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Vaccination

Study shows metabolic health before vaccination determines effectiveness of anti-flu response

Metabolic health (normal blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, among other factors) influences the effectiveness of influenza vaccinations. Vaccination is known to be less effective in people with obesity compared ...

Medical research

Researchers find glucose levels of nondiabetic people vary more than thought

A medical researcher at Tel Aviv University, working with a group of computer scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, both in Israel, has found that fasting glucose levels in nondiabetic people vary more than previously ...

Health

Guidance on energy and macronutrients across the lifespan

In the long history of recommendations for nutritional intake, current research is trending toward the concept of "food as medicine"—a philosophy in which food and nutrition are positioned within interventions to support ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Oral contraceptive use may reduce muscle-tendon injuries

Women who take oral contraceptives may be significantly less likely to experience certain musculoskeletal injuries than women who do not take the drugs or men, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Genetics

Researchers explore role of androgens in shaping sex differences

Sex differences are widespread across human development, physiological processes, and diseases, making it important to characterize the impact of sex differences in these areas. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms associated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sepsis signature shifts speed of diagnosis

Sepsis and septic shock patients could experience faster diagnosis and better outcomes thanks to new Western Australian research.