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Palliative Care Provides An Extra Layer Of Treatment

Patients with serious illnesses, such as cancer, often suffer from more than just the physical symptoms of their disease. They may struggle emotionally and deal with depression and anxiety. Palliative care can offer an “extra layer” of treatment to help patients experience a better quality of life.

Also called comfort or supportive care, it is designed to treat the whole person. Palliative care can be given at any time during the progression of a disease, they offered earlier to people and not just in the late stages of illness. She discussed the benefits of palliative care.

How To Reset Body Internal Rhythm?

You rarely think about it, but every second of every day your body functions according to its own unique timetable or body clock. At certain moments your hormones will fire, your energy levels may surge or plummet, hunger can kick in or subside, and your body could either wake up or close up shop for the day.

All of this happens thanks to your circadian rhythm, which is carefully set by your internal ‘body clock’, a small group of nerve cells, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), found in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus that is responsible for the synchronization of these body's essential processes 

Skin Deep Understanding Disparities In Dermatology Services

According to a new study, the odds of a black or Hispanic patient visiting an outpatient dermatologist are about half that of a white patient with the same skin condition. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology. Patients most likely to receive outpatient dermatologic services in the study were white, educated women. The findings are among several that describe disparities in the use of outpatient dermatology services.

AI Predict Outcomes For People At Risk Of Psychosis And Depression

Machine learning, also known as artificial intelligence, could be a useful tool for predicting how well people at high risk of psychosis or with recent onset depression will function socially in the future, an international research study has found.

The research has been published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. It was funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the European Union National Health and Medical Research Council.

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive and compact sensors could offer an alternative to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems currently used to map brain activity without the expensive cooling or electromagnetic shielding required by MRI machines.

Vaccine for 'Traveler's Diarrhea', Work in Progress

Every year, millions of people have vacations and business trips ruined when they succumb to "traveler's diarrhea" during their journeys. A major cause of traveler's diarrhea is bacteria called Enterotoxigenic E. coli, or ETEC. A joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin has discovered how ETEC works to cause disease. They are using this information in an effort to develop a preventive vaccine for travelers.

More Poor Mental Health among LGBT Community, Report

The local LGBT community reports twice the number of poor mental health days as the general population of Richmond and Columbia Counties, and those who identified as transgender report twice that, according to a health needs assessment conducted by faculty and students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Skin Allergies and Gut Microbiota, Link Deciphered

A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by intestinal fungi might be a previously unrecognized but potentially important risk of antibiotic therapy in patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Monkeypox: Third Case Confirmed in the UK

Officials from Public Health England (PHE) have confirmed that a third person in the UK has been diagnosed with monkeypox. While the first two patients had most likely picked up the infection from Nigeria, this third infection has occurred in a healthcare worker who was treating one of the first two infected patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.