“I feel like I’m Alice in Wonderland”: nightmares and ‘daymares’ could be early warning signs of autoimmune disease

An increase in nightmares and hallucinations – or ‘daymares’ – could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, say an international team led by

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~7 min

Study: Gene May Cause Alzheimer’s in Some Cases

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~6 min

Black adults at risk of Alzheimer’s live in more polluted areas

New research suggests looking at a patient’s address may be just as important for care providers to consider as ordering a brain scan.

Dan Vahaba-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

System predicts who’s at risk of quitting opioid treatment

Machine learning can predict who will stop taking buprenorphine, a medication that treats pain and addiction associated with opioid use disorder.

Peyton Wesner-U. Florida • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Is hard water bad for you? 2 water quality engineers explain the potential benefits and pitfalls that come with having hard water

Hard water might dry out your hair and skin − but having hard water isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Timothy Ellis, Associate Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

Vegan dog food has been hailed as the healthiest – our study shows the reality is more complicated

We reviewed data that purportedly showed a vegan diet was healthier and found there were more factors at play.

Richard Barrett-Jolley, Senior Lecturer covering Veterinary Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology, University of Liverpool • conversation
yesterday ~7 min

UN Authorizes Second Shot to Fight Dengue in Americas

VOA Learning English • voa
May 19, 2024 ~3 min

Diabetes in 2 pregnancies seriously ups later diabetes risk

Women with gestational diabetes have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes later. A new study digs into how that risk evolves over pregnancies.

McGill University Health Centre • futurity
May 17, 2024 ~6 min

Why docs shouldn’t do telehealth visits in the kitchen

What's behind doctors in telehealth video visits can sway how patients feel about the care they receive, research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 17, 2024 ~8 min

The joy of birdwatching: research shows it can improve mental health and foster a sense of wellbeing

Twitching can help promote feelings of positivity, improve mood and foster an affinity with nature

Jolanta Burke, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Positive Health Sciences, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences • conversation
May 17, 2024 ~6 min