Category Archives: health

Better access to diagnostic tests raises incidence of thyroid cancer in more affluent areas

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The incidence of thyroid cancer in São Paulo State, part of Brazil’s relatively developed Southeast region, varies considerably according to socioeconomic status (education, poverty, wealth, income, segregation, mobility, and access to resources and services) and access to screening, but is highest in higher-income areas and the state capital. Mortality rates are

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Light-activated muscle grafts show promise in aiding muscle recovery post-trauma

Ritu Raman (center), the d’Arbeloff Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, speaks with students in her lab. Credit: Tony Pulsone / Department of Mechanical Engineering Severe traumatic injuries that destroy large volumes of muscle can impact a person’s health, mobility, and quality of life for a lifetime. Promising new research co-led by Ritu Raman,

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Kink communities can help people build connections and improve their body images

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In recent years, the world of kink lifestyles and subcultures has gained increasing attention. Kink is a general term that includes various expressions of unconventional or non-traditional sexual desires. This encompasses a wide array of practices, including power dynamics, intense sensations/stimuli, role-playing and more. One such form of role-play that is

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Trauma-informed training workshops prompt meaningful individual and organizational changes, according to surveys

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A McLean Hospital study of 598 people across various industries who underwent a two-day training workshop where they learned about trauma-informed care and how to deploy these skills within their organizations, found participants reported significant gains in knowledge of trauma and made improvements to organizational policies, according to a comparison of

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