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Severity of COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies

People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots ...

 

Artificial pancreas controls type 1 diabetes in children

A clinical trial at four pediatric diabetes centers in the United States has found that a new artificial pancreas system -- which automatically monitors and regulates blood gluco...

 

Study further pinpoints brain regions that may control fatigue

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine using MRI scans and computer modeling say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with fatigue. The fi...

 

Many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study from the University of California, Dav...

 

Vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

A recent study shows that older people who eat plenty of vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass. This is important ...

 

New 'molecular computers' find the right cells

A laboratory breakthrough in cell targeting may improve the safety of cancer-killing CAR T cells Scientists have demonstrated a new way to precisely target cells by distinguishing the...

 

Study of COVID and Diabetes

As COVID-19 continues to rage across the U.S., researchers are digging deeper into how the virus wreaks havoc on the body, especially for those with a pre-existing chronic illness. No...

 

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a study published in the August 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical j...

 

Blood test shows promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the dis...

 

New CT scan method lowers radiation exposure

A CT scan technique that splits a full X-ray beam into thin beamlets can deliver the same quality of image at a much-reduced radiation dose, according to a new UCL study. The techniqu...

 

Identifying sources of deadly air pollution

A new study from University of Minnesota researchers provides an unprecedented look at the causes of poor air quality in the United States and its effects on human health. The researc...

 

Best proteins for building muscle

On a gram for gram basis, animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age, shows research presented this w...

 

Why we remember certain words

Thousands of words, big and small, are crammed inside our memory banks just waiting to be swiftly withdrawn and strung into sentences. In a recent study of epilepsy patients and healthy ...

 

Possible Parkinson’s Breakthrough

Researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter d...

 

Living environment may be key to longevity

When it comes to living to the ripe old age of 100, good genes help but don't tell the full story. Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenari...

 

'Fat burning' molecule has implications for treatment of obesity

Obesity affects more than 40 percent of adults in the United States and 13 percent of the global population. With obesity comes a variety of other interconnected diseases including cardi...

 

Blood pressure medications help frail, elderly people live longer

Taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost, accordi...

 

Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer

A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test wor...

 

Spicing up a meal may lower inflammation

Adding an array of spices to your meal is a surefire way to make it more tasty, but new Penn State research suggests it may increase its health benefits, as well. In a randomized, con...

 

Coffee linked to lower body fat in women

Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal ...

 

Vitamin D linked to low virus death rate, study finds

A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. The research, led by ...

 

Diabetics and COVID19: Blood sugar level is key

A study reported in the journal Cell Metabolism on April 30 adds to the evidence that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected ...

 

Link between obesity and sleep loss

Can staying up late make you fat? A growing body of research has suggested that poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of obesity by deregulating appetite, which in turn leads...

 

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet -- high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correla...

 

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19

A study performed on mice shows an engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections. No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, includ...

 

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its ...

 

A look at allergies and heart health

Spring brings warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and for millions of Americans the arrival of allergy season. When seeking relief, people with allergies who are concerned about he...

 

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

New research finds that the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Scientists found that severe acute resp...

 

Indoor sports may lead to vitamin D deficiency

A new study assesses vitamin D status and supplementation of college athletes. Researchers found that the majority of athletes were vitamin D insufficient and a daily vitamin D supplemen...

 

Eating less calories prevents negative effects of aging

If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer, eat less food. That's the conclusion of a new study by ...

 

Hearing Aids May Delay Cognitive Decline

Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research. Researchers have tested the use of hearing aids in...

 

Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive

A new study finds couples may conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. In the US, birthdays peak in early September, but in Northern states - and Sc...

 

Love Matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

Research about how the affection between parents shapes their children's life has been hard to come by. A new study uses unique data from families in Nepal to provide new evidence. The s...

 

Lab that plugs into your phone can diagnose illnesses

Engineers have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to your doctor through a custom app. The lab is the size of a credit card and can diagn...

 

How stress causes gray hair

Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight respo...

 

Worst Flu Season in years predicted

The United States may be gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons in years, health experts predict. · Northern and western states are now being hit hard. · Currently the influenza B ...

 

Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play

It's not your imagination -you and your baby really are on the same wavelength. A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natura...

 

Lower cancer rates reported

Scientists say lower smoking rates, earlier detection and better drugs are responsible for a steady decline in cancer deaths since 1991. The U.S. cancer death rate dropped 2.2 percent...

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