There are some possible health issues with the drugs, including cardiovascular risks.
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The early research suggests the drugs might be effective for some conditions. But scientists have safety concerns.
Most clinical trials overrepresent young white males.
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Medicine works better when the treatments are tailored to fit each individual person’s biology and history. A first step is increasing diversity in clinical trials, but the end goal is precision medicine.
An accurate count of COVID-19 deaths is critical both scientifically and politically.
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Taking into consideration the number of excess deaths caused by COVID-19 compared with pre-pandemic years is critical to getting an accurate accounting of the pandemic’s real toll.
Killer T cells (green and red), or cytotoxic T cells, surround a cancer cell (blue, center).
Immunotherapy has the potential to eliminate tumors, but works best for select patients. Engineering T cells to bypass cancer’s defenses could help expand treatment eligibility to more patients.
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
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Men, older adults, people with language barriers and racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be screened for depression.
Research into psychedelics and their medical uses is making a comeback.
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A transcript of an episode of The Conversation Weekly published on September 29, 2022.
Psychedelic experiences are deeply tied to mystical and counterculture ideas that are often at odds with science.
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Today’s psychedelics researchers still have to deal with the fallout of the decadeslong freeze on research. Listen to ‘The Conversation Weekly’ podcast.
A self-managed abortion is the termination of pregnancy outside the formal health care system, often with self-sourced abortion pills.
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The fall of Roe v. Wade will result in more people deciding to privately end a pregnancy, a new study finds. But how often people will turn to safe versus unsafe options remains to be seen.
A plane ticket and hotel stay are not the only costs to consider when traveling to get an abortion.
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For many who must travel to get an abortion, the financial burden of the trip can be overwhelming.
Do your eyes play a role in where you look in your dreams?
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Why your eyes move during the REM stage of sleep has puzzled scientists for years. Researchers measured mice brains to look for a possible explanation.
Could structural racism in U.S. schools lead more young African Americans to drink?
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An analysis shows that Black students at more racially segregated schools have a greater tendency to turn to the bottle.
Setelah Roe v. Wade dibatalkan, lebih banyak orang dapat menemukan diri mereka membutuhkan aborsi trimester ketiga.
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Memahami kesulitan perjalanan dapat menawarkan wawasan tentang apa yang akan dihadapi perempuan yang membutuhkan aborsi di seluruh AS di dunia pasca-Roe.
The overturning of Roe will affet the lives of millions of women.
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Scholars explain how the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion is likely to affect women’s health.
The chemical BPA has been shown to leach from food packaging products into our bodies.
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Due to increasing concerns over the health hazards posed by BPA, the Food and Drug Administration plans to reevaluate the safety of the controversial chemical for use in everyday products.
The mifepristone pill is one option for medication abortion that can be purchased online and used at home.
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Three experts answer questions about the effectiveness, safety and side effects of medication abortion, using mifepristone followed by misoprostol.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, more people could find themselves needing a third-trimester abortion.
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The reasons why people may seek out late-term abortions are complex and are often based on new medical information and delays caused by state policies.
Researchers can test blood samples taken for other reasons to see if patients have previously had COVID-19.
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Your blood can hold a record of past illnesses. That information can reveal how many people have had a certain infection – like 58% of Americans having had COVID-19 by the end of February 2022.
It is now up to individuals whether to wear masks in airports and other mass transit areas.
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Despite the halt to the federal mask mandate for mass transit, people may still choose to protect themselves. For those who do, the type of mask and how well it fits matter.
Skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema can have rashes that are difficult to distinguish by eye.
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Many doctors currently diagnose skin conditions by eye. Advances in molecular testing could lead to more precise and accurate diagnoses for ambiguous rashes and skin lesions.
Building relationships with colleagues outside of work is important for career development.
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By surveying over 100 people in academic medicine, a researcher found that women are consistently excluded from important networking activities like watching sports, drinking at bars and playing golf.