Health informatics

Child abuse and neglect linked to early death in adulthood

Children who experience sexual or physical abuse or are neglected are more likely to die prematurely as adults, according to a new study analyzing data from the 1950s to the present by researchers at UCL and the University ...

Vaccination

Contact-tracing apps could improve vaccination strategies

Mathematical modeling of disease spread suggests that herd immunity could be achieved with fewer vaccine doses by using Bluetooth-based contact-tracing apps to identify people who have more exposure to others—and targeting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding the spread of infectious diseases

Scientists worldwide have been working feverishly on research into infectious diseases in the wake of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This concerns not only virologists, ...

Medications

How antibiotics interact with each other

It is usually difficult to predict how well drugs will work when they are combined. Sometimes, two antibiotics increase their effect and inhibit the growth of bacteria more efficiently than expected. In other cases, the combined ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Astrophysics and AI may offer key to early dementia diagnosis

Crucial early diagnosis of dementia in general practice could improve thanks to a computer model designed in a collaboration between Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and astrophysicists at the University of Sussex.

Health

Just 1 in 4 americans gets enough exercise

(HealthDay)—Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows.

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