Health

Perils of the pandemic: Scooters, cleansers and button batteries

(HealthDay)—Fireworks, skateboards and button batteries are among the products associated with increased trips to the emergency room during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the U.S. Consumer Product ...

Medical research

A new effect of red ginseng: Suppression of lung cancer metastasis

Red ginseng, which has long been used as an ingredient in traditional Korean medicine, has recently drawn increased attention as a functional material for its health-promoting effects. The composition and activities of red ...

Vaccination

Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

President Joe Biden said Tuesday the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May—two months earlier than anticipated—and he pushed states to get at least one shot into ...

Oncology & Cancer

Umbrella review reveals links between diet, colorectal cancer

(HealthDay)—Higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, and yogurt and lower intakes of red meat and alcohol are associated with a lower risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a review published online Feb. ...

Immunology

Future of immunotherapy could be 'off-the-shelf' treatments

In a new commentary for the journal Science, an associate vice president for research at The University of Texas at Arlington argues that emerging protein-based immunotherapies could lead to highly effective "off-the-shelf" ...

Vaccination

Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh's largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at ...

Health

Plant-based diets improve cardiac function, cognitive health

What if you could improve your heart health and brain function by changing your diet? Boston University School of Medicine researchers have found that by eating more plant-based food such as berries and green leafy vegetables ...

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