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How Are Genes Involved In developing hearing loss?

Hearing loss can develop due to a number of reasons. The loss can be caused by age, injury or exposure to loud sounds. However, another common cause is genetics. What is genetic hearing loss? Genetic hearing loss can be present at birth (also known as congenital hearing loss) or can be delayed onset, meaning the loss occurs over time but the...

The Digital Healthcare Show 18-19 MAY 2022 + ExCeL LONDON

hroughout history rapid acceleration in the fields of technology and healthcare have often come during humanity’s darkest episodes. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is no different. Scientists, innovators, healthcare workers have all rose to the challenge of changing the way they work and finding new solutions to age old problems. They have supported patients and carers in using...

Neanderthal ancestry identifies oldest modern human genome

In an article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, an international team of researchers analyses the genome of an almost complete skull first discovered in Zlatý Kůň, Czechia in the early 1950s and now stored in the National Museum in Prague. The segments of Neanderthal DNA in its genome were longer than those of the Ust'-Ishim individual from Siberia, the...

Can Creating Art Help Your Mental Health?

Whether it’s doing a virtual class or doodling at home, art can be a great form of mindfulness After a year of various stay-at-home orders, many of us have picked up new hobbies to help pass the time – such as painting, sketching or sewing. Creating art isn’t just a way of filling up your weekends – it could also have...

How to boost resident morale during COVID

Caroline Bishop Director of Nursing at Fonthill Care, shares her insight on boosting resident morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. What measures/practices have you implemented to ensure the safety of residents since the start of the pandemic? Are there any safety practices that have been implemented since the first lockdown in 2020? By mid-March when lockdown was imposed by the UK government,...

8 Tips For Arthritis Pain Relief

Seniors shouldn’t have to suffer with ongoing arthritis pain, especially when nearly 50% of people over age 65 have reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Even though arthritis can’t be cured, it can be kept under control with a combination of simple treatments and lifestyle changes. We share 7 tips to help reduce and manage your older adult’s arthritis pain. It might take some trial and error...

Beet(root) Dementia!

Evidence has come from recent research at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem in the US. The short trial conducted over four days involved a group of elderly respondents who were fed a diet either high or low in nitrates. The “within subject” design of the procedure meant that each participant was given both diets and the effects of each diet...

‘Zombie’ genes? Research shows some genes come to life in the brain after death

In the hours after we die, certain cells in the human brain are still active. Some cells even increase their activity and grow to gargantuan proportions, according to new research from the University of Illinois Chicago. In a newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports, the UIC researchers analyzed gene expression in fresh brain tissue -- which was collected during...

Why our brains miss opportunities to improve through subtraction

If, as the saying goes, less is more, why do we humans overdo so much? In a new paper featured on the cover of Nature, University of Virginia researchers explain why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving -- in all kinds of contexts -- and think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost...

7 ways to manage chronic pain that don’t involve painkillers

Drugs can be important in pain management – but they’re only part of the picture Treating chronic pain can be tricky, especially when it comes to chronic primary pain. This means there’s no clear cause, as opposed to chronic secondary pain where there’s an identified underlying cause – such as arthritis, endometriosis or injury. Health officials have now raised concerns over...

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