Category Archives: Health

Computers can ‘spot the difference’ between healthy brains and the brains of people with DID

Machine-learning and neuroimaging techniques have been used to accurately distinguish between individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and healthy individuals, on the

Infectivity of different HIV-1 strains may depend on which cell receptors they target

Distinct HIV-1 strains may differ in the nature of the CCR5 molecules to which they bind, affecting which cells they can infect and their ability to enter cells,

Obesity ups survival in heart failure, but that’s no reason to pile on pounds

(HealthDay)—Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner—especially if they are “metabolically healthy,” a new stud

Hybrid prevalence estimation: Method to improve intervention coverage estimations

LSTM’s Professor Joseph Valadez is senior author on a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which outlines prop

Silicosis is on the rise, but is there a therapeutic target?

Researchers from the CNRS, the University of Orléans, and the company Artimmune, in collaboration with Turkish clinicians from Atatürk University, have ident

Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases

Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipi

Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported. The discovery

PET scans to optimize tuberculosis meningitis treatments and personalize care, study finds

Although relatively rare in the United States, and accounting for fewer than 5 percent of tuberculosis cases worldwide, TB of the brain—or tuberculosis meningiti

‘Chemo brain’ caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells, study finds

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a new study e

Scientists cut main heart disease risk locus out of DNA by genome editing

Over the past decade we’ve learned that billions of people carry a mysterious specter in their DNA that strongly increases their risk for life threaten

Major breakthrough in quest for cancer vaccine

The idea of a cancer vaccine is something researchers have been working on for over 50 years, but until recently they were never able to prove exactly how such a

Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model

By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy. Though hysterectomy is a prevalent and routine surgery, the removal of the uterus before natu

Pot withdrawal eased for dependent users

A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, a new Yale-led study published Dec. 6 in the journa

In times of low unemployment, nursing home quality suffers

The low unemployment rate in the U.S.—which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October—is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A Georgetown

Progress made in transplanting pig hearts into baboons

A large team of researchers from several institutions in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. has transplanted pig hearts into baboons and kept them alive f

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

Public health protection and cost savings are often used as reasons to restrict migrants’ access to health care, or to deny them entry. Yet, as the new UCL-Lancet Commission

Arc welding fumes detrimental to human health

Working as part of an international group of toxicologists, scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have found that harmful nanoparticles are for

Food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against potential threats

Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. Events such as Hurrica