Exercise equipment company Peloton officially recalled both its Tread+ and Tread treadmills on Wednesday, admitting the products’ risks after a fight with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (via CNN). Owners of the Tread+ and Tread are shocked and appalled in equal measure, and with good reason: The treadmills’ flaws have led to more than 70
Britain is spending £29.3 million ($40.6 million, 33.8 million euros) on new coronavirus vaccine laboratories in an effort to “future-proof the country from the threat of new variants”, the government said Wednesday. The new labs at the Porton Down research facility in southwest England will be used to test the effectiveness of vaccines against variants
Impaired bone health is among the most significant long-term consequences of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), a common therapy for patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases. To address this serious problem, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) expert Working Group on Cancer and Bone Disease has published a new Executive Summary of its authoritative state-of-the-art
It’s time to figure out once and for all if it’s bad to charge your phone overnight. No, this isn’t an episode of “Mythbusters,” but the revelation of these rumors may feel like a big reveal. According to Business Insider, it’s a common myth that leaving your phone plugged in overnight could damage the battery
A compound in avocados may ultimately offer a route to better leukemia treatment, says a new University of Guelph study. The compound targets an enzyme that scientists have identified for the first time as being critical to cancer cell growth, said Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, Department of Food Science. Published recently in the journal Blood, the
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer to affect men between the ages of 15 and 49, and around 95% of these cases are caused by testicular germ cell tumors. Although testicular germ cell tumors typically manifest after puberty, problems in the embryonic development of germ cells can transform them into cancer cells
Bonding with her baby! Scheana Shay breast-fed her newborn daughter, Summer, in a sweet shot on Tuesday, April 27. BiP’s Krystal Nielson and More Celeb Moms Share Breast-Feeding Pictures The Vanderpump Rules star, 35, smiled down at her infant in the social media upload. Summer nursed while wearing a white shirt, diaper and matching hat.
The current outbreak of a rapidly spreading global disease has caused an urgent need for effective therapies. Many vaccines, however, pose logistical challenges; they must often be transported and stored at very low temperatures, and aren’t always available. One solution may be a low-cost, low-tech method of producing neutralizing antibodies, facilitating global access to preventative
The hormone prolactin has long been understood to play a vital role in breast growth and development and the production of milk during pregnancy. But a pair of recent studies conducted at VCU Massey Cancer Center finds strong evidence that prolactin also acts as a major contributor to breast cancer development and that the hormone
The coronavirus has conquered the world’s highest mountain. A Norwegian climber became the first to be tested for COVID-19 in Mount Everest base camp and was flown by helicopter to Kathmandu, where he was hospitalized. Erlend Ness told The Associated Press in a message Friday that he tested positive on April 15. He said another
Some types of cancer may alter the appearance and function of the heart, according to new research that analyzed people’s hearts before cancer treatment. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Having a history of cancer is linked
Latest remedy for eczema — rub bacteria on to your skin! Healthy strain of skin bacteria can effectively treat flare-ups in people with the most common form of eczema, studies suggest Scientists have developed an unlikely treatment for the dry skin condition eczema — a cream that is packed with human skin bacteria. Studies suggest
Adults with periodontitis transmit bacteria that can cause the disease in future to their children, and the bacteria remain in the oral cavity even when the children undergo treatment of various kinds, reinforcing the need for preventive care in the first year of a baby’s life. This is the main conclusion of a study conducted
New UCLA research suggests that elderly patients of female physicians are more likely than those of male physicians in the same outpatient practice to be vaccinated against the flu. This trend holds for all racial and ethnic groups studied and could provide insight into improving vaccination rates for influenza, COVID-19 and other illnesses, according to
Wheezing, coughing that doesn’t stop, a pale and sweaty face: clinically, severe asthma attacks look very similar from patient to patient. But biologically, not all severe asthma is the same—and a team of scientists has, for the first time, identified the key difference in people, a finding that has important implications for treatment. In a
Federal health officials called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at federal sites starting today. This comes after a total of six women out of the roughly 7 million people who have been vaccinated so far developed a rare and severe blood clot issue. At this time, the FDA
Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia earlier in a pregnancy, even before symptoms occur, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia—a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially in the liver and kidneys —is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby deaths during pregnancy.
If something positive happens in your life, don’t be modest by keeping the news to yourself—brag about it to your close friend or family member, or risk having them feel devalued when they find out second hand, say researchers at the University of Michigan. People are often concerned about being seen as braggarts. They avoid
There are many theories and stories surrounding the origins of Earl Grey tea and its namesake, Earl Charles Grey, who was British Prime Minster in the early 1830s (via World Tea News); however, the truth of his association with the tea is unknown. What we do know, is that Earl Grey is no ordinary black tea.
Researchers at the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL), hosted by the University of São Paulo’s Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP) in Brazil, have developed a technique to reconstruct and produce livers in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept study was conducted with rat livers. In the next stage of their research, the scientists will adapt