Tweak could boost vaccine protection and cut inflammation

"We thought that the molecule would decrease inflammation, but we were surprised to see that it could provide more protection at the same time."

U. Chicago • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: inflammation vaccines health-and-medicine

Why more hospital visits occur just before a thunderstorm

To investigate the link between thunderstorms and ER visits, researchers analyzed lots of data from the National Weather Service and Medicare.

U. Oregon • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: storms air-pollution weather earth-and-environment health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

3D model may lead to new pulmonary fibrosis treatments

A 3D model clarifies why pulmonary fibrosis drugs that target lung stiffness may not work in patients, even if they're effective in a Petri dish.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 lungs health-and-medicine pulmonary-fibrosis

How the coronavirus hijacks human cells to spread itself

Researchers have figured out a mechanism SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses to co-opt infected human cells to boost its own replication.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses proteins featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

New stem cell technique could create placenta tissue

An unexpected discovery could provide stem cells for the creation of placenta tissue. Until now, that hasn't been possible.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: placenta stem-cells pregnancy health-and-medicine

Green light cuts monthly migraine days by 60%

Green light therapy resulted in about a 60% reduction in the pain intensity of the headache phase and number of days per month people experienced migraines.

Stacy Pigott-Arizona • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: pain light health-and-medicine headaches migraines

Kids on steroids for asthma have increased blood pressure risk

Children who take oral steroids for asthma or autoimmune diseases have a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: diabetes asthma high-blood-pressure childrens-health health-and-medicine steroids

Lab-made brains shed light on Angelman syndrome

"Organoids" let researchers watch brain development to find new info about the earliest stages of Angelman syndrome, a complex genetic disorder.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: neurons brains health-and-medicine genetic-diseases

Will 2020 change the way you work forever?

The pandemic and focus on racial justice in 2020 may end up transforming the workplace for good, one expert says. He also has tips for the "new normal."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 parents jobs society-and-culture health-and-medicine workplaces

5 reasons you really should get a flu shot this year

What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu comingle this fall is a bit of wild card, but doctors and health experts have an urgent message: Get a flu shot.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines flu health-and-medicine

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