“After smallpox was eradicated in the late 1970s, measles became the leading killer of children in the world: two-and-a-half million children died annually.... down to under 60,000-70,000... a 90% reduction. Now I’m worried we’re going to reverse those gains because of this anti-vaccine movement.“
Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes' appeal to kids: New research suggests graphic warning labels - which contain images such as bleeding, cancerous gums and lips - cancel out the effect of ads that prompt children to think of smoking as cool, rebellious and fun, according to new research.
MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug that can kill bacteria but is nontoxic to human cells. In a study of mice, the peptide could completely eliminate Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a strain of bacteria that causes respiratory and other infections and is resistant to most antibiotics.
Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to new research. Those who had no bedtime routine at age 9 had shorter self-reported sleep duration and higher BMI at age 15.
Pig Hearts Successfully Transplanted into Baboons - Now, for the first time, researchers have kept baboons alive and healthy for up to six months on transplanted pig hearts. The cross-species heart procedure brings human trials into view.
Researchers at Stanford University found that the main active component in royal jelly, a protein called royalactin, activates a network of genes that bolsters the ability of stem cells to renew themselves, as reported in Nature Communications.
One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost, and over a third of those patients experiencing cost-related underuse said they never discussed this reality with their provider, finds a new study.
Household Chemicals Linked to Early Onset Puberty in Girls: A long-running study published in Human Reproduction has determined that the onset of female puberty is associated with exposure to chemicals widely used in personal care products such as perfumes, cosmetics, and toothpaste