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Low back and neck pain tops U.S. health spending

In a new study, researchers found that low back and neck pain tops U.S. health spending. They found Americans in 2016 spent an estimated $380...

How drug meant for Ebola may also treat coronaviruses

In a new study, researchers have discovered why drug remdesivir is effective in treating the coronaviruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and...

Coronavirus: Human strain causes fear, but domestic livestock strains are not new

Many people are hearing about coronavirus for the first time as the China strain, COVID-19, affecting humans causes concern all across the world. But coronaviruses are...

Face masks may not protect you from coronavirus

University of Cincinnati scientist Sergey Grinshpun has tested the performance of respiratory protective devices against biological agents for nearly three decades. Grinshpun, Ph.D., director of...

Quarantine may have long-lasting impacts on mental health

In a new study, researchers found that quarantine produces negative psychological effects including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion, and anger. They find that these psychological impacts...

Inexpensive paper device could help rapidly diagnose coronavirus cases, but funding bars production

An inexpensive device made out of paper could help rapidly and accurately diagnose coronavirus cases. Only a select number of state and local laboratories have...

How can we prepare for the coronavirus? 3 questions answered

Editor’s note: Public health officials in the U.S. warned that the coronavirus, which has in large part spared the U.S., is coming and that...

How to prepare in the event of COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent around the world, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts share tips to help you prepare...

Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious...

The novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new cases being reported all the time. Spreading just as fast, it seems, are conspiracy...

Coronavirus: How behavior can help control the spread of COVID-19

Amid the carnage of the First World War, a flu epidemic took hold in the front-line trenches and subsequently spread around the world, infecting...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

This symptom could be the first sign of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers suggest that the first tell-tale signs of the coronavirus may be in an unexpected loss of smell. Ear, nose, and...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...