Natural disasters can take a real toll on mental health

People who've been through repeat disasters show reduced mental health. It's the "reverse of the adage 'what does not kill you makes you stronger.'"

Timothy Schnettler-Texas A&M • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~4 min

Cancer drug mimics benefits of fasting in mice

A cancer drug that starves tumors of their energy supply may also improve whole body metabolism leading to improved weight control, a study with mice shows.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~7 min

California’s climate whiplash has gotten worse over 50 years

It may seem as if California is always either flooding or on fire. But this weather whiplash isn't new. It's been going on for 50 years.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~7 min

Cystic fibrosis drugs may hold key to other diseases

The way cystic fibrosis drugs bind the CFTR gene could lead to treatments for other misfolded protein diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~6 min

Hospital room surfaces rarely harbor live SARS-CoV-2

The surfaces in hospital rooms where COVID-19 patients got care don't have enough living COVID-19 virus on them to spread the infection, research finds.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~4 min

To spot alcohol use disorder, look at 13 risk factors?

A new framework could help identify people previously overlooked for alcohol use disorder.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~4 min

Can we modify COVID vaccines to tackle new variants?

How easy will it be to modify COVID-19 vaccines to tackle new variants? An expert brings you up to speed on the challenges of staying one step ahead.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~7 min

Online grocery shopping often lacks food labels

FDA-required food label information is often inconsistent or even missing online. "The online food shopping environment today is a bit of a 'Wild West.'"

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 25, 2022 ~7 min

COVID vaccine doesn’t hurt odds of getting pregnant

A new study finds no link between COVID vaccines and chances of getting pregnant, but COVID-19 infection may have a short-term effect on male fertility.

Jillian McKoy-Boston U. • futurity
Jan. 24, 2022 ~6 min

Kids and partners made pandemic easier to bear

People who went through the first six months of the pandemic with their kids or a romantic partner at home fared better than those on their own, research finds.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Jan. 24, 2022 ~4 min