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New research investigates effectiveness of perinatal mental health services

New research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London reveals that specialist perinatal services, including early identification, adapted guided self-help and other specialist interventions and services, may be more effective than general psychiatric services, as well as being preferred by women. The report, published in Programme Grants for […]

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Trials of alcohol use disorder treatments routinely exclude sex, gender, race, and ethnicity from consideration

The manifestation of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and its social, health, and psychological implications depend in part on patient demographics. Yet researchers routinely exclude those demographics from analyses of non-medicinal AUD treatment trials, a review of studies has found. Consequently, little is known about how sex, gender, race, and ethnicity influence the effectiveness of those […]

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Digital teaching in medical education: A literature review

Research published in JMIR Medical Education found that digital teaching in medical education has grown in popularity in recent years. The authors used a bibliometric approach to unveil and evaluate the scientific literature on digital teaching research in medical education, demonstrating recurring research topics, productive authors, research organizations, countries, and journals. The Web of Science […]

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A stable gut helps elite athletes perform better

New research has found that microbial instability in the gut could hinder the performance of elite endurance athletes, and that short-term, high-protein diets are associated with this type of imbalance. Researchers from across the UK analyzed the performance and gut health of a group of well-matched, highly trained endurance runners, to explore the impact of […]

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On Nutrition: Food for thoughts

I forgot that June was Brain Health Awareness Month. And then I stumbled over several interesting research articles that say it’s never to late—or early—to learn. According to Dr. Louise Dye, a nutrition and behavior professor at the University of Leeds in England, our brains go through major changes in our lifetime, especially when we […]

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Tips To Ease Your Pets’ Storm Anxiety

As the calendar turns to months involving erratic weather, storms and rains, it gets a bit uneasy for animals. Cats and dogs, the most common pet in households show signs of distress, ranging from mild to manic, during the events of a storm. Animals, including felines and canines, are quite sensitive to barometric pressure changes […]