Medical research

Perfecting collagen production in osteogenesis imperfecta

Most people can expect to break close to two bones in their lifetime, but those with osteogenesis imperfecta—also known as brittle bone disease—can break hundreds of bones before they even hit puberty. And while healthy ...

Vaccination

Study finds vaccine hesitancy lower in poorer countries

New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%).

Medications

Birth control continues to fail women, so why has nothing changed?

The hunt for a "male birth control pill" is a topic that often grabs attention. But so far no products have been licensed for use, either because they haven't been effective enough, or because of negative side effects—including ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'No jabs, no job': Fiji to make vaccine compulsory

Fiji has announced plans to make the coronavirus vaccine compulsory for all workers as it battles a runaway outbreak of the Delta variant, with the prime minister issuing a blunt message: "no jabs, no job".

Oncology & Cancer

Could ketogenic diet be helpful with brain cancer?

A modified ketogenic diet may be worth exploring for people with brain tumors, according to a new study published in the July 7, 2021, online issue of Neurology. The diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrates.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New anticholinergic drug keeps PTSD flashbacks and nightmares away

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent in today's society. Medical researchers have been seeking solutions to combat this condition and its manifestations. Unfortunately, the neurological mechanisms of PTSD aren't ...

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