Health & Medicine
- Peptide 3D-printing inks could advance regenerative medicineon February 8, 2023 at 12:16 am
How do you build complex structures for housing cells using a material as soft as jelly? Researchers have the answer with a new 3D-printing ink.
- Video game playing causes no harm to young children’s cognitive abilities, study findson February 8, 2023 at 12:15 am
Despite old fears that bad effects follow excessive video game playing or questionable game choices, researchers found those factors mattered little, if any, in children’s brain health. The bad news? Video games assumed to be effective learning […]
- AI can predict the effectiveness of breast cancer chemotherapyon February 7, 2023 at 7:42 pm
Engineers have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict if women with breast cancer would benefit from chemotherapy prior to surgery.
- Brain structural differences observed in children with conduct disorder with and without childhood maltreatmenton February 7, 2023 at 7:42 pm
Characterized by antisocial behaviors and low academic achievement, conduct disorder (CD) impacts an estimated 9.5% of individuals in the United States. Childhood maltreatment is a major risk factor for CD. Past CD studies have identified structural […]
- Optimal layout for a hospital isolation room to contain COVID-19 includes ceiling venton February 7, 2023 at 7:42 pm
Researchers recently modeled the transmission of COVID-19 within an isolation room at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, U.K. Their goal was to explore the optimal room layout to reduce the risk of infection for health care staff.
- Fertility treatment does not adversely affect cardiovascular health of offspring, international study suggestson February 7, 2023 at 2:18 pm
A large study looking at the effects of fertility treatment has found no robust difference in blood pressure, heart rate, lipids, and glucose measurements between children conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reproductive […]
- No new variants in weeks after China ended zero-COVID: studyon February 8, 2023 at 9:45 am
No new variants of COVID-19 emerged in Beijing in the weeks after China ended its zero-COVID policy late last year, a new study said on Wednesday.
- Healthcare based on evidence improves patient outcomes and return on investment for hospitalson February 8, 2023 at 9:25 am
A recent study examined patients’ outcomes after receiving care based on scientific and clinical evidence. The work, which is published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, also reviewed the extent and type of evidence-based practices (EBPs) […]
- Worldwide prevalence rates and trends of eczema in youthon February 8, 2023 at 9:23 am
New research published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy indicates that the burden related to eczema in young individuals is substantial in most countries. A median of 6% of both children and adolescents experience some form of eczema while […]
- Research identifies potential predictor of knee osteoarthritis after ACL surgeryon February 8, 2023 at 9:23 am
Arthritis in the knee’s patellofemoral joint (PFJ) is common following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and may be linked with altered loading, or stress, at the joint. In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, […]
- The new prostate cancer blood test with 94 per cent accuracyon February 8, 2023 at 9:21 am
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have helped develop a new blood test to detect prostate cancer with greater accuracy than current methods.
- Hand hygiene is focus of updated advice to prevent healthcare-associated infectionson February 8, 2023 at 9:20 am
Five medical organizations are recommending updated best practices for hand hygiene to protect patients and staff in healthcare settings. The recommendations emphasize the importance of healthy skin and nails and easy access to alcohol-based hand […]
- The deadly VEXAS syndrome is more common than doctors thoughtby Meghan Rosen on January 31, 2023 at 12:00 pm
The recently discovered inflammatory disease, VEXAS syndrome, typically occurs in men over 50, affecting nearly 1 in 4,000 in the United States.
- Procrastination may harm your health. Here’s what you can doby Meghan Rosen on January 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Scientists have tied procrastination to mental and physical health problems. But don’t panic if you haven’t started your New Year’s resolutions yet.
- Too much of this bacteria in the nose may worsen allergy symptomsby Aimee Cunningham on January 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Hay fever sufferers have an overabundance of Streptococcus salivarius. The mucus-loving bacteria boost inflammation, causing an endlessly runny nose.
- Here’s what you need to know about COVID’s XBB.1.5 ‘Kraken’ variantby Erin Garcia de Jesús on January 13, 2023 at 9:01 pm
XBB.1.5, an offshoot of the coronavirus’s omicron variant, can hide from parts of the immune system, but vaccines and some treatments still work.
- HDL ‘good’ cholesterol isn’t always good for heart healthby Aimee Cunningham on January 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm
High levels of HDL cholesterol don’t appear to protect against heart disease, while harm from low levels may depend on race, a study reports.
- Why it’s easier to catch a cold, the flu or COVID in the winterby Tina Hesman Saey on January 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Low humidity protects viruses and cold temperatures may blunt some immune responses, making viral infections like colds, flu and COVID-19 more likely.