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Frequent peak air pollution exposure associated with reduced test scores for third graders

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 08:01
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the tiny particles responsible for hazy air pollution, are detrimental to children's health even inside the classroom. Mounting evidence has linked chronic exposure with poor academic performance in K-12 students.

Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants may pollute indoor air

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 07:51
Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by University of Saskatchewan.

MU researcher identifies resources to assist overburdened family caregivers

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 07:09
After Jo-Ana Chase heard her mother had successful heart surgery, she was relieved when her mom was finally discharged from the hospital and sent home to be cared for by her brother.

Alcohol-free hand sanitizer works just as well as alcohol-based products to control COVID-19

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:58
A new study from researchers at Brigham Young University finds that alcohol-free hand sanitizer is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based products.

COVID-19 may exacerbate mental health symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:51
Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges during the weeks immediately before and after birth.

Medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability, study shows

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:44
A landmark study on how cannabis affects driving ability has shown that cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis component now widely used for medical purposes, does not impair driving, while moderate amounts of the main intoxicating component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produce mild driving impairment lasting up to four hours.

More than 40 Dana-Farber studies to be presented at the virtual 62nd ASH Annual Meeting

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:32
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will present more than 40 research studies at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting on December 5-8, including two studies that were selected for inclusion in the official press program.

Nanomedicine's giant step into the fight against the COVID-19

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:29
A recent editorial in Nature Nanotechnology discusses the enormous feat of scientific innovation, with messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccines developed to deliver the gene sequence of specific SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins into host cells using nanotechnology platforms.

Study may help to better understand the pathological process involved in brain diseases

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:05
A team of researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has taken a major step toward understanding the mechanisms involved in the formation of large clumps of tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease and several other neurodegenerative disorders.

Older adults may be coping with COVID-19's mental health effects better than other age groups

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:57
Older adults are especially vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic--with higher risks of severe complications and death, and potentially greater difficulties accessing care and adapting to technologies such as telemedicine.

Research suggests plant flavonols could serve as effective antivirals for SARS-CoV-2

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:49
Researchers in Algeria have reviewed some of the evidence suggesting that flavonols commonly found in many plants and vegetables could be used as a therapeutic approach to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Study shows link between menopause symptom burden and lower work performance

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:48
With a large percentage of women in the workplace aged between 40 and 59 years, the challenge of women managing menopause symptoms while at work is commonplace.

Study uncovers a promising therapeutic target for retinal dystrophies

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:39
A team of LSU Health New Orleans researchers reports for the first time that deleting one of the inhibitors of the RPE65 gene in a mouse model that carries a human disease mutation prevents degeneration of cone photoreceptors that are used for daytime high-resolution color vision.

KU Leuven vaccine candidate works against yellow fever and SARS-CoV-2 infection

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:34
Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate against Covid-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever. Results published today in Nature show that the vaccine protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after a single dose.

Does smoking increase risk of COVID-19 hospitalization?

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:23
A study conducted by UK researchers has found that patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were less likely to be current smokers than patients who had been admitted with other types of respiratory viral infections last year (2019).

Mayo Clinic study identifies trends in statin use across the U.S.

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:20
People who have coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral artery disease often are prescribed a statin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.

HIV 'wonder drug' may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, study suggests

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:15
Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS Day. The study finds that this so-called 'wonder drug' may be less effective in patients resistant to older drugs.

Experimental drug can reverse age-related memory decline in mice

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 05:07
Just a few doses of an experimental drug can reverse age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a new study by UC San Francisco scientists.

Children with dyslexia show higher emotional reactivity

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 04:59
Children diagnosed with dyslexia show greater emotional reactivity than children without dyslexia, according to a new collaborative study by UC San Francisco neuroscientists with the UCSF Dyslexia Center and UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol, finds study

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 04:53
A new global study finds older people in wealthy countries consume more alcohol than their counterparts in middle-income countries, on average, although a higher cost of alcohol is associated with less frequent drinking.