With August football practice fast approaching, every coach's favorite cheer will be to "stay hydrated" and "keep urine clear" during the summer heat. In 2017, a University of Texas football coach created a urine-based "Longhorn Football Hydration Chart," which labeled players with yellow urine as "selfish teammates" and those with brown urine as "bad guys." This "hydration shaming" practice has permeated high school sports, thereby encouraging a sporting culture which equates superior performance with superior hydration.
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A novel diagnostic approach using epigenetic immune monitoring to screen newborns for inherited diseases could expand the number of life-threatening immune deficiencies identified in newborns.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly elderly patients, who receive the influenza vaccine have significantly lower morbidity and mortality, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Scientist examine that People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine. Naturally produced in the body, acetyl-L-carnitine is also widely available in drugstores, supermarkets and health food catalogs as a nutritional supplement.
People with severe or treatment-resistant depression, or whose bouts of depression began earlier in life, have particularly low blood levels of the substance.The study was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Adolescents who identified as non-heterosexual are significantly over-represented among first-time offenders, according to a new study that examined sexual orientation, gender expression and mental health among adolescents who are involved in the justice system but are not incarcerated.
During consultations, clinicians rarely ask patients to explain the reasons for their visit, a recent study published online July 2 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has shown.
A team of Institute researchers has discovered how to stop and reverse the growth of lung cancer with a potent combination of three molecules.
Presence of higher blood lead level has been found in Bangladeshi pregnant women, said a recent ICDDR, B study done in collaboration with Stanford University, USA.
According to a research, a protein known to drive nerve cell survival in the brain and spinal cord might also protect failing hearts in children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Need to rationalize scope of exclusions
One of the most contentious issues, which is also the reason for the highest number of grievances lodged by health insurance policyholders, pertains to “exclusions” under a health insurance contract. As more comprehensive products are being introduced, the list of exclusions by insurance companies (to avoid litigation and court awards) is also growing.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) mainly found in marine products lead to a low prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Animal studies have shown that n-3 PUFAs supplementation reduces amyloid-β and Tau pathology and improves cognition in animal models of the AD.