Inflammation gives C. diff 2 survival benefits

The inflammation caused by Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection gives the pathogen a two-fold advantage that helps it thrive, a new study shows.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

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Tool reveals best antibiotic combos for tough bacteria

"...doctors can get an indication as to which combinations of antibiotics can help the individual patient within a relatively short time—hours."

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

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Pandemic loneliness hits people under 30 harder

The loneliness that comes with the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on people under 30 and those with previous mental health issues, research finds.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Pandemic loneliness hits people under 30 harder

The loneliness that comes the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on people under 30 and those with previous mental health issues, research finds.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Special interests can ease anxiety for kids with autism

Activities and topics that really excite kids with autism may help them in social interactions, future employment, and educational opportunities.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

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COVID-19 spit tests work just as well as nose swabs

Saliva tests for COVID-19 are just as effective as nasal swabs and cost less, a pair of studies shows.

Fabienne Landry-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

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Why antihistamines don’t always ease chronic eczema itch

Many people with eczema also experience chronic itching that antihistamines don't help. A discovery of why may lead to new more effective treatments.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~6 min

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Wildfire smoke’s effects are getting worse

The far-reaching effects of wildfires and wildfire smoke are a growing problem, researchers say. Climate change is the "straw that broke the camel's back."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~11 min

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Remediation gets the lead out of soil, but not kids

A relatively affordable remediation process can remove lead from unregulated battery recycling, but isn't as good at getting it out of children's bodies.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

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Can stinky ‘rotten egg’ gas protect against Alzheimer’s?

Hydrogen sulfide, typically characterized as poisonous, corrosive, and smelling of rotten eggs, may protect aging brain cells against Alzheimer's disease.

Rachel Butch-JHU • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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