Data Show Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery Was a Standalone Predictor of Higher Psychosocial Health Scores in Transgender Patients
Insurance companies often classify gender-affirming facial surgery as a cosmetic procedure, but a new study provides the first evidence demonstrating the medical basis for transgender patients experiencing gender dysphoria.
Study: Sight Conditions in Older Adults Associated with Increased Risk of Dementia
The study highlights the need for further research to investigate the impact of correcting sight problems in older adults to prevent cognitive problems and dementia.
Study: Dissociation Predicts Worse Mental Health Outcomes After Trauma
It is essential to screen for feelings of detachment to identify individuals who may benefit from preventive care.
Study: Probiotics Can Support Effects of Antidepressants and Help Alleviate Depression
Results of analysis confirm that intestinal flora play an important role in health, including mental health.
Future of Nurse Practitioner Workforce During Ongoing Burnout, Extreme Fatigue, Stress
April Kapu, RN, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), discusses the future of the nurse practitioner workforce amid ongoing challenges relating to burnout and extreme fatigue and stress.
Dispatching Mental Health Specialists to Nonviolent 911 Emergencies Shows Benefits
Reports of less serious crimes in neighborhoods with the pilot program fell by 34% relative to crime levels observed in neighborhoods where the program was unavailable.
Low Moods May Arise From Staring at Yourself During Online Meetings, Calls
These findings strengthen the challenges of online meeting platforms and raise the issue of the psychological problems that may be occurring in people participating in online activities, such as anxiety and depression.
Expert: COVID-19 ‘Has Not Become the Flu,’ They Are Two Very Different Viruses
April Kapu, RN, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), discusses the latest guidance from the CDC on recommending a fourth booster for seniors and immunocompromised individuals.
Assessing the Ways the Role of the Nurse Has Expanded to Fill Gaps in Care Caused by the Pandemic
April Kapu, RN, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), discusses how trauma and burnout are continuing to impact the lives of frontline providers and health care workers, including nurse practitioners.
Loneliness in Older Age Associated With Childhood Circumstances, Personality Traits
Based on the data, Guthmuller observed that ill health was the primary factor correlated with loneliness in older age.
PHrontline Conversations Continue to Support Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Nurses
The new educational content series for nurses treating patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension is set to be more unique than other programs.
Research Finds Psychopathic Individuals Are More Likely to Have a Larger Striatum Region in the Brain
Earlier research has suggested that psychopaths may have an overly active striatum but have not conclusively determined the impact of its size on behaviors.
Study: Potential Threats to Stability, Sustainability for US Nursing Workforce
The purpose of the study was to get a better glimpse of the perspective of nurses working in the United States on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic’s first wave.
Study: Stress May Be Associated with Fertility Issues in Women
To assess one potential source of diminished ovarian reserve, the researchers looked to the potential role of stress in this process.
Student Loans Can Impair Heart Health into Middle Age, Study Results Show
Individuals with college debt have a higher risk of cardiovascular illness, undermining the typical benefits of a post-secondary education, data indicate.
Regular Testing Needed for HIV PrEP, Study Shows
Pre-exposure prophylaxis can effectively reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
Half of Parents Regularly Give Their Children Dietary Supplements, Study Results Show
Three in 5 say it is hard to get kids to eat well-balanced diets, because of not eating enough fruits and vegetables, pickiness, and other reasons.
Practitioners Can Help Children Who Are Immigrants
With the right expertise and tools, pediatric health care professionals can make a positive impact in the lives of these young people.
Accessible Care Is Key to Treating Hepatitis C in Individuals Who Inject Drugs, Study Shows
These individuals were 3 times more likely to be cured of the infectious disease than those referred out to local clinics through patient navigation services, clinical trial results indicate.
Study Shows Heightened Risk of Breakthrough COVID-19 in Patients with Psychosis, Substance Abuse, Anxiety
Findings demonstrate that patients with certain psychiatric conditions, particularly those aged 65 and older, face risks that are on par with other conditions.
Study: Closing the Blinds During Sleep Protects Health
Zee added that the results indicate that a similar effect is also present when exposure to light occurs during nighttime sleep.
Physicians Recommend Plant-Based Diet to Ease Chronic Migraine Symptoms
Study results show that an individual received little or no relief from doing yoga, eliminating certain foods, practicing medication, or taking prescribed medications.
Navitoclax Combination Shows Promising Anti-Fibrosis Activity in Patients with Myelofibrosis
Navitoclax is an investigational, oral BCL-XL/BCL-2 inhibitor that is designed to activate programmed cell death in cancer cells.
Study Indicates Vegetable Consumption Does Not Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
Higher consumption of cooked or uncooked vegetables is unlikely to affect the risk of CVD.
Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Associated with Risk of Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome
Obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy and in the years after delivery may be associated with an increased risk for hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
Molnupiravir Recommended for Patients with Non-Severe COVID-19 at Highest Risk of Hospital Admission
Molnupiravir can help prevent more severe COVID-19 symptoms developing if it is used as early as possible after infection.
Heart Defects Linked to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness, Study Results Show
These individuals, who were also more likely to require treatment in the intensive care unit, should get their vaccines and booster shots, investigators say.
Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease Can Appear 5 to 10 Years Before Diagnosis
Using electronic primary health care records, the team looked at over a million people living in East London between 1990 and 2018 to explore early symptoms and risk factors for Parkinson’s.
The Expanding Role of the Nurse Practitioner Shifts to Meet the Needs of the Pandemic
April Kapu, DNP, a professor at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, discusses the shifting roles and responsibilities of nurse practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
High CAC, Cholesterol Increase Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes, Study Results Show
Patients with elevated high lipoprotein(a) and coronary artery calcium scores are at risk over the subsequent 10 years, findings from an analysis by cardiologists indicate.
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