HPV Stigma Is Embarrassing For Women With A Diagnosis

HPV Stigma Is Embarrassing For Women With A Diagnosis

The negative experiences of those diagnosed with cervical cell changes after screening are highlighted in a new report by the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Foundation. Of the total screened population of about 3.5 million, about 220,000 are diagnosed with such changes each year. For many, the link to the human papillomavirus (HPV) leads to guilt, confusion, … Read more

Link Between Brain Cell Development and Schizophrenia Removed

Link Between Brain Cell Development and Schizophrenia Removed

Scientists from Cardiff University have further enhanced existing knowledge of how schizophrenia and other mental health disorders arise, by discovering new connections with brain cell development. They say brain development is a “complex choreography” of cell proliferation, specification, growth, migration and network formation. Nature Communication . Their research shows for the first time how genetic … Read more

Can Sugar Testing Help Protect Us Against Future Epidemics?

Can Sugar Testing Help Protect Us Against Future Epidemics?

While the world’s attention is still focused on COVID-19, which continues to ravage the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged scientists to broaden their interest in the potential for a future ‘disease X’. The number of high-threatening pathogens such as SARS, MERS, Lassa, Ebola and avian flu has been increasing in recent years. … Read more

Greater Risk of COVID-19 if Under Stress

Greater Risk of COVID-19 if Under Stress

Researchers from the University of Nottingham School of Medicine, King’s College London and the University of Auckland in New Zealand concluded that COVID-19 infection and symptoms may be more common among those experiencing high psychological distress. In their study published in the journal Annuals of Behavioral Medicine , the researchers point out, that stress, social … Read more

‘Bully’ COVID-19 Reveals Weakest, Extreme Death Rates

‘Bully’ COVID-19 Reveals Weakest, Extreme Death Rates

According to a study by the London School of Hygiene, researchers examining the extreme mortality rate during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 noticed an increased mortality in certain groups, including people with dementia, learning disabilities or people of non-white ethnicity. Posted in Tropical Medicine PLOS Medicine . The researchers say the … Read more