Caffeine could help treat attention and memory symptoms in ADHD
A recent review suggests that caffeine could effectively counter attention, learning, and memory deficits in animal models of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Precision Probiotic Therapies—Challenges and Opportunities
Probiotic interventions may potentially offer beneficial effects, such as alleviation of gastrointestinal symptoms; “strengthening” of the immune system; protection against infectious diseases; prevention of metabolic disorders; improved mental health; promotion of early development; and general well-being. However, one major challenge in assessing the effects of probiotic interventions has been the inconsistent results of clinical trials.
Microplastics in humans: Scientists find traces in the lungs
Plastics are a common component in many items we use in everyday life. The United States alone generated approximately 36 million tons of plastic in 2018 but only recycled about 9%.
Alzheimer’s: Loss of wake-promoting neurons may explain sleepiness
Sleep disruption is common among patients with neurodegenerative conditions. For example, those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often experience daytime sleepiness and sundowning.
Call for evidence for new 10-year plan to improve mental health
The 12-week call for evidence will seek views on what can be improved within the current service and build our understanding of the causes of mental ill-health.
Treating triple-negative breast cancer: Cardamom compound shows promise
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a particularly challenging form of the disease. TNBC makes up 10–15% of all breast cancers and is particularly prevalent in younger women, Black women, and women with the BRCA1 mutation. It typically spreads faster and has a less favorable outlook than other invasive breast cancers.
Psilocybin rewires the brain for people with depression, study finds
Psilocybin fosters greater connections between different regions of the brain in depressed people, freeing them up from long-held patterns of rumination and excessive self-focus, according to a new study.
Sitting Tai Chi exercises improved recovery outcomes for older stroke survivors
A study found that after three months of practicing a modified form of Tai Chi in which participants are seated, stroke survivors had improved hand and arm function, sitting balance, mental health and quality of life, compared to stroke survivors who participated in a standard stroke rehabilitation exercise program.
World Health Day 2022
Our planet, our health - Are we able to reimagine a world where clean air, water and food are available to all? Where economies are focussed on health and well-being? Where cities are liveable and people have control over their health and the health of the planet?
Billions of people still breathe unhealthy air: new WHO data
Over 6000 cities now monitor air quality. Almost the entire global population (99%) breathes air that exceeds WHO air quality limits, and threatens their health.
WHO urges accelerated action to protect human health and combat the climate crisis at a time of heightened conflict and fragility
On its founding day, the Organization seeks a re-imagining and re-prioritization of resources to usher in sustainable, well-being societies
Health and the environment
It’s time we take more responsibility for how our actions exacerbate human health and environmental problems! On World Health Day 2022 Viber supports WHO to focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy through the “Our planet, our health” campaign.