Health

USPSTF finds evidence insufficient for vitamin D screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to ascertain the balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults for vitamin D deficiency. ...

Neuroscience

Exercise in mid-life won't improve cognitive function in women

For middle-aged women, exercise has many health benefits, but it may not help maintain cognitive function over the long term, according to a new UCLA Health study. The study observed a diverse group of roughly 1,700 women ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says not to use ivermectin on COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that ivermectin—touted by some on social media as a COVID-19 "miracle cure"—should not be used to treat coronavirus patients.

Genetics

Should you take fish oil? Depends on your genotype

Fish oil supplements are a billion-dollar industry built on a foundation of purported, but not proven, health benefits. Now, new research from a team led by a University of Georgia scientist indicates that taking fish oil ...

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