Health & Medicine
- Radiotracer effective for detection and assessment of lung fibrosison June 12, 2021 at 4:00 am
Positron emission tomography (PET) using a 68Ga-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) can noninvasively identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2021 Annual Meeting. By binding to activated fibroblasts present in affected lungs, FAPI-PET allows for direct imaging of the disease process.
- AI predicts how patients with viral infections, including COVID-19, will fareon June 11, 2021 at 4:00 am
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered gene expression patterns associated with pandemic viral infections, providing a map to help define patients’ immune responses, measure disease severity, predict outcomes and test therapies — for current and future pandemics.
- Are we genetically ‘grounded’?on June 11, 2021 at 4:00 am
Scientists found that the ability to fly is embedded in birds’ spinal cords. The team closely examined the neural networks of chicken and mice embryos and discovered that the genetic coding of the ephrin-B3 molecule in birds is fundamentally different than those of mammals and reptiles.
- Florida mom demands clearer label on marijuana edibles after child winds up in hospitalby Kayla Rivas on June 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm
A Florida mom is urging stricter packaging regulations on THC products after her 6-year-old daughter allegedly ate a Faded Fruits cannabis-infused gummy thinking it was candy.
- US not ready for next pandemic, top CDC official warnsby Alexandria Hein on June 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm
A top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reportedly warned that the U.S. is no better off should another pandemic emerge than it was prior to the coronavirus.
- FDA tells Johnson & Johnson to toss 60M COVID-19 vaccine doses over contamination concerns: reportby Alexandria Hein on June 11, 2021 at 3:24 pm
Johnson & Johnson confirmed that the FDA authorized two batches of COVID-19 vaccine produced at the Emergent BioSolutions facility but did not comment on a report that the regulatory agency said to throw out 60 million other doses over concerns of possible contamination.
- Teen girls drove increase in suspected suicide attempts during pandemic, CDC report findsby Kayla Rivas on June 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Young girls drove significant increases in emergency department (ED) visits for suspected suicide attempts over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Deep learning with SPECT accurately predicts major adverse cardiac eventson June 12, 2021 at 9:13 am
An advanced artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning can predict major adverse cardiac events more accurately than current standard imaging protocols, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2021 Annual Meeting. Utilizing data from a registry of more than 20,000 patients, researchers developed a novel deep learning network that has the potential to provide patients with an individualized prediction of their annualized risk for adverse events such as heart attack or death.
- Brazil green-lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and upon June 12, 2021 at 9:13 am
Brazil’s health regulator approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday for use in children aged 12 and up, though they will likely have to wait months in line for older age groups to be vaccinated first.
- Pandemic surges in Africa as it slows elsewhereon June 12, 2021 at 9:12 am
Coronavirus cases continued to soar in Africa as they slowed elsewhere in the world for the sixth week in a row, throwing vaccine inequalities starkly into the spotlight.
- Teen girls suicide attempts up dramatically in pandemic: studyon June 12, 2021 at 9:07 am
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts by teenage girls rose significantly last year compared to 2019, highlighting the mental health impact of the pandemic.
- Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccine booster shotsby Erin Garcia de Jesús on June 11, 2021 at 10:00 am
No one knows if coronavirus booster shots will be necessary. But researchers are working on figuring that out.
- Solving mysteries of reproduction helped make parenthood possible for millionsby Robin Marantz Henig on June 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Over the last 100 years, research has shed light on where we come from — how a single fertilized egg manages to develop into an organism that is unique, complex and most decidedly human — and technology has helped spur the process.
- FDA approved a new Alzheimer’s drug despite controversy over whether it worksby Laura Sanders on June 7, 2021 at 7:16 pm
A new Alzheimer’s treatment slows progression of the disease, the drug’s developers say. But some researchers question its effectiveness.
- Food that boosts gut microbes could be a new way to help malnourished kidsby Jeanne Erdmann on June 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Malnourished children in Bangladesh fed a food aimed at restoring gut health grew more than those who got a traditional high-calorie supplement.