Vitamin D reduced rate of autoimmune diseases by 22%

A new study finds vitamin D supplements with or without omega-3s decreased the risk of autoimmune diseases by 22 percent compared to placebo.

Haley Bridger • harvard
yesterday ~5 min

As Omicron Variant Slows, Heath Officials Offer Hope

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~3 min

Harvard scientists keep close watch on Omicron subvariant

As Omicron rapidly recedes, some countries are seeing a new version of the variant, dubbed BA.2

Alvin Powell • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

Cushy running shoes don’t increase leg stiffness

If you're a runner who likes to wear thick, cushiony running shoes, new reasearch is good news: They don't increase leg stiffness.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Test uses ‘sloppy beacons’ to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants

A new rapid test that can detect all known COVID-19 variants, including Omicron, could guide treatment and identify high-risk patients, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Team links social media use to worse physical health

College students who used social media excessively experienced worse physical health and reported visiting the doctor more often.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Testing dried blood spots can gauge elephant health

Using dried spots of blood from elephants is a viable way to evaluate their health, research shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

How the brain knows to take out the ‘trash’

A new study clarifies how the brain knows when to "take out the trash." The discovery may offer clues into the pathology of diseases like Parkinson's.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Study shows stark disparities in race and pollution exposure

A new Harvard study has found that racial, ethnic minorities, and low-income groups in U.S. are exposed to higher levels of air pollution.

Karen Feldscher • harvard
Jan. 25, 2022 ~6 min

New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners

VOA Learning English • voa
Jan. 25, 2022 ~4 min