Health & Medicine
- Diabetes medications linked to glaucoma preventionon September 20, 2021 at 7:20 pm
Retrospective data from more than 5,000 patients shows that GLP-1R agonists may be protective against the disease.
- Stroke study reveals optimal timing and intensity for arm and hand rehabilitationon September 20, 2021 at 7:20 pm
A phase II, randomized clinical trial found that the optimal period for intensive rehabilitation of arm and hand use after a stroke should begin 60 to 90 days after the event.
- Meeting sleep recommendations could lead to smarter snackingon September 20, 2021 at 5:26 pm
Missing out on the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night could lead to more opportunities to make poorer snacking choices than those made by people who meet shut-eye guidelines, a new study suggests.
- Virus or Bacterium? Rapid Test Pinpoints Infection’s Causeby Harini Barath on August 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm
A generation of new tests could lessen overuse of antibiotics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- U.S. Forces Are Leaving a Toxic Environmental Legacy in Afghanistanby Kelsey D. Atherton on August 30, 2021 at 10:45 am
Legal and practical obstacles make it difficult to clean the burn pits and health-damaging chemicals that remain at military bases — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- COVID, Quickly, Episode 13: Vaccine Approval, Breakthrough Infections, Boostersby Josh Fischman, Tanya Lewis, Jeffery DelViscio on August 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- YouTube’s Plan to Showcase Credible Health Information Is Flawed, Experts Warnby Grant Currin on August 27, 2021 at 10:45 am
Search results may include a special section with videos from sources that are deemed reliable — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- How to Reduce Racial Disparities in Smoking Deathsby Bryan W. Heckman, Anne Davis, James E.K. Hildreth on August 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm
African Americans die at a higher rate than other groups and have a harder time quitting. But new evidence-based approaches can change that — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- UK kids with cancer face funding lottery for fertility preservation serviceson September 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm
Children and young people with cancer in the UK face something of a funding lottery for services to preserve their fertility, with specialist treatment centers heavily reliant on charities to stump up the cash needed, particularly in England, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
- Physical activity may paradoxically hasten build-up of heart attack risk factoron September 20, 2021 at 10:30 pm
Physical activity may paradoxically hasten the build-up of calcium deposits (plaque) in the coronary arteries, the amount of which is used to assess future cardiovascular disease risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart.
- Black women face three-fold increased risk of triple negative breast cancerson September 20, 2021 at 9:12 pm
An analysis of nearly 200,000 patients who received mammograms between 2006 and 2015 across three U.S. health systems underscores the importance of understanding the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk factors for women of differing races, ages, and disease subtypes. The study, led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was published in Cancer Medicine.
- Novel device for exploratory imaging enables about 1,000 times more access to brain tissueon September 20, 2021 at 8:15 pm
Science is examining the brain’s neural activity for applications ranging from innovative therapies for brain-related injuries and disease to computational learning architectures for artificial intelligence and deep neural networks.
- Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and works well for kids ages 5–11by Tina Hesman Saey on September 20, 2021 at 7:46 pm
A lower dose of the vaccine produced as many antibodies in elementary school–age kids as a full-dose shot did in teens and young adults.
- By taking on poliovirus, Marguerite Vogt transformed the study of all virusesby Megan Scudellari on September 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
She pioneered the field of molecular virology with her meticulous lab work and “green thumb” for tissue culture.
- How personalized brain organoids could help us demystify disordersby Laura Sanders on September 3, 2021 at 10:00 am
Personalized clusters of brain cells made from people with Rett syndrome had abnormal activity, showing potential for studying how human brains go awry.
- These charts show that COVID-19 vaccines are doing their jobby Erin Garcia de Jesús on August 31, 2021 at 10:00 am
COVID-19 shots may not always prevent infections, but for now, they are keeping the vast majority of vaccinated people out of the hospital.
- Gender-affirming care improves mental health for transgender youthby Maria Temming on August 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Several state legislatures have taken steps to restrict access to gender-affirming health care for transgender adolescents. That goes against medical guidelines.