High-income regions less certain about safety of vaccines compared to low-income countries, says survey
High-income regions less certain about safety of vaccines compared to low-income countries, says survey

An overwhelming majority of people in lower-income areas ‘agree’ (‘somewhat’ or ‘strongly’) that vaccines are safe, says Wellcome Global Monitor report

Regions with strong institutions have high trust in scientists, while those with high income inequality trust them less, says survey
Regions with strong institutions have high trust in scientists, while those with high income inequality trust them less, says survey

The Wellcome Global Monitor asked over 140,000 people aged 15 and older, in more than 140 countries, how they think and feel about health and science.

Gender pay gap between university presidents shrinks as the institution's status rises: Study
Gender pay gap between university presidents shrinks as the institution's status rises: Study

The research is based on 17 years of data from over 1,100 university presidents working for more than 700 universities in the US

Social media posts can predict diabetes, depression, anxiety, and psychosis better than demographic info: Study
Social media posts can predict diabetes, depression, anxiety, and psychosis better than demographic info: Study

Researchers analyzed 949,530 Facebook status updates of 999 patients containing around 20 million words and found all 21 medical conditions studied could be predicted from the language used in the posts

Top US science agencies received very few sexual harassment complaints from researchers at universities: Report
Top US science agencies received very few sexual harassment complaints from researchers at universities: Report

Most science agencies learned about instances of sexual harassment from the media and other sources, according to the report on sexual harassment in STEM Research, released by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Researchers move closer to Malaria vaccine that could finally stop disease that kills nearly half a million every year
Researchers move closer to Malaria vaccine that could finally stop disease that kills nearly half a million every year

The University of Oxford-led research project also identified an antibody that slows the RH5 protein of the parasite from binding with a human protein on the red blood cells

Childhood obesity can lead to higher blood pressure, increased risk of future stroke or heart attack: Study
Childhood obesity can lead to higher blood pressure, increased risk of future stroke or heart attack: Study

The myth that excess weight in children has no consequences can impede the prevention of such a severe health problem, according to the research team

Climate change, global warming to significantly increase the risk of violent armed conflicts: Study
Climate change, global warming to significantly increase the risk of violent armed conflicts: Study

Even if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius, the influence of climate on conflicts would more than double, say researchers from Stanford

Low vegetable, fruit consumption causes 139,000 deaths from heart disease, stroke in US: Study
Low vegetable, fruit consumption causes 139,000 deaths from heart disease, stroke in US: Study

The researchers defined optimal fruit intake as 300 grams per day—equivalent to roughly two small apples—and optimal intake of vegetables was described as 400 grams per day—about three cups of raw carrots

'13 Reasons Why' linked to 28.9% rise in youth suicide rates in the month after show's release, says study
'13 Reasons Why' linked to 28.9% rise in youth suicide rates in the month after show's release, says study

The researchers estimated that the series' release was associated with approximately 195 additional suicide deaths in 2017 among 10- to 17-year-olds

African American students at greater risk of being suspended or expelled in schools than their peers, claims study
African American students at greater risk of being suspended or expelled in schools than their peers, claims study

A report based on 15,901 middle and 18,303 high schools in the US concludes that there is robust proof of persistent discrepancies in disciplinary practices and actions across ethnic and racial groups

Football players born in the first quarter of the year are most likely to be successful in the NFL, says new study
Football players born in the first quarter of the year are most likely to be successful in the NFL, says new study

The study looked at 18,898 football players born after 1940 and found an excess of January and February births

One in five people in post-conflict settings suffer from a mental health condition, three times the global estimate
One in five people in post-conflict settings suffer from a mental health condition, three times the global estimate

The number is significantly higher than the global estimate for mental health conditions in the general population, which stands at one in 14 people

Cure for chronic Hepatitis B closer, bringing relief for an estimated 257 million people who suffer from the viral infection
Cure for chronic Hepatitis B closer, bringing relief for an estimated 257 million people who suffer from the viral infection

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in curing a chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus in a mouse model

Why do Americans die? Research finds media has little clue, largely reporting on subjects that don't affect citizens' mortality
Why do Americans die? Research finds media has little clue, largely reporting on subjects that don't affect citizens' mortality

The project by researchers at University of California San Diego analysed Google searches and the article databases of The New York Times and The Guardian

Your personality may influence what type of drugs you get addicted to, claims new study
Your personality may influence what type of drugs you get addicted to, claims new study

The study shows that there is a significant difference in the psychological profiles of drug users and non-users, and hence, a psychological predisposition to drug addiction exists

Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study
Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study

Climate change is projected to increase heat-related mortality in the US, Europe, the Americas, East, and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa

Dengue kills 10,000 people every year and could affect over 6 billion people by 2080: Study
Dengue kills 10,000 people every year and could affect over 6 billion people by 2080: Study

While climate change is likely to contribute to dengue expansion, population growth and increasing urbanization in tropical areas will play a much more significant role in shaping who will be at risk

PET plastic used extensively in consumer products has permeated the deep sea water column and entered the food chain
PET plastic used extensively in consumer products has permeated the deep sea water column and entered the food chain

A new study provides direct proof that a potentially large pool of marine microplastics may exist within the largest living space on Earth, the deep-sea water column

Dietary supplements cause severe health problems in children and young adults, finds study
Dietary supplements cause severe health problems in children and young adults, finds study

Supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy were associated with almost three times the risk for critical medical issues compared with vitamins

If you are always stressed, your dog might catch it too, says study
If you are always stressed, your dog might catch it too, says study

The study is the first demonstration of a long-term synchronization in stress levels between members of two different species.

Science finally finds human endurance limit, even the world's fastest ultra-marathoners can't surpass it
Science finally finds human endurance limit, even the world's fastest ultra-marathoners can't surpass it

Humans can only burn calories at 2.5 times their resting metabolic rate. Beyond that, the body starts to break down its own tissues to make up for the caloric deficit

New study unlocks the secrets of Beethoven's magical musical patterns
New study unlocks the secrets of Beethoven's magical musical patterns

EPFL researchers decoded his style using data science and found the nearly deaf composer's compositions to contain over 1000 different types of dominant and tonic chords

Brushing and flossing teeth can help postpone Alzheimer's disease, new research shows
Brushing and flossing teeth can help postpone Alzheimer's disease, new research shows

According to new findings, gum disease (gingivitis) plays a "decisive" role in whether a person will develop Alzheimer's or not

Climate change could lead to collapse of human civilization in next 30 years: Researchers issue stark warning
Climate change could lead to collapse of human civilization in next 30 years: Researchers issue stark warning

The paper warns that if we continue on a path of unchecked emissions, by 2050, 35% of the global land area, and 55% of the global population, will be subject to over 20 days a year of "lethal heat conditions", which will be beyond the threshold of human survivability.

Drug resistance in tuberculosis bacteria reversed in lab by research team in major breakthrough for future treatment
Drug resistance in tuberculosis bacteria reversed in lab by research team in major breakthrough for future treatment

Researchers have found a compound that prevents and even reverses resistance to isoniazid, the most widely used antibiotic for treating TB

Plastic waste can now power jets and cars as scientists crack global problem in new study
Plastic waste can now power jets and cars as scientists crack global problem in new study

Researchers were able to produce a mixture of 85% jet fuel and 15% diesel fuel from a mixed variety of waste plastic products like water bottles, milk bottles, and plastic bags in a study led by Washington State University

Fat shaming makes children indulge in binge eating causing them to gain more weight, claims study
Fat shaming makes children indulge in binge eating causing them to gain more weight, claims study

About 110 youths who are, or are at risk of being, overweight participated in the study which was conducted by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda

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