Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Why sewage may hold the key to tracking diseases far beyond COVID-19

    COVID-19, mpox and many other pathogens are detectable in wastewater, but public health officials are still figuring out how best to use those data.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    A catalog of all human cells reveals a mathematical pattern

    Smaller cells occur in larger numbers in the human body, and cells of different size classes contribute equally to our overall mass.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Doctors found a live python parasite in a woman’s brain

    The infection is the first known case of the worm Ophidascaris robertsi in a person. It’s not the only type of worm that can infect human brains.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Scientists grow humanized kidneys in pig embryos

    The work represents an important advance in the methods needed to grow humanized kidneys, hearts, and pancreases in animals.

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  5. Neuroscience

    Bone marrow in the skull could be used to monitor Alzheimer’s, MS and more

    New observations of skull cell signals and skull tunnels suggest bone marrow there could be used to monitor neurological diseases.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, X-rays provided an unprecedented look inside the brain

    CT scans can now image the whole body and are even used in other scientific fields such as archaeology, zoology and physics.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    A classical lullaby helped reduce newborns’ pain during heel pricks

    Methods to lessen pain for newborns during routine procedures include cuddling and a dose of a sugar solution. Music also appears promising.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    The weight-loss drug Wegovy may also help treat addiction

    Recent studies in mice and rats suggest that semaglutide drugs, like Wegovy, can curb some addictions. Several human trials are underway.

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  9. Neuroscience

    Three ways of rejuvenating aging brains may work via the same protein

    Three brain rejuvenation methods may exert their effects through the same molecule, at least partly, which could lead to therapies for cognitive decline.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Mexican virologist Susana López Charretón uncovered rotaviruses’ secrets

    Knowledge of the complex dance between virus and host cell has led to the development of life-saving vaccines.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    What we still don’t know about Wegovy’s effect on strokes and heart attacks

    A clinical trial suggests that semaglutide, a drug used to treat obesity and diabetes, may protect cardiovascular health in a broad group of people.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    What to know about the new RSV vaccine for pregnant people

    Data on the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine are promising. Questions about safety and how it might be used in conjunction with another new RSV shot remain.

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