Children who attended a full-day preschool programme had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance, and reduced chronic absences compared to children who attended part-day preschool, according to a study in JAMA.
Older people who are active internet users and who regularly indulge in culture may be better able to retain their health literacy, and therefore maintain good health, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Valerie Ryan looks at a presentation from Dr David Lappin, Consultant Nephrologist at Galway University Hospitals, on whether renal denervation is appropriate for resistant hypertension.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) occurs when something triggers an inflammatory response in the bowel. This is perpetuated by interaction with gut flora in genetically predisposed people, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.
Young teen smokers may run a heightened risk of developing chronic severe period pain, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.
A brief coping strategies therapy that provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve well-being at no extra cost to standard care, new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggests.
Higher proportions of women eligible for breast conservation surgery (BCS) are undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction and bilateral mastectomy, with large increases seen in women with lymph node-negative and in situ disease, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.
How close you are to fast-food outlets may be linked to your risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, a new study led by the University of Leicester has discovered.