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Experts Discover New Combination Therapy to Combat Superbugs
Experts Discover New Combination Therapy to Combat Superbugs
A preclinical study led by researchers from Monash University has discovered that a combination of phage and antibiotic therapy may be the most effective to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
05-12-2022
COVID-19 Vaccines Far Less Effective in People With Severe Obesity: Study
COVID-19 Vaccines Far Less Effective in People With Severe Obesity: Study
Severe obesity may weaken the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among individuals who have never been infected with the virus, according to a small study published this month. A study ...
05-10-2022
Scientists Find Age-Related Vision Impairment Not Indicative of Cognitive Impairment
Scientists Find Age-Related Vision Impairment Not Indicative of Cognitive Impairment
A study conducted by the University of South Australia has gone against the common literature relating poor eyesight to brain decline, finding that cognitive tests can misdiagnose older ...
05-9-2022
Good Neighbors Important for Mental Health Reveals University Study
Good Neighbors Important for Mental Health Reveals University Study
Researchers from Australia have discovered through a nationally-representative survey that living in community-minded neighbourhoods can have a major impact on a person's mental health. A survey undertaken by Australian ...
05-9-2022
10 More States Report Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreaks in Children
10 More States Report Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreaks in Children
At least 10 more states across the United States are reporting similar pediatric cases of severe acute hepatitis—liver disease of unknown origin—after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...
05-4-2022
COVID-19 Vaccine Can Trigger Acute Hepatitis: Case Report
COVID-19 Vaccine Can Trigger Acute Hepatitis: Case Report
A recent case report about a man who received an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine suggests that taking the vaccine "may trigger immune-mediated hepatitis," researchers wrote. The case report does not ...
05-3-2022
Australian Researchers Make Orthopaedic Implants Antimicrobial
Australian Researchers Make Orthopaedic Implants Antimicrobial
Australian researchers from three universities, Flinders, Swinbourne, and RMIT, have developed a way to give medical devices or implant surfaces antimicrobial powers to protect against infection. The team ...
05-3-2022
Italian Surgeon Accused of Assaulting Patients Through Pioneering Windpipe Transplants Goes on Trial
Italian Surgeon Accused of Assaulting Patients Through Pioneering Windpipe Transplants Goes on Trial
The trial of a former Italian surgeon accused of assaulting patients by carrying out pioneering yet experimental windpipe transplants began in Sweden on April 27. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, a ...
05-2-2022
Hidden No Longer, Eyes Reveal Rare Mental Condition
Hidden No Longer, Eyes Reveal Rare Mental Condition
Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in a rare mental condition, aphantasia, that makes people unable to visualise images. Previously thought to be difficult to diagnose, researchers from the ...
04-28-2022
More UK Schoolchildren Depressed During Pandemic, Says Study
More UK Schoolchildren Depressed During Pandemic, Says Study
The COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of lockdowns in Britain led to an extra 60,000 secondary school children in England tipping over into clinical depression, according to researchers ...
04-28-2022
Books May Be the Answer to Fighting Cancer Brain Fog
Books May Be the Answer to Fighting Cancer Brain Fog
Researchers from the University of South Australia are studying the potential effect of bibliotherapy, or being read to, by investigating the possibility of fictional reading as a form ...
04-27-2022
Hepatitis of ‘Unknown Origin’ In Children Potentially Linked to Lockdowns: UK Pathologist
Hepatitis of ‘Unknown Origin’ In Children Potentially Linked to Lockdowns: UK Pathologist
Authorities are scrambling to investigate the potential cause of an unusually high number of acute hepatitis cases in children around the world and the UK, which some say ...
04-26-2022
Vitamin D Supplementation Is Effective in Preventing COVID-19, Study Suggests
Vitamin D Supplementation Is Effective in Preventing COVID-19, Study Suggests
Vitamin D supplementation can help prevent COVID-19 without serious adverse events, regardless of the individual's vitamin D status, a study suggests. The peer-reviewed study, published in the Archives of Medical Research, ...
04-26-2022
UK Officials Examining Links Between Adenovirus and Hepatitis in Children
UK Officials Examining Links Between Adenovirus and Hepatitis in Children
Health officials in the UK say they are focusing on a possible adenovirus link to cases of severe hepatitis—or liver inflammation—in children. There have been at least 169 ...
04-26-2022
Puzzling Outbreak of Liver Disease in Children Spreads to EU, US
Puzzling Outbreak of Liver Disease in Children Spreads to EU, US
LONDON—Health officials say they have detected more cases of a mysterious liver disease in children that was first identified in Britain, with new infections spreading to Europe and ...
04-19-2022
Potential Adverse Effects of GE Mosquitoes Unknown
Potential Adverse Effects of GE Mosquitoes Unknown
“Safe and sustainable.” That's what Oxitec, a British biological pest control company, calls its genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) mosquito pesticide product. The company claims its ...
04-17-2022
The Safety of Meatless Burgers, Nuggets, and Sausages Questioned: Study
The Safety of Meatless Burgers, Nuggets, and Sausages Questioned: Study
While plant-based products have been entering consumer markets on an unprecedented scale, an analysis of the level of additives, salt, genetically modified ingredients, and allergens in meatless alternatives ...
04-14-2022
Rare Vulvar Ulcers Reported in Adolescent Girls Following Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination
Rare Vulvar Ulcers Reported in Adolescent Girls Following Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination
Cases of rare vulvar ulcers have been diagnosed in adolescent girls after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer messenger RNA (mRNA) shot, according to the April edition ...
04-14-2022
2 COVID-19 Treatments Show Promise in Trials
2 COVID-19 Treatments Show Promise in Trials
Two COVID-19 treatments that have not yet been authorized for administration were successful in clinical trials, the companies behind the drugs announced on April 11. A pill developed ...
04-12-2022
CRISPR Gene Editing Finds Possible Therapy to Sickle Cell Anaemia
CRISPR Gene Editing Finds Possible Therapy to Sickle Cell Anaemia
Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have found the mechanism behind sickle cell anaemia and beta thalassemia—common genetic anaemia—through CRISPR (DNA editing) techniques, with the ...
04-10-2022
Microplastics Found in Lung Tissue of Living Humans for First Time: Study
Microplastics Found in Lung Tissue of Living Humans for First Time: Study
Researchers have discovered microplastics deep in the lungs of living humans for the first time. Scientists at Hull York Medical School in England published their findings in the journal Science ...
04-7-2022
COVID-19 Beware: Cheap and Widely Accessible Drug Could Fight Virus
COVID-19 Beware: Cheap and Widely Accessible Drug Could Fight Virus
Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered that the cheap and widely used drug, heparin, when inhaled can be a uniquely effective prevention and treatment method ...
04-7-2022
Large Israeli Study Finds That Protection Against COVID-19 From 4th Shot Drops Quickly
Large Israeli Study Finds That Protection Against COVID-19 From 4th Shot Drops Quickly
An Israeli study found that a fourth dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doesn't offer long-lived protection against the Omicron variant of the CCP virus. Using Ministry of ...
04-6-2022
600+ Lawsuits Alleging Syngenta Knew Weedkiller Causes Parkinson’s Set to Move Forward
600+ Lawsuits Alleging Syngenta Knew Weedkiller Causes Parkinson’s Set to Move Forward
A hearing last month in federal court will set the stage for upcoming litigation against Syngenta, manufacturer of Paraquat. More than 600 lawsuits alleging the agrochemical giant knew ...
04-3-2022
New Way to Blast Kidney Stones Can Be Done in Doctor’s Office
New Way to Blast Kidney Stones Can Be Done in Doctor’s Office
A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows — in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment ...
04-1-2022
Rise in Birth Defects for Babies Whose Fathers Took Common Diabetes Drug
Rise in Birth Defects for Babies Whose Fathers Took Common Diabetes Drug
Babies born to fathers who were taking the common diabetes drug metformin may have a slightly increased risk of certain birth defects, a large new study suggests. Among over 1 ...
03-30-2022
IgA Antibodies Appear to Protect Unvaccinated Against COVID-19: Study
IgA Antibodies Appear to Protect Unvaccinated Against COVID-19: Study
Findings from a study in Sweden provide one possible explanation for why some health care workers who were in contact with COVID-19 patients every day remain uninfected, even ...
03-29-2022