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Strawberries may increase cognitive function; Sexual minority youth more likely to be homeless; Over 1,000 health care professionals boycott journal - Morning Medical Update


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Strawberries may increase cognitive function

Patients reporting mild cognitive decline showed improvement after 12 weeks of strawberry supplements, a new study shows. Similar studies found that this may be because of the anti-inflammatory properties strawberries have. At the end of the study, participants also reported fewer depressive symptoms.

Sexual minority youth more likely to be homeless

Sexual minority minors are three times more likely to be homeless than heterosexual youth, according to a new study. The study included self-reported data from 28,405 sexual minority youths and 136,232 heterosexual youths. "Practitioners should be aware of the health risks experienced by sexual minority homeless youth," the authors write in the study. "More research, educational campaigns, and collaborative solutions are needed to prevent homelessness among sexual minority youth."

Over 1,000 health care professionals boycott journal

More than 1,000 physicians, health care professionals, and scientists are boycotting medical journal Nutrients until they stop publishing the results of animal experiments that could have been conducted on humans. The boycott also extends to Nutrients publisher MDPI. A letter sent to the editor reads in part, “As a community of scientists and health care professionals, we have lost confidence in Nutrients and MDPI. We will not publish in Nutrients or other MDPI journals nor serve as reviewers until Nutrients implements a policy of publishing only studies using human participants or human data for nutrition research."

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