Category: Health


Yoram Vodovotz, University of Pittsburgh and Michael Parkinson, University of Pittsburgh The majority of Americans are stressed, sleep-deprived and overweight and suffer from largely preventable lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Being overweight or obese contributes Read more…


Rodney E. Rohde, Texas State University When President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19, one of the cutting-edge experimental therapies he received was a mixture of monoclonal antibodies. But now a vaccine may soon be available. So are other therapies necessary Read more…


Richard Mattson, Binghamton University, State University of New York How important is it to consider a romantic partner’s genetic profile before getting married? It is logical to think that genetic factors may underlie many traits already used by matching sites Read more…


A demonstration of why the longer the SARS-CoV-2 virus stays in ones body, the more dangerous and deadly it gets. It’s not an infection – it’s a battle. It also demonstrates why one should always finish taking any prescribed antibiotic Read more…


Glen J. Golden, Colorado State University Editor’s note: As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, scientists are analyzing new ways to track it. One promising approach is training dogs to detect people who are infected by smelling samples of human urine Read more…


Drug niraparib was approved for use by regulators in ‘quantum leap’  Target Ovarian Cancer, a UK charity, described treatment as a ‘major milestone’  Targeted treatments are rare in ovarian cancer and just a handful are approved  Experts have hailed a ‘quantum Read more…


Steven DeKosky, University of Florida Americans and others around the world have turned increasingly to dietary supplements in order to maintain or preserve their brain health. A recent study found that a quarter of adults over 50 take a supplement Read more…


Jelena Kecmanovic, Georgetown University It’s that time of year when people make their New Year’s resolutions – indeed, 93% of people set them, according to the American Psychological Association. The most common resolutions are related to losing weight, eating healthier, Read more…


Sara Twogood, University of Southern California Premenstrual food cravings are the punchline of endless jokes. Like most good jokes, they’re funny because they’re true. Certain parts of a woman’s menstrual cycle do seem to go hand in hand with the Read more…