Groundbreaking new study finds possible explanation for SIDS

(Gray News) – A medical research breakthrough might have just solved the mystery of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Researchers at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Australia have identified the first biochemical marker that could help detect babies more at risk of SIDS while they are alive. The biomarker, an enzyme called Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), … Read more

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating. We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses are doomed to be orphans from a very young age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins self-mutilating, tearing off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few months … Read more

50-50 chance planet will temporarily overshoot 1.5 degrees before 2026 – POLITICO

The world has a 50-50 chance of temporarily breaching 1.5 degrees of warming in the next five years, according to a new report released Tuesday. Data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UK Met Office found the outcome is as “likely as not.” As part of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, governments agreed … Read more

Assessment of PRIME program’s impact on health outcomes, utilization of services, and Medi-Cal payments

Researchers led by Dr. Nadereh Pourat, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, have released findings from the Final Summative Evaluation of California’s Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME) Program. The report, issued by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), … Read more

Study shows greater increase in depression and anxiety in minorities during the pandemic – News

While the mental health of many Americans worsened during the pandemic, a recent UAB study found the increase in depression and anxiety symptoms was greatest within Black, Hispanic and Asian communities. While the mental health of many Americans worsened during the pandemic, a recent UAB study found the increase in depression and anxiety symptoms was … Read more

setting the future care principles for people living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – POLITICO

The case for change: the debilitating burden of lupus1 We understand more about the burden of lupus than ever before, with many projects underway across the world looking to define the barriers faced by people living with lupus. A complex, chronic autoimmune disease, lupus causes the immune system to attack heathy tissue and affects an … Read more

Study identifies an underlying cause of opposition to equality-enhancing policies

Most Americans say they want a more equal society, yet policies aimed at increasing equality for disadvantaged groups in higher education, corporations, government, and elsewhere continue to generate backlash. This backlash has been blamed on a range of causes-; including majority white Americans’ fears of losing their status, political partisanship, and overt prejudice. A study … Read more

EU’s Russian oil ban stalls as Hungary holds up sanctions – POLITICO

European Union countries are struggling to agree on the details of a new package of Russia sanctions including how a ban on Vladimir Putin’s oil industry would work, diplomats told POLITICO. Talks between the bloc’s 27 countries broke up without a deal on Sunday, and officials in Brussels are now expected to draft a new … Read more

Ibuprofen mixed with blood pressure meds may hurt kidneys: study

Patients who are prescribed a diuretic and a renin-angiotensin system (RSA) inhibitor, such as an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), to control their hypertension (high blood pressure), should avoid taking ibuprofen, according to new research published in the journal Mathematical Biosciences. Diuretics and RSA inhibitors are available by prescription under … Read more

5 things to know about the EU’s health data space – POLITICO

The European Commission on Tuesday presented its much-anticipated health data space, aiming to dramatically reshape access to medical data and its use in research and policy. The legislative proposal won’t only change how patients, doctors, researchers and policymakers access and use health data; it’s also hoped the plan will lead to billions in economic gains. … Read more