Fixing racial inequities in lupus care

Receiving a lupus diagnosis can be a long and frustrating journey. For Black adults, this already difficult process is usually even more drawn out and comes with its own types of challenges. Sadly, racial inequities are a ...


Air pollution found to increase the risk of cardiac arrest

Air pollution is the fourth largest risk factor for premature death. New research from the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) shows that even very low levels of air pollution can be associated with increased risk. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved meningitis vaccine may be on the way

A new vaccine recommended by independent advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could provide more comprehensive protection from meningitis.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Survey shows job worries are keeping Americans awake at night

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) polled about 2,000 U.S. adults, finding that 69% reported lost sleep due to concerns about job security and 75% were kept up with thoughts about whether the United States would ...


Engineered probiotic developed to treat multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system, have designed a probiotic to suppress autoimmunity in the brain, which occurs when the immune system attacks ...

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