COVID Map Shows US Regions With Higher Positive Cases

States in the Great Lakes and northern Midwest regions are among those that have the highest prevalence of COVID-19 infections recorded in the most recent week, maps produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show. The federal agency’s northern central administrative regions had, on average, a prevalence of antigen tests returning positive … Read more

I Lost 50lbs by Doing 2 Key Things

I have wanted to lose weight for a long time, but it is easier said than done. In 2022 I weighed 195lbs and my eating habits were inconsistent. One day, I’d order a salad, but the next day, I’d order a milkshake. I felt like the majority of my meals were fast food. I knew … Read more

Surprisingly Large Effects From Breathing Traffic Fumes Inside Your Car

Most of us tend to think we are protected from traffic-induced air pollution when we are in our cars. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Both short- and long-term exposure to air pollution have been linked to a wide range of diseases, including strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, diabetes, obesity and even Alzheimer’s, … Read more

COVID Vaccine Prevented Thousands of Premature Births in Pandemic—Study

COVID-19 infection during pregnancy increases a child’s risk of being born prematurely, a new study has found. But this impact disappears after maternal vaccination, suggesting that the vaccine may have prevented thousands of premature births. “Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States, and it predicts worse health in childhood … Read more

Scientists Identify Protein Combination That Can Stop Lung Cancer Growth

Scientists may have figured out a brand new way to treat lung cancer by using a protein that inhibits tumor growth. This previously unknown molecule pathway could help researchers develop personalized lung cancer treatments, a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals. The researchers found that a protein … Read more

Jellyfish Gel That Arose 500 Million Years Ago Will Help Make Model Organs

Jellyfish are helping scientists develop futuristic materials for medicine and biological research. The material, based on jellyfish collagen, would act as a cellular scaffold to support a range of applications, from tissue regeneration to the production of lab-grown humanlike organs for use in medical research. Jellyfish are thought to have evolved roughly 500 to 700 … Read more

Anatomy Expert Reveals the ‘Strange Things’ People Lost Inside Their Bodies

It’s not uncommon for doctors to have to remove numerous bizarre objects from unsuspecting places in the human body. One such strange foreign body found recently was an entire housefly that was discovered inside a 63-year-old patient’s colon during a colonoscopy, a recent case report in the American Journal of Gastroenterology revealed. The doctors were … Read more