Health data tools to rapidly detect sepsis in newborns

Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A team of data researchers and physician-scientists tested machine-learning... Read more »

Lipid-filled particle may work with immune system to keep fat healthy

Researchers have discovered that fat tissue releases a lipid-filled particle that has a role in immune function and metabolism. The study, in mice, was published online in the journal Science. Why it... Read more »

Electronic cigarettes linked to wheezing in adults, new study finds

Electronic cigarette use (“vaping”) is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing... Read more »

Tracking food leads to losing pounds

Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new Duke University study. The results were... Read more »

Brain processes concrete and abstract words differently

A new review explores the different areas of the brain that process the meaning of concrete and abstract concepts. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP).... Read more »

Vaginal laser treatment tied to complications like scarring

(Reuters Health) – Vaginal laser treatments may help relieve problems associated with menopause, like dryness, pain and sexual dysfunction, but the safety of this technique is not clear, suggest the authors of... Read more »

After attacks, MSF suspends Ebola treatment in epicenter of Congo outbreak

Burned cars are seen after attackers set fire to an Ebola treatment center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the east Congolese town of Katwa, Democratic Republic of Congo February 25,... Read more »

Researchers find no link between flu shots and miscarriage risk

Mike Stobbe, The Associated PressPublished Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:44PM EST NEW YORK — Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots.... Read more »

Study of singing mice suggests how mammalian brain achieves conversation

By studying the songs of mice from the cloud forests of Costa Rica, researchers have discovered a brain circuit that may enable the high-speed back and forth of conversation. Males of the... Read more »

Pan-filovirus T-cell vaccine protects mice from Ebola and Marburg

Vaccines that induce protective T-cell responses could protect against members across the filovirus family, according to a study published February 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Tomáš Hanke of the... Read more »