New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD. A new blood test for PTSD may be in sight. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggest that their findings could lead to more accurate diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)….

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Mushrooms are a much-loved ingredient in cuisines around the world. They are nutritious and especially rich in antioxidants, which protect cell health. Researchers are now asking whether mushrooms can also protect against cognitive decline. Eating mushrooms may help keep cognitive decline at bay. Mushrooms are fascinating. Although some are edible and grocery stores sell them…

3 Steps Needed to Become a Radiologist

When you doctor refers you to a radiologist to have a CT scan or MRI completed on any part of your body, you may take a look at the heavy equipment and all its lights. It is an impressive task and a worthwhile career in an industry that requires more trained professionals year after year….

Food Service Packaging – Global Market Outlook (2019-2023)

According to Research for Markets, the Global Food Service Packaging Market is valued at $63.32 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $103.51 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 7.33% from 2016 to 2023. Growth in demand for ready-to-eat food, changes in consumer demand patterns towards packaging and prevalence of using convenient…

National Institutes of Health apologizes for lack of action on sexual harassers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, today responded to ongoing criticism of how the agency handles sexual harassment by NIH-funded investigators by issuing an apology. In a lengthy statement from NIH leaders, replete with language unusually contrite and passionate for a federal agency, NIH says it “has been part of the problem” and vows…

From chair dips to foot drill: Smart ways to exercise at your work desk

Most of us these days are constantly tapping away at the keyboards and hardly find the time to be away from our computers. Several studies have established the relationship between sitting at a desk for long hours, gaining weight and back pain. According to a study published in the International Journal of Advances in Medicine, 44.7%…

Richer, older men more likely to drink to excess, figures show

One in five people drink more than they should, according to the latest official statistics, with richer, older men most likely to consume so much alcohol that they are risking their health. Overall, 21% of people aged 16 and over in England drink more than the 14 units a week recommended by the UK’s four…

Grocery store-based nutrition counseling effective in improving dietary habits

Adults with hypertension benefit from counseling that reinforces information received from primary care providers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Hypertension affects over 60 million adults in the United States and less than half have their condition under control. A new study published in the Journal of…

New Technology and Methods Making Healthcare Better Than Ever

Although many people still complain about healthcare in this country, the medical field has made some pretty impressive advancements in the recent past that allow you to get the care you need quickly and efficiently. The following are just a few things we now have available that make getting the right medical attention easier and…