Health & Medicine
- Study discovers an underlying cause for infantile spasms and points to a novel therapyon May 20, 2022 at 6:47 pm
A groundbreaking study has found the underlying cause and a potential treatment for infantile spasms — intractable epilepsy common in babies and with limited treatment options.
- Haywire T cells attack protein in ‘bad’ cholesterolon May 20, 2022 at 6:47 pm
Detecting these T cells may lead to diagnostics to better detect heart disease–and disease severity–through a blood sample. The knowledge also brings researchers closer to developing a vaccine that dampens this dangerous immune cell activity to […]
- New research shows no evidence of structural brain change with short-term mindfulness trainingon May 20, 2022 at 6:46 pm
A team found flaws in previous research that purported to show meditation could alter the brain’s structure.
- Scientists smash lethal bacteria that acts like a hammeron May 20, 2022 at 6:46 pm
New research could lead to better treatment options for a rare but very lethal type of bacterial infection.
- Children with same-sex parents are socially well-adjustedon May 20, 2022 at 5:29 pm
Difficult social and legal conditions are stress factors for same-sex families, but do not affect the behavior of children and young people with same-sex parents, new research suggests.
- Study links thalamus inhibition in adolescence to long-lasting cortical abnormalitieson May 20, 2022 at 5:28 pm
Researchers have reported new evidence that cognitive abnormalities seen in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia may be traceable to altered activity in the thalamus during adolescence, a time window of heightened vulnerability for […]
- It’s ‘Kids to parks day’: get out, get activeon May 21, 2022 at 4:34 pm
It’s a good idea to get children outside every day, but especially on Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play on May 21.
- US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more fundson May 21, 2022 at 4:33 pm
The White House is planning for “dire” contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn’t approve more money for fighting COVID-19.
- Spain eases Covid entry for unvaccinated touristson May 21, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Spain on Saturday eased Covid entry rules for unvaccinated tourists from outside the European Union, in a boost for the key tourism sector ahead of the peak summer holidays.
- Cannabis users require more sedation for endoscopyon May 21, 2022 at 4:31 pm
Patients who use cannabis required higher levels of sedation during gastric endoscopies than non-users, according to research to be presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022. As cannabis is legalized in more places and usage rises, clinicians […]
- Regulatory, patent reform needed for inhalers for asthma, COPDon May 21, 2022 at 6:13 am
Of the 62 inhalers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1986, few have offered novel drug innovations, according to a study published online May 17 in Health Affairs.
- Mounjaro approved for blood glucose control in type 2 diabeteson May 21, 2022 at 6:13 am
Mounjaro (tirzepatide) injection was approved as an addition to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced May 13.
- 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.