Severe covid-19 infections linked to increased risk of schizophrenia
People with severe covid-19 infections are more than 4 times as likely to later be diagnosed with schizophrenia than people who have not been infected, though the risk of developing the condition is relatively low (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Prevalence of mental disorders among middle-aged population of primary healthcare centers in Northeastern Iran
This study aimed to inv... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mehdi Talebi, Ali Taghipour, Amene Raouf-Rahmati, Ehsan Musa Farokhani, Saeed Ghaffariyan-Jam, Azadeh Samarghandi, Maryam Nemati and Ahmad Nemati Tags: Research Source Type: research

Socioeconomic inequalities in health-related functioning among people with type 2 Diabetes: longitudinal analyses in the Maastricht Study
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common chronic disease that disproportionally affects disadvantaged groups. People with a low socioeconomic position (SEP) have increased risk of T2DM and people with a low... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachelle Meisters, Jeroen Albers, Bengisu Sezer, Bastiaan E. de Galan, Simone J. P. M. Eussen, Coen D. A. Stehouwer, Miranda T. Schram, Marleen M. J. van Greevenbroek, Anke Wesselius, Annemarie Koster and Hans Bosma Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction: Do restaurants comply with reduced salt requests from consumers ordering on meal delivery apps?
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Source: BMC Public Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chao Song, Wenyue Li, Ying Cui, Beisi Li, Zhongdan Chen, Paige Snider, Ying Long, Ailing Liu and Gauden Galea Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Mediating role of birth at a baby-friendly hospital in the association between parental socioeconomic status and infant exclusive breastfeeding at six months old
Current evidence suggests that the exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rate at six months postpartum in China falls considerably below the targets recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Socioeconomic di... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hong Mei, Yuanyuan Zhang, Ruixia Chang, Ke Xu, Jianduan Zhang and Fang Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

A comparison between antibiotic utilisation in public and private community healthcare in Malaysia
There are two parallel systems in Malaysian primary healthcare services: government funded public primary care and privately-owned practices. While there have been several studies evaluating antibiotic utilisa... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Audrey Huili Lim, Norazida Ab Rahman, Siti Nur Su ’aidah Nasarudin, Tineshwaran Velvanathan, Mary Chok Chiew Fong, Abdul Haniff Mohamad Yahaya and Sheamini Sivasampu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Why do people get postnatal anxiety and how can we treat it?
The birth of a child is a happy time for most, but overwhelming anxiety can take hold for some parents. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Probiotics help treat recurring urinary tract infections
Taking a vaginal probiotic, either on its own or with an oral probiotic, for four months reduced the incidence of urinary tract infections in women with a history of recurring UTIs (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Exploring the effects and interactions of meteorological factors on the incidence of scrub typhus in Ganzhou City, 2008 –2021
Scrub typhus poses a substantial risk to human life and wellbeing as it is transmitted by vectors. Although the correlation between climate and vector-borne diseases has been investigated, the impact of climat... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kailun Pan, Renfa Huang, Lingui Xu and Fen Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction: Going upstream – an umbrella review of the macroeconomic determinants of health and health inequalities
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Source: BMC Public Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yannish Naik, Peter Baker, Sharif A. Ismail, Taavi Tillmann, Kristin Bash, Darryl Quantz, Frances Hillier-Brown, Wikum Jayatunga, Gill Kelly, Michelle Black, Anya Gopfert, Peter Roderick, Ben Barr and Clare Bambra Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Correction: longitudinal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the development of mental disorders in preadolescents and adolescents
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Source: BMC Public Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naomi Matsumoto, Tomoka Kadowaki, Satoe Takanaga, Yoshie Shigeyasu, Ayumi Okada and Takashi Yorifuji Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Evaluating the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on hepatitis B and forecasting the epidemiological trend in mainland China: a causal analysis
This study aims to evaluate the effects on hepatitis B owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and forecast the hepatitis B epidemiological tr... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chao-Qun He, Bai-Hong Sun, Wang-Tao Yu, Shu-Yi An, Bao-Jun Qiao and Wei Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of health management team program to enhance prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in Ningxia, China
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of PMTCT and the health management t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - January 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chenglei Zhang, Yongxiang Huang, Liying Ji, Qian Zhu, Lixin Wang and Jingjiao Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Headset delivers electric current to ease depression at home
A headset that can be worn at home relieves symptoms of depression to a similar degree as antidepressants (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

CRISPR engineered viruses could render other viruses harmless
A virus engineered using CRISPR technology spread its DNA to other viruses in mice, causing them to become harmless (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - December 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research