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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minority and low-income communities face a sleep gap that can damage their health.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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
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.
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
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
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.