Health & Medicine

Combating Antibiotic Resistance With a Deep Learning Algorithm 

Antibiotics have become a familiar resource in households. We use them to treat infections and get cured eventually. However, with time, the infection-causing bacteria...

The Strange Case of the Man Who Didn’t Drink Alcohol But Often Appeared Drunk

Patient X had been a healthy man. He was in his forties, with no medical or psychiatric episodes, and lived a normal life, until...

Thai Doctors Use Anti-HIV and Anti-flu Drugs to Treat Patients with Coronavirus Infection

Thai doctors are using a combination of anti-flu and anti-HIV drugs to treat patients infected with coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death in High-Income Countries

Cancer kills twice as much as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, according to a report...

Continued Contact with Semen Shields Women Against HIV Acquisition

Continued exposure to semen decreases the risk of HIV infection in women, says a study published yesterday in Nature Communications. Investigators from the Wistar...

The History of Finland Untangles Links Between Genetic Variants and Disease

A comprehensive study of the genetic history of Finnish people has helped investigators to identify 26 potentially harmful DNA variations, of which 19 are...

Preeclampsia Increases Risk of Developing Kidney Disorders Later in Life

Women who had preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy are at higher risk of developing end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). For these women, the likelihood...

Putting a Price on Life: Why and How

Public and private spending on health care has risen steadily worldwide over the past decades1. Take, for instance, the country where I live. In...

The Rebirth of Placenta Rituals

A few days after giving birth at her home in southeast Australia, Emily Burns sat in her yard and watched as her husband and...

Some Reasons Why You Sneeze For No Apparent Reason

Have you ever experienced any of these three intriguing sneeze -inducing phenomena?