Does global warming affect human aggression? Then, a new mouse study shows a link between your nighttime routine and the quality of your sleep. And finally, in the wake of schools moving to virtual learning during the pandemic, scientists have found that rates of bullying actually went down.
Scientists say they’ve come up with a simple skin test that can accurately diagnose Parkinson’s. Then, a new Covid-19 test could be coming that requires you to simply gargle with a sterile saltwater solution. Then, a study shows that a single dose of sub-anesthetic ketamine can treat lazy eye. And finally… a study that shows how smog generates plastic trash.
A study that finds that cutting back on red meat and processed meat in the diet has little impact on health. Then, a study finds that a urine test for a genetic biomarker can accurately detect one form of prostate cancer affecting about a third of men with cancer. Then, an alarming study showing health issues with "cheat days" and keto diets. And finally, …
Death rates due to heart failure have been increasing since 2012 despite improvements in medicine and surgery. Then, Binge drinking is often seen as a problem among college students and 20-somethings… but a study in the journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds that a lot of senior citizens binge drink, too. Then, ACL tears have traditionally been …
Several studies have found little heart benefit in taking a daily aspirin if you don’t already have heart disease… Then, drowning is america’s leading cause of accidental injury death for children under age five… but the drowning rate is dropping dramatically, and finally… if mosquitoes feast on you, it’s because of your breath.
In the first two months of 2019 the U.S. has had more cases of measles than ALL of 2017. Then, if you don't get enough sleep during the week, you can't catch up by sleeping in on the weekend. And finally; does the secret to a long life require drinking alcohol and coffee?
A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 24, 2017.