Medications

Is ayahuasca safe? New study tallies adverse events

There is a high rate of adverse physical effects and challenging psychological effects from using the plant-based psychoactive ayahuasca, though they are generally not severe, according to a new study by Daniel Perkins of ...

Overweight & Obesity

Australians with obesity unfairly blamed amid 'lazy' stigma

Simplistic stereotypes of Australians living with obesity blame the individual and fail to consider the complex causes, according to a blueprint that seeks to overhaul the way the nation deals with obesity.

Medical research

COVID-19 vaccine differences between men and women

Almost 95 percent of Australians aged 16 and over are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Globally, around 65 percent of adults have had at least one dose of the vaccines available including Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen ...

Health

Scientists use 'sleep age' to infer long-term health

Numbers tell a story. From your credit score to your age, metrics predict a variety of outcomes, whether it's your likelihood to get a loan or your risk for heart disease. Now, Stanford Medicine researchers have described ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI performs as well as medical specialists in analyzing lung disease

A Nagoya University research group has developed an AI algorithm that accurately and quickly diagnoses idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease. The algorithm makes its diagnosis based only on information from non-invasive ...

Genetics

Study reveals genetic and cellular mechanisms of Crohn's disease

Mount Sinai researchers have identified genetic and cellular mechanisms of Crohn's disease, providing new insights for future treatments that could offer a tailored approach to patients with the chronic inflammatory disease, ...

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