Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How a leaky gut leads to inflamed lungs

Why are older adults more likely to get seriously ill or even die from pneumonia? It turns out the cause may have as much to do with the gut as it does with the lungs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two years into COVID-19, where do we go from here?

Precisely two years ago last week, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York as it quickly became clear that the state had become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Days later, the World Health ...

Gastroenterology

Human microbiome research excludes developing world

New studies emerge daily on the effect of the human microbiome on human health: colon cancer, ulcers, and cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer's disease have been associated with the communities of microbes that live in ...

Health

China's births fall in 2021, as workforce shrinks

The number of babies born in China fell again last year, official data showed Monday, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party's ambitions to boost national wealth and influence with a workforce that has been shrinking ...

Medical economics

COVID healthcare costs 'catastrophic' for poorest

Two decades of progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is likely to be halted by COVID-19, as "catastrophic" health care bills force increasing numbers of people into extreme poverty, UN institutions have warned.

Genetics

A worm wide web: Scientists create network of age-related genes

Aging is a highly complex process with thousands of genes influencing our health, which poses a challenge for researchers looking to explain and target the underlying processes that lead to declining health. Researchers from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New model accurately describes COVID-19 waves and plateaus

To better understand the factors governing the wave and plateau dynamics of the spread of COVID-19, a team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of California ...

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