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Released: 2-Nov-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Being taller throughout life may protect against heart disease and stroke
University of Bristol

Being taller during the course of a person’s lifetime could protect against heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new University of Bristol-led study. The research, which analysed height and genetic data on over 454,000 individuals, is published in the pre-print publication* medRxiv.

Released: 2-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
Counterfeit pills sold in Mexican pharmacies found to contain fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study provides the first scientific evidence that brick and mortar pharmacies in Northern Mexican tourist towns are selling counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine. These pills are sold mainly to US tourists, and are often passed off as controlled substances such as Oxycodone, Percocet, and Adderall.

Newswise: Experts Tackle Racial Disparities Affecting People with Allergic Conditions
Released: 11-Jan-2023 10:45 AM EST
Experts Tackle Racial Disparities Affecting People with Allergic Conditions
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A special article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports on the findings of a roundtable discussion that focused on challenges that people with skin of color with atopic dermatitis and food allergy often experience based on their skin type, their comfort level with health care providers, where they live, and many other sociodemographic factors.

Released: 4-Aug-2022 12:25 PM EDT
YourBio Health: Partner in the Decentralization of Clinical Trials
YourBio Health

YourBio Health, Inc., developers of the world's first painless push-button blood collection device, was identified as a key contributor in the recent preprint published report in medRxiv.

Released: 26-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Moderna vaccines better protect long-term care home residents
McMaster University

Moderna vaccines are better than Pfizer in protecting residents of long-term care (LTC) homes from COVID-19 Omicron infections, say McMaster University researchers.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Telehealth flexibilities didn’t send Medicare visits soaring, despite worries
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Older Americans and their health care providers have settled into a steady pattern of using telehealth technology for nearly 1 in 10 outpatient appointments, a new analysis of Medicare data, published as a preprint, shows.

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Released: 16-Jun-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Did Supernovae Help Form Barnard’s Loop?
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

A new view begins to piece together the 3D puzzle of Orion and how Barnard's Loop may have formed.

Released: 31-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Astronomers Identify 116,000 New Variable Stars
Ohio State University

Ohio State University astronomers have identified about 116,000 new variable stars, according to a new paper.

Released: 21-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study Reveals How Omicron Variants Escape Immune System to Become So Contagious
Houston Methodist

A new Houston Methodist study explains clever ways the BA.1 and BA.2 omicron variants escape antibodies, contributing to the ability of these variants to spread rapidly and to be so successful in infecting people with the COVID-19 virus. Knowing this could lead to new therapeutic targets and help update vaccine formulations.

Released: 1-Apr-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Social distancing helps, but there is more to the story
University of Oregon

Researchers from the University of Oregon and Portland State University provide new insight into the value of and limitations of social distancing to mitigate airborne disease transmission.

Released: 3-Feb-2022 4:10 PM EST
Early data suggests many individuals still COVID+ after 5 days of isolation, challenging return-to-work recommendations
University of Chicago Medical Center

A preprint of new data collected from healthcare workers at the University of Chicago Medicine found more than half of individuals who felt well enough to work still tested positive at 6 days after symptom onset.

Released: 18-Jan-2022 2:15 PM EST
Study suggests that two doses of COVID-19 vaccine may protect against long COVID
Bar-Ilan University

A new study shows a major reduction in the most commonly-reported long-term symptoms of COVID-19 among individuals vaccinated with two doses and infected with the virus compared to non-vaccinated previously-infected individuals. Those vaccinated and infected individuals reported no more of these symptoms than individuals who were never infected with the virus.

Newswise: Early Use of Convalescent Plasma May Help Outpatients with Covid-19 Avoid Hospitalization
Released: 21-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST
Early Use of Convalescent Plasma May Help Outpatients with Covid-19 Avoid Hospitalization
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The results of a nationwide, multicenter clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides solid evidence for the use of plasma from convalescent patients — those who have recovered from the disease and whose blood contains antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 — as an early treatment

Released: 17-Dec-2021 10:05 AM EST
New Study Adds More Evidence for Omicron Immune Evasion
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new study from COVID researchers at Columbia and the University of Hong Kong adds more evidence that the omicron variant can evade the immune protection conferred by vaccines and natural infection.

Newswise: Gay men earn the most undergraduate and graduate degrees in the US, study shows
Released: 18-Nov-2021 12:15 PM EST
Gay men earn the most undergraduate and graduate degrees in the US, study shows
University of Notre Dame

A new study from a University of Notre Dame researcher reveals how, without including sexuality, broad statements about gender and education are incomplete and misleading.

Released: 10-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
Citizen Scientists Find 10,000 New Variable Stars
Ohio State University

Volunteer citizen scientists parsing data from a network of telescopes around the world this year identified 10,000 new variable stars in the Milky Way, according to a recent paper.

Released: 1-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Medical research reduces deaths in areas where it is created
Ohio State University

A new study provides a novel way of showing that medical research does indeed save lives, starting in the local communities where it is produced.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 3:45 AM EDT
Flawed climate change targets miss the mark
University of Adelaide

According to new research from the University of Adelaide the 2050 target to reduce climate change emissions is too little and too late.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 3:15 AM EDT
Carbon dioxide emissions rebound to nearly pre-pandemic levels
University of California, Irvine

Days before the opening of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland, the latest estimates by the Carbon Monitor, an international research initiative begun during the pandemic, show that global carbon dioxide emissions as of the end of September 2021 were just 0.9 percent lower than emissions at the same time in 2019.

Newswise: The genetic basis of tail-loss evolution in humans and apes
Released: 25-Oct-2021 1:40 PM EDT
The genetic basis of tail-loss evolution in humans and apes
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

NYU researchers at the Tandon School of Engineering and the Grossman School of Medicine are trying to understand an age-old question that bedeviled most of us at some point: Why do all the other animals have tails, but not me?

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