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Study reveals connection between use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of type 2...

A study published in BMJ Gut examined “the association between the regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and the risk of type 2 diabetes.” The study followed over 200,000 participants who did not have...

Ultra-processed food may affect health while aging

A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examines the effects of consuming ultra-processed foods (UPF) and telomere length, which is a “marker of biological age.” The objectives of the research was...

New research on the connection between genetics and wound healing

A new study published in Plos Pathogens examines the connection between wound microbiomes and wound healing. This study was described as “being the first to identify patient genetic determinants for wound microbiomes and healing.” A...

The ‘fake’ news effect

At some point the political questions of the day collapse. It’s the day the economic issues, and the immigration issues, the coronavirus issues, the race issues feel like more than we can take,...

Meditation-based therapy may reduce occurrence of sleep paralysis

A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology explores a new therapeutic technique to reduce the occurrence of sleep paralysis (SP) in patients with narcolepsy. SP involves a feeling of paralysis a person may...

Long-term effects of napping on cardiovascular health

We all need a nap every once in a while—but the effects of frequent napping have remained controversial in the scientific community. Over the years, different studies have yielded different results, but a 2019...

Marijuana use could hurt the heart and blood vessels

Cannabis use has grown in popularity over the last decade, specifically in people aged 18-25. Though use of this drug is legal in some form in 47 U.S. states, there are still questions surrounding...

Are e-cigarette users at a higher risk for COVID-19?

The use of e-cigarettes has increasingly grown in popularity amongst the younger population. A study published in Journal of Adolescent Health wanted to find a correlation between youth e-cigarette use and COVID-19 symptoms, testing,...

The relationship between a plant-based diet and aging

Over time, plant-based diets have grown more and more in popularity. While the choice to eat a plant-based diet is based on personal considerations, there may be certain health implications which relate to healthier...

ANA re-elects Ernest Grant as national president

Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been re-elected to a second term as the American Nurses Association (ANA) national president. The voting representatives of ANA’s Membership Assembly also elected four members to the...

Oxytocin as a treatment for Alzheimer’s

With over 5.5 million people in the United States affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, doctors are constantly on the lookout for a potential treatment. Recently, researchers at Tokyo University of Science and Kitasoto University, both in...

ANA and Prudential partner to help nurses with financial planning

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is partnering with Prudential Financial, Inc., to offer financial wellness solutions for members. The collaboration enables Prudential to support nurses in navigating their financial lives during the pandemic and beyond...

Evidence suggests that desk-based jobs may lower the risk of cognitive decline

New research appearing in the International Journal of Epidemiology suggests that people who work desk-based jobs may have a lower risk of cognitive decline than those who work in physically active roles. The research was...