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Women who breastfeed have a reduced risk of developing diabetes

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A team of South Korean researchers found that lactation can lower the incidence and reduce the risk of maternal postpartum diabetes. The researchers identified that lactation increases the mass and function of pancreatic beta...

The drug Degarelix shows potential in the treatment of pedophilic disorder

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A drug that lowers levels of the male hormone testosterone in the body reduces the risk of men with pedophilic disorder sexually abusing children, a study from Karolinska Institutet published today in the journal JAMA...

Tobacco smoking is a potential risk factor for infection of the COVID-19 virus

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Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of South Carolina and other institutions have identified tobacco smoking as a potential risk factor for infection of the COVID-19 virus. Co-corresponding authors Dr. Christopher I. Amos,...

Relationship between burnout and depressive symptoms in medical interns

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An article published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine looks at the relationship between burnout and depressive symptoms in medical interns. The article is authored by Constance Guille, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of...

Males who contract COVID-19 have 2.5 times the death rate of women

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exploded across the globe, leaving healthcare staff, policy makers and ordinary people struggling. We still don’t completely understand why some people are more severely affected by the virus than others. So...

US : The number of COVID-19 deaths per 100000 persons is nearly two times...

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With more than a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, there is growing concern that low-income communities and racial/ethnic minorities may be disproportionately shouldering the burden of the pandemic. A new...

Contextual information contributes to the distortion of perception in short-term memory

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We learned it as children: to cross the street in exemplary fashion, we must first look to the left, then to the right, and finally once more to the left. If we see a...

Drugs that prevent S1P degradation could be particularly effective in treating schizophrenia

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Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brian Science (CBS) in Japan have discovered a deficiency in the brains of people with schizophrenia that could lead to the development of new drug therapies. A postmortem...

Gli anziani con COVID-19 hanno diversi sintomi atipici: confusione, delirio e disorientamento

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Gli anziani con COVID-19, la malattia causata dal coronavirus, presentano diversi sintomi "atipici", complicando gli sforzi per garantire un trattamento tempestivo e appropriato, secondo i medici. COVID-19 è in genere segnalato da tre sintomi: febbre, tosse insistente...

Older adults with COVID-19 have several atypical symptoms – confusion, delirium, and disorientation

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Older adults with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have several “atypical” symptoms, complicating efforts to ensure they get timely and appropriate treatment, according to physicians. COVID-19 is typically signaled by three symptoms: a...

COVID-19: il virus SARS-CoV-2 può trovarsi in competizione con altri coronavirus stagionali

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Le infezioni da coronavirus sono una causa comune di raffreddori lievi, che colpiscono migliaia di persone ogni anno nel Regno Unito. Per lo più circolano in inverno nelle regioni temperate dove vengono spesso definiti "coronavirus...

COVID-19 : SARS-CoV-2 virus may find itself in competition with other seasonal coronaviruses

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Coronavirus infections are a common cause of mild colds, infecting thousands of people every year in the UK. They mostly circulate in the winter in temperate regions where they are often referred to as...

How does sex affect airway disorders such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

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While both sexes have the capacity for phenomenal athletic achievements, women on average must work harder to breathe during strenuous exercise compared to men, according to new research. The study suggests one possible way...

Enteric neurons appear to play a key role in the development of Parkinson’s disease

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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of North Carolina in the USA have mapped out the cell types behind various brain disorders. The findings are published in Nature Genetics and offer...

Lithium may help treat those with SHANK3 related autism

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The mood-stabilizing drug lithium eases repetitive behaviors seen in mice missing SHANK3, an autism gene, according to a new study. The findings suggest lithium merits further study as a treatment for some people with autism,...