The future of digital health and health informatics in a post-Covid world

The future of digital health and health informatics in a post-Covid world

The Covid-19 outbreak was a “black swan” event that dramatically accelerated the evolution and acceptance of digital health and information technology (IT) in healthcare – likely by more than five years. It also permanently changed Americans’ expectations of health care providers and patient care. However, the focus on Covid-19 belies three other underlying and interrelated … Read more

Men’s gut health can benefit from beer

Study: Impact of Beer and Nonalcoholic Beer Consumption on the Gut Microbiota: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial. Image credit: MsMaria / Shutterstock

In a recent article published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistryscientists analyzed the effect of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer ingestion on the gut microbiota. Study: Impact of beer and non-alcoholic beer consumption on gut microbiota: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Image Credit: MsMaria/Shutterstock Background The fermented extract of malted barley grains, beer, is … Read more

Study provides insight into long-term impacts of dieting and food insecurity

Could fluctuations in body weight resulting from a drastic reduction and increase in calories lead to physiological changes that increase the risk of heart disease or diabetes later in life? A new study conducted on rats and presented at the annual meeting of the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2022 meeting, held … Read more