Medical research

Bacteria may contribute to premature births, STDs

(Medical Xpress)—New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to bacterial vaginosis, a condition linked to preterm birth and increased ...

Pediatrics

Study shows kids get more exercise at school than at home

In a study of the activity level of grade 5 students at 60 schools across Alberta, researchers observed that children are more active on school days than on weekends and holidays when the weather turns bad.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Low back pain? Don't blame the weather

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in Arthritis ...

Health

Spousal death key link to loss of independent living for seniors

The death of a spouse is always a tragedy, but for seniors, that tragedy can spur some significant life changes. And one University of Alberta researcher says the choices they make are something policymakers need to pay attention ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NASA investment in cholera forecasts helps save lives in Yemen

For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is climate change to blame for New England's EEE outbreak?

The question shadows the current outbreak of Eastern equine encephalitis in Southern New England: Is the high number of human cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year part of a natural cycle, or is it linked to the changing ...

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