Stickers ‘listen’ to skin to track your health

A sensor that sticks to the skin can pick up signals like a blush or heartbeat and beam health readings to a receiver clipped to your clothes.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology sensors skin wearable-devices

How hospital pharmacists can cut antibiotic use

"This is a matter of major consequence, because up to 50% of antibiotic use in our study was inappropriate..."

Sarah Avery-Duke | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics drug-resistance hospitals medications

Ebola treatment massively cuts death rate, but it’s no cure

A new treatment for Ebola shows huge promise for cutting the mortality rate, but researchers caution that we haven't cured the disease yet.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies ebola outbreak viruses

Amino acid trio blocks Zika’s ability to replicate

A formulation of three amino acids hampers the ability of the Zika virus to replicate in human and non-human cells, researchers say.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amino-acids mosquitoes viruses zika

Tiny ‘glass’ bottles deliver drugs at right temp and place

"This new method could allow infusion therapies to target specific parts of the body and potentially negating certain side effects..."

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer drug-delivery nanotechnology

Team finds the ‘signature’ of guts that don’t get C. diff

New findings outline a set of molecular signs that indicate a person has—or is at risk for—potentially dangerous diarrhea from C. difficile.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine c-diff digestive-system feces gut-bacteria intestines microbiomes

More fruits and veggies may ease fatigue for people with MS

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may ease the fatigue that common in people with multiple sclerosis.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cholesterol fatigue food multiple-sclerosis

Pregnant trans men need better health care

Transgender men who become pregnant face multiple obstacles to receiving appropriate health care.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine births depression gender lgbtq pregnancy transgender

Catching vision issues early could mean more healthy years

Detecting and managing hearing and vision impairments early on could help older adults live more years in good health.

Duke-NUS | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hearing life-expectancy older-adults vision

More obesity among black men who attend church often

New research finds a link between obesity and church attendance among African American men.

Lucas Hubbard-Duke | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine body-weight obesity religion

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