Oral contraceptives are used by more than 150 million women globally. The most prevalent variety is combined OCs (COCs), which are comprised of synthetic hormones. Sex hormones have been shown to influence the brain network involved in fear processing.
Open wounds, whether from an accident or a medical procedure such as surgery, require proper management to expedite healing and prevent infection. While sutures and staples are typical techniques of wound closure, they can induce secondary tissue injuries, potentially leaking fluids and gases and necessitating anaesthetics.
According to one study, a 1 per cent reduction in deep sleep per year for people over the age of 60 results in a 27 per cent increased risk of dementia. The study also implies that improving or sustaining deep sleep, commonly known as slow-wave sleep, in later life may aid in the prevention of dementia.
According to new research, autistic people experience loneliness more intensely than the general population, refuting the popular belief that they avoid building meaningful social bonds.
Loneliness has a negative influence on both physical and mental health in both neurotypical and neurodivergent people, and Autistic people have rates of loneliness that are up to four times higher than their peers. Autistic individuals are also more susceptible to the negative physical and psychological impacts of loneliness.