Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds most high-school age youth are willing to wear masks

A new study from Indiana University researchers finds that most high-school age youth are willing to wear masks to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but that more education is needed on how to wear masks properly ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Detecting Alzheimer's disease before symptoms arise

Both of Andrew Kiselica's grandfathers developed dementia when he was in graduate school. As Kiselica was going through neuropsychology training in graduate school, he saw his mother's father become unable to walk or speak ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using social media to map disease

People around the world compose and send more than 500 million Tweets every day—and in the middle of a global pandemic, there's a lot to be learned from those geotags and hashtags. The massive amounts of data created by ...

Health

Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults

Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine rose sharply in the past three years among college-age (19-22 years old) adults, according to 2019 survey results from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study. The percentage of college ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Screening raw sewage for viruses in the population

Viruses are like unwelcome houseguests—they require hosts to keep them fed and sheltered. In people, different types of viruses can cause diseases such as influenza, HIV, and now COIVD-19.

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