New Research Links Seafood to Increased PFAS Exposure

Per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are a class of human-made chemicals that are considered “forever chemicals” because they remain in the environment for a long time. Since exposure to these chemicals is associated with a range of serious health conditions, research into the effects of PFAS on humans is ongoing. Research shows that certain […]

Telemedicine’s Role in Curbing Antibiotic Overuse

The rapid growth of telemedicine has brought both challenges and opportunities for improving antibiotic use and integrating antibiotic stewardship practices in outpatient telemedicine settings. This narrative review aims to inform the adaptation of the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship framework to telemedicine. The goal is to optimize antibiotic prescribing, ensuring patient safety and healthcare […]

Scientists Unveil Treatment For A Rare Genetic Skin Disorder

The rare and severe inflammatory skin condition known as debilitating pansclerotic morphea is caused by genetic variations, which researchers from the National Institutes of Health and its associates have discovered. They have also discovered a potential cure. Researchers found that individuals with the illness have an overactive form of the STAT4 protein, which controls inflammation […]

Chatbot vs. Doctor: Unveiling the Effectiveness of AI Diagnosis Tools For Home Use

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Artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots for self-diagnosis are on the rise, according to Benjamin Tolchin, a neurologist and ethicist at Yale University. Patients are turning to AI chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing, and Google’s Med-PaLM to seek answers to their health-related questions. These large language models (LLMs) are trained on vast amounts of text from […]

Board Members Quit Over ‘Unethical’ Fees At A Global Science Journal

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As per a report published in The Guardian, over 40 leading scientists have resigned from the editorial board of Neuroimage, a top science journal, in protest of Elsevier’s refusal to reduce publication charges. The entire academic board of the journal, including professors from Oxford University, King’s College London, and Cardiff University, stepped down in a […]

High BMI In Early And Middle Adulthood Linked To Higher GI Cancer Risk

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant public health concern and is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States. While advancements in screening and detection have resulted in earlier diagnoses, the number of annual incident CRC cases remains high, possibly due to increased risk factors such as obesity. Obesity […]

HHS Announces $4.5 Billion To Lower Heating Costs for American Families This Winter

Through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced $4.5 billion in support to aid American families this winter with decreased heating costs. The Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to reduce costs and provide American working- and middle-class families more breathing room include the announcement made today. […]