UK health policies should be redesigned to become more accessible for men, according to a new report by the Work Foundation. Terms such as 'mental health' risk alienating men, so services should be marketed differently and as part of targeted, gendered campaigns to reach men at the greatest risk of poor physical and mental health.
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Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women-effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Copenhagen has been struggling with air pollution for many years now. Pollution from lorries, vans, busses, and cars each year costs lives. Now research conducted by the University of Copenhagen and a series of collaborators shows that the average lifespan of Copenhagen could be increased by an entire year in 2040 if the level of pollution was reduced to the level found in the countryside.
A balanced production of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines at two years of age protects against clinical malaria in early childhood, according to a new study. The results also indicated that early exposure to the parasite does not affect the risk of developing the disease, although it could affect the parasite-specific immune response later in life.
Scientists from the University of Bristol have designed a new synthetic glucose binding molecule that brings us one step closer to the development of the world's first glucose-responsive insulin which, say, will transform the treatment of diabetes. Now, the science behind the research has been published in the journal Nature Chemistry.
A team of scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and Korea University (Republic of Korea) obtained cobalt and iron nanosprings with unique combined magnetic properties and long-lasting elasticity that may be used to develop nanorobots, nanosensors, new types of memory, and targeted drug delivery agents (specifically, for anticancer therapy). The article was published in Nanoscale.
NASA has made a commitment to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. This is an ambitious goal when you think that a typical round trip will anywhere between three and six months and crews will be expected to stay on the red planet for up to two years before planetary alignment allows for the return journey home. It means that the astronauts have to live in reduced (micro) gravity for about three years – well beyond the current record of 438 continuous days in space held by the Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov.
According to the guidelines of human anatomy, the ligaments in the ankle are grouped by two ligament complexes: The first is the lateral collateral ligament in the side of the joint formed by three independent ligaments. The second is the medial or deltoid collateral ligament. In this new scientific study, the UB research team defined a new anatomical structure in the ankle, the lateral fibulotalocalcaneal ligament complex (LFTCL).
Topical anesthesia with ropivacaine has been reported to attenuate extubation response in hypertensive surgical patients and by trans-cricothyroid membrane injection. But in genrenal population and with other mode of administration, the effect of topical ropivacaine anesthesia was not clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether topical ropivacaine anesthesia can increase the tolerance to the endotracheal tube to facilitate early and rapid recovery of surgical patients (enhanced recovery after surgery, ERAS) post-thyroidectomy.
One hundred and four million tribal people, accounting for 8.6 percent of India's population, are heavily marginalized and discriminated against. Not only are tribal communities socio-economically othered by the mainstream Indian populace, but they also face a host of structural inequalities, with access to healthcare being one of the biggest.
Late-night tweeting leads to poorer next-day performance by professional basketball players, according to a new study that highlights how social media can affect sleep.