When it comes to the link between mental health and social networks, be careful of jumping to conclusions. This warning came from Margot Morgiève, PhD, sociology researcher at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research and the Center for Research in Medicine, Science, Health, Mental Health, and Society (Inserm-Cermes 3). She delivered her remarks at the opening session of the Pediatric Societies Congress organized by the French Society of Pediatrics (SFP), based on an increasing amount of scientific literature on the subject.
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RE: How We Treat Acute Pain Could Be Wrong
@gajra Wanting to know why pain goes away for some but drags on (and on) for others, the researchers looked at pain mechanisms in both humans and mice. They found that a type of white blood cell known as a neutrophil seems to play a key role.
RE: 'Genetic' Height Linked to Peripheral Neuropathy, Other Disorders
@gajraj The results confirmed that being tall is linked to a higher risk of atrial fibrillation and varicose veins, and a lower risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. The study also uncovered new associations between greater height and a higher risk of peripheral neuropathy, which is caused by damage to nerves on the extremities, as well as skin and bone infections, such as leg and foot ulcers.
New Strategies for Preventing and Healing Diabetic Foot
New therapeutic approaches have emerged for preventing diabetic foot ulcers and promoting their healing. Unlike macroangiopathic complications (such as ischemic heart disease and stroke) and renal complications, foot ulcers are a diabetic complication for which there has been very little therapeutic progress over the past 20 years. Foot ulcers are a particularly serious complication. If preventive measures are not adequately implemented, 5 to 10 diabetic patients in 100 will end up needing a lower limb amputation.
RE: Sleep Experts Recommend Permanent Standard Time, Rather Than DST
@arif-bhatt Few studies have focused on the long-term effects of adopting daylight saving time. Most research has focused on the short-term risks of the seasonal shift, such as reduced sleep and increased car crashes, or circadian misalignment due to other things. Some health experts have called for more research before deciding on a permanent time, the newspaper reported.
Manipulating the Microbiome to Improve Mood
Evidence has been mounting for years that the gut microbiome talks to the brain and vice versa. Now Steenberger and others have shown in preliminary trials that clinicians might improve patients' moods by tinkering with the organisms in their guts