Biggest Headlines of the Week
1. How to Spot Psychosis
Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition. Marked by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, or disorganized speech or behaviour, schizophrenia can severely impact an individual’s ability to function in society and lead a fulfilling life. Researchers examine the risk factors and preventative actions related to schizophrenia from the first signs of psychosis to full diagnosis… [read more].
2. Can Low-fat Yogurt Reduce Chronic Inflammation?
Previous studies have determined that the gut bacteria in obese individuals are different than in normal weight people. Additionally, obesity is associated with chronic levels of inflammation. A recent study examined the effect of yogurt consumption on biomarkers of chronic inflammation in normal weight and obese individuals… [read more].
3. Trends in Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Diabetics and Non-diabetics
Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death associated with diabetes. However, over the past decades, the prevalence of death due to cardiovascular disease in diabetics has decreased. A study examined the trends in cardiovascular risk factors and intervention measures in diabetics and non-diabetics between 1998 and 2014… [read more].
4. Can Herbal Medicines and Supplements Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects one in five women and is the most common reproductive disorder of the female endocrine system. In a recently published study, scientists review the efficacy and safety of nutritional supplements and herbal medicines as alternative treatment options for polycystic ovary syndrome… [read more].
5. Can Probiotics Improve the Gut Flora and Reduce Complications after Surgery?
We have long established how the “good bacteria” in our intestines maintain the balance against potentially disease-causing bacteria residing in our bowels. In a recent study, researchers investigate whether surgical complications can be reduced by using probiotics to improve the gut flora… [read more].