Category: Health News

Money Worries Raise Suicide Risk in People With ADHD: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 — There’s a link between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), financial stress and suicide risk, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on ADHD and suicide in Sweden from 2002 to 2015, as well as credit and default data from a random sample of more than 189,000 Swedish adults for the same

Millimetre-precision drug delivery to the brain

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method for concentrating and releasing drugs in the brain with pinpoint accuracy. This could make it possible in the future to deliver psychiatric and cancer drugs and other medications only to those regions of the brain where this is medically desirable. Today, this is practically impossible—drugs traveling through

Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to discoverers of hepatitis C

Three scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can cause chronic inflammation of the liver, leading to severe scarring and cancer. The researchers Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice “made seminal discoveries that led to the identification of a novel virus,

Iran hits record high 235 virus deaths

Iran on Monday announced 235 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a figure equalling the record high set nearly 10 weeks ago. The Islamic republic also announced a new record for the number of COVID-19 infections in a single day, for the second time in less than a week. Tehran

Creative ways to exercise during the pandemic

With the coronavirus causing some gym-goers and regulars at the local recreation center to reconsider their workout spot, staying physically active means getting creative with an exercise routine closer to home. There are lots of safe ways to work out while maintaining physical distance. Early fall is a prime time to go outdoors to walk,

Sexual Harassment Common in Orthopedic Surgery Residents

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — A high proportion of female orthopedic surgery trainees report experiencing sexual harassment during residency, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Emily Whicker, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues evaluated sexual harassment during residency among female orthopedic surgeons. Between

Nuclear magnetic resonance insights set stage for next-gen targeted cancer therapies for adults and children

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have visualized previously unknown structures of the ABL kinase, offering insight for designing the next generation of targeted therapies for adult and childhood cancers. The work will advance understanding of treatment resistance to targeted cancer therapies. The findings appear as an advance online publication today in Science. Central