Tag Archives: Health

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for FEBRUARY 1, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing number of articles focusing on perinatal anxiety.  Recent studies indicate that anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period is common and may occur independently of perinatal depression, although anxiety and depressive symptoms frequently appear together during the perinatal period.  This week we have several large… Read More »

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Mental Health?

The relationship between gut microbial metabolism and mental health has been much debated. But now, a new study published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology hints at a connection between specific gut bacteria, depression and poor quality of life, reports the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, a life sciences research institute based in Flanders, Belgium.… Read More »