Brains of post-pandemic teens show signs of faster ageing, study finds

The brains of teenagers who lived through the Covid pandemic show signs of premature ageing, research suggests. The researchers compared MRI scans of 81 teens in the US taken before the pandemic, between November 2016 and November 2019, with those of 82 teens collected between October 2020 and March 2022, during the pandemic but after … Read more

Covid blood-thinner drug treatment dangerous and does not work – study

A blood-thinning drug given as a potential life-saver to many patients recovering from severe Covid does not work and can cause major bleeding, research shows. The findings have led to calls for doctors to stop advising people to take Apixaban, because it does not stop them from dying or ending up back in hospital and … Read more

Fauci urges Americans to get Covid shot, as study finds new booster is best yet

In his last appearance at the White House podium, Anthony Fauci urged Americans to get the latest Covid shot as a new study showed that the latest boosters offer better protection against new variants than previous shots. Fauci appeared ahead of his retirement next month as America’s top public health official. The director of the … Read more

Intrathoracic Pouch Migration in One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass with and without Hiatoplasty – A 3D-CT Volumetry Study

Background Currently, 4.8% of bariatric operations worldwide are One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB) procedures. If a hiatal hernia is detected in a preoperative gastroscopy, OAGB can be combined with hiatoplasty. Intrathoracic pouch migration (ITM) is common after bypass procedures because the fundus, a natural abutment, is separated from the pouch.The aim of this study is to … Read more

Billion youth risk hearing loss from headphones, venues – study | The Citizen

Around one billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from listening to headphones or attending loud music venues, a large review of the available research estimated on Wednesday. The World Health Organization-led study called on young people to be more careful about their listening habits, and urged governments and manufacturers to … Read more

Can mindfulness help anxiety? Study suggests meditation works as well as drugs – National |

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. The study tested a widely used mindfulness program that includes 2 1/2 hours of classes weekly and 45 minutes of daily practice at home. Participants were randomly assigned to the program or daily use of a generic drug sold under the … Read more

Study finds first direct evidence of a link between low serotonin and depression

Scientists claim to have found the first direct evidence that people with depression have a reduced capacity for releasing serotonin in the brain. The findings from a brain-imaging study reignite a debate within psychiatry over the so-called serotonin hypothesis of depression and challenge the conclusions of an influential review published in July that found “no … Read more

Association between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and outcomes after metabolic and bariatric surgery: a nationwide propensity matched cohort study

Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is present in 2-5% of the adult population 1 Cortese S. Moreira-Maia C.R. St Fleur D. Morcillo-Peñalver C. Rohde L.A. Faraone S.V. Association Between ADHD and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. , 2 Faraone S.V. Asherson P. Banaschewski T. et al. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. , with increased prevalence among … Read more

Run, stretch or dance: Exercise could improve COVID vaccine effectiveness, new study shows – National |

Vaccination and physical activity have both been considered helpful when it comes to lowering the risk of severe COVID-19 infections, and now, a new study has found that regular exercise could improve vaccine effectiveness. Compared to those who are vaccinated with low exercise levels, vaccinated individuals with moderate and high levels of physical activity had … Read more