People who identify as ‘gamers’ are more likely to be racist, sexist

A new study reveals that people who identify as “gamers” are more likely to engage in “extreme behavior” such as racism and sexism. While toxicity and radicalization have long been associated with gaming culture, the research, published last week by Take This, a nonprofit mental health organization working with the gaming industry and community, showed … Read more

Gaming may pose a ‘serious risk’ for young people with undiagnosed heart disease

It is well known in competitive sports that participants with underlying heart conditions may be at risk for life-threatening irregular heartbeats called cardiac arrhythmias. Many disciplines are testing for these conditions, and in some cases, those who have them cannot continue to compete. Now researchers are warning that there could be similar risks for young … Read more

Animation technology and public health combine to inform Yarrabah about signs, risks of Hendra virus

Wild horses roaming the streets, grazing on the grass on the pavement or being ridden bareback by young people are a familiar sight in the Far North Queensland Aboriginal community of Yarrabah. Most important points: Yarrabah has large populations of wild horses and flying foxes that could potentially lead to an outbreak of Hendra virus … Read more

Brain ‘pacemakers’ could help patients with OCD

Brain ‘Pacemakers’ could help patients with OCD: Parkinson’s-style zapping treatment suppresses mental health symptoms, review says A similar brain-zapping treatment has been used in Parkinson’s patients for decades Despite Showing Promise in OCD Treatment, Actual Evidence Is Thin Scientists pooling all available studies said the results were ‘encouraging’ By Stephen Matthews Health Editor for Mailonline … Read more

Can you get your flu shot and COVID booster in the same arm?

Photo: unique (Shutterstock) When the COVID shots first came out, the CDC wanted to be careful. After all, it was a new vaccine, so they advised waiting two weeks before or after getting another vaccine, including a flu shot.. that guidance is changed. YYou can now get your flu and COVID injections at the same … Read more

Spironolactone May Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder: Study

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A widely used drug for heart and blood pressure could see a second act as a treatment for alcohol use disorder, new government-led research this week suggests. The study found evidence in both rodents and humans that the drug spironolactone can reduce craving and consumption of alcohol. spironolactone has been in the … Read more

Woman, now 29, needs 16 joint replacements after contracting Lyme disease

A woman suffering from ‘Lyme arthritis’ had such severe pain in her knees when walking that she needed a wheelchair and hands that had to be surgically straightened from a permanent fist – and still can’t bend properly. Meghan Bradshaw, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, has already had 16 joint replacements — including on both … Read more

America’s STD problem is ‘out of control’, experts say

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Sexually transmitted diseases in the US are at a crisis point. On Monday, prominent public health experts and government officials raised the alarm about the continued annual rise in STDs. Preliminary data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia rose last … Read more

New drug can fight antibiotic-resistant infections without causing them to develop more defense mechanisms

US scientists develop revolutionary new treatment that could fight resistant bacteria – and save up to 1 MILLION lives every year A Peptilogics team has developed a drug that can fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria The drug, called PLG0206, also fights the bacterial and fungal strains in a way that prevents them from further mutating the immune … Read more