Rare disease finding sheds light on head and neck cancer

New research clarifies why people with a rare genetic disease called Fanconi anemia are at higher risk of an aggressive head and neck cancer.

Rockefeller University • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~8 min

2,300 genes predict alcohol and tobacco use

New research identifies more than 2,300 genes predicting alcohol and tobacco use after analyzing data from more than 3.4 million people.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min


Experts: Expand menthol cigarette ban to include substitutes

The FDA's ban on menthol cigarettes and cigars should be expanded to include substitutes like menthol pipe tobacco, researchers say.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~5 min

Brains with more vitamin D may work better

The brains of people with cognitive decline fare better with higher levels of vitamin D, new research finds.

Taraneh Pettinato-Tufts • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min

Webb Telescope reveals distant planet’s atmosphere

Thanks to the new James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers are getting a clearer picture of an exoplanet about 700 light years away.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 7, 2022 ~9 min

Blame climate change for your runny nose?

New research digs into how climate change will affect pollen distribution in the United States in the near future.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min

Twins study links exercise to lower metabolic disease risk

In a study of identical twins, the sibling who exercised more had lower signs of metabolic disease, researchers found.

Sara Zaske-Washington State • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min

Blame climate change for your runny nose?

New research digs into how climate change will affect pollen distribution in the United States in the near future.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min


How dementia caregivers can cope with the holidays

The holidays may add stress for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Here are some tips for coping while making the most of the holiday.

Patti Zielinski - Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~6 min

To avoid the health effects of stress, get proactive

"...there is tremendous value in teaching young people how to engage in proactive coping, starting with college-age young adults..."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min

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