New treatment for patients with persecutory delusions

A new treatment programme for persecutory delusions promises a step change in the treatment of severe mental health problems. The clinical trial results show that the new Feeling Safe programme is the most effective psychological treatment for persecutory delusions. Persecutory delusions – unfounded, strongly held beliefs that other people intend to harm us – have…

Heart patients need more help to lose weight

Weight loss is given insufficient priority in the management of heart patients despite the benefits, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The study of more than 10,000 patients found that less than 20% had a healthy…

Fruit Compound Shows promise in Parkinson’s Disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berries and other fruits, prevents and reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson’s disease in mouse studies. The compound, used in flavorings and perfume-making, can prevent the loss of neurons that produce dopamine in the brains of…

Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement released today. These societies and organizations represent millions of workers throughout health and long-term care…

Needed action on self-care to create better health outcomes for all

On the occasion of International Self-Care Day 2021 and WHO Self-Care month, The Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF) underscores the importance of acting on self-care by engaging in positive and consistent self-care practices. Self-care produces overwhelming long-term benefits for your personal health, while alleviating resources for the most vulnerable. Adopting good self-care habits beyond the pandemic is one of the best ways we can continue to protect ourselves,…

Experts reveal 5 things your teeth say about your health

The experts at ExpressDentist.com can reveal a list of the top five health signs that can be shown by teeth.  1. Eating disorders and tooth enamelIf an eating disorder involves vomiting, stomach acids wash over teeth and can dissolve the hard enamel covering. Changes in color, shape, translucency, or sensitivity may provide clues to an underlying problem that…

Women’s heart health is strongly related to pregnancy outcomes

A study of more than 18 million pregnancies has shown a strong and graded relationship between women’s heart health and pregnancy outcomes. The research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The researchers examined the presence of four risk factors for cardiovascular disease in…

Fatty liver more common in children of mothers with obesity

Children and young people whose mothers had a BMI greater than 30 during early pregnancy are at an increased risk of fatty liver disease. This is shown in a register-based study from Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University published in the journal Journal of Hepatology. As obesity rates increase also in women at a child-bearing age, more…

Human waste contaminating urban water leads to ‘superbug’ spread

Contamination of urban lakes, rivers and surface water by human waste is creating pools of ‘superbugs’ in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)  – but improving access to clean water, sanitation and sewerage infrastructure could help to protect people’s health, a new study reveals. Researchers studied bodies of water in urban and rural sites in three…