Kidney disease discovery could lead to new therapies for African Americans

"African Americans develop end stage kidney disease at four times the rate of white Americans," but new research could help reduce the disparity.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Feb. 28, 2024 ~4 min

How early-stage cancer cells hide from the immune system

A new study finds precancerous colon cells turn on a gene called SOX17, which helps them evade detection and develop into more advanced tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Feb. 28, 2024 ~6 min

What you should know about the Alabama IVF ruling

After Alabama's ruling on in vitro fertilization, Ruth Faden, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, explores what's next for IVF in the United States.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Feb. 28, 2024 ~6 min

Your gas stove may emit more nanoparticles than car exhaust

You may be breathing in more tiny air pollution nanoparticles from your gas stove than you would from a car that runs on gas or diesel.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 28, 2024 ~7 min

Can an app ease your fear of the dentist?

A smartphone app and virtual reality may offer a way to help you overcome your fear of the dentist, all from the comfort of your own home.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Feb. 28, 2024 ~8 min

Bariatric surgery beats lifestyle changes for diabetes control

Bariatric surgery is more effective than medical and lifestyle modifications for achieving long-term type 2 diabetes control and remission.

Allison Hydzik-Pittsburgh • futurity
Feb. 28, 2024 ~7 min

Large Study Details Years of Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s Patients

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 27, 2024 ~4 min

Your kids’ headphone use could be a problem

Lots of kids are using earbuds and headphones, a poll finds. Experts share why that could be bad for hearing and what you can do about.

U. Michigan • futurity
Feb. 27, 2024 ~8 min

Antidepressant prescriptions for young women spiked during pandemic

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults increased sharply after the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers report.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 27, 2024 ~4 min

More use of Paxlovid to treat COVID could save a lot of lives

"...there are real benefits to using Paxlovid, not just for the patients receiving treatment, but for the people around them."

Esther Robards-Forbes - UT Austin • futurity
Feb. 27, 2024 ~5 min