Medications

Childhood pneumonia antibiotics can be given for just three days

There is no internationally agreed standard treatment for children discharged from hospital with pneumonia. St George's researchers recently found that shorter courses of lower-dose antibiotics are just as effective as higher ...

Genetics

The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease

Most mammals, including humans, have two sex chromosomes, X and Y. One sex chromosome is usually inherited from each parent, and they pair up as either XX or XY in every cell of the body. People with XX chromosomes typically ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID booster cuts death rate by 90%, Israeli study finds

(HealthDay)—Booster doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine set recipients up to effectively withstand the ravages of both the Delta and Omicron variants, a group of new studies suggest.

Health

Five surprising ways plants can keep you healthy

Plants can hurt us (we see you, poison oak), but they can also heal. Many of modern medicine's powerful drugs, like aspirin, trace their roots back to leaves, bark and flowers.

Medical research

Human organ chips enable COVID-19 drug repurposing

A Wyss Institute-led collaboration spanning four research labs and hundreds of miles has used the Institute's organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) technology to identify the antimalarial drug amodiaquine as a potent inhibitor of ...

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