Health & Medicine
- Designers find better solutions with computer assistance, but sacrifice creative touchon May 23, 2022 at 7:07 pm
A computer-guided approach to design can propose more solutions and balance out human inexperience and design fixation.
- Air pollution linked to deadly heart rhythm disorderon May 23, 2022 at 7:06 pm
Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to new research.
- Taste buds can adapt to low salt dieton May 23, 2022 at 7:06 pm
A taste adaptation intervention lowers salt intake and increases enjoyment of a sodium restricted diet in patients with hypertension, according to a small study.
- Alcohol may be more risky to the heart than previously thoughton May 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm
Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are linked with development of heart failure.
- Bacteria can live in snake and spider venomson May 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm
Newly published research shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could cause infection in people who have suffered a bite.
- ‘I don’t even remember what I read’: People enter a ‘dissociative state’ when using social mediaon May 23, 2022 at 5:50 pm
Researchers found that people might not be ‘addicted’ to social media. Instead they get stuck in a state of dissociation, like what happens when you are reading a good book.
- Price and convenience can drive consumers to purchase cannabis from illegal, rather than legal, sourceson May 24, 2022 at 5:00 am
Despite the legalization of cannabis sales in Canada and many U.S. states, an illegal market still exists. A new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests that higher prices and inconvenience associated with legal sources may be […]
- Population-scale study highlights ongoing risk of COVID-19 in some cancer patients despite vaccinationon May 23, 2022 at 10:30 pm
A study co-led by the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Southampton and the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA), published in Lancet Oncology today by the U.K. Coronavirus Cancer Evaluation Project, has found that while COVID-19 vaccination is […]
- Contraceptive counseling and provision in clinical practice increases its use and reduces unintended pregnancyon May 23, 2022 at 9:23 pm
A review and meta-analysis of 38 randomized controlled trials found that counseling patients about contraceptive use and providing contraceptives for patients wanting them in various clinical practice settings increases contraceptive use without […]
- Epidemiologist and health security expert says clinicians should prepare for monkeypoxon May 23, 2022 at 9:18 pm
The current monkeypox outbreak is more widespread than previous outbreaks outside of Africa and should prompt all clinicians to be attuned to the possibility that patients presenting with febrile illness and rash may be infected, according to the […]
- Video: Researchers discuss their ‘pace of aging’ scoreon May 23, 2022 at 9:04 pm
Five decades ago, Duke psychologists Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi began working with a long-term study of 1,000 people in New Zealand to get a better perspective on how childhood factors may have led to adolescent behaviors, such as risk-taking.
- Study finds COVID-19 subvariant BA.2 does not cause more severe illness than BA.1on May 23, 2022 at 8:56 pm
In a study published in Nature on May 16, a research team led by University of Wisconsin–Madison virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka and colleagues in Japan show that the BA.2 subvariant of omicron is similar to BA.1 in both the severity of illness it […]
- Unexplained hepatitis cases in kids offer more questions than answersby Aimee Cunningham on May 19, 2022 at 10:00 am
There is a lot that is unclear about the hepatitis that’s impacting several hundred children worldwide, but parents shouldn’t panic.
- Pressure to conform to social norms may explain risky COVID-19 decisionsby Sujata Gupta on May 17, 2022 at 11:00 am
As a science reporter covering COVID-19, I knew I should mask up at Disney World. Instead, I conformed, bared my face and got COVID-19.
- Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugsby Tina Hesman Saey on May 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm
After coronavirus vaccines, antivirals and a monoclonal antibody are the next line of defense, but the treatments may be hard for some people to find.
- How to wash chicken in the kitchen more safely, according to physicsby James R. Riordon on May 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Despite the advice of health experts, most people who cook chicken at home wash it. New research offers ways to reduce spreading dangerous germs.
- A very specific kind of brain cell dies off in people with Parkinson’sby Laura Sanders on May 5, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Of out 10 kinds of dopamine-making nerve cells, only one type is extra vulnerable in Parkinson’s disease.
- Some hamsters are extremely susceptible to COVID-19by Helen Thompson on May 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Golden Syrian hamsters used in research and popular as pets can become infected with SARS-CoV-2 with very low doses of the virus, a new study suggests.