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8% of Australian urine samples contain a common weed killer, study finds

2 hours 5 min ago
An Australian-first study by researchers from The University of Queensland has found 8 per cent of urine samples drawn from the general public contained a common weed killer.

Study: Scheduling medical appointments later in the week increases patient attendance by over 10%

2 hours 20 min ago
A new academic study demonstrates for the first time that scheduling medical appointments later in the week increases patient attendance by over 10 per cent.

Researchers discover how cancer cells can turn off the immune system to help tumors grow

3 hours 22 min ago
When cancer arises in the body, it starts with tumor cells that rapidly grow and divide and eventually spread.

COVID-19 booster shots essential for maintaining long-term immunity against infection in older adults

3 hours 55 min ago
In a study of more than 80 men and women from Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that COVID-19 booster shots are essential for maintaining long-term immunity against infection, particularly among older adults.

Poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production, research shows

4 hours 7 min ago
New research from UC shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production. The study was published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine.

Children exposed to diverse accents perform better in learning new words

4 hours 50 min ago
If elementary school children are accustomed to many regional and foreign accents because they hear them frequently in their linguistic environment, then it is easier for them to learn new words from other children who speak with unfamiliar accents.

Mouse model reveals link between GABA receptors and sleepiness in people with myotonic dystrophy

5 hours 6 min ago
People with the inherited disorder myotonic dystrophy (DM) often experience excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue, as well as altered responses to anesthetics that can put them at risk for complications when hospitalized.

Sleep disparities may impact health in minority communities

5 hours 27 min ago
Minority and low-income communities face a sleep gap that can damage their health.

Omega-3 fatty acids can stimulate active healing of inflammation in cases of severe COVID-19

5 hours 43 min ago
Intravenous treatment with omega-3 fatty acids in elderly hospitalized patients in intensive care due to COVID-19 seems to have positive effects on the ability of the immune system to cope with the virus, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Unreliable neurons have advantages for higher brain functions

6 hours 8 min ago
The brain is composed of millions of billions of neurons which communicate with each other. Each neuron collects its many inputs and transmits a spike to its connecting neurons.

Early glycemic control in pregnant patients with gestational diabetes leads to better birth outcomes

6 hours 21 min ago
Pregnant patients treated for gestational diabetes had better birth outcomes if they rapidly improved their blood sugar levels soon after diagnosis rather than having slow or no improvement, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente.

Traumatic injury rates among outdoor workers found to be higher during periods of high heat

6 hours 29 min ago
Rates of traumatic injury among workers in the Oregon agricultural and construction sectors are significantly higher during periods of high heat compared with periods of more moderate weather, a recent Oregon State University study found.

Brain stimulation combined with nasal spray containing nanoparticles can improve stroke recovery

10 hours 19 min ago
In a recent study, researchers from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and other universities in China have reported that brain stimulation combined with a nose spray containing nanoparticles can improve recovery after ischemic stroke in an animal model.

Less screen time and more physical activity may improve executive function in toddlers

11 hours 4 min ago
A new study explored whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers' ability to remember, plan, pay attention, shift between tasks and regulate their own thoughts and behavior, a suite of skills known as executive function.

Combined oral contraceptive pills do not appear to exacerbate macromastia-related symptoms

11 hours 22 min ago
Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) containing both estrogen and progestin do not contribute to the development of enlarged breasts (macromastia) – nor do they increase the risk of breast regrowth in adolescents and young women following breast-reduction surgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Study may one day lead to a new treatment for preventing cerebral palsy

11 hours 33 min ago
Severe brain injury that develops slowly after preterm births, causing the likes of cerebral palsy, may be treatable, new research from the University of Auckland finds.

Primary vaccinations and boosters effective in reducing COVID-19 severity during Delta and Omicron predominance

11 hours 35 min ago
In a new study, researchers analyzed COVID-19 vaccination and surveillance data to understand the effect of primary vaccinations, boosters, and prior SARS-CoV-2 infections on severe COVID-19 outcomes and subsequent infections.

What are the differences in transmissibility between novel and emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants?

11 hours 55 min ago
In a new study, researchers compared the transmissibility of novel and emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.

How a major COVID-19 outbreak occurred in a naïve and vaccinated population in Taiwan with a limited number of entry events

11 hours 59 min ago
Researchers explored the SARS-CoV-2 genome using high-throughput genome sequencing to provide novel insights into how the novel SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.3.7 variant enters and spreads among the otherwise naïve Taiwanese population.

Study examines the incidence of severe COVID-19 in fully vaccinated and boosted high-risk populations

12 hours 22 min ago
In new research, scientists studied a cohort of patients at the U.S Veterans Health Administration facilities to determine the incidence of severe COVID-19 outcomes among individuals with primary and booster doses of any combination of BNT162b2, mRNA-1273, and Ad26.COV2.S vaccines.