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Archive for August 29th, 2017

Brain recovery longer than clinical recovery among athletes following concussion, new research suggests

University athletes with a recent concussion had changes in their brain structure and function even after they received medical clearance to return to play, a new study has found. In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital used advanced MRI to measure brain structure and function in 27 athletes within the [...]

Antibiotic resistance rises in ‘lonely’ mutating microbes

A major study led by The University of Manchester has discovered that so called ‘lonely’ microbes, those living at low population densities, are more likely to mutate causing higher rates of antibiotic resistance. After analysing 70 years of data and nearly 500 different measurements of mutations, the study shows individual microbes – such as bacteria [...]

Anesthesia and surgery during infancy may impact white matter during childhood

General anesthesia and surgery in otherwise healthy infants under the age of 1 year old could be associated with decreases in the amount of white matter in the brain, as well as reductions in the remaining white matter’s integrity, according to a new University of Iowa Health Care study published in the Online First edition [...]

1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers. “Our study finds that many women who would benefit from treatment are not receiving it, because they don’t tell anyone that they’re [...]

Study explains why patients with shingles feel pain

Chickenpox is a typical childhood illness. In most cases, it is benign, and the symptoms disappear within ten days. However, its causative agent, Varicella zoster virus (VZV), remains in the organism forever. In some cases, the virus can be reactivated years later, causing a different disease known as herpes zoster, or shingles. One of the [...]