Health

Transparent face masks protect while facilitating communication

Commercially available transparent face masks allow for the perception of facial expressions while suppressing the dispersion of respiratory droplets that spread the SARS-CoV-2, and thus have a clear advantage over surgical ...

Medications

Antibiotics wreak havoc on athletic performance

New research demonstrates that by killing essential gut bacteria, antibiotics ravage athletes' motivation and endurance. The UC Riverside-led mouse study suggests the microbiome is a big factor separating athletes from couch ...

Health

Birth control: What to expect if you choose to come off it

Deciding to stop using your regular birth control is a big decision. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering this—whether that's to have a baby, or because of negative side effects you might be experiencing ...

Neuroscience

Family size may influence cognitive functioning in later life

A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center and Université Paris-Dauphine—PSL, found that having three or more versus two children has a negative effect ...

Oncology & Cancer

Gut microbiome may alter response to cancer therapy

Since ancient times, our gut microbiome, home to a vast number of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms, has been thought to influence many aspects of human health. Most recently, sequencing technology has shown ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer survival in England is not improving: What needs to be done

The disruption to cancer services during the pandemic has been a global phenomenon. In the UK, it has amplified structural failings in the delivery of cancer diagnosis and treatment that existed long before lockdown restrictions ...

Medications

Preventing chemotherapy from overstaying its welcome

For patients with cancer, the tumor-killing power of chemotherapeutic drugs is a double-edged sword. While many cancer drugs kill tumor cells, they can also harm healthy cells as they travel throughout the bloodstream.

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