Researchers: Improving Eyesight May Help Prevent Dementia

As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.

#cataracts, #content-type-service, #dementia, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #jama-neurology-journal, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #united-states

The Anti-Vaccine Movement’s New Frontier

A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.

#autism, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disease-rates, #guillain-barre-syndrome, #lancet-the-journal, #measles, #national-vaccine-information-center, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

How Republicans Failed the Unvaccinated

Why more enthusiasm and more advertisement might have saved more lives.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #florida, #great-britain, #lancet-the-journal, #shutdowns-institutional, #sweden, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youtube-com

Is 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day Enough?

Science says you may need less exercise than you think to live a long and healthy life.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #lancet-the-journal, #longevity

The Pandemic Policy That Really Mattered Wasn’t a Policy

Public health is rooted in the soil of trust.

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Family in Nigeria Lost 3 Daughters to Sickle Cell. Can They Save a Fourth?

About 150,000 babies are born each year in Nigeria with sickle cell, a deadly disease. Tens of thousands of them die annually before their fifth birthdays.

#africa, #blood, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #debaun-michael-r, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #genetics-and-heredity, #kano-nigeria, #lancet-the-journal, #national-institutes-of-health, #nigeria, #sickle-cell-anemia, #stroke, #tests-medical

More Than Half of Police Killings Are Mislabeled, New Study Says

Researchers comparing information from death certificates with data from organizations that track police killings in the United States identified a startling discrepancy.

#lancet-the-journal, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

In Review, Top F.D.A. Scientists Question Imminent Need for Booster Shots

An article, written with other vaccine experts, put the regulators at odds with key federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #fauci-anthony-s, #food-and-drug-administration, #gruber-marion, #krause-philip-r, #lancet-the-journal, #marks-peter, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vaccination-and-immunization, #woodcock-janet, #world-health-organization

Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’

An editorial published by more than 200 journals worldwide warned of ‘catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.’

#global-warming, #lancet-the-journal, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-journal-of-medicine

Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Expert advice on whether trimming or waxing your nose hairs might increase the risk of respiratory infections.

#allergies, #asthma, #colds, #content-type-service, #hair, #lancet-the-journal, #nose, #respiratory-diseases

Severe Covid Is More Often Fatal in Africa Than in Other Regions

Inadequate treatment for critically ill patients contributed to higher death rates in Africa, compared to other parts of the world, a study found.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #your-feed-healthcare

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified in South Africa and the U.K.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #israel, #lancet-the-journal, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #pfizer-inc, #qatar, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Slovakia Claims a Bait-and-Switch With the Russian Vaccines it Ordered

Slovakia says that Sputnik V doses it received did “not have the same characteristics and properties” as a version endorsed by a respected British medical journal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #lancet-the-journal, #russia, #russian-direct-investment-fund, #slovakia, #vaccination-and-immunization

Coronavirus Reinfections Are Rare, Danish Researchers Report

People over 65 are more likely to experience a second bout with the virus, according to a large study of medical records.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denmark, #elderly, #immune-system, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

A large study of patients from a Wuhan, China hospital showed that a half-year later, three-quarters were struggling with problems like fatigue, depression and diminished lung function.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #lancet-the-journal, #lungs, #research, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #your-feed-healthcare

Hotter Planet Already Poses Fatal Risks, Health Experts Warn

A new report presented climate change as an immediate public health danger and urged lawmakers to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

#air-pollution, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lancet-the-journal, #salas-rene-n, #wildfires

Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #american-assn-for-the-advancement-of-science, #black-people, #cell-journal, #discrimination, #elife-journal, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #lancet-the-journal, #minorities, #nature-journal, #new-york-times, #pnas-journal, #public-library-of-science-plos, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-society, #science-journal, #science-and-technology, #springer-nature, #your-feed-science

Respecting Children’s Pain

A new study challenges those who care for children to end what researchers say is the common undertreatment of pain in children, starting at birth.

#brain, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #lancet-the-journal, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #parenting

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.

#bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ecohealth-alliance, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #lancet-the-journal, #north-america, #u-s-geological-survey, #your-feed-science

The Pandemic Claims New Victims: Prestigious Medical Journals

Two major study retractions in one month have left researchers wondering if the peer review process is broken.

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Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms

The reports, published in two leading journals, were retracted after authors could not verify an enormous database of medical records.

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Scientists Question Medical Data Used in Second Coronavirus Study

Medical records from a little-known company were used in two studies published in major journals. The New England Journal of Medicine has asked to see the data.

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Medical Workers Should Use Respirator Masks, Not Surgical Masks

The surgical masks used in risky settings like hospitals offer much less protection against the coronavirus, an analysis found.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #face, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #lancet-the-journal, #masks, #michaels-david-1954, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #research, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization

Scientists Question Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

Experts demanded verification of data and methods used in a study of drugs to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs might have increased deaths.

#chloroquine-drug, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #lancet-the-journal, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #research, #trump-donald-j, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

Scientists Question Validity of Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

Experts are demanding verification of data and methods used in a study of malaria drugs used to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs may have increased deaths.

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