Health is wealth. There has been a lot of enthusiasm for nudging individuals to eat better without restricting choice by making healthy foods more visible, attractive and convenient. One such effort is for restaurants to serve meals with a default healthy side, such as sliced apples instead of fries, while still allowing the customer to…

In the United States, at least 17 million children under age 15, or 28 percent of the pediatric population, do not have access to a pediatric trauma center within an hour by ambulance. Children and adolescents injured in motor vehicle accidents have better outcomes when treated at a stand-alone Level I pediatric trauma center (PTC)…

An international team of researchers has found that cholesterol plays a key role in regulating proteins involved in cell signaling and may be important to many other cell processes. The results of their study are reported in the journal Nature Communications. Cholesterol’s role in heart disease has given it a bad reputation. But inside the…

For the first time, scientists have identified stem cells capable of repairing skull and face bones in mice. This advancement may lead to new stem-cell therapies for craniofacial bone repair in future. Professor Wei Hsu, University of Rochester Medical Centre, US, said that the goal is to understand and find stem-cell therapy for a skull…

Bottom Line: Modest decline in cognition seen more in people with hypertension in middle age (48 to 67 years), over a 20-year period, compared to those who had normal blood pressure. Author: Rebecca F. Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues. Advertisement Background: Evidence suggests hypertension is a…

Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size by surgically removing a large portion of it. Surgeons from Stanford University in California revealed that this common weight-loss operation can improve testosterone levels in obese men, leading to other health benefits than just controlling…

Type 2 diabetes could be reversed even in people who had the condition for 10 years by following a crash diet, revealed a new study. The study from Newcastle University has shown that people who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down remain free of diabetes. In addition, the team found that even…

The internet-based Chinese language version of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS), which is used to evaluate a person’s fear of the unknown, is as good as the traditional paper-and-pencil test. A team of researchers from Beijing Forestry University, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Beijing Normal University checked the validity of the internet-based…

A new study says that besides confronting physical challenges, children born with disorders of sex development (DSD) may also find it more difficult than their peers to form positive relationships, affecting in the process their socialisation, self-concept and confidence, says a new study. The term “disorders of sex development” covers a range of conditions, from…

Recent research reveals that many people with missing tooth can actually go denture free. The findings have major implications for public dental health resources and costs for patients. Studies conducted by the University’s Australian Research Center for Population Oral Health in the School of Dentistry have found that people with tooth loss do not have…

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