Breaking free from the stigma of diabetes

Jazz Sethi from India discusses the tangible consequences of stigma on people living with diabetes. In India, type 1 diabetes is viewed as a stain on society, leading to discrimination and misinformation. The stigma surrounding type 1 diabetes is rooted in cultural beliefs, superstitions, and societal pressure, impacting clinical outcomes and mental wellbeing. Stigma also…

Read More

Study finds ChatGPT shows promise as medication management tool, could help improve geriatric health care

Polypharmacy, or the use of five or more medications, is common among older adults and can lead to adverse drug interactions. Deprescribing unnecessary drugs can help, but the decision process is complex. Researchers tested ChatGPT, an AI chatbot, as a tool to manage polypharmacy and deprescription, finding it promising. ChatGPT recommended deprescribing for patients without…

Read More

Bidirectional Mendelian randomization uncovers link between plasma metabolites and heart attack risk

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a leading cause of death worldwide, with plasma metabolites playing a key role in physiological pathways. A study using bidirectional Mendelian randomization was conducted to understand the relationship between plasma metabolites and heart attack risk. Researchers analyzed data from 461,823 individuals of European descent, identifying 198 unique plasma metabolites…

Read More

Identify Your Triggers to Quit Smoking for Good

After 15 years of smoking, Adrian Diaz Bulibasa decided to quit to improve his future child’s health. While quitting was hard due to his love for smoking and habits developed around it, he realized most of his urges were due to triggers related to certain situations, emotions, and routines. By identifying and managing these triggers,…

Read More

FDA Approves Second Ustekinumab Biosimilar

The FDA has approved a new biosimilar, ustekinumab-aekn (Selarsdi), for the treatment of plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults and children aged 6 and older. This is the second ustekinumab biosimilar approved in the US and was developed by Alvotech in partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Ustekinumab is a monoclonal antibody that targets interleukin-12 and…

Read More

Time-restricted fasting may effect weight loss and improve cardiometabolic function: Study

A study suggests that time-restricted fasting can lead to weight loss and improve cardiometabolic function. The research found that this type of fasting may help in achieving better overall health outcomes. Time-restricted fasting involves limiting the time window in which one consumes food, typically within 8-12 hours each day. This approach could be effective in…

Read More

Consultant Psychiatrist – University of Galway

The University of Galway is seeking a part-time consultant psychiatrist to work at the Student Health Unit. The successful candidate will provide expert clinical care to students, working alongside a team of healthcare professionals. The position requires a 5-session/week commitment during term time and 2-3 sessions/week outside of term. Experience as a consultant psychiatrist is…

Read More
error: Content is protected !!