Premature Babies at Higher Diabetes Risk

Premature babies are at increased risk for diabetes, a large new study reports. In previous studies, preterm birth has been associated with insulin resistance, but this is the first large study to track the risks of diabetes from childhood into...

Violence against health workers complicating measles outbreak in Ebola-ravaged Congo

Violence against health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complicating the response to a massive measles outbreak and accelerating the spread of the disease, which has claimed twice as many lives than an ongoing Ebola epidemic. More than 5,000...

Drug deaths are down, but thousands are still overdosing in B.C, coroner says

The number of illicit drug overdose deaths has dropped in British Columbia, but the coroners' service says users need to remain cautious about an unpredictable and toxic drug supply. The BC Coroners Service said there were 69 suspected overdoses deaths in October,...

Government Studying Widely Used Chemicals Linked to Health Issues

WARMINSTER, Pa. — Two decades after concern emerged about a class of chemicals used in everything from Teflon pans to firefighting foam, the federal government has started the first in a series of detailed studies of the impact the chemicals...

Anti-vaxxer views blamed as measles deaths rise 15 per cent

WASHINGTON -- More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade. Poorer countries were hardest hit,...

Health Spending Grew Modestly, New Analysis Finds

WASHINGTON — The burdensome costs of medical care, prescription drugs and health insurance have become dominant issues in the 2020 presidential campaign. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows the nation remains in a...

Beware of Workplace Germs

You collect more than a paycheck at work: Every time you touch your desk, keyboard, or telephone, you pick up germs. More than 10 million bacteria are on a typical office desk -- 400 times more bacteria than found on...

Retail drug prices declined last year for first time since 1973

Still, as both President Trump and bipartisan members of Congress regard lowering drug prices as a political cause, total expenditures on prescription drugsrose 2.5 percent last year, to $335 billion. Health spending overall climbed 4.6 percent in 2018 to $3.6...

Assistance during first years of biology major leads to higher retention of first-gen students

For many young college students, the first years are a time of wonder and excitement and early steps toward long-term goals. These years, for some students, are equally fraught with anxiety, as the realities of rigorous curricula set in alongside...

Open source EEG visualization tool

Researchers at UT have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing countermeasures for opioid use disorder. The program is...
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