Air filters can scrub out pollutants near highways, reduce blood pressure

Living next to a highway is not great for health, but a new study shows that running air filters indoors can remove tiny particles of pollution and lower blood pressure.

Doug Brugge, Professor and Chair of Public Health Science and Community Medicine, University of Connecticut • conversation
Feb. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Energy drinks can be really bad for heart cells

Some energy drinks may contribute to dangerous heart conditons, including improper beats, cardiomyopathy, and increased blood pressure, researchers report.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Feb. 10, 2021 ~5 min

Fast blood test flags patients at risk for severe COVID-19

A blood test can predict—within a day of a hospital admission—which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Vitamin K: A little-known but noteworthy nutrient

A research lab at Tufts University is trying to find out how the vitamin may protect against age-related disease.

Kyla Shea, Scientist I, Vitamin K Research Team at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Tufts University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

Nanodroplets and ultrasound ‘drill’ may bust blood clots

A new way to break up particularly tough blood clots uses engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound "drill."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~6 min

When working out makes you sick to your stomach: What to know about exercise-induced nausea

You're working out, feeling great – until your stomach starts to churn and you're sidelined with a bout of nausea. Here's what's happening in your body and how to avoid this common effect of exercise.

Anne R. Crecelius, Associate Professor of Health and Sport Science, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 29, 2020 ~7 min

Chip ditches blood test snapshots for real-time checks

A new lab-on-a-chip device called real-time ELISA combines blood tests to provide something more like a movie than a photo.

Andrew Myers-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Secondary blood infection linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes

People with severe COVID-19 and a secondary blood infection had longer hospital stays and poorer outcomes, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Older women who walk daily have lower blood pressure risk

For older women, extreme exercise isn't necessary to reap health benefits. 30 minutes of walking a day may be enough to cut the risk of high blood pressure.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~11 min

Drug lets kids with Type 1 diabetes produce insulin

Kids and young adults newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes who took a drug called golimumab were able to produce their own insulin a year later.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~9 min