OMH CAPSULE: Skin Disorders Can Affect Your Mental Health, Flu Vaccination Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's.

28 Jun, 2022

In this episode of OMH Capsule lets look into one of the most trending heath news including Skin Disorders Can Deeply Affect Your Mental Health,Monkeypox Not Currently a Global Health Emergency: WHO, COVID Deaths Higher In Indian Women With Comorbidities Then Men and also talk about Flu Vaccination Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's. 

Skin Disorders Can Deeply Affect Your Mental Health

Skin disorders can have a negative impact on the mental health of children and adolescents, according to a new study from King's College London and Newcastle University.

According to a survey, 98 percent of patients with skin disorders report that their condition has an impact on their mental well-being, but only 18 percent have received psychological support.

The Medical Research Foundation has pledged a million pounds to better understand the psychological impact of skin disorders.

The study will now focus on two skin disorders in particular: eczema and ichthyosis.

Eczema is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 20% of children and 8% of adults. It is frequently associated with anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

Ichthyosis typically affects the entire body. People who are affected by it are frequently subjected to harassment and discrimination, which can have a negative impact on their mental health.

Monkeypox Not Currently a Global Health Emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization declared the Monkeypox outbreak a pandemic on June 24th and urged WHO to declare it a public health emergency.

However, WHO does not appear to agree with WHN.

The WHO emergency committee recently stated that while some aspects of the monkeypox outbreak are "unusual," the committee does not consider the outbreak to be a "public health emergency of international concern."

The WHO also emphasised the "emergency nature" of the monkeypox outbreak and stated that controlling its spread will necessitate a "intense" response.

The committee is closely monitoring the outbreak and will conduct another review in a few weeks. The highest level of global alert, "public health emergency of international concern," currently applies only to the COVID-19 pandemic and polio.

COVID Deaths Higher In Indian Women With Comorbidities Then Men

Indian women with comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension are more likely to die from Covid than men.

From April 8 to October 4, 2020, researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi studied over 2500 Covid-19 hospitalised patients.

In this study, the number of covid-positive male patients was more than double that of females. Females, on the other hand, were found to be at a higher risk of death from COVID.

Patients with chronic kidney disease were found to be more likely to die from COVID, followed by high blood pressure and diabetes.

Flu Vaccination Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's

According to a new study, those who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease than their non-vaccinated peers.

In a nationwide sample of U.S. adults aged 65 and older, researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center compared the risk of Alzheimer's disease in patients with and without prior flu vaccination.

"The strength of this protective effect increased with the number of years that a person received an annual flu vaccine - in other words, the rate of developing Alzheimer's was lowest among those who consistently received the flu vaccine every year," according to the study (Avram S. Bukhbinder, MD)

The research shows that the flu vaccine reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease, but the underlying mechanisms behind this process need to be studied further.

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