Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD patients respond equally well to COVID-19 vaccine

A study that tested the immune response of COPD patients to COVID-19 vaccination has shown they respond in a similar way to healthy people. The findings by scientists from The University of Manchester and published as a research ...


Gum disease is linked with heart attacks and diabetes

A large study has found that people with a prior heart attack or diabetes are more likely to have gum disease than their healthy counterparts. The research is presented at EuroPerio10, the world's leading congress in periodontology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron hit rural America harder than cities

The omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2021 and early 2022 spread like a grass fire in America's densely populated cities but led to higher rates of death in rural counties where vaccinations are lagging.

Medical research

Higher lead concentrations found in diseased bones

Among the world's population over age 60, chronic illnesses like the degenerative bone disease osteoporosis have become more common. Trace elements of chemical impurities in bones might play a role in the development of osteoporosis, ...


Want to reduce stroke risk? Sit less. Move more. Do chores.

Imagine watching "The Batman" movie back-to-back four times every day or driving a whopping 390 miles each way on a daily commute. Either uncomfortable choice will take about 12 hours—or the same amount of time most Americans ...


App boosts preschoolers' motor skills

Preventing childhood obesity could soon take a major "hop" forward with an app that teaches kids to do just that, and to skip, run and throw a ball.

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