Stay-at-home orders worked to slow COVID’s spread

"...measuring the impact of stay-at-home orders on epidemic growth offers evidence for current and future COVID-19 control and containment measures."

Brown University • futurity
today ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs viruses government featured social-lives health-and-medicine

First opioids for teens may not up drug abuse risk by much

The risk that young adults who receive an opioid prescription for the first time will develop a substance abuse problem isn't as high as believed.

April Toler-Indiana • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: drugs addiction opioids teens health-and-medicine medications

Tiniest premature babies fare worse with cow milk fortifiers

Human-based milk fortifiers are better than traditional cow-based fortifiers for severely underweight, premature babies, a new study shows.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine premature-babies milk

Can blood sugar control protect against COVID’s worst effects?

A new algorithm might be able to help people with diabetes control high blood sugar as a protective measure against COVID-19 complications.

Jordyn Imhoff-U. Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: diabetes covid-19 inflammation featured health-and-medicine blood-sugar

New deep-sea isopod is shockingly large

The discovery of a new species of giant isopod "is an indication of just how little we know about the oceans."

National University of Singapore • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: new-species oceans science-and-technology isopods

Masculinity keeps some Black men from mental health care

Traditional ideas about masculinity may be a barrier for young Black men in getting the mental health care they need, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Tags: depression gender emotions health-and-medicine identity race-and-ethnicity

‘Pill’ could sample bacteria while in your gut

Swallowing a tiny capsule could offer a full view of your GI tract and gut bacteria. The tiny tool could even scoop up bacteria and deliver them to doctors.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: gut-bacteria microbiomes medical-devices featured health-and-medicine medical-tests digestive-system

Facial recognition in schools risks making racism worse

Deploying the use of facial recognition technology in schools "without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous," experts argue.

U. Michigan • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: schools bias facial-recognition racism privacy society-and-culture

How to prep anxious kids to go back to school

An expert breaks down how parents can help kids stressed about the pandemic get back to school while watching for signs of emotional distress.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents anxiety stress childrens-health emotions featured health-and-medicine

Mystery solved: Odd, giraffe-necked reptile lived in water

Researchers may have finally solved the mystery of where Tanystropheus, a bizarre reptile with a giraffe-like neck that lived 242 million years ago, lived.

U. Zurich • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution fossils reptiles science-and-technology skulls

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