Depression linked to low sports activity

From a friendly game of soccer to sweating it solo in the gym, most of us know that exercise is good for our health. But beyond the obvious physical benefits, research led by UniSA expert in sports sociology Dr. Katja Siefken shows that sport can also protect us from developing…

Antihistamine use for anaphylaxis symptoms linked with delay seeking emergency treatment

New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis—a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal—usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment. A research abstract, “The Association of Antihistamine Administration and Delayed Presentation for Care in Pediatric Patients Admitted with Anaphylaxis,”…

Kidney disease linked to increased risk of falling

Kidney disease causes middle-aged people to be as susceptible to falling as older adults, say researchers from Ball State University. “Epidemiology of falls and fall-related injuries among middle-aged adults with kidney disease” recently published by the journal International Urology and Nephrology, found that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) were…