MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 — It’s a college tradition to pull “all-nighters” during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies suggest. Researchers found that students who met an “8-hour sleep challenge” during finals week did better on their exams than those who slept less. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these problems — which can lead to […]Continue Reading ...
In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo a nurse looks on from a window of the Giulesti hospital following a fire that left 5 newborn babies dead. Romanian health authorities on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, temporarily closed the maternity hospital in the capital after over a dozen babies born there recently were diagnosed with a […]Continue Reading ...
The Chinese government has stopped the gene editing works of Professor He Jiankui calling it unlawful and unethical. Notably Professor Jiankui had recently claimed to have produced the world’s first pair of twins who have their genetic codes edited so that they would never be infected with HIV. Jiankui, last week had claimed in Hong […]Continue Reading ...
Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term insurance plans are an enticing, low-cost alternative for healthy people. Now, with new federal rules allowing short-term plans that last up to three years, […]Continue Reading ...
An experimental drug is showing some promise in stopping mood abnormalities and cognitive disorders similar to those seen in people with Gulf War illness, an animal study suggests. The research was presented Nov. 7 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. “Our results in mice indicate that this small experimental molecule is […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — Kids with summer birthdays, especially those who spend long hours playing on smartphones and tablets, might be at greater risk for vision problems, a new study suggests. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is on the rise worldwide. It’s what eye doctors call a refractive error, meaning the eyes can’t focus light […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — An “alarming” number of American parents save unused antibiotics and give them to family members and other people, a new study finds. This type of misuse helps fuel antibiotic resistance, the study authors said. Their report is scheduled for presentation Monday in Orlando, Fla., at the national conference of the […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Nobody knows who first said, “To succeed, you first have to fail.” But it’s a phrase many smokers likely relate to. About half of all smokers try to quit each year, according to federal data. But only about 7 percent are successful. “We’ve heard about people who […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 — Life expectancy in the United States has now declined for three years in a row, fueled largely by a record number of drug overdose deaths and rising suicide rates, new government statistics show. “It’s really the first time we’ve seen this multi-year drop” in decades, said Renee Gindi, chief of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 55,000 individuals and identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. These regions probably affect the central nervous system, the study authors said. The discovery might […]Continue Reading ...
“Since Senshu is 4 years old, he didn’t understand everything that was going on. But we told him, ‘You can help your older brother,’ and he understood that,” Natsuko, the boys’ mother, said. “He never said he didn’t want to go to the hospital, and he never cried, either.” Even with a perfect donor match, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease — a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage. The […]Continue Reading ...
Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates estimate. Three deep-red states passed ballot measures expanding their programs […]Continue Reading ...
Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence whole genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle daylight saving time. One of the most popular electronic health records software systems used by hospitals, Epic Systems, can delete records or require cumbersome workarounds when clocks are set back for an hour, prompting many hospitals […]Continue Reading ...
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