Study: Healthy Diet in Early Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Gestational DiabetesJanuary 5th 2022
The mother-child study was conducted at the university and Turku University Hospital and examined the correlation between dietary intake and the onset of gestational diabetes in 351 women who were overweight or obese.
Expert: Disparities in Diabetes Care Need to Be AddressedJanuary 4th 2022
Laura Lee Hall, PhD, president of the Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity, addresses some potential consequences of the disparities in diabetes care among racial and ethnic populations if not efficiently addressed.
Study Finds Infant Immune Systems Stronger Than Commonly PerceivedDecember 22nd 2021
The researchers collected naïve T cells, defined as immune cells that have never encountered a pathogen, from both infant and adult mice and placed the cells into adult mice infected with a virus.
Expert: Improving Medical Training on Intersection Between Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology Remains CriticalDecember 20th 2021
Lea Davis, PhD, of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, discusses how a lack of training in the intersection of these domains has caused health systems to fail a subset of patients, including those experiencing functional seizures.
Study Gathers Brain Recordings to Improve Deep Brain Simulation for OCDDecember 17th 2021
Investigators capture more than 1000 hours from 3 individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder as a first step in designing improved treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Study Shows Chemicals from Hair, Beauty Products Impact Hormones, Especially in Pregnant WomenDecember 15th 2021
Most personal care and beauty products contain several ingredients that often include a wide range of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, such as phthalates, parabens, phenols, and toxic metals.
Study: Abortions Remain Safe Following Lifted Restrictions on MifepristoneDecember 14th 2021
The study examined government health data on 315,000 abortions in Ontario between 2012 and 2020, finding no increase in abortion-related health complications following the removal of restrictions on mifepristone.
Managing Wellbeing, Mental Health as an Emergency Department Nurse on the Frontlines of the PandemicDecember 13th 2021
Nate Royster, RN, an emergency department charge nurse at Ohio State, discusses how he’s been able to manage his own daily wellbeing and mental health during the pandemic as an emergency department nurse working on the frontlines.
Expert: Cross-Discipline Collaboration Will Get Us Through the National Nurse Staffing CrisisDecember 6th 2021
Rita Wise, DEd, MSN, RN, program director of the Masters in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, discusses her hopes for how the country and health systems will respond to the national nurse staffing crisis moving forward.
The Impact of the National Nurse Staffing Crisis on Patient Health OutcomesNovember 29th 2021
Rita Wise, DEd, MSN, RN, program director of the Masters in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, discusses the impact of this staffing crisis on patient health outcomes.
Assessing the Extent of the National Nurse Staffing Crisis, Possible CausesNovember 22nd 2021
Rita Wise, DEd, MSN, RN, program director of the Masters in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, discusses the national nurse staffing crisis and its possible causes.
New Research Finds Most People Applying Concept of Mindfulness IncorrectlyNovember 17th 2021
The research team found that many people confuse the practice of passive acceptance of problems in their use of mindfulness concepts, which is a misconception the study authors said ignores the important work of engaging with them.
Study Finds Good Night’s Sleep Can Ease Infant Obesity RisksNovember 10th 2021
Infant height, weight, and body mass index were measured to collect growth measurements, and infants were classified as overweight if they were in or above the 95th percentile on the World Health Organization’s growth charts.
Study: Illness-, Death-Related Messages Significant Motivators for ExerciseOctober 27th 2021
In previous studies, messages that were related to mortality were seen as a barrier to acknowledging health risks; however, the new study found that this is the opposite for fitness apps.
Red Blood Cells Play Significant Role in Immune System, Bind Cell-Free DNAOctober 26th 2021
The study found that this DNA-binding capability triggers removal of the cells from circulation, driving inflammation and anemia during severe illness, meaning that red blood cells play a larger role in the immune system than previously thought.