California virus cases stop falling, governor urges caution

California Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeve Wednesday and received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot, a move he encouraged others to take as the state heads into the time of year that in 2020 ushered in the deadliest spike of COVID-19 cases. Much has changed since then—88% of those 18 and older in California

Psychologists create first-ever body-maps of hallucinations

University of Leicester psychologists have, for the first time, created body-maps of the sensations that arise during hallucinations in people experiencing psychosis. The study, published in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine, provides the most extensive descriptive data to date on the feelings that arise during hallucinations and where individuals reported sensations in the body. University of Leicester

Can a chemokine help protect against bronchial asthma?

The chemokine RANTES, a signal protein that plays a role in causing certain cells from the immune system to migrate into lung tissue, seems to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the disease bronchial asthma. This is the conclusion reached by a research group led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Susetta Finotto and doctoral candidate Nina Li

SGLT2 Inhibitors for Diabetes: No Link to Fractures in Older Adults

Use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors does not appear to raise the risk for fractures in older adults, new research suggests. The data come from a nationwide propensity score-matched study of US Medicare recipients with type 2 diabetes who were new users of either an SGLT2 inhibitor, a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, or a

Researchers find phthalates in wide variety of fast foods

A team of researchers from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Southwest Research Institute and the Chan School of Public Health, has found phthalates in a wide variety of fast foods. In their paper published in Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, the group describes how they collected samples

COVID-19 vaccination plan for kids 5 to 11

President Biden has released his rollout plan for COVID-19 vaccines in anticipation of approval to use the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11 as part of an emergency use authorization. “The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will be meeting to review the data that was submitted for emergency use authorization on Oct. 26,” says

Metastases use divided blood vessels to grow

For the first time, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have shown that metastases in patients with malignant melanoma gain access to the circulatory system not only through the outgrowth of new blood vessel branches, but also an alternative process in which one blood vessel divides into two parallel vessels by longitudinal splitting. The finding

Stress, Depression During Pregnancy Can Harm Child

New evidence points to the importance of helping mothers with their mental health during pregnancy. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, have found that feelings of stress or depression while pregnant are linked to changes in the placenta where the child is growing. The findings, published in Epigenomics, show these changes

Pharma Cash to Congress

By Elizabeth Lucas and KHN Staff October 26, 2021 Every year, pharmaceutical companies contribute millions of dollars to U.S. senators and representatives as part of a multipronged effort to influence health care lawmaking and spending priorities. Use this tool to explore the sizable role drugmakers play in the campaign finance system, where many industries seek

The Golden Age Celebrities Who Are Still Kicking Life

From a very young age, David’s parents taught him values like empathy and curiosity, which led him to work with the Refugee Children’s Movement and then pursue studies in Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Today he is the world’s most loved broadcaster. He began working for BBC on natural history shows, followed by his own nature-based documentaries. He

Stimulant vs. Nonstimulant Medication: Decoding the Differences In an Ever-Changing ADHD Landscape

When it comes to ADHD treatment, sometimes it’s best to embrace a multimodal approach—a combination of several tailored, complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For many people, this ideal combination can include counseling, behavioral therapy, parenting training, a healthy lifestyle, school accommodations, and medication. In terms of ADHD medication, there are two main types:

The Golden Age Celebrities Who Are Still Kicking Life

Helen Shapiro’s voice is just as magical as it sounds and no one could ever stay still hearing her sing in close proximity. It is the loveliness of her voice that has earned her the fame she enjoys now and, of course, the $19 million sitting in the bank. Helen’s music career started at an