Early life household and timing of pubertal onset in girls – Fewer criminalizing immigrant policies have smaller health care inequities – Patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives of being involved in the consent process – Illuminating the dark side of the human transcriptome with long read transcript sequencing – Recruiting men via GP registers and community outreach to a weight management programme
Monthly Archives: November 2020
Racial discrimination affects not only mental health but also physical health. Authors Ruth Hackett and Amy Ronaldson discuss their findings from new research published today in BMC Public Health which suggest that there is an enduring impact of experiences of racism on both mental and physical health.
The coronavirus pandemic has been at the forefront of many researchers’ minds this year. A recent publication in BMC Bioinformatics by Mark D. Temple has looked at an interesting new approach that combines audio and visual information to analyse the virus’ RNA sequence data. In his own words he discusses how he arrived at this unique way of displaying the viral genome.
A systematic review of 47 studies on over 1 million individuals is the first to investigate the association between Quality of Life (QoL) and mortality in community-dwelling individuals with or without health conditions. The study, published today in BMC Public Health, provides evidence that better QoL is associated with lower mortality risk. Authors Aung Phyo and Joanne Ryan discuss their findings in this blog.