Researchers examined that the sounds of summer can cause hearing damage. They say that sounds associated with summer fun fireworks, music concerts, and lawnmowers can cause real damage. Earplugs and moving far enough away from the noise source can prevent damage. The study was published in the journal Otolaryngology-Head, and Neck Surgery.
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In the present studyNew research highlights the extent to which epigenetic variation is influenced by both inherited and environmental factors
Primary care practices in Rochester, N.Y., are pilot testing an app that screens patients for domestic violence and makes actionable recommendations for victims and their doctors.
NASA is sending sperm cells into space in the hopes to investigate whether a conception of a human life is possible in a zero-gravity environment. The American space agency is moving one step forward in space exploration as the Micro-11 mission carries frozen human and bull sperms aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9. NASA said the scientists are studying the effects of weightlessness on the sperms' ability to fertilize the egg, which is a crucial stage in conception.
Drinking water from wells in rural north-central Pennsylvania had low levels of pharmaceuticals, according to a new study. Partnering with volunteers in the University's Pennsylvania Master Well Owner Network, researchers tested water samples from 26 households with private wells in nine counties in the basin of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River
According to a study, researchers examine that expertise rooted in personal experience, people who have had mental health problems could offer support, encouragement and a model for recovery, helping reduce readmission rates.
Mental Health Conditions
Care from peer support workers with lived experience of mental health conditions may help reduce the likelihood of readmission for people who have recently left acute mental health care, a randomized controlled trial of more than 400 people in England. The study was published in The Lancet.
A research team led by scientists from the Cancer Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel peptide drug called FFW that could potentially stop the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or primary liver cancer.
In more than half of all prostate tumors, two genes—one for a transcription factor called ERG, the other a testosterone-triggered gene called TMPRSS2—become fused together, resulting in excess ERG expression
The Indian government wants to introduce the world’s largest healthcare reforms. The publicly-funded initiatives that constitute ‘Modicare’ are aimed at improving affordability and access to healthcare, apart from attracting participation from the private sector in this endeavour. Financial sustainability will be key on both counts.
Full or partial bans on GPs prescribing gluten-free (GF) foods to people with coeliac disease save the NHS money in the short-term. But the impact on patients, especially those from deprived areas, is unknown, NIHR-funded researchers at the University of Bristol have warned.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd. (OPEL) today announced that the European Commission has approved an extension of indication for JINARC® (tolvaptan) to include adult patients with CKD stage 4 Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
University of Leicester researchers have shed new light on how bacteria sense nutrients in their environment – which could provide important knowledge in the development of drugs and antibiotics to combat a range of diseases including tuberculosis.