BMC Oral Health was present at the 2018 Global Health Trials Conference that took place in January 2018 in Lagos Nigeria. In this blog Section Editor Morenike Folayan shares some of the key discussion points and themes of the conference including questioning conventions of global health research, maximizing collaboration opportunities and ensuring Africa is not left behind in the era of knowledge and technology development.
Monthly Archives: March 2018
Today marks National No Smoking Day, an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to kick the habit. In nations that have introduced plain packaging to help this cause, brand variant names are some of the few remaining features that distinguish cigarette products. Below we highlight a study just published in BMC Public Health which examines the role that branding plays in the experience of smoking cigarettes.
A study published today in BMC Public Health finds that patterns of pet ownership among older adults is not only widespread, but that it appears to be emotionally engaging and important to their social functioning. The researchers also find that pet ownership is a significant predictor of the likelihood of ever having experienced depression. We take a closer look at the results of the study below.
One of the speakers at the United Nations for International Women and Girls in Science day was Danielle Stodilka, a materials and data scientist from Canada who is a senior fellow with the Canadian International Council. Danielle received a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in the early 1990s, at… Read more »
Pain, an unpleasant feeling and physical and psychological burden for patients, has drawn the attention of dedicated scientists trying to tackle the problem from both basic and clinical angles. To understand where we are in pain research, we invited Dr. Xu Zhang, an expert on this topic, to share with us the most cutting-edge pain research strategy, how researchers may benefit from Big Data-driven research, and how basic and clinical researches are combined in pain research.
The human brain contains hundreds of cortical and subcortical areas with different structures and functions, making it rather challenging to accurately define these areas and map their functions and connections. Decades of studies have advanced the development of brain atlases, the most recent being the Brainnetome Atlas reported in Cerebral Cortex. In an interview with Springer Nature, Professor Tianzi Jiang, Section Editor of BMC Neuroscience, introduces this new human brain atlas, and discusses the future of its research and application.
Published today in BMC Public Health, a new study is the first to investigate an association between low blood pressure and suicidal ideation. Looking at more than 10,000 South Korean adults, the researchers found that there was indeed an association, challenging the perception that low blood pressure is not related to health problems.