Why the brain's microbiome could hold the key to curing Alzheimer's
The surprising discovery that your brain has its own microbiome is raising an intriguing possibility – that some dementias might be reversible (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Niacin supplements linked to greater risk of heart attacks and strokes
People with higher levels of niacin in their blood may be more at risk of a heart attack or stroke, possibly because too much of the vitamin inflames blood vessels (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Stem cells grown in labs for experimental therapies pose a cancer risk
Around one-fifth of the stem cells grown in laboratories for as-yet-unapproved medical treatments have cancer-causing mutations (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Urinary phenols and parabens exposure in relation to urinary incontinence in the US population
Our study aimed to investigate the impact of urinary concentrations of personal care products (PCPs)-related phenols (PNs) and parabens (PBs), including Triclosan (TCS), Bisphenol A (BPA), Benzophenone-3 (BP-3... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jinjiang Jiang, Bo Chen, Bo Tang, Jinze Li, Chensong Zhang, Daqing Tan, Ting Zhang and Qiang Wei Tags: Research Source Type: research

Physical activity and odds of coronary heart disease among Lebanese women
It is known that physical activity (PA) is protective against cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined the association between PA, sedentary lifestyle and coronary heart disea... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fatima Ghaddar, Rouba K Zeidan, Pascale Salameh and Fran çoise Maupas-Schwalm Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of the hikikomori phenomenon – an international infodemiology study of Twitter data in Portuguese
Hikikomori refers to the extreme isolation of individuals in their own homes, lasting at least six months. In recent years social isolation has become an important clinical, social, and public health problem, ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francisca Correia Lopes, Mariana Pinto da Costa, Cesar I Fernandez-Lazaro, Francisco J Lara-Abelenda, Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Alan R Teo and Miguel Angel Alvarez-Mon Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the association between health problems and cooking fuel type, and barriers towards clean cooking among rural household people in Bangladesh
In low- and middle-income countries, households mainly use solid fuels like wood, charcoal, dung, agricultural residues, and coal for cooking. This poses significant public health concerns due to the emission ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sayed Mohammad Rasel, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Md. Fahad Shahariar Nayon, Md Shakil Mahmud Suzon, Sanzida Amin, Sadia Sultana Mim and Md. Shakhaoat Hossain Tags: Research Source Type: research

The prediction of influenza-like illness using national influenza surveillance data and Baidu query data
Seasonal influenza and other respiratory tract infections are serious public health problems that need to be further addressed and investigated. Internet search data are recognized as a valuable source for for... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Su wei, Sun Lin, Zhao wenjing, Song Shaoxia, Yang Yuejie, He Yujie, Zhang Shu, Li Zhong and Liu Ti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementing a pilot study of COVID-19 self-testing in high-risk populations and remote locations: results and lessons learnt
Rapid antigen-detection tests for SARS-CoV-2 self-testing represent a useful tool for pandemic control and expanding access to community-level case screening. COVID-19 self-tests have been extensively used in ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elena Marb án-Castro, Vladimer Getia, Maia Alkhazashvili, Maia Japaridze, Ia Jikia, Berra Erkosar, Paula Del Rey-Puech, Guillermo Z. Martínez-Pérez, Paata Imnadze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Olga Denisiuk, Elena Ivanova Reipold and Sonjelle Shilton Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of mobile-based educational intervention using Instructional Systems Design in promoting preventive behaviors for sexually transmitted infections among Iranian women: a randomized controlled trial
Women who are sexually active are at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can cause serious difficulties for their reproductive health. However, despite the high global burden of STIs, most in... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Afsaneh Karami Juyani, Fatemeh Zarei and Raziyeh Maasoumi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Scale of Effects of Social Media on Eating Behaviour and research of its influencing factors
Social media has become an indispensable part of contemporary young people's lives, and the influence of social media on college students' eating and other health-related behaviors has become increasingly prom... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kaiyan Xu, Chunguang Liang, Ying Zhao, Fan Zhang, Chunyan Zhang, Yanhong Zhang, Yefan Zhang and Zhaoquan Jiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Chronic diseases spectrum and multimorbidity in elderly inpatients based on a 12-year epidemiological survey in China
The number and proportion of the elderly population have been continuously increasing in China, leading to the elevated prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity, which ultimately brings heavy burden t... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shan Gao, Shasha Sun, Ting Sun, Tingting Lu, Yan Ma, Hebin Che, Miao Liu, Wanguo Xue, Kunlun He, Yabin Wang and Feng Cao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Perceptions and beliefs of community gatekeepers about genomic risk information in African cleft research
A fundamental ethical issue in African genomics research is how socio-cultural factors impact perspectives, acceptance, and utility of genomic information, especially in stigmatizing conditions like orofacial ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abimbola M. Oladayo, Oluwakemi Odukoya, Veronica Sule, Ikenna Molobe, Tamara Busch, Babatunde Akodu, Wasiu L. Adeyemo, Lord J. J. Gowans, Mekonen Eshete, Azeez Alade, Waheed Awotoye, Adebowale A. Adeyemo, Peter A. Mossey, Anya E. R. Prince, Jeffrey C. Mur Tags: Research Source Type: research

Chemical cocktail could restore sight by regenerating optic nerves
The optic nerve has been partly regenerated in mice, raising hopes for treating blindness caused by conditions such as glaucoma (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Epidemiology of asylum seekers and refugees at the Mexico-US border: a cross-sectional analysis from the migrant settlement camp in Matamoros, Mexico
The number of migrants and asylum seekers at the Mexico-US border has increased to historic levels. Our objective was to determine the medical diagnoses and treatments of migrating people seeking care in human... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher W. Reynolds, Allison W. Cheung, Sarah Draugelis, Samuel Bishop, Amir M. Mohareb, Ernesto Miguel Merino Almaguer, Yadira Benitez L ópez, Lestter Enjamio Guerra, Raymond Rosenbloom, Joanna Hua, Callie VanWinkle, Pratik Vadlamudi, Vikas Kotagal Tags: Research Source Type: research