United States’ autism rates hit new high

More kids have been diagnosed with autism than at any time since monitoring began more than two decades ago, studies find.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
March 24, 2023 ~7 min

New mosquito species moves into Florida

Another new mosquito species has made its way across the tropics to make a permanent home in Florida, researchers say.

Lourdes Mederos-U. Florida • futurity
March 24, 2023 ~7 min

Vaginal infection bacteria can be sexually transmitted to men

"These bacteria can be transmitted through heterosexual, vaginal sex, something that has never been shown in research before."

Christina Griffiths-Indiana • futurity
March 23, 2023 ~4 min

AI and Twitter could help predict opioid deaths

A new approach that uses artificial intelligence and Twitter language predicts opioid death rates much more accurately than current methods.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
March 23, 2023 ~6 min

Infant formula shortages forced some parents to feed their babies in less healthy ways

Many families in the US encountered empty shelves when they went in search of infant formula during COVID-19.

Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California, Merced • conversation
March 23, 2023 ~5 min

Patients prefer bad news to no news on test results

Patients who access test results through an online portal account overwhelmingly supported receiving the results immediately — including abnormal test results — even if their provider had not yet reviewed them, according to a recent survey.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 22, 2023 ~4 min

Researchers find key to healing muscle injuries in elderly

Controlling inflammation enables injured aged muscle recovery, offering promise for the future of mechanotherapies.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
March 22, 2023 ~7 min

Does THC as a teen stymie female reproductive health later?

Cannabis use in adolescent years may create reproductive complications in women, according to a new study with mice.

Brianna Aldrich-UC Irvine • futurity
March 22, 2023 ~4 min

Tumors turn blood vessels into fiber-filled channels

Increasingly dense cell clusters in growing tumors convert blood vessels into fiber-​filled channels, research finds.

ETH Zurich • futurity
March 22, 2023 ~5 min

Fretting about election stress is bad for your health

Just thinking about being stressed about future elections can harm your health. But there's something you can do about it.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
March 22, 2023 ~5 min