Sleep disorders in parents and children associated with more parental stress, study finds

The rate of parental stress is greater among parents who have sleep disorders themselves, or have children with sleep disorders, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ray Merrill and Kayla Slavik of Brigham Young University, U.S., and colleagues. Sleep and stress disorders are known to have a two-way correlation, with stress […]

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Uptake low for COVID-19 vaccine boosters in immunocompromised adults

For immunocompromised adults, adherence to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mRNA monovalent COVID-19 booster dose recommendations is low, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Network Open. Sara Y. Tartof, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, and colleagues examined mRNA COVID-19 vaccine uptake and factors associated with uptake among immunocompromised adults from […]

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Portable cap can measure cognition with pulsed laser light

Measuring activity in the human brain remains one of the greatest challenges in science and medicine. Despite recent technological advances in areas such as imaging and nanoscience, researchers still struggle to accurately detect cognition. Currently, functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to measure brain activity, but this method requires the patient to lie still in a large, noisy, and […]

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Thyroid Hormone Reference Range May Not Apply for Cancer Patients

Researchers published the study covered in this summary on Research Square as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways There was an inverse relationship between blood levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) in patients with various types of cancer, as seen in healthy patients, but the normal reference ranges for TSH and FT4 […]

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The body shape warning you of ‘toxic’ hormones

Dr Zoe Williams discusses visceral fat on This Morning We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info If you have an “apple” shape, for example, whereby the stomach […]

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Using running to escape everyday stresses may lead to exercise dependence instead of mental well-being

Recreational running offers a lot of physical and mental health benefits—but some people can develop exercise dependence, a form of addiction to physical activity which can cause health issues. Shockingly, signs of exercise dependence are common even in recreational runners. A study published in Frontiers in Psychology investigated whether the concept of escapism can help us understand the relationship between […]

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Study points at low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine boosters by immunocompromised people in the US

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers performed a retrospective cohort study among immunocompromised patients registered with Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC), an integrated healthcare system in the United States of America (USA) between December 14, 2020, and August 6, 2022. Study: Analysis of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Immunocompromised Individuals in a Large US Health System. Image Credit: chatuphot/Shutterstock […]

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Vaccine misinformation spawns ‘pure blood’ movement

Vaccine skeptics blocking transfusions for life-saving surgeries, Facebook groups inciting violence against doctors and a global search for unvaccinated donors—COVID-19 misinformation has bred a so-called “pure blood” movement. The movement spins anti-vaccine narratives focused on unfounded claims that receiving blood from people inoculated against the coronavirus “contaminates” the body. Some have advocated for blood banks that draw from “pure” unvaccinated […]

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