Your local city park may be improving your health, according to a new paper led by Stanford University researchers. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lays out how access to nature increases people’s physical activity – and therefore overall health – in cities. Lack of physical activity in the U.S.
A new analysis, published in Academic Radiology, suggests that almost a quarter of interval breast cancers could have been caught earlier than they were. The term “interval breast cancer” refers to cancers that present themselves or are detected within about 12 months after a mammogram that came back normal. They are considered “interval” cancers because
This past weekend I had the chance to see some nursing friends I hadn’t seen in a while. All vaccinated and sitting at an outdoor table for brunch, it felt like no time had passed. Of course, over a year had gone by since we were able to sit face-to-face and enjoy each other’s company.
Do you need a breather? Take time to go offline and connect with nature this week. Your mental health will feel better for it Over the last year, many of us have come to rely on our gardens and local green spaces more than ever. After periods of social restrictions, we’ve rediscovered the importance of
The latest about sleep deprivation and dementia: The Washington Post interviews researchers about recent studies. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine coordinated an initiative with the American Academy of Neurology and others to respond to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s draft assessment questioning CPAP’s long-term clinical benefits. Repetitive head hits caused chronic synaptic
During the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he was the first person with Asperger’s Syndrome to host the variety sketch show. “Or at least the first person to admit it,” he said during the opening monologue. This may have been the first time that Musk has publicly said he
In this article LYFT A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver’s car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Gene J. Puskar | AP Uber and Lyft will offer free rides to vaccination sites until July 4 as part of new White House partnership, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday. “By helping Americans
A novel gene therapy for severe combined immunodeficiency from adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA-SCID) restored immune cell counts without death or need for enzyme replacement therapy, researchers reported. Survival without needing to re-initiate pegylated ADA enzyme replacement therapy, or have a rescue allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHCT), was 95% to 97% at last follow-up at
An experimental form of gene therapy developed by a team of researchers from UCLA and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London has successfully treated 48 of 50 children born with a rare and deadly inherited disorder that leaves them without an immune system. Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID, is caused
May 11 2021 BioEcho Life Sciences announces that the company has recently received CE-mark approval for their EchoLUTION Viral RNA/DNA Swab Kit product line, which has been classified as a medical device Class A IVD in the European Union. To obtain this certification the products have to comply with the regulation 2017/746 of the European
GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced data from a preclinical study of the company’s combination quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine (NanoFlu™) and COVID-19 vaccine candidate (NVX-CoV2373). The NanoFlu/NVX-CoV2373 combination vaccine demonstrated positive immune responses to both influenza and SARS-CoV-2. A pre-print of the
You may think that all activewear is created equal. Aside from being stretchy, form-fitting, and moisture-wicking, what else do you really need from workout tights or a sports bra? Turns out, women should be expecting a lot more. For starters, your fitness pieces should move with your unique shape while providing support and comfort. They
A new Dartmouth-led study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics, has found that the disproportionate use of premiums within child-targeted TV advertising for children’s fast-food meals is deceptive. The researchers examined thousands of advertisements from 11 fast-food restaurants, but one company–McDonald’s–accounted for nearly all the airtime and, as a result, the findings. The researchers
Mental illnesses and disorders can be very common, and have serious consequences for people and the healthcare system. While the impact of mental illness is often very serious for individuals and their loved ones, most people don’t know how common mental health disorders are. Understanding exactly how prevalent, or common, certain mental disorders are, helps
If you’ve ever heard of BRCA genes, chances are you’ve wondered a time or two whether you might be one of the unlucky individuals who has this type of gene mutation. Whatever your questions are about the BRCA genes, their mutations, and testing, we’ve got your answers here. What are BRCA gene mutations? BRCA1 and
In what’s likely a first for any drug with emergency use authorization (EUA), Regeneron launched TV ads for its monoclonal antibody combination therapy for COVID-19. The ads are permitted by the drug’s EUA, a spokesperson for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research told MedPage Today. “Any materials made available must be consistent with
The more complicated a primary endpoint, the greater a puzzle it can be for clinicians to interpret the results. It’s likely even tougher for patients, who don’t help choose the events studied in clinical trials yet are increasingly sharing in the management decisions they influence. That creates an opening for a more patient-centered take on
You might think that when asthma patients were switched involuntarily from regular insurance to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), a substantial number would cut corners on their daily controller medications — but you would mostly be wrong, researchers said. In fact, in a study of some 185,000 pediatric and adult patients with asthma spanning 2002 to
Managing weight, blood pressure and cholesterol in children may help protect brain function in later life, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. This is the first study to highlight that cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood through mid-life may influence poor cognitive performance at midlife. Previous research
May 10, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. The FDA amended the EUA originally issued
Cerebral aneurysms are malformations caused by abnormalities on the walls of blood vessels in the brain. When these blood vessels rupture, about 30% of the sufferers die on the spot, giving these the rightful label of ‘ticking bombs in the head’. Recently, a research team at POSTECH has come up with a new treatment that
In this article PFE 22UA-DE National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen. “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents
Move and flow along with fitness YouTuber Maddie Lymburner, known as MadFit, to Billie Eilish‘s latest hit, “Your Power.” The slow-paced, more-relaxed dance choreography goes perfectly with the gentler mood of this song. This is a full-body workout that takes just a few minutes, but Lymburner said in the comments section, “You’ll definitely feel the
In a small study, researchers found college athletes who contracted COVID-19 rarely had cardiac complications. Most had mild COVID symptoms that did not require treatment, and in a small percentage of those with abnormal cardiac testing, there was no evidence of heart damage on special imaging tests. All athletes returned to sports without any health
Have you ever felt like something was on your skin, but looked down to see nothing there? For those with tactile hallucinations, this is a regular, and often disturbing, occurrence, but there are coping strategies to help you through it It’s 1am, I’m laying in bed, and I can feel something crawling over my skin.
Overall mortality rates for cancer continue to decline in the U.S., but since 2011 that decline has slowed for obesity-associated cancers, likely due to the obesity epidemic, researchers reported. The mortality trends for obesity-associated cancers mirror those for heart disease, according to Christy Avery, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
In the United States, cryoablation or freezing tissue to death is a primary treatment option for a variety of cancers, including those originating in or spread to the bone, cervix, eye, kidney, liver, lung, pancreas, and prostate. Cryoablation for prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men, was first approved in the 1990s.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images A World Health Organization official said Monday