To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

When Melissa Boughton complained to her OB-GYN about dull pelvic pain, the doctor responded by asking about her diet and exercise habits. The question seemed irrelevant, considering the type of pain she was having, Boughton thought at the time. But it wasn’t unusual coming from this doctor. “Every time I…

Overwhelmed by simple decisions? How to cope with choice paralysis

Sometimes simple, everyday decisions can be enough to throw our brain into meltdown. It’s usually the sheer amount of choice that can feel incredibly overwhelming – whether it’s choosing what to wear, what to eat on a menu or even what to have for dinner. This choice paralysis is a…

Overwhelmed by simple decisions? How to cope with choice paralysis

Sometimes simple, everyday decisions can be enough to throw our brain into meltdown. It’s usually the sheer amount of choice that can feel incredibly overwhelming – whether it’s choosing what to wear, what to eat on a menu or even what to have for dinner. This choice paralysis is a…

AI predicts if or when a patient could die of cardiac arrest

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Cardiovascular Research, researchers used deep learning (DL) assessment of the scarring in the heart to predict arrhythmia-associated sudden death survival. Study: Arrhythmic sudden death survival prediction using deep learning analysis of scarring in the heart. Image Credit: SquareMotion / Shutterstock Background Arrhythmia-related sudden…

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist in breast milk, even after gastrointestinal digestion

In a recent Nutrients study, researchers evaluate the persistence of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG in breast milk before and after in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. The researchers also assess the potential difference in these antibody levels based on whether the lactating mother was…

Monkeypox Quarantines Not Needed in US, Biden Says

President Joe Biden said Monday that he didn’t believe quarantines to prevent the spread of monkeypox in the U.S. would be necessary. He said the U.S. has enough vaccine doses available to stop any serious outbreaks and to “deal with the likelihood of the problem,” according to The Washington Post….

NYC Investigates Possible Case of Monkeypox

May 20, 2022 – New York City health authorities say they’re looking into a possible case of monkeypox, a disease that’s rarely found outside of Africa. In a news release, NYC Health said the patient is being cared for at Bellevue Hospital, and if early tests come back positive, the tests…

Taste buds can adapt to low salt diet

A taste adaptation intervention lowers salt intake and increases enjoyment of a sodium restricted diet in patients with hypertension, according to a small study presented at ACNAP-EuroHeartCare Congress 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “One of the major barriers to sticking to a low salt…