Environmental factors are highly predictive of people’s risk of death, study shows – News-Medical.Net

Along with high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking, environmental factors such as air pollution are highly predictive of people’s chances of dying, especially from heart attack and stroke, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the study showed that exposure to above average levels of […]

Researchers identify orally efficacious antiviral drug against respiratory syncytial virus – News-Medical.Net

An oral antiviral drug that targets a key part of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) polymerase and inhibits the synthesis of viral genetic material has been identified, a finding that could provide an effective treatment against RSV disease, according to researchers in the Center for Translational Antiviral Research at Georgia State University. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, […]

SVMC celebrates accredited nursing residency graduates – Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), graduated eight nurses from its Transition-to-Practice Nurse Residency Program. The program is the first program in the state and one of only 208 in the United States to have received accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program for nurses working in […]

Flu vaccination linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease – Science Daily

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the course of four years, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston. Research led by first author Avram S. Bukhbinder, MD, a recent alumnus of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, and senior author Paul. E. Schulz, MD, […]

Arsenic in private well water contributes to low birth weight even at low levels: Association found in largest epidemiologic study of arsenic, birth outcomes to date – Science Daily

In the largest epidemiologic study of arsenic and birth outcomes to date, researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago and collaborating institutions estimated arsenic levels in U.S. private well water sources by county and compared estimates to documented birth outcomes. They found an association between estimated groundwater arsenic concentration and risk of low birth weight. The findings, which are reported […]

‘Brain bleeds’ in babies first year can lead to long-term sight problems, study finds – Science Daily

Severe “brain bleeds” experienced by some babies in the first year following their birth lead to long-term sight problems, researchers at the University of Bristol have found as part of a ten-year follow-up study. The study, published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology today [23 June], reviewed 32 children who had detailed assessments at 10- to 11-years-old after […]

COVID-19 Vaccines & Autoimmune Diseases: Your Questions Answered – Healthline

Having an autoimmune disease means that your immune system isn’t working as it should. It’s attacking your own body rather than just foreign items. Autoimmune diseases affect 24 million people in the United States. There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases, including: These chronic conditions can affect your health and well-being. Many require drugs that suppress your immune system. […]