What is refeeding?

What are the causes of refeeding syndrome? Who is at risk? Symptoms Risk factors What are the treatment options? Recovery Can it be prevented? Takeaway Refeeding syndrome can develop when someone who is malnourished begins to eat again. The syndrome occurs because of the reintroduction of glucose, or sugar. As the body digests and metabolizes […]

Study finds higher response to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in older melanoma patients

Bottom Line: With each decade of life, the likelihood of progression of melanoma after treatment with anti-PD1 immunotherapy decreased by 13 percent. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Author: Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD, the Ira Brind professor and co-program leader of the […]

Adolescents who consume high-saturated fat diet may have harder time coping with stress as adults

Rat study provides insights into impact of diet on brain functioning during critical developmental period A new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity shows that adolescent rats who consume a diet high in saturated fats have a harder time coping with stress as adults. Moreover, researchers from Loma Linda University in California […]

Study provides evidence of link between autism and homelessness

The first peer-reviewed study into autism and homelessness has been published, in the journal Autism. The researchers found evidence suggesting that autistic adults are over-represented among the homeless population. They have called for more research to understand the links between autism and homelessness, to help prevent autistic people becoming homeless and to improve support for […]

Media Advisory: Program Enhancing Access to Specialty Health Care in Medically Underserved Wards 7, 8

Media Advisory: Program Enhancing Access to Specialty Health Care in Medically Underserved Wards 7, 8 June 13, 2018 WASHINGTON (June 13, 2018) – Unity Health Care (Unity) and the George Washington University (GW), the GW Medical Faculty Associates and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will discuss recent successful efforts to improve access […]