Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

  A new study, published recently in the journal SLEEP, studied the impact of sleep fragmentation on wound healing. The scientists compared obese mice with features of type 2 diabetes with normal-weight mice without type 2 diabetes. First study author Mark McLain, of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, collaborated with Prof. Ralph Lydic and…

New study explains why women get more migraines than men

Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. The study, in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, suggests that sex hormones affect cells around the trigeminal nerve and connected blood vessels in the head, with estrogens — at their highest levels in women of reproductive…

What happens when a woman has low testosterone?

A woman’s testosterone levels naturally change throughout her life, her menstrual cycle, and even at different times of the day. A woman with low testosterone does not contain enough to help produce new blood cells, maintain sex drive, or boost levels of other reproductive hormones. Testosterone belongs to a group of hormones known as androgens….

Researchers identify new regulator in breast cancer cells

Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. Here, important receptors are missing, which often serve as targets for treatments. Thus, these tumors are unlikely to respond to current therapies. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena now identified the protein TRPS1, which is commonly…

Mobile health devices diagnose hidden heart condition in at-risk populations

Wearable mobile health devices improved the rate of diagnosis of a dangerous and often hidden heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a first of its kind, home-based clinical study conducted in part by researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). By catching AFib, which can increase the risk of stroke fivefold, in…

Student nurses should be paid ‘living wage’ while on placement

A call for student nurses to be paid a ‘living wage’ is gaining significant traction. Meetings International proudly announces the Global Experts Meeting on International Conference on Nursing And Emergency Care scheduled on September 24-25, 2018 in Dubai, UAE, with a theme of “Technological Advancements and Innovative approaches in Nursing Practice” A petition calling for student nurses to be paid the living wage…

Nurses begin voting on latest offer by District Health Boards

Nurses begin voting today on District Health Boards’ latest pay offer amid last-ditch efforts to avoid a nationwide nursing strike. Meetings International proudly announces the Global Experts Meeting on International Conference on Nursing And Emergency Care scheduled on September 24-25, 2018 in Dubai, UAE, with a theme of “Technological Advancements and Innovative approaches in Nursing Practice” Last Friday the nurses union called off…