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What are the implications of microbial ecosystems for women’s reproductive health?

In a recent study published in Pathogensresearchers reviewed the current understanding of the composition and temporal dynamics of microbial niches in the female reproductive tract. Study: The Continuum of Microbial Ecosystems Along the Female Reproductive Tract: Implications for Health and Fertility. Image credit: Orawan Pattarawimonchai/Shutterstock Background The microbiota is the sum of microbial populations in …

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Memora Health, Mayo Clinic digital pilot program to improve postpartum care

The early postpartum period is a critical time. Although the period has a huge impact on the health of both mothers and newborns, health professionals pay less attention to him from the prenatal and delivery period. In Thursday, Mayo Clinic declared it to be so teaming up with a San Francisco-based digital health platform Memora …

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Building wealth and health: Under Kaiser’s credit building program

Kaiser Permanente is several months into a first-of-its-kind community program that focuses on helping Americans build their credit. When researching various social barriers to health, Kaiser realized that factors that negatively impact Americans’ financial mobility needed to be addressed, according to Stephanie Ledesma, the health system’s vice president of national community health. Economic mobility is …

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Exercise can beneficially alter subcutaneous adipose tissue, which can improve metabolic health

Exercise is one of the first strategies used to treat obesity-related health problems like type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases, but scientists don’t understand exactly how it works to improve metabolic health. To that end, researchers at the University of Michigan studied the effects of three months of exercise on obese people and found …

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Certain groups of conditions associated with poorer health outcomes after fractures in the elderly

Having specific combinations of underlying health problems is a significant risk for poorer health outcomes in older adults who have had a fracture, according to a new study from the Garvan Institute for Medical Research. The study was conducted on more than 300,000 Danes aged 50 or older who had suffered a fracture. In patients …

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The new star rating system aims to help guide personal health decisions and guide future research

A new set of meta-analyses sheds light on the often complex and conflicting health guidelines linking certain diets, behaviors and conditions to disease. The analyses, conducted by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington School of Medicine, were published today in Natural medicine. The IHME analyzed the …

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Launches pediatric mental health company with $26 million and promise to expand Mass General’s proven model of care

From left to right: InStride co-founders Jon Voight, Dr. Mona Potter, Jamie McElhenney, and Dr. Kathryn Boger Many families with children suffering from anxiety or OCD feel like they have nowhere to turn for effective care. New startup co-founded by Massachusetts General Brigham clinicians strive to address this issue. Last year, four co-founders came together …

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Chronic diseases, not just cancer and diabetes, are increasing the US medical debt

A pre-pandemic study examines the effects of heart disease, asthma and more. Cancer and diabetes aren’t the only diseases that contribute to medical debt that can lead to personal bankruptcies for patients. Asthma, heart disease, lung disease, anxiety and other mood disorders — chronic conditions that primary care doctors can help treat — all contribute …

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Headspace Health is calling on third-party researchers to study the company’s impact on mental health

Digital mental health companies have received huge amounts of investment from venture capitalists and others looking to address the behavioral health crisis facing the nation. But it is not always clear whether their technologies are properly validated in large and diverse populations. now, Headspace Healtha mental health solutions provider based in Santa Monica, California, is …

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