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Dirty Air, Higher Dementia Risk?

Ven, 06/08/2021 - 21:12

A long-term study links exposure to higher levels of fine particulate air pollution to an increased risk of dementia.

Brain 'Zap' Treatment Might Curb Smoking

Ven, 06/08/2021 - 20:24

New research suggests a technique called noninvasive brain stimulation may help hardcore smokers cut back.

Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 23:46

New researchers reveals U.S. gun sales increased early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those firearms ended up in homes with teens.

Nutrient-Rich Plant-Based Foods Linked to Healthy Heart

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 22:05

Younger adults and postmenopausal women who ate more nutrient-rich "healthy" plant-based foods, and avoided unhealthy foods, had a lower risk of later heart disease, research shows.

Amid Delta Surge, Major Companies Mandate Masks, Vaccines

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 20:50

The surge of Delta variant COVID-19 cases is driving companies to revise their rules for masks and vaccinations for both employees and customers.

More People Opting for Boosters Amid Scientific Uncertainty

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 20:32

Though scientists are getting closer to an answer about the need for boosters, the consensus remains the same: There just isn’t enough information yet.

CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Rids Woman of Tough-to-Treat Lupus

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 20:31

Researchers have used genetically tweaked immune system cells to send a woman's severe lupus into remission.

Vitamin D Won't Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 18:47

Previous research has suggested a link between low vitamin D levels and IBS. But new research suggests taking vitamin D supplements won't improve painful symptoms of IBS.

WHO Calls for Pause on Booster Doses

Mer, 04/08/2021 - 23:01

High-income countries have given about 100 vaccine doses for every 100 people, while low-income countries have given just 1.5 doses for every 100 people.

Scientists Use Gaming Technology to Monitor Tumors, Cancer Spread

Mer, 04/08/2021 - 21:56

Tracing tumor progression is crucial to cancer care, and scientists have figured out a way to adapt gaming technology to help people make treatment decisions.

Will the Delta Variant Peak and Then Burn Out?

Mer, 04/08/2021 - 21:11

Some experts are heartened by the recent decrease in COVID-19 cases in the U.K. and India, both hard-hit with the Delta variant. COVID-19 cases in India peaked at more than 400,000 a day in May; by Aug. 2, that had dropped to about 30,500 daily.

How I Got to Psoriasis Remission

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 22:07

Read how these people cleared up their psoriasis.

U.S. Science Labs Getting Towering New Equipment

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 21:56

The machines are so tall, scientists climb to reach the top to conduct experiments that experts say will advance health research and drug development.

Simone Biles Cleared to Compete, Wins Bronze in Balance Beam

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 21:52

Biles has been struggling with the “twisties” since the team final a week ago, pulling out of that competition after she stumbled on one of her routine vaults.

Sleep Apnea Doubles Odds for Sudden Death

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 20:19

New research shows sleep apnea may also increase the risk for high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure.

Louisiana Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Hospitals Fill

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 19:08

The mask mandate will apply to ages 5 and older in indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. It will remain in effect until at least Sept. 1.

U.S. Hits Goal of 70% Adults With One COVID Vaccine Dose

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 00:59

Despite the good news, the 7-day daily average of new cases was 72,000 a day – up 44% from the previous week, and higher than the peak from last summer.

How Heat Kills: Deadly Weather 'Cooking' People From Within

Lun, 02/08/2021 - 22:52

In the final week of July, the National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings for 17 states, stretching from the West Coast, across the Midwest, down south into Louisiana and Georgia. Temperatures 10 to 15  F above average threaten the lives and livelihoods of people all across the country.

Earliest Childhood Memories Can Go Back Even Further

Lun, 02/08/2021 - 22:20

People remember events earlier in childhood than previously thought, according to new research that shows recall can be as early as age 2 and a half.

Nearly 9 Million Pfizer Shots in Teens, Serious Side Effects Rare

Lun, 02/08/2021 - 19:35

Some reassuring news about COVID-19 vaccine safety in young people: After millions of teens have received Pfizer's shots, serious side effects have been rare.