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2024-02-14 22:05:05
by Dan McCue
COVID Vax, Booster During Pregnancy Bolsters Protections for Newborns

WASHINGTON — Women who receive an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination or booster during pregnancy can provide their infants with significant protection... Read More

WASHINGTON — Women who receive an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination or booster during pregnancy can provide their infants with significant protection against COVID-19 for at least six months after birth, a new study found. The research was conducted by the Infectious... Read More

2024-02-12 22:08:32
by Dan McCue
Scientists Set Record for Fusion-Generated Energy

OXFORDSHIRE, U.K. — Researchers at a joint European testing facility set a record for the amount of energy generated from... Read More

OXFORDSHIRE, U.K. — Researchers at a joint European testing facility set a record for the amount of energy generated from the process of nuclear fusion, but experts say machines capable of safely supplying that energy to the grid are still... Read More

First US Lunar Lander in Over 50 Years Launched but Problem Develops on Way to Moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first U.S. lunar lander in more than 50 years rocketed to space Monday, launching... Read More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first U.S. lunar lander in more than 50 years rocketed to space Monday, launching a race for private companies to deliver experiments and other items to the moon. But about seven hours after liftoff,... Read More

2023-12-20 20:35:34
by Dan McCue
Study Shows Parents’ Poor Health Literacy Inhibits Patient Care

VIENNA, Austria — Poor health literacy on the part of a patient or caregiver may cloud their understanding of post-discharge... Read More

VIENNA, Austria — Poor health literacy on the part of a patient or caregiver may cloud their understanding of post-discharge care instructions, threatening patient safety, a new study from the Medical University of Vienna found. The cross-sectional study conducted by... Read More

2023-12-06 21:48:00
by Dan McCue
New Report Sheds Some Light on Rare Post-COVID Shot Syndrome

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A study from the Yale School of Medicine sheds some new light on the rare, but... Read More

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A study from the Yale School of Medicine sheds some new light on the rare, but chronic and debilitating condition some people report experiencing after getting a COVID-19 vaccination. The paper, which was posted on the... Read More

2023-11-07 18:26:55
by Jesse Zucker
Getting Quality Sleep Impacts Health and Fitness

WASHINGTON — We’ve all woken up feeling groggy and dreading the day ahead. When you’re busy and stressed, it’s hard... Read More

WASHINGTON — We’ve all woken up feeling groggy and dreading the day ahead. When you’re busy and stressed, it’s hard to get to bed early. Even if you manage an early bedtime, sometimes you can’t fall asleep. The CDC states... Read More

Mind-Altering Ketamine Becomes Latest Pain Treatment, Despite Little Research

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. doctors scale back their use of opioid painkillers, a new option for hard-to-treat pain is taking... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. doctors scale back their use of opioid painkillers, a new option for hard-to-treat pain is taking root: ketamine, the decades-old surgical drug that is now a trendy psychedelic therapy. Prescriptions for ketamine have soared in recent years,... Read More

AI Raises Fears About Risks to Humanity. Are Tech and Political Leaders Doing Enough?

LONDON (AP) — Chatbots like ChatGPT wowed the world with their ability to write speeches, plan vacations or hold a conversation as good... Read More

LONDON (AP) — Chatbots like ChatGPT wowed the world with their ability to write speeches, plan vacations or hold a conversation as good as or arguably even better than humans do, thanks to cutting-edge artificial intelligence systems. Now, frontier AI has become the... Read More

2023-10-18 17:49:28
by Dan McCue
FDA Establishes New Advisory Committee on Digital Health Technologies

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new Digital Health Advisory Committee to help the agency assess... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new Digital Health Advisory Committee to help the agency assess and deal with the complex scientific and technical issues related to the burgeoning market of new digital health technologies. These... Read More

Are 3D Mammograms Better Than Standard Imaging? Diverse Study Aims to Find Out

Are 3D mammograms better than standard 2D imaging for catching advanced cancers? A clinical trial is recruiting thousands of volunteers — including... Read More

Are 3D mammograms better than standard 2D imaging for catching advanced cancers? A clinical trial is recruiting thousands of volunteers — including a large number of Black women who face disparities in breast cancer death rates — to try to find out.... Read More

2023-09-27 17:33:06
by Dan McCue
Nearly 7% of Americans Say They Have Had Long COVID

ATLANTA — Nearly 7% of Americans participating in a new survey said they’ve had long COVID in the past year,... Read More

ATLANTA — Nearly 7% of Americans participating in a new survey said they’ve had long COVID in the past year, and 3.4% said they had it “currently,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health... Read More

We Carry DNA From Neanderthals and Science Is Now Revealing Their Genetic Legacy

Neanderthals live on within us. These ancient human cousins, and others called Denisovans, once lived alongside our early Homo sapiens ancestors.... Read More

Neanderthals live on within us. These ancient human cousins, and others called Denisovans, once lived alongside our early Homo sapiens ancestors. They mingled and had children. So some of who they were never went away — it's in our genes. And... Read More

2023-08-07 18:51:06
by Dan McCue
Analysis: IRA Is Accelerating Clean Energy Transition, but Hurdles Remain

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after being signed into law by President Joe Biden, the Inflation Reduction Act has undeniably... Read More

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after being signed into law by President Joe Biden, the Inflation Reduction Act has undeniably provided a huge boost to the renewable energy sector, but the speed at which the U.S. actually moves to a... Read More

2023-07-27 18:57:04
by Dan McCue
White House Announces Advanced Cancer Research Initiative 

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday unveiled the first initiative of its new cancer-focused research agency, a program intended... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday unveiled the first initiative of its new cancer-focused research agency, a program intended to improve cancer surgery outcomes by helping doctors more easily distinguish between cancers and healthy tissue. The administration’s Advanced Research... Read More

2023-07-26 16:05:57
by Dan McCue
Study Examines Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Problems

WASHINGTON — Sudden cardiac episodes suffered by people with obstructive sleep apnea — interrupted breathing during sleep — are most... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sudden cardiac episodes suffered by people with obstructive sleep apnea — interrupted breathing during sleep — are most likely caused by a sudden spike in blood pressure or heart rate caused by a dramatic reduction of blood oxygen... Read More

2023-07-19 18:51:47
by Dan McCue
Stanford President Resigns After Extensive Review of Flawed Research

STANFORD, Calif. — Marc Tessier-Lavigne resigned as president of Stanford University on Wednesday after an independent review of his research... Read More

STANFORD, Calif. — Marc Tessier-Lavigne resigned as president of Stanford University on Wednesday after an independent review of his research found significant flaws in studies and laboratories he supervised. The review by a special committee of the university’s Board of... Read More

2023-07-18 17:23:38
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Told AI Holds Great Risks and Benefits for US Military

WASHINGTON — Artificial intelligence experts warned Tuesday during a congressional hearing of ominous dangers for the United States if it... Read More

WASHINGTON — Artificial intelligence experts warned Tuesday during a congressional hearing of ominous dangers for the United States if it falls behind in developing the technology but a bright future by taking the lead. One of the greatest risks would... Read More

2023-07-05 15:54:28
by Dan McCue
Report: Maternal Mortality Rates More Than Doubled Between 1999, 2019

SEATTLE — The number of U.S. women who died within a year after pregnancy more than doubled between 1999 and... Read More

SEATTLE — The number of U.S. women who died within a year after pregnancy more than doubled between 1999 and 2019, with the highest death rate being experienced by Black and Native American women, according to researchers at the University... Read More

2023-06-28 13:46:44
by Dan McCue
Food Seen as Best Medicine for Chronic Diet-Related Diseases

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — We Americans are a funny bunch when it comes to health. Despite widespread prosperity and the... Read More

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — We Americans are a funny bunch when it comes to health. Despite widespread prosperity and the fact that our farmers feed most of the rest of the world, our life expectancy is plummeting and we suffer... Read More

2023-06-23 21:11:00
by Dan McCue
Researchers Find Means to ‘Reanimate’ Hearts for Transplants

DURHAM, N.C. — A new heart transplant method that “reanimates” a heart after circulatory death could expand the donor pool... Read More

DURHAM, N.C. — A new heart transplant method that “reanimates” a heart after circulatory death could expand the donor pool for heart transplants by as much as 30%, according to Duke University researchers. Historically, hearts could not be donated after... Read More

2023-05-24 20:53:15
by Dan McCue
New Study Finds Strong Legs Could Be Key to Strong Heart

PRAGUE, Czechia — Patients with especially strong legs are less likely to develop heart failure following a heart attack, according... Read More

PRAGUE, Czechia — Patients with especially strong legs are less likely to develop heart failure following a heart attack, according to a new report from the European Society of Cardiology. Myocardial infarction (a heart attack) is the most common cause... Read More

2023-05-02 18:35:13
by Dan McCue
Actor Michael J. Fox Hails ‘Breakthrough’ Parkinson’s Test

NEW YORK — Actor Michael J. Fox is hailing a newly developed spinal fluid test as “one of the most... Read More

NEW YORK — Actor Michael J. Fox is hailing a newly developed spinal fluid test as “one of the most significant breakthroughs in decades” when it comes to understanding Parkinson’s disease. In an op-ed in USA Today and on the... Read More

2023-04-25 18:34:47
by Dan McCue
Biomarker Found in Kids With COVID-Linked Inflammatory Syndrome

WASHINGTON — Children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare condition linked to the virus that causes COVID-19, have biochemical indicators... Read More

WASHINGTON — Children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare condition linked to the virus that causes COVID-19, have biochemical indicators that are distinct from other kids suffering from the virus and that could lead to new means of diagnosis and... Read More

2023-04-18 14:18:38
by Dan McCue
Study Launched to Get Better Grasp of Gulf War Illness

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health have launched a joint study to gain a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health have launched a joint study to gain a better understanding of the chronic symptoms of Gulf War Illness. The disease is known to affect about one-third of the... Read More

2023-04-04 21:23:02
by Dan McCue
Report: Failure to Embrace Center Led to Santos Victory

WASHINGTON — A new analysis of the 2022 electoral race that elevated admitted Republican fabricator George Santos to Congress suggests... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new analysis of the 2022 electoral race that elevated admitted Republican fabricator George Santos to Congress suggests local Democratic leaders made a series of critical blunders heading into the contest, not the least of which was not... Read More

2023-03-23 16:12:36
by Dan McCue
Innovation Rules at ARPA-E Energy Summit Conference

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It’s not a conference so much as a dream factory that’s transpiring through Friday on the... Read More

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It’s not a conference so much as a dream factory that’s transpiring through Friday on the shores of the Potomac River. Now in its 13th year, the ARPA-E Innovation Summit is a three-day program of lectures,... Read More

2023-03-06 21:08:50
by Dan McCue
NIH Successfully Tests Temperature-Stable TB Vaccine

WASHINGTON — A temperature-stable, experimental tuberculosis vaccine has been found safe and effective in a clinical phase 1 trial involving... Read More

WASHINGTON — A temperature-stable, experimental tuberculosis vaccine has been found safe and effective in a clinical phase 1 trial involving healthy adults conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A non-temperature stable form of the candidate previously... Read More

For Man Behind Gene-Edited Babies, a Rocky Return to Science

Five years ago, scientist He Jiankui shocked his peers and the world with claims that he created the first genetically edited... Read More

Five years ago, scientist He Jiankui shocked his peers and the world with claims that he created the first genetically edited babies. Now, after serving three years in a Chinese prison for practicing medicine without a license, he faces obstacles and... Read More

2023-02-21 21:26:43
by Dan McCue
Spinal Cord Stimulation May Restore Arm and Hand Mobility After Stroke

WASHINGTON — Researchers using a device that stimulates the spinal cord said they successfully restored hand mobility in two stroke... Read More

WASHINGTON — Researchers using a device that stimulates the spinal cord said they successfully restored hand mobility in two stroke patients, allowing them to perform daily life activities like using a fork to eat a meal.While the study was admittedly... Read More

2023-02-15 18:14:09
by Dan McCue
NIH Evaluating Antiviral in Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has begun a multi-state clinical trial evaluating an “investigational antiviral” for the treatment... Read More

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has begun a multi-state clinical trial evaluating an “investigational antiviral” for the treatment of adults hospitalized with COVID-19.  The treatment, known as S-217622 or ensitrelvir fumaric acid, was developed in Japan by Hokkaido... Read More

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