Cooling clothes material stays flexible even when frozen

"The previous cooling materials have been rigid and tough, which makes them unforgiving for athletes, occupational workers, soldiers, and so much more."

U. Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: exercise materials-science temperature hydrogels science-and-technology health-and-medicine clothing

How being in a study eased kids’ asthma symptoms

New findings from a study on children's asthma are evidence in support of the research participation effect.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: asthma childrens-health research health-and-medicine

Domestic violence survivors face issues with food and housing

Women who leave domestic violence shelters with their kids say it's difficult finding food, transportation, safe housing, jobs, and affordable child care.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 housing childrens-health abuse health-and-medicine violence

People with 1 kind of epilepsy have higher sleep apnea risk

People with generalized epilepsy who have simultaneous seizures on both sides of the brain have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brains epilepsy health-and-medicine sleep-apnea

Teams find clues to puzzling COVID-19 cases in kids

Understanding why kids appear to be better protected from severe cases of COVID-19 than adults could provide important clues to its spread, risk, and treatment.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses childrens-health featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

Potential drug could ‘jam’ hand, foot, and mouth disease

Targeting RNA with small molecules could pave the way for new antivirals, in particular a drug for hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: rna viruses drug-development health-and-medicine

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Will food prices keep rising during the pandemic?

An expert breaks down how the pandemic has affected the food system, from restaurants struggling to get by to spiking food prices.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: business covid-19 food money consumers featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

How will COVID-19 change holiday shopping?

The 2020 holiday shopping season will be like none before. Here's what that means for retailers, shoppers, and the bottom line.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: retail covid-19 consumers society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Family experience shapes diabetes management

Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: diabetes families social-lives health-and-medicine blood-sugar

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