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Personal health trackers may include smart face mask, other wearables

June 27, 2022

New research demonstrates different ways to improve wearable bioelectronic devices and materials to provide better real-time monitoring of a person's health, including vital signs.

Personal health trackers may include smart face mask, other wearables

Environmental factors predict risk of death

June 24, 2022

Along with high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking, environmental factors such as air pollution are highly predictive of people's chances of dying, especially from heart attack and stroke, a new study shows.

Environmental factors predict risk of death

Arsenic in private well water contributes to low birth weight even at low levels

June 24, 2022

In the largest epidemiologic study of arsenic and birth outcomes to date, researchers estimated arsenic levels in U.S. private well water sources by county and compared estimates to documented birth outcomes. They found an association between estimated groundwater arsenic concentration and risk of low birth weight.

Arsenic in private well water contributes to low birth weight even at low levels

Flu vaccination linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

June 24, 2022

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new study.

Flu vaccination linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

Females itch less than males

June 24, 2022

The female hormone estradiol was found to suppress psoriasis in mice by regulating neutrophil and macrophage cells. The conditional knockout mice without the natural ovarian hormones estradiol showed symptoms of severe skin inflammation.

Females itch less than males

Can Good Hydration Reduce Risk of Heart Failure?

June 24, 2022

NIH researchers have found that staying well hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure. Their research, which appears in the European Heart Journal, suggests that consuming sufficient amounts of fluids throughout life not only supports essential body functioning, but may also reduce the risk of severe heart problems later on.

Can Good Hydration Reduce Risk of Heart Failure?

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy helps protect infants from needing hospital care for COVID-19

June 23, 2022

A new study provides additional evidence that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect babies younger than 6 months from being hospitalized due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy helps protect infants from needing hospital care for COVID-19

Women's heart attacks are often missed: This gene may help explain why

June 23, 2022

Newly identified genes may help explain why women experience different heart disease symptoms than men do, which often leads to misdiagnosing serious problems.

Women's heart attacks are often missed: This gene may help explain why

A potentially more effective treatment for HER2 mutant metastatic breast cancer

June 23, 2022

Researchers have identified a HER2 mutation that confers therapeutic resistance and promotes metastatic behavior in lobular breast cancer. Importantly, they also showed that the drug poziotinib, which is already approved for other cancer types, reduced tumor growth and multi-organ metastasis in laboratory tests and animal models. A phase II clinical trial is on the works to determine the value of this drug in the treatment of patients with this devastating condition.

A potentially more effective treatment for HER2 mutant metastatic breast cancer

As US obesity epidemic grows, new study shows who is gaining weight over the last decade

June 23, 2022

Research looked at the long-term weight gain of more than 13,800 U.S. adults -- a rare data point unearthed in obesity research. The study shows more than half of American adults gained 5% or more body weight over a 10-year period and more than a third of American adults gained 10% or more body weight. Just under a fifth gained 20% or more body weight.

As US obesity epidemic grows, new study shows who is gaining weight over the last decade