Why have experimental therapies for fragile X syndrome not worked? Then, antibiotics are great, but only when they’re actually needed. Plus, don’t try to vape your daily vitamins. And finally… allergies could save you from contracting Covid.
When it comes to illnesses that cause the most deaths, a new study finds that one hidden killer is a lot bigger than most people think: antibiotic-resistant infections. Then, the use of hair products could be altering the course of many pregnancies. And finally, if you’re using a cloth mask to protect yourself against Covid, researchers say it’s a good idea …
An analysis showing states that stuck to tough shelter in place rules are now recovering. Then, your blood type could be a more factor that can raise your risk of contracting coronavirus. Plus, Americans are less happy than they've been in at least 50 years.
A study finds a much lower death rate among coronavirus patients placed on a ventilator. Then, everyone’s wiping down surfaces with disinfectant these days…but they may become contaminated again within seconds. Then, a new study shows that one reason older men have a higher risk for Covid-19 is because they’re not worried about it. And finally, if you’re …
Virtually no one in the US has been unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic, and stress is at high levels. A public health and brain expert discusses why “sheltering in place” is so important in spite of the stress it generates, and a few simple steps to ease the stress.
A three-drug combination that effectively targets Cystic Fibrosis. Then, a study shows that 13 percent of people over age 50 have pills left over from their last prescription. Then, a study that shows that having PTSD nearly doubles a person’s risk of infections. And finally...a study suggests that smaller brain size comes first before heavy alcohol use.
Millions of Americans cannot afford the medications they’ve been prescribed. Many skip doses, split pills or don’t fill prescriptions at all as a result, with sometimes even fatal consequences. But doctors are often unable to consider cost very well in prescribing, as the same drug often costs patients vastly different amounts due to insurance differences. …
A new study about colonoscopies and bacterial infections, then research on how a glass of wine can ward off PMS, and finally how concern about future stress can make the concern become a reality.
Increasing recalls for food contamination have scared many Americans. A noted expert discusses why contamination scares are becoming more common, what government and producers are doing to protect us, and what we can do in our own kitchens to make foods safer.
Many people confuse allergies, colds, and sinus infections. A physician specializing in these maladies describes the differences, and the new ways sinusitis can be treated.
Increased risk of heart disease death for people with restless leg syndrome, an experimental test for whether an upper respiratory infection is caused by a virus or bacteria, and genes that cause bad breath.
The increase in drug overdose deaths, vitamin D to ward off infections, and drug prices.