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3 hours ago

Is Telepathy Possible? Perhaps, Due To New Technology

Telepathy is generally considered pure science fiction; fun, but never something that will actually happen. But new research suggests we may be closer than we think.

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6 hours ago

British Scientists Warn Weight-Loss Drug Might Harm Developing Babies

Experts warned against using weight-loss drugs as a fertility aid after a raft of articles suggested the medicines might help women get pregnant.

ByKatherine HignettSenior Contributor
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9 hours ago

White House Plan To Curb Drug Shortages Doesn’t Address Generics’ Quality

The plan proposes incentives and penalties to induce more resilient sourcing, but it does not promote testing to help purchasers identify high-quality manufacturers.

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9 hours ago

Remember ‘Contagion?’ A New Treatment For Nipah Virus Could Be A Game Changer

The movie virus was inspired by the real-life Nipah virus, which causes a deadly infection of the brain.

ByMark KortepeterContributor
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9 hours ago

Humana Reports $741 Million Profit And Boosts Medicare Forecast

Humana reported first quarter net income of $741 million and boosted its forecast for Medicare Advantage membership growth.

ByBruce JapsenSenior Contributor
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11 hours ago

Loss Of Smell Might Persist Even One Year After A Covid-19 Infection

A study of 340 people with a prior Covid-19 infection reported that some loss of smell persisted in close to one third of the participants with long Covid one year later.

ByAnuradha VaranasiContributor
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Apr 23, 2024

Watch Your Step! Survival Rates Following Hip Fracture Worse Than For Many Cancers

Bone fractures are often considered minor injuries. New research suggests this is far from the truth, especially for older adults.

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Apr 23, 2024

Mentally Stimulating Occupations Are Key To Avoiding Dementia

The old adage, “use it or lose it”, seems to apply to our mental abilities as well as to our physical abilities.

ByGrrlScientistSenior Contributor
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Apr 23, 2024

Family Pressure To Lose Weight In Adolescence Linked to Internalized Weight Stigma

A recent Lancet study of 4060 individuals reported that the pressure to lose weight from family and the media during adolescence could have long-lasting effects.

ByAnuradha VaranasiContributor
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Apr 22, 2024

Patients Fare Better With Women Doctors, Study Finds

The benefits of being treated by a female clinician were especially pronounced among women, researchers found, possibly due to male physicians underestimating the severity of illnesses in their female patients.

ByRobert HartForbes Staff