Neuroscience

Smoking cessation drug may treat Parkinson's in women

Texas A&M University College of Medicine ressearchers have recently discovered that cytisine—a smoking cessation drug commonly used in Europe—reduces the loss of dopamine neurons in females. These findings provide potential ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-COV-2 virus isolated from air within a car

Researchers at the University of Florida collected the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19 from the air within a car driven for 15 minutes by a patient confirmed to have the illness. The driver had minimal symptoms, without ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited two disease control centers on Monday that had an early hand in managing the outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Health

Alcohol causes immediate effects linked to heart malady

A daily alcoholic drink for women or two for men might be good for heart health, compared to drinking more or not drinking at all. But while there is some evidence that drinking in moderation might prevent heart attacks, ...

Medications

Why people overuse antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics occurs due to the mistaken widespread belief that they are beneficial for a broad array of conditions and because many physicians are willing to prescribe antibiotics if patients ask for the medication, ...

Genetics

Genes play a role in common knee injury

It has long been known that the choice of shoe, surface and type of sport can all be contributing factors when someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now observed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says 'will do everything' to find COVID-19 origins

The World Health Organization insisted Monday it would do everything possible to find the animal origins of COVID-19, insisting that knowledge was vital to preventing future outbreaks.

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