Month: September 2017

Loneliness is deadliest enemy of suicidal veterans

A new study shows that loneliness – not war-related trauma – is the primary enemy most veterans face after service. Researchers at Yale University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Study shows Tdap shot in pregnancy prevents whooping cough in babies

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Tdap vaccination during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented 78 percent cases of whooping cough in babies […]

Researchers find promising gonorrhea vaccine candidates

Researchers may have identified proteins that could be used as a vaccine for the gonorrhea “superbug.” Researchers at Oregon State University identified two proteins that could be used to combat Neisseria […]

Study: Exposing infants to allergens may reduce asthma risk

New research shows that children who are exposed to higher levels of indoor allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by the age of 7. The research, funded […]

Study: Cancer drug development is less than often-cited amount

New research shows that the cost of developing cancer drugs is substantially less than the often-cited $2.7 billion figure. Instead, researchers found the actual amount is about $648 million. That’s important, the […]

San Diego bleaching streets to fight hepatitis outbreak

City workers are washing San Diego streets with bleach in an attempt to stop a hepatitis A outbreak that has infected hundreds. The outbreak appears to be hitting the homeless population […]

Analysis: Half of Americans misuse prescription meds

A new analysis by Quest Diagnostics found the majority of Americans taking prescription medications are misusing the drugs. The large-scale analysis of laboratory data showed patients were not only showing signs […]

Catching ZZZs with four-legged friends may not disrupt sleep

A new study from the Mayo Clinic is sure to excite those with furry family members. Researchers looked at sleep quality for people who sleep with their dogs and found that […]

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