The strain, called M1UK, has an enhanced ability to cause all types of Strep A infection and scientists recommend that its impact on public health is monitored...
Currently, malaria spending is around $4.3 billion globally, but additional funds of $2 billion a year will make a big difference
A new study highlights the importance of long-term monitoring and screening of the health of survivors of disasters
If bowel cancer is diagnosed at the most initial stage over nine in 10 people will survive, but if it is diagnosed at the latest stage, just one in 10 people will survive their disease for at least five years
According to researchers, using e-cigarettes during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in daughters; Recent studies have also stated that e-cigarettes disrupt lung function and raise risk of infection
An indicator of body fat, body mass index or BMI in infants, children, and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, says study
Study suggests exposure to the criminal justice system during childhood places individuals at risk of poor mental health conditions in early adulthood.
The results of the new study challenge the notion of autism as reflecting an ‘extreme male brain’; in the largest study of its kind, researchers found no evidence that testosterone administration affected performance on tests of cognitive empathy.
Higher risk of death from circulatory diseases was associated with drinking two or more glasses per day of soft drinks; researchers also observed that a higher level of total soft drink consumption was associated with a greater risk of Parkinson’s disease deaths.
Globally, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the leading cause of death among middle-aged adults, accounting for 40% of all deaths. But this is not the case in high-income countries
Researchers analyzed over 200 environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood, and found that some of them such as exposure to chemicals, low city walkability and duration of fish intake could have an impact on blood pressure in children
The 'sleeper cells' could provide clues as to why some breast cancer cells become resistant to treatment, causing a patient's drugs to stop working, and their cancer to return, says the team
For candidates who received at least one offer but died without a transplant, the first offer arrived a median of just 78 days after a candidate joined the waiting list
Overall, breast cancer risk is higher in MHT ever users than never users, says a study, which found that among the postmenopausal women who developed breast cancer by 65, 51% had used the hormonal therapy.
A new study has been able to document and quantify the risk that stems from lengthier careers and certain high-impact positions
The study found that resident physicians, who had symptoms of burnout, were more likely to have both explicit and implicit bias
A review of 252 autopsy reports of those who died of AIDS in New York City between 1984 and 2016 shows that preventative medicine is still crucial in keeping patients from developing infections due to reduction in the efficacy of the immune system
Many of the 90,000 Americans awaiting a kidney transplant could reap significant benefits from a more aggressive approach
13 of the first 15 prostate cancer patients treated in a clinical trial of the nanoparticle-based, focal therapy showed no detectable signs of cancer a year after treatment; It's a significant milestone in developing a treatment minus the side-effects of chemo and radiation.
According to new findings, DNA sustains more damage and gets fixed less often when blood sugar levels are high as compared to when blood sugar is at a normal
Results from a clinical trial show that when compared with just lifestyle advice, taking the low-cost polypill reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events by 34%
However, WHO experts warn that the report is based on very limited and sometimes even unreliable data/information
The findings, according to researchers, show that blood pressure monitoring and interventions aimed at maximizing brain health later in life need to be targeted at least by early midlife
The observational study suggests a link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders including major depression, personality disorders among others
Research shows despite considerable progress made in reducing HIV-related deaths and increasing the coverage of ART, HIV/AIDS continues to have devastating health effects globally
The regulations are meant to keep people from securing medical exemptions for non-medical causes to avoid vaccinations. 2019 marked the biggest measles outbreak in decades in the United States with 1,203 individual cases of measles confirmed in 30 states
Significant advances over the past two decades have not effectively improved diabetes outcomes in particular for young, female and non-white adults with diabetes.
Gender minority students are between two and four times more likely to experience mental health problems than the rest of their peers
Since 1998, 829 children have died due to Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke in the US and studies say 80% of them were age three and younger.
Exposure to as low as 1,000 ppm can cause health problems, a threshold that is already exceeded in many indoor environments with increased room occupancy and poor ventilation, warn researchers
The project spearheaded by Dr. Allison Reiss and intends to recreate brain behavior by reengineering human cells that will be collected through voluntary blood tests. The cells will behave like neurons aiding the research.
New Yorkers urged to report harmful algal blooms as they throw up as green dots or linear streaks. Citizens can take digital photos and upload it on the NYS Health Department site.
According to researchers, long-term exposure to all major outdoor air pollutants increases the development of chronic lung disease emphysema, and age-related decline in lung function, even among people who have never smoked
A new study shows that drought and rainfall extremes are explicitly linked with worse child nutrition, and some places are likely to see extreme increases in stunting under severe droughts
Analysis shows an increase of 1 degree Celsius in seawater temperature leads to a 32% increase in methylmercury levels in cod and a 70% increase in spiny dogfish
The researchers studied 38 players on the University of Rochester football team and found that typical hits sustained from playing just one season cause structural changes to the brain
The mini-livers grown from human stem cells can mimic many aspects of human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its progression
High and increasing obesity, among other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes, are jeopardizing further CVD-death declines in many countries
Researchers say they can measure levels of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid-beta in the blood and use such levels to predict whether the protein has accumulated in the brain; Such a test could be available at doctors’ offices within a few years
Study covering 49 medical schools, 3,756 students says negative behavior against minorities discourage them from working in underserved areas, indicating deep roots of structural racism in the profession too
Mosquitoes carrying WNV and EEEV have been reported all over the United States. Here's everything you need to know, from first aid to how to keep them away.
Reseachers say hospitals in Europe are speeding up the spread of bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, which are difficult to treat as they are resistant to carbapenems
Collectively, childhood cancers are the 6th leading cause of total cancer burden worldwide after adult cancers of the lung, liver, stomach, colon, and breast; and the 9th leading cause of childhood disease burden globally.
The beneficial bacteria, Clostridia, prevents weight gain in mice by blocking the intestine's ability to absorb fat, pointing to possibilities for new therapies against obesity.
There have been no human cases reported in New York City this year, but as of July 9, one case was reported in New Jersey and 39 across the US