Tag Archives: health

Just a click away: smartphone apps can improve mental health

Just a click away: smartphone apps can improve mental health. AoS

Within the past decade, smartphones have been assimilated into the personal, social, and occupational routines of a significant proportion of people around the globe. In fact, previous reports show that more than half of the Western population

Mitophagy in health and disease

Mitophagy in health and disease. AoS

Mitochondria are cellular organelles specialized for energy production, and critically influence several features of cellular metabolism and physiology. Maintenance of a healthy mitochondrial pool is a prerequisite for cellular and tissue homeostasis. Compromised mitochondrial function results in

Coronavirus Prevention and Detection Tools to Protect Your Health

Coronavirus Prevention and Detection Tools to Protect Your Health. AoS

More than 2.5 million cases of coronavirus had been reported as of April 22, 2020, with the death toll at more than 172,000. Of course, many more people have likely become ill and even died due to

Stable housing can significantly improve health outcomes in women living with HIV

Positive effect of stable housing on viral suppression and CD4 cell count in women living with HIV. AoS

Unstable housing, including homelessness, is a key socioeconomic determinant of poor health outcomes and premature death in the United States. Housing-insecure individuals are more likely to delay seeking medical care due to costs, lack of health insurance,

Urbanization facilitates migration of the human health pest, Western black widow spider

Western black widow spider. AoS

By 2050, more than half of the global human population is expected to live in urban areas. As these urban areas rapidly grow, they replace some of our most pristine habitats. One effect that urbanization has is

Do people want to participate in decisions concerning their medicines?

Do people want to participate in decisions. AoS

Health and medication literacy are important factors linked to the outcomes of medical treatment (Table 1). Health literacy has been assessed in several countries all over the world and has been found to be limited. The level

2nd International Women Health and Breast Cancer Conference. London, UK. August 13-14, 2020

2nd International Women Health and Breast Cancer Conference

Following the success of i-Women Health 2019, we welcome you to the 2nd International Women Health and Breast Cancer Conference in London during August 13-14, 2020. i-Women Health 2020 provides an international forum for academicians, practitioners, health

Biologically active chemicals in yellow-cedar protect tree tissues and possibly human health

Nootkatone, a biologically active oxygenated sesquiterpene in yellow-cedar heartwood

Yellow-cedar trees, also known as Callitropsis nootkatensis, can live for hundreds of years because they have has few insect or pathogen pests. Periodic studies over the last century have examined extractable chemicals in their tissues and discovered

What is the keto diet?

Posted by Josh Miller The majority of diets come and go, and if you’ve tried as many as I have with less than great results, then you often wonder why you would bother with all the effort.

Not frozen in time: the past matters to the relationship between body weight and insulin

Insulin is a hormone which regulates how your food fuels your body. The food you eat is digested and converted into glucose, which then travels through your blood to reach all of the organs and tissues in

Patient safety ward round checklist via an electronic app

Patient safety is the tentpole around which modern healthcare is built. Though awareness of shortcomings in safety checks in the medical community is growing, implementing systematic approaches similar to those utilized in other high reliability industries is

Mediterranean diet and liver steatosis: the importance of polyphenols

In November 2010 UNESCO officially recognized the Mediterranean diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and defines it as a “set of traditional practices, knowledge and skills passed on from generation to generation, providing a sense

Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health and Child Protection. Dubai, UAE. August 26-27, 2019

Lexis Conferences welcome you to Dubai, UAE; the most populous and largest city focusing on modern architecture with extravagance shopping and exuberant nightlife scene. Middle East Meetings on ‘’Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health and Child Protection’’ slated on

Can greater perceptions of inequality negatively impact physical health?

Stress has been linked to a wide range of deleterious outcomes extending from obesity to cardiovascular problems to increases in depression and anxiety, and even an increased risk of mortality. Even more troubling is that stress is

A new approach to improving the nutritional profile of fats in food products

Solids fats such as butter, shortening, or hydrogenated vegetable oils are a ubiquitous component of foods which contain a significant portion of liquid oil structured by a high-melting fraction, or “hardstock”. Fats contribute to many of the

Lessons from the Global Fund’s fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

At the beginning of this century, developing countries – particularly in Africa – experienced rapidly rising illness and death from AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The three diseases caused massive suffering and economic damage. Treatment and interventions to

Strain-specific growth of gut microbiota modulated with carbohydrate-rich-diet is relevant to host health

A growing number of studies have revealed that reversal of intestinal microbial dysbiosis via dietary intervention provides promising benefits to our health. Manipulation of gut microbiota to achieve optimum health benefits is attractive but realizing it precisely

Does subjecting health students to stressful scenarios better prepare them for real world practice?

Simulation is an education and training technique that allows students to practice in safe environments that replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion.  Simulation is often used to train undergraduates as it

Sick already? Job loss makes it even worse

There are good reasons to expect job loss to deteriorate health. It reduces available income and social contacts, might affect daily routines and social identity. Obviously, it seems unrealistic to assume health consequences of job loss to

A pill a day to prevent HIV? Successes and challenges of pre-exposure prophylaxis in the real world

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a pill composed of two antiretroviral drugs (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine, or TDF/FTC) that prevents HIV infection. Numerous studies have now shown that when taken daily, this medication has the potential to