Early birds vs night owls: For diabetics, an early bedtime is best

Conducted by the University of Leicester and the University of South Australia, the study assessed the bedtime preferences (sleep chronotypes) of people with type 2 diabetes, identifying a connection between bedtimes and healthy, active lifestyles. It found that night owls...

Richmond emergency room experienced a surge in opioid overdoses during pandemic

In a paper published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Virginia Commonwealth University researchers released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonfatal opioid overdose visits to the VCU Medical Center emergency...

BCG vaccination in infancy does not protect against COVID-19, Swedish data indicate

While scientists race to develop and test a vaccine effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, recent studies have indicated that countries with widespread BCG vaccination appear to be weathering the pandemic better than their counterparts. This has led...

Think you have chemical intolerance? Answer three questions

Intolerances to chemicals, foods and drugs impact 8%-33% of individuals, studies suggest, yet few people are screened for it at their doctors' offices. To address this and increase awareness of chemical intolerance, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science...

Anthropologists compare a composite measure of physiological dysregulation among humans and other primates

It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different...

Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 model may speed drug discovery for COVID-19

A team of scientists from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C., has developed a new tool that mimics how SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes COVID-19 -- infects a cell,...

Low-cost, frequent COVID-19 screening of asymptomatic people could decrease infections, deaths and be cost-effective

New research suggests when the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing, low-cost, recurring screening of asymptomatic people -- at an expense of approximately $3 or less per test every two weeks -- could decrease COVID-19 infections and deaths and be cost-effective. When...

Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to...

Study reveals the most harmful holidays for children with nut allergies

TORONTO -- A new study from researchers at McGill University is looking into the link between holidays and nut allergies in children. Researchers evaluated the average daily cases of nut anaphylaxis in children during six holidays and compared them to...

Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength, duration of immunity

New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19. In particular, a vaccine capable of eliciting a strong immune response could...
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