Penicillin ushered in the antibiotics revolution, with amazing results during war and peace.
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Albert Alexander was the first known person treated with penicillin. While his ultimately fatal case is well known in medical histories, the cause of his illness has been misattributed for decades.
Parents may find it challenging to get their children comfortable going back out into the world.
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As more people get vaccinated and different facets of society slowly reopen, challenges remain in the nation’s quest to get back to normal. Here are five articles that help illuminate the path.
Adolescents could soon be eligible, but vaccine trials are just getting started for younger children.
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Early test results look promising, and Pfizer has asked the FDA to review and authorize its vaccine for use in teens. That doesn’t mean putting away the face masks, though.
Being a good mother depends on many factors, including the the bacteria in the mouse mother’s gut.
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Microbes can alter the minds of mouse mothers and disrupt their natural instinct to nurture their young.
Pharmacist Jessica Sahni prepares a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in New York City.
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Now that two COVID vaccines have been authorized by the FDA, questions arise. Today, a physician from Indiana University School of Medicine answers five reader questions.
Black licorice gets its distinctive flavor from licorice root.
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Most people felt they were doing OK – with lots of TV and news updates.
A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they’re doing.
Paper bags hold N95 masks that staff in the Eskenazi Hospital COVID-19 ICU need to save for reuse.
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A pulmonologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis provides a firsthand look at how the hospital is preparing to allocate resources and supplies in response to coronavirus.
World TB Day awareness rally and skit featuring young people on March 24, 2018 in Mumbai, India.
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Today is World TB Day. With attention turned toward coronavirus, it might seem too much to think about. But there’s a lot to consider about the role of young people in stopping both diseases.
Biological factors shape sexual preference.
A new study of nearly 500,000 individuals finds that many genes affect same-sex behavior, including newly identified candidates that may regulate smell and sex hormones.
Computer-generated representation of the amoeba
Naegleria fowleri, which causes deadly brain infections.
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The brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri kills 97% of its victims, and infections are almost impossible to diagnose quickly. Here is how it kills.
Other cultures view dementia differently. Could they help us be better caregivers?
More than 16 million people in the U.S. take care of people with dementia. Could we learn something from how other cultures view dementia as more of a social disease rather than a lonely one?
Membantu orang tua memutuskan untuk memvaksinasi anak mereka mungkin cuma masalah komunikasi.
Penyedia layanan kesehatan perlu menyesuaikan perbincangan guna menjawab kekhawatiran orang tua yang spesifik tentang vaksin.
Touch is a powerful tool in medicine.
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Despite the rise of scanners, robots and other new medical technologies, the physician’s hand remains one of medicine’s most valuable diagnostic tools.
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In 1947, Time magazine dubbed him “the greatest man in the world.” He was one of the world’s most famous organists, whose scholarly studies of Bach remain definitive today. As a theologian, he produced…
Helping parents decide to immunize their children may be a matter of communication.
Research shows that what’s most effective is when health-care providers tailor the conversation to address parents’ particular concerns.