Salmonella: Why it’s a chicken and egg thing

Eliminating this food-poisoning bacterium from poultry is tricky — not least because rapid, precise tests are still unavailable. Researchers are looking at vaccines, probiotics, prebiotics and even essential oils as ways to reduce contamination on the farm.

Maureen O'Hagan • knowable
Sept. 10, 2021 ~14 min

Diet could affect coronavirus risk according to MGH study

Massachusetts General Hospital study links healthy plant-based foods with lower risks of getting of COVID-19 and of having severe disease after infection.

Tracy Hampton • harvard
Sept. 10, 2021 ~5 min

What are the ethics of getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Are COVID-19 booster shots ethical considering the number of people around the world who haven't even gotten a first vaccination?

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 10, 2021 ~14 min

Weighing 3 factors could better personalize COPD treatment

New research helps clarify the costs and benefits of different COPD treatments, which could help prevent unecessary side effects.

U. Zurich • futurity
Sept. 10, 2021 ~5 min

Skin healing gene tweaks may play a role in diabetic wounds

Researchers have found a gene that's vital for healthy healing in the skin. The work could shed new light on diabetic ulcers and other non-healing wounds.

UC Irvine • futurity
Sept. 10, 2021 ~4 min

COVID long-haulers face higher risk of severe kidney disease

People who had COVID-19, even those with mild cases, are at an increased risk of developing kidney damage as well as chronic and end-stage kidney diseases.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 10, 2021 ~9 min

American Muslims are at high risk of suicide - 20 years Post-9/11, the links between Islamophobia and suicide remain unexplored

Islamophobia increased post-9/11. Twenty years later, American Muslims are still dealing with the mental health effects – and research barriers limit what is known about what puts them at risk.

Amelia Noor-Oshiro, PhD Candidate in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2021 ~10 min

18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic – a retrospective in 7 charts

A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.

Katelyn Jetelina, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston • conversation
Sept. 9, 2021 ~10 min

Pick your own exercise goals to make changes that last

When people set their own exercise goals, and then pursue them immediately, it's more likely to result in lasting positive changes

Frank Otto-Penn • futurity
Sept. 9, 2021 ~7 min

Cat adoption eases stress for felines and kids with autism

Adding a shelter cat to the family can not only lower stress and anxiety of kids with autism, it can lower the cat's stress, too.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 9, 2021 ~5 min