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One step closer to personalized antibiotic treatment
Taking antibiotics to fight an infection won t necessarily solve your problems. Often, natural occurring bacteria in the gut harbor several resistance genes. This means that the gut bacteria may exchange genes with the infectious bacteria, resulting in antibiotic resistance. Therefore, knowing the resistome -- i.e. the pool of resistance genes present in the gut microbiota -- can improve treatment immensely. Now researchers from The Novo Nordisk Foundation ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 11
Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable -- new comment in The Lancet
Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists from King s College London writing in the latest edition of The Lancet . In their article, Professor Andrew Shennan and Professor Lucy Chappell welcomed the news from the latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths that less than 1 in 10,000 women in the UK die in pregnancy and women who get Pre-eclampsia have a less than 1 in 1,000,000 chance of dying. This reduction in mortality in the U.K. in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 11
USU researchers develop genetic tool to improve arsenic studies
Logan, Utah - Environmental engineers are making it easier to identify the bacterial species responsible for releasing a form of arsenic that contaminates the water supplies of millions of people worldwide. Quick Read Arsenic-contaminated drinking water impacts millions of people worldwide. Groundwater contamination is primarily caused by microbes that convert one form of arsenic into another form that can infiltrate groundwater. Researchers at Utah State ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 11
Prebiotics may help to cope with stress
What are some ways you cope with stresses in your life Do you do yoga Meditate Exercise Perhaps you should add taking prebiotics to that list. Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on, such as the fibers found in many plant sources like asparagus, oatmeal, and legumes. Certain bacteria also feed on non-fibers such as ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 11
Authoritarianism in America
Any attempt to appraise the chances of a fascist triumph in America, wrote Theodor W. Adorno and his colleagues at the start of their classic 1950 study The Authoritarian Personality , must reckon with the potential existing in the character of the people. Of that potential and its susceptibility to manipulation and worse, Adorno and his colleagues were far from optimistic. Their study, involving thousands of Americans from diverse backgrounds with varied ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 11
Mindfulness and Activism
In the spirit of Representative John Lewis good trouble and feminist theorist Donna Haraway s staying with the trouble, I offer this defense of activism or homage to activism in the time of Trump , or the age of American decline. I have lately been writing popular books on meditation , most recently, A Mindful Morning and A Mindful Evening , books intended to suffuse the mundane life of the reader with the glow of the transcendent. Some of you might be won ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 11
Motor Skills, Movement, and Math Performance Are Intertwined
Learning mathematics while engaging the full body through physical movement can improve math performance for first graders, according to a new study from Denmark. The February 2017 study, Motor-Enriched Learning Activities Can Improve Mathematical Performance in Preadolescent Children , was published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience . The new findings from the University of Copenhagen s Department of Nutrition , Exercise, and Sports add fresh ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Feb 11
Less driving linked to a decrease in roadway fatalities
Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 9, 2017 - Each year, more than 30,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. Despite safety improvements, motor vehicle fatalities continue to be a leading cause of early mortality. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that a significant decrease in automobile travel from 2003-2014 correlated with a decrease in the number of crash deaths, with the largest reduction among young men. The study also discovered th ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
Dial-an-interpreter can help docs get patients' consent
There is healthy reasoning in installing bedside interpreter-phone systems in hospitals so that patients can be connected to professional interpreters around the clock. It helps bridge the language barrier that often exists between doctors and patients when all-important healthcare procedures have to be discussed and agreed to. This is according to the findings of a study sup1 led by Jonathan Lee and Leah Karliner of the University of California San Franci ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
Antibiotic use for travellers' diarrhoea favors particularly resistant super b...
Every year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. High-risk areas for contracting ESBL bacteria are South and South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America. Diarrhoea is the most common health complaint for people who travel to poor regions of the world. Those contrac ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
New data reveal aging experiences of LGBT Americans
A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist presents the findings of the largest national survey to date focused on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT older adults. The issue, titled Aging with Pride National Health, Aging, and Sexuality Gender Study NHAS , provides cutting edge research, drawing upon the 2014 wave of data from the first national, longitudinal study of more than 2,400 diverse LGBT adults ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 9
The Great Divide
This guest blog is from my Seattle psychotherapist colleague Ada Pang.
Psychology Today - Thu. Feb 9
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