Wellness & Lifestyle
- Warmer-than-average temperatures erode human sleep, study showson May 20, 2022 at 5:29 pm
Most research looking at the impact of climate change on human life has focused on how extreme weather events affect economic and societal health outcomes on a broad scale.
- UNC-Chapel Hill secures $65 million NIH grant for establishing Antiviral Drug Discovery Centeron May 20, 2022 at 5:25 pm
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health awarded the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health a $65 million grant establishing an Antiviral Drug Discovery Center to develop oral antivirals that can combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19.
- Molecular target discovery opens new pathways for developing effective anti-angiogenic cancer therapyon May 20, 2022 at 5:21 pm
Researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute have identified a new molecular drug target that could result in new cancer drugs with fewer side effects.
- Innovative app found to be as good as gastroenterologists at characterizing stool sampleson May 20, 2022 at 5:15 pm
An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai.
- Study outlines risk factors for autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplanton May 20, 2022 at 5:12 pm
A multicenter study performed by a large international consortium that includes UT Southwestern has outlined a set of risk factors and outcomes for patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) that recurs after liver transplantation.
- Blood-based biomarker can predict the benefit of immunotherapy to lung cancer patientson May 20, 2022 at 5:09 pm
A blood-based tumor biomarker can predict the benefit of immunotherapy to patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study published in Nature Medicine.
- G7 health ministers sign landmark pact to make the world better prepared for future pandemicson May 20, 2022 at 4:58 pm
A landmark pact signed by G7 health ministers in Berlin will help ensure the world is better prepared for future pandemics.
- Exploring the possibility of whether surface ACE2 carried by extracellular vesicles can facilitate SARS-CoV-2 infectionon May 20, 2022 at 4:50 pm
Researchers explored whether surface ACE2 carried by EVs can facilitate the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into host cells.
- A Criminal Personality Rationalized and Romanticizedby Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 at 6:52 pm
A forensic psychologist notes what others fail to observe in the widely acclaimed novel “Groundskeeping.”
- Why Manifesting Is Bad for Usby Anna Katharina Schaffner Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 at 6:38 pm
Manifesting is a dangerous self-help trend that advocates magical thinking and is based on a victim-blaming ideology.
- What Makes Antagonistic People So Unwilling to Change?by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 at 1:34 pm
Although it may seem that people don’t like having undesirable personality traits, new research suggests what makes antagonistic people prefer to stay just the way they are.
- Cocaine Increases Risky Behaviors, Depending on Your Ageby Juan M Dominguez Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 at 9:38 pm
Does taking cocaine when you’re younger make a difference in whether it increases risky behaviors? Yes it does.
- Mindfulness Doesn’t Change Our Brains in Ways Once Thoughtby Christopher Bergland on May 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm
Doing an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program has lots of benefits, but it may not change your brain in ways you’ve been told.
- Psychological First Aid in Ukraineby Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 at 7:35 pm
An interview with a Medecins Sans Frontieres a.k.a. Doctors Without Borders psychologist on what happened at the Ukrainian-Moldovan border.
- How Our Brains Instantly Recognize Musicby Kelly Jakubowski Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 at 5:23 pm
Why are we so good at identifying songs from as little as one second of music? And why is it so fun?
- The Therapeutic Potential of Altered States of Consciousnessby Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN on May 20, 2022 at 5:01 pm
Meditation, breathwork, virtual reality, and vibroacoustics may offer some of the same benefits as classic psychedelic medicines.
- Can Logging Off Social Media Improve Mental Health?by Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 at 2:29 pm
Observing patterns of social media use and mental health suggests they are related. But what happens when we cut off all social media use for a week?
- Why Do We Let Our Phones Interfere When We Socialize?by Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on May 20, 2022 at 2:24 pm
Even though most people dislike it when others “phub” (phone-snub) them, we keep doing it anyway. New research examines why.
- Higher dose of melatonin improved sleep in older adultson May 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm
In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to a placebo.
- What parents should know and do about baby formula shortageon May 17, 2022 at 5:18 pm
Harvard expert offers tips and cautions should the baby formula shortage hit home.
- Analysis puts U.S. heart attack death rate among higheston May 11, 2022 at 4:50 pm
Across the six high-income countries reviewed, the U.S. heart attack death rate was among the highest, even with adherence to recommended treatments and faring well on other measures.
- Grandma’s workouts may have made you healthieron May 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm
Researchers found that grandmothers’ exercise habits likely impact their grandchildren’s health.
- French fries vs. almonds: Calorie for calorie, which comes out on top?on May 10, 2022 at 5:06 pm
A Harvard expert challenges a new study that suggests there is little difference between eating a 300-calorie serving of french fries and a 300-calorie serving of almonds every day for a month, in terms of weight gain or other markers for diabetes risk.
- How a bioethicist and doctor sees abortionon May 5, 2022 at 10:24 pm
Director of Medical School’s Center for Bioethics discusses ethical dimensions of abortion and how a ruling against Roe might affect providers.
- Women who screen for colorectal cancer at 45 reduce risk by 60%on May 5, 2022 at 6:45 pm
Researchers found a lower risk of colorectal cancer in women who started endoscopy screenings at age 45 compared to those who had not undergone screening at all.
- LATE: A common cause of dementia you’ve never heard ofon May 4, 2022 at 5:20 pm
A fourth disorder that causes dementia has been added to the list. It’s called LATE and is estimated to cause about 15 to 20 percent of all dementias.
- How to break a bad habiton May 2, 2022 at 9:11 pm
Harvard experts say breaking an unhealthy habit can be done. It takes intent, a little white-knuckling, and some effective behavior modification techniques.
- Hallmarks of dementia found well before diagnosison May 2, 2022 at 6:40 pm
A new study shows the impact of early amyloid-β and tau protein accumulation on disrupting brain connections important for memory. These disrupted connections were present even before signs of cognitive impairment were observed.