Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Parents: Beware of this COVID-linked syndrome in kids

As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects kids, they warn parents to be on the lookout for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation parents viruses childrens-health health-and-medicine

Could tiny ‘distracting’ rods save COVID-19 patients?

White blood cells called neutrophils may be central to the immune system overreaction that can kill COVID-19 patients. Could rod-shaped particles help?

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 inflammation lungs white-blood-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems shapes

Inflammation may link bad sleep and heart disease

Bad sleep can lead to chronic inflammation, which can then lead to plaque in the arteries, new research finds. That plaque can lead to deadly heart disease.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease atherosclerosis inflammation arteries sleep blood-vessels featured health-and-medicine

To regulate weight gain, control inflammation?

"...we believe it may be possible to control obesity and the complications of obesity by better regulating inflammation."

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
May 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: metabolism obesity inflammation immune-system health-and-medicine body-weight

Does inflammation cause delirium after surgery?

Inflammation gets past the brain's gatekeeper to cause post-surgical delirium, new research in mice shows. The finding could help Alzheimer's patients.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease inflammation brains health-and-medicine

Body fat reveals immune differences between the sexes

Why do people of different sexes vary in their susceptibility to various diseases? New research points to body fat and the immune system.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: inflammation featured health-and-medicine sexes body-fat immune-systems

Vaping changes the microbes in your mouth

Vaping changes the oral microbiome and make users more prone to inflammation and infection.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: inflammation electronic-cigarettes microbiomes infections health-and-medicine mouth

‘Language of cells’ could uncover new asthma, allergy treatments

"We're getting in line with how cells talk... We expect to see real improvements in severe asthma and allergy patients."

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: inflammation asthma lungs allergies health-and-medicine microrna

After spouse’s death, hiding emotion may harm health

People grieving their spouse's death should embrace their emotions, a study suggests. Keeping a stiff upper lip may have health consequences.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: inflammation death stress emotions relationships health-and-medicine

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