Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild Covid symptoms
Animals who try to sound 'bigger' are good at learning sounds
UK neurologists publish details of mildly affected or recovering patients with serious or potentially fatal brain conditions Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recovering patients, scientists have warned.Neurologists are on...
Bacteria in infants' first stool may indicate their risk of obesity
Some animals fake their body size by sounding 'bigger' than they actually are. Maxime Garcia from the University of Zurich and Andrea Ravignani from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics studied 164 different mammals and found that animals who lower their voice to sound bigger are often skilled vocalists. Both strategies--sounding bigger and learning sounds--are likely driven by sexual...
Certain factors during infancy may affect bone health in adulthood
Meconium--the earliest stool of an infant -- is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. A new study published in Pediatric Obesity found that the types of normal bacteria found in the meconium may predict an infant's likelihood of later developing obesity.
Certain jobs linked to higher risk of knee osteoarthritis
In a recent study, breast feeding during infancy was associated with a lower risk of lower limb fractures when children reached young adulthood, while maternal smoking was associated with a higher risk of upper limb fractures. The findings are published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Does a child's height affect their future risk of obesity?
Workers in jobs that typically involve heavy lifting, frequent climbing, prolonged kneeling, squatting, and standing face an increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. That's the conclusion of a new analysis published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Does early access to pension funds improve health?
Children who are relatively tall for their age have a higher risk of developing obesity, according to a new study published in Obesity.
Early clinical trial tests treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer
In a recent study from Singapore, early access to pension wealth was associated with improved health status. The findings are published in Economic Inquiry.
Hearing and visual impairments linked to elevated dementia risk
Pancreatic cancer carries a poor prognosis, and it often goes undetected until advanced stages. A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that a certain cocktail of chemotherapy drugs may be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with a metastatic form of the disease.
Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies
Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments--or dual sensory impairment--had a significantly higher risk for dementia in a recent study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
New research published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood.
New trial results question standard treatment plan for rheumatoid arthritis
New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.
Numerous jobs linked to increased risk of knee reconstruction
In a clinical trial of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, treatment with a drug called upadacitinib provided greater benefits than methotrexate, the most commonly used initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers find promising therapy to fight epidemic of liver disease
A major review of knee osteoarthritis (OA), which can lead to knee surgery, pain and loss of mobility, reveals widespread risk of OA, demonstrating a need for prevention outside of traditional workplaces. It the biggest meta-analysis and systematic review of the potentially debilitating knee OA and the first systematic review into the association between job 'titles' and knee OA - finding...
The effects of smartphone use on parenting
In an effort to combat a growing worldwide epidemic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), scientists have discovered a new target and a new therapy that has shown promising results in preclinical mouse models, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
The story behind a uniquely dark, wetland soil
Parents may worry that spending time on their smartphones has a negative impact on their relationships with their children. However, a new comprehensive analysis published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that this is unlikely to be the case.
Towards climate resilient urban energy systems
Areas where landslides are common make hydric soil identification tricky.
New Zealand: man with Covid-19 absconds from quarantine for supermarket 'dash'
Nik and colleagues evaluated the progress achieved in the energy sector to adapt to climate change, focusing on the climate resilience of urban energy systems. They investigated the relevant concepts, criteria, methods and gaps that exist to assess climate resilience. A framework is suggested to account for climate change including extreme events when designing urban energy systems, considering...
New Zealand opposition MP who leaked details of Covid-19 patients steps down
Man charged over latest breach of quarantine as country deals with influx of returning citizens during the coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA man in compulsory isolation has absconded from a quarantine hotel in New Zealand to make a late-night “spur-of-the-moment” dash to the supermarket before testing positive for Covid-19 the following...
Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO as organisation warns crisis accelerating
Actions by Hamish Walker have dealt a blow to the National party weeks away from an electionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn opposition MP in New Zealand has announced he will not stand at September’s election after he confessed to leaking private details about all of the country’s active Covid-19 cases to several news outlets.The leak by Hamish Walker, a member...
Animals who try to sound 'bigger' are good at learning sounds
US gives notice of withdrawal next year; Joe Biden says he would return the US to the WHO if elected; Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesWHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusAustralia: Melbourne returns to...
Bright feathers, bright brains: hummingbirds 'can order numerically'
Some animals fake their body size by sounding bigger than they actually are. Maxime Garcia from the University of Zurich and Andrea Ravignani from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics studied 164 different mammals and found that animals that lower their voices to sound bigger are often skilled vocalists. Both strategies—sounding bigger and learning sounds—are likely driven by sexual...
How long to play dead in order to stay alive?
Study claims tiny creatures can order things in sequence, but researchers say it does not confirm they can countHummingbirds are not only bright in appearance but also in brain, it would seem, with new research suggesting the tiny creatures are able to understand a numerical concept of order.While hummingbirds have previously been found to visit flowers in particular sequences when foraging,...
Clean energy grids and electric vehicles key to beating climate change and air pollution
Many animals remain motionless or play dead after being attacked by a predator in the hope that it will give up and move onto some other unfortunate prey.
Strain of E. coli may offer protections against its more malevolent cousins
Any uptake in electric vehicle use must be mirrored by the development of clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution.
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Researchers say E. coli Nissle may protect human cells against other more pathogenic strains of E. coli such as E. coli 0157:H7, which is commonly associated with contaminated hamburger meat.