Researchers are working on untangling the neural circuitry of chronic and acute pain.
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Pain has long been subjectively measured, leading to frustrations for patients and doctors alike. Identifying neural biomarkers of pain could improve diagnosis and lead to better treatments of chronic pain conditions.
Healthspan measures incorporate quality of life in ways that lifespan does not.
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Aging is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases. Figuring out what influences longevity and how to identify rapid agers could lead to healthier and longer lives for more people.
Epigenetics is but one of many factors that influence aging, health and disease.
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People don’t all age at the same rate. Untangling the factors that influence health and disease – such as epigenetics, demographics and behavior – could lead to better care for those who need it most.
Who is likely to develop age-related disease could be predicted years in advance by looking at INSL3.
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Our study found that low levels of INSL3 hormone were associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and frailty in men.
The HBM4EU project has set out to monitor Europeans’ chemical exposure on an unprecedented scale.
Chemicals are omnipresent in our lives and production is booming, yet we know little about their impacts on human health. To fill the gap, the EU has launched a series of biomonitoring initiatives.
Exposure to hot and dry conditions can damage the DNA of nestling birds in their first few days of life – meaning they age earlier and produce less offspring.
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.
A new study shows connections between genetics, biomarkers in the blood, and mental disorders - opening new avenues to understand the causes of mental illness and find new treatments.
Researchers at Florida International University successfully trained One Betta, a Dutch Shepard, and three other dogs to detect COVID-19 on face masks. The dogs got it right 96% to 99% of the time.
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Dogs have such sensitive noses that they can be trained to detect the odors of crop pests, endangered species, illegal drugs – and diseases like COVID-19.
Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment.
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Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
Several thousand protestors opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine march through the streets of midtown Manhattan in New York on Sept. 18, 2021.
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A growing body of research shows that nutrition, sleep, exercise and a host of other lifestyle choices can help optimize the immune system. But they are no substitute for life-saving vaccines.
DNA testing for cocoa beans could fight slavery and child labour.
Anti-racism protest, 2020.
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Parkinson’s is a motor disease which can affect eye movement.
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Parkinson’s disease may be diagnosed by looking for subtle changes in eye movements and thinning of retina layers.
Fitness information from wearable devices can reveal when the body is fighting an infection.
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Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can’t diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.
We need to change diagnosis of ovarian cancer from late stage to early - scientists make steps
Ketamine is effective for those who do not respond to traditional anti-depressants. It also shows promise for the treatment of PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Research shows that ketamine can produce long-term reductions in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
Housing policy needs to prioritise housing’s function as a home, rather than an asset.
The warming of the oceans means that the plants and organisms used as warning systems for pollution are being rendered ineffective.
A urine test for ovarian cancer could increase survival rates from 20% to 90%.