Archive for the ‘health’ category

Dec 8, 2023

Rosacea: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Steps to Take

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Rosacea is a skin condition that causes reddened skin and rash, usually on the nose and cheeks. There is no test for rosacea, so health care providers will typically diagnose it based on the appearance of the skin and your health history. They may run tests to rule out any other conditions. Learn more from NIAMS:

What is rosacea? It is a long-term disease that causes reddened skin and pimples, usually on the face. It can also make the skin thicker and cause eye problems.

Dec 7, 2023

How to Never Be Afraid of Cancer Again

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Register for free and learn how to never be afraid of cancer again from health expert: Nathan Crane.

Dec 7, 2023

New Health Threat Emerged in Europe: The ‘Walking Pneumonia’ Wave Similar to China’s

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A wave of health concern is sweeping across Europe, echoing similar patterns of pediatric pneumonia seen in China. This concern stems from the increasing prevalence of a rather understated yet potent bacterium – Mycoplasma pneumonia, known for causing “walking pneumonia,” particularly for children.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a unique bacterium with the capability of triggering a spectrum of respiratory infections, ranging from mild to severe pneumonia. This pathogen predominantly targets school-aged children, with Public Health France indicating it accounts for 30–50% of community-acquired pneumonia infections in this demographic.

Pneumonia, as it stands, is a condition where the lungs’ air sacs become inflamed, potentially filling with fluid or pus. This results in symptoms that include coughing and difficulty breathing.

Dec 7, 2023

New Zealand Whistleblower Alleges COVID Vaccines Causing Deaths According to Public Health Data

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• Barry Young, a public health worker in New Zealand, was arrested for allegedly accessing and leaking personal information from work databases. Young claims the data shows that COVID-19 vaccines are causing deaths.

• Young leaked the data to Steve Kirsch, a vaccine critic, who anonymized the data and uploaded it to his Wasabi file storage account. Kirsch claims the data proves that the COVID-19 vaccines have caused more than 10 million deaths worldwide.

Dec 7, 2023

Why a Japan firm plans to track sleep pattern of 10 million hotel guests

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The model expects to generate $203 million in revenue by 2030 from its new health promotion business.

How would you feel if someone offered you a stay at a hotel, but with a catch: they would watch you sleep and collect data from your body? Would you be curious, excited, or creeped out? Well, that’s exactly what a Japanese IT company plans to do as part of its new health promotion business.

NTT’s bold plan

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Dec 7, 2023

Study reveals genes that set humans apart from other primates in cognitive ability

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An international team led by researchers at the University of Toronto has uncovered over 100 genes that are common to primate brains but have undergone evolutionary divergence only in humans—and which could be a source of our unique cognitive ability.

The researchers, led by Associate Professor Jesse Gillis from the Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research and the department of physiology at U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, found the genes are expressed differently in the brains of humans compared to four of our relatives—chimpanzees, gorillas, macaques and marmosets.

The findings, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggest that reduced , or tolerance to loss-of-function mutations, may have allowed the genes to take on higher-level cognitive capacity. The study is part of the Human Cell Atlas, a global initiative to map all to better understand health and disease.

Dec 7, 2023

British Columbia’s carbon pricing has led to cleaner air: study

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As Canadian politicians continue an intense debate over emissions policies, a new study has found that the country’s carbon pricing scheme in British Columbia has a health benefit: Air in the Pacific province is now cleaner to breathe.

British Columbia (BC) introduced a carbon tax in 2008.

Dec 7, 2023

PFAS exposure linked to decreased bone health in adolescents and young adults

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Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), manufactured chemicals used in products such as food packaging and cosmetics, can lead to reproductive problems, increased cancer risk and other health issues. A growing body of research has also linked the chemicals to lower bone mineral density, which can lead to osteoporosis and other bone diseases. But most of those studies have focused on older, non-Hispanic white participants and only collected data at a single point in time.

Now, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have replicated those results in a of two groups of young participants, primarily Hispanics, a group that faces a heightened risk of disease in adulthood.

“This is a population completely understudied in this area of research, despite having an increased risk for bone disease and osteoporosis,” said Vaia Lida Chatzi, MD, Ph.D., a professor of population and public health sciences at the Keck School of Medicine and the study’s senior author.

Dec 6, 2023

‘Mega-deals’ could be inflating overall AI funding figures

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It’s safe to say that VCs struck while the iron was hot this year where it concerned generative AI.

A recent report from Pitchbook shows that ‘mega-deals’ could be inflating AI startup funding totals, giving a misleading picture of the sector’s health.

Dec 5, 2023

Stress Changes More Genes in the Mouse Brain Than a Head Injury

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So our experiences or how we handle those experiences may have an effect on the expression of genes in our body.

A surprising thing happened when researchers began exploring whether early-life stress compounds the effects of a childhood head injury on health and behavior later in life: In an animal study, stress changed the activation level of many more genes in the brain than were changed by a bump to the head.

It’s already known that head injuries are common in young kids, especially from falling, and can be linked to mood disorders and social difficulties that emerge later in life. Adverse childhood experiences are also very common, and can raise risk for disease, mental illness and substance misuse in adulthood.

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