Endocrinology & Metabolism

Mice without a functional internal clock have inflexible breathing

New research suggests that the molecular clock, derived from time-keeping genes in our cells, enables us to modify how we breathe over the day. Researchers from Marquette University in Wisconsin determined that mice without ...


Review highlights the health hazards of air pollution in China

Globally, air pollution is a major public health hazard. A key air pollutant linked to health risks is ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which consists of minute particles, sized less than or equal to 2.5 μm, suspended ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy increases risk for flu

During pregnancy, women are more susceptible to severe respiratory infections from multiple viruses, including influenza A virus (IAV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO warns COVID pandemic still volatile

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned the COVID pandemic was still volatile, saying there could be further trouble before the virus settles into a predictable pattern.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic expert talks about the new omicron variant

While COVID-19 rates in the U.S. are relatively low and are declining, The World Health Organization is keeping an eye on a new COVID-19 variant. The omicron subvariant XBB.1.16, known as "Arcturus," has been listed by the ...

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