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Diagnosing Mental Health

Diagnosed Mental Health Treatment Increased In US

Childhood psychiatric disorders affect current functioning and predispose individuals to more severe adult mental health problems. Provider survey research has suggested that children’s mental health problems are increasing; observed changes may be due to increased illness or improved access to care. The authors sought to quantify trends in the prevalence of diagnosed and treated mental…

Family medicine

Many Primary-Care Doctors Across America are Closing Their Doors

primary-care physician closed up shop? It’s happening all over the country. Walgreens WBA, +1.06%  announced last month that it will start operating primary-care physician services at some of its stores. They will operate differently from traditional walk-in care facilities at pharmacies where people typically go when they have an immediate health problem. Care facilities at pharmacies The offices…

Blood Pressure

Walnuts May Help Lower Blood Pressure For Those At Risk Of Heart Disease

Combine with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. In a randomized, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when participants…

Palliative Care Lags

Use Of Supportive Palliative Care Lags For Heart Patients

While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, relatively few of these patients receive a referral to palliative care focusing on quality of life and value base treatment decisions. Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialize medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focus…

Geriatrics

Factors Affecting Active and Productive Aging Among Older Singaporeans

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School’s Centre for Aging Research and Education (CARE) conducted a longitudinal study between 2016-2017 looking at factors influencing health, well-being; activity and productivity levels in older Singaporeans. The Transitions in Health, Employment, Social Engagement, and Intergenerational Transfers in Singapore Study (THE SIGNS) is conduct in partnership with the Ministry of Health…

Genomics

Studying Bacteroides fragilis Using Genomics

MIT researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome; but evolution of Bacteroides fragilis, one of the most prevalent bacteria found in humans’ large intestines. In a paper published April 23 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe; the authors describe how the common gut microbe adapts and evolves within individuals as well…

Vitamin D

Taking Vitamin D And E During Pregnancy May 'Reduce Likelihood' Of Asthma

At present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change; also air pollution have all associate with an increase in…