Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Mar 03, 2020 Wellness
Woman cleaning her nose with toilet paper.
Currently, 50% of the adult population worldwide is overweight or obese. Obesity has been shown to increase the severity of influenza infection

Altruistic babies? Study shows infants are willing to help others

Feb 05, 2020 Wellness
Two little boys sitting on a bench.
Altruistic helping -- the act of giving away something desirable, even at a cost to oneself - is perhaps no more evident than when it comes to food.

Sound of music: How melodic alarms could reduce morning grogginess

Feb 03, 2020 Wellness
Person holding alarm clock.
The sounds that wake you up could be affecting how groggy and clumsy you are in the morning.

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

Jan 07, 2020 Wellness
Little girl eating a hamburger
The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese.

Can brain injury from boxing and MMA be measured?

Dec 27, 2019 Wellness
Two men fighting in boxing ring.
A new study shows different effects in the brain for younger, current fighters compared to older, retired fighters.

Scientists say you can change your personality

Dec 12, 2019 Wellness
Woman lookink at the mirror.
It has long been believed that people can't change their personalities, which are largely stable and inherited

Healthy sleep brain-waves are similar to earthquakes

Nov 15, 2019 Wellness
Findings link healthy sleep to brain-wave bursts that mathematically mimic earthquakes.
Findings link healthy sleep to brain-wave bursts that mathematically mimic earthquakes.

Women scientists author fewer invited commentaries in medical journals than men

Oct 24, 2019 Wellness
Woman scientist in a laboratory.
They found that the disparity was larger for women who were further progressed in their careers

New chemical weapon to combat cancer

Oct 23, 2019 Wellness
Multipolar melanoma cells stained for centrosomes (gamma-tubulin in red, centrin in green) and DNA (DAPI in blue).
The fight against cancer involves eradicating cancer cells but current treatments inevitably have negative consequences on healthy cells.

Scientists find gender-distinct circuit for depression

Oct 10, 2019 Wellness
Gender-Specific Depression Circuit
The study found out that previous research didn't include female subjects but depression drives different behaviors in women and men.

New treatment improves survival in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer

Oct 01, 2019 Wellness
Pink ribbon
An international study shows that administering niraparib after chemotherapy reduces by nearly 40% the risk of relapse or death from this disease.

New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

Sep 30, 2019 Wellness
Woman in laboratory organizing blood samples.
The test uses next-generation sequencing technology to probe DNA for tiny chemical tags that influence whether genes are active or inactive

Research shows racial disparities in pregnant women on dialysis

Sep 26, 2019 Wellness
Pregnant woman.
Among patients with certain kidney disease, there is a racial disparity as to who is more likely to become pregnant.

Does migraine leave your head spinning?

Sep 25, 2019 Wellness
Man holding his head due to migraine.
There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain.

Onion and garlic consumption may reduce breast cancer risk

Sep 24, 2019 Wellness
Woman with a rose near the chest.
Onions and garlic are key ingredients in sofrito, a condiment that's a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine. They may also be a recipe for reducing the risk of breast cancer.
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