of all his professional accomplishments, none are more important than the work he's doing right now. "I said to my wife that this is probably the most important thing I'll ever do in my life, if I can get this going and make a difference." Silverstone, a professor in the University of Alberta's Department of Psychiatry, is the creator of EMPATHY, a pilot program that has been used in Red Deer Public Schools since 2013 to help lessen incidents of youth anxiety, depression and suicide. [More]
Childhood trauma increases vulnerability to different health problems in later life

Childhood trauma increases vulnerability to different health problems in later life

Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life, according to new research by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London and the NIHR Maudsley BRC. [More]
Zinc levels linked to formation of kidney stone

Zinc levels linked to formation of kidney stone

New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts. [More]
New study examines best practices in teaching medical students to better detect skin lesions

New study examines best practices in teaching medical students to better detect skin lesions

Each year, thousands of Canadians are given the news: they have skin cancer. It is the most common form of cancer in Canada and around the world, but if detected early, survival rates are extremely high. According to Liam Rourke, it doesn't happen nearly as often as it could. [More]
States may not save much money by ending adult dental coverage under Medicaid: Study

States may not save much money by ending adult dental coverage under Medicaid: Study

A new study suggests that states may not save as much money as anticipated by eliminating adult dental coverage under Medicaid. [More]
Lafora rare disease could be aggravated by oxidative stress

Lafora rare disease could be aggravated by oxidative stress

Neurodegenerative Lafora disease usually becomes apparent through seizures during adolescence and puberty and occurs as a consequence of defects in glycogen metabolism and in the cellular mechanisms that are responsible for its disposal. Researchers at the University of Valencia have led a study in which they propose that Lafora rare disease could be aggravated by oxidative stress. [More]
Study shows significant benefits of microclinics in rural Kenyan HIV patients

Study shows significant benefits of microclinics in rural Kenyan HIV patients

A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an innovative intervention that mobilized rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care. [More]
UK's leading experts to discuss new ideas and controversies in obesity at Plymouth symposium

UK's leading experts to discuss new ideas and controversies in obesity at Plymouth symposium

No one health issue has the most impact on human health, or engenders more debate about how to tackle it, than obesity. [More]
Raising awareness of mouth and throat cancer increases screening in Florida's poorest counties

Raising awareness of mouth and throat cancer increases screening in Florida's poorest counties

Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat cancer increased the number of black men in some of Florida's poorest counties who sought screening for the first time, opening the door to improved survival rates through early detection and treatment, UF Health researchers report. [More]
Eating Mediterranean diet helps delay cognitive decline

Eating Mediterranean diet helps delay cognitive decline

Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Valencia Dolors Corella is part of the multidisciplinary team conducting the Predimed study, which has found that eating a Mediterranean diet, enriched with olive oil or nuts, helps delay cognitive decline. [More]
Study finds extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors in people with psychosis

Study finds extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors in people with psychosis

Extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors have been found in people with established psychosis, with central obesity evident in over 80 per cent of participants, in a study by researchers from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. [More]
Going to the dentist just got a little less scary for U.S. children with autism

Going to the dentist just got a little less scary for U.S. children with autism

Going to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the estimated 1 in 68 U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder as well as children with dental anxiety, thanks to new research from USC. [More]
Calcivis Caries Activity Imaging System meets primary performance endpoint in first clinical study

Calcivis Caries Activity Imaging System meets primary performance endpoint in first clinical study

Calcivis, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay and enabling preventive dentistry, today announces headline results from the first clinical study of its Calcivis® Caries Activity Imaging System. [More]
Researchers report new primary care model to address trauma

Researchers report new primary care model to address trauma

Recognizing that patients' experiences of childhood and adult trauma are common and have a direct impact on their health, UCSF clinical researchers and Positive Women's Network-USA have developed and are reporting a new primary care model. [More]

Winners of PDA's 2015 National Children's Dental Health Month statewide poster contest announced

Third-grader Davida Brannigan of Solomon Plains Elementary in Luzerne County will receive a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania Dental Association's 2015 National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) statewide poster contest. [More]
Study shows that periodontal treatment can reduce symptoms of prostatitis

Study shows that periodontal treatment can reduce symptoms of prostatitis

Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. [More]

Caregiver's behavior influences oral health habits in children

Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University of Washington sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. [More]
MCW announces formation of four-party MOU to provide inadequate access to oral health care in Tanzania

MCW announces formation of four-party MOU to provide inadequate access to oral health care in Tanzania

As part of its Oral Health Care Initiative, which has the vision to improve oral health care for all Tanzanians, MCW announced today the formation of an historic four-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). [More]
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