Too little sleep can be bad for women’s bone density

Compared to women who slept seven hours a night, women who only slept five had a difference in bone density equivalent to one year of aging.

David Hill-Buffalo | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones osteoporosis sleep

Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers blood-tests cancer eyes melanoma vision

Older adults better handle stress of type 2 diabetes

Age may be an asset for people with type 2 diabetes. A new study shows younger patients feel more stressed about the diagnosis, leading to worse health.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging diabetes older-adults stress well-being

Neuron transplant may prevent epilepsy after brain injury

Transplanting neurons into the brains of mice after a traumatic brain injury reduced memory loss and prevented them from developing epilepsy.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains epilepsy memory neurons traumatic-injury

Smartphone device sniffs out toxin-producing algae in 15 minutes

A new system uses a smartphone to detect toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes.

National University of Singapore | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine algae mobile-devices toxins water

Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’

Electronic health records take doctors' time away from patients—and contribute to higher rates of professional burnout, a new study shows.

Fred Mamoun-Yale | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication electronic-health-records patients physicians stress

More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

Eating a diet that includes more plants and less meat when you're middle aged may delay or prevent cognitive impairment when you get older.

National University of Singapore | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cognition food meat plants

How HIV dodges our immune defenses

Our immune systems can fight off a huge range of viral invaders, but HIV can avoid a protein that specializes in hunting viruses. New research explains how.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hiv immune-systems proteins rna viruses

That sick feeling might actually be an emotion

Feeling sick is actually an emotion called "lassitude," research finds. It's likely one more way that our bodies work to help us get better.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions immune-systems

More Americans aim to lose weight but average BMI is up

More Americans say they're striving to lose weight, but the average body mass index has gone up.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight obesity trends united-states weight-loss

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