Health

Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists discover rare genetic susceptibility to common cold

Scientists have identified a rare genetic mutation that results in a markedly increased susceptibility to infection by human rhinoviruses (HRVs)—the main causes of the common cold. Colds contribute to more than 18 billion ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop novel flu test to speed up respiratory treatment

Developed by Dr Tristan Clark, an associate professor in infectious diseases at the University of Southampton and colleagues at the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, the 'point-of-care' testing strategy can be ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common cold can be surprisingly dangerous for transplant patients

The common cold is a major source of annoyance for most of us, but new research has found that the most prevalent respiratory infection can be far worse than a stuffy nose for one sector of the population—bone marrow transplant ...

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