Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron: Better to be safe (and quick) than sorry

On discovering the omicron variant, many countries moved quickly to impose travel restrictions and other public health measures, such as compulsory mask wearing. But, given the lack of data, is this the best course of action?

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Rugby can play key health role, study finds

Playing rugby union can significantly improve health and wellbeing, despite the risks associated with the game, a study suggests.

Medical research

Largest source of AATD stem cells collected

Researchers from the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have assembled the largest repository of patient derived stem cells (iPSCs) from patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin ...

Health

Viewership soars for misleading tobacco videos on YouTube

Misleading portrayals of the safety of tobacco use are widespread on YouTube, where the viewership of popular pro-tobacco videos has soared over the past half-dozen years, according to research by the Annenberg Public Policy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus mutations 'no cause for alarm'

Mutations discovered in the first Brazilian case of coronavirus are no cause for alarm, a leading virologist says, as the virus seems to be remaining stable enough for a single vaccine to work.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer's disease?

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report today in the journal Neuron evidence that refutes the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the researchers provide a new statistical ...

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