Monthly Archives: August 2017
Swelling of the limbs (lymphedema) can occur as a consequence of previous cancer treatment and can result in significant long-term physical and psychosocial issues for cancer patients. In this guest blog, Dr. Roman Skoracki and Dr. Stephen P. Povoski summarize their review, recently published in BMC Cancer, which discusses lymphedema with a focus on surgical treatment options2
BMC Pediatrics had the pleasure of attending the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) annual conference which took place in Birmingham, UK, in May 2017. The theme this year was ‘Healthy child, healthy future: the developmental origins of health and disease’. The program covered a vast array of topics important in the field of pediatrics as well as offering a platform for stimulating discussions. 2017 marks a significant time for RCPCH as they celebrate their rich history and 21 years of advocating for child health. Here we look back at some of the highlights of the conference (#RCPCH2017).
Researchers have identified the sets of genes that could be used to increase crop yields in a popular food source – lentils. Frost can pose as an obstacle for the growth of this crop, and so, demand for cold tolerant breeds is on the increase. A study recently published in BMC Plant Biology investigates how the genes of different lentil breeds change in response to low temperatures.
In their recent systematic review published in BMC Public Health, Barnish and colleagues bring together a wide range of data to give the most comprehensive overview of the health and psychosexual effects of high heels to date. In addition to covering some of the major issues addressed in previous reviews, they raise a couple of interesting points that have not previously been touched upon in the scientific literature.