Medicine & Health
In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research that included 7,517 adults from many countries who were surveyed during the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions, median levels of sleep quality, quality of life, physical activity, and productivity deteriorated, while screen time increased and time spent outdoors during the day decreased; however, many survey participants reported no changes or even improvements
An article published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health notes that medical and healthcare professionals are in a unique position to speak to patients and the broader community about the impact of climate change on health and wellbeing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on residents and staff at long-term care facilities. A review of data from 36 published studies published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has linked certain characteristics of facilities to more COVID-19 cases and deaths.
In a recent study published in the European Journal of Cancer Care, investigators interviewed men affected by prostate cancer and their family members to gain a better understanding of their unmet information and communication needs.
Children with Down syndrome have a lower chance of survival from a particular high-risk form of leukemia (ALL) than children without the disability, new research shows. Researcher Naomi Michels in the Den Boer group: ‘We need to continue the search for targeted therapies and immunotherapy for these children.’
- The Lancet Haematology
- Princess Máxima Center Foundation, Stichting Kinder Oncologisch Centrum Rotterdam
Rush researchers have shown that two lab-developed and nasally-delivered peptides helped slow the spread of alpha-synuclein in mice. “If these results can be replicated in patients, it would be a remarkable advance in the treatment of devastating neurological disorders,” says the lead author.
- Nature Communications