Health & Medicine

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?

Free of HIV: UK Patient is the Second-Ever in Remission

A decade after the ‘Berlin patient’, a second person appears to be free of HIV. A male patient in the UK has been in...

Polio Eradication: Almost There?

On October 24, the World Polio Day celebrates the birth of Jonas Salk. In 1952, a team led by Salk at the University of Pittsburgh developed the first effective vaccine against poliomyelitis.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis is Spreading in the US

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States (US), issued a briefing about the increasing number of cases of Acute Flaccid...

Cancer Immunotherapy Was the Spotlight of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine

James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo co-jointly received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

Health Disparities Within Cities: What Does Gentrification Have to Do With It?

When we think of differences in health quality in the United States, we often compare health by regions or by cities. But what about...

The Tiny Clocks Inside Us

Circadian cycles control our bodies' balance. This year, the Nobel Committee acknowledged the role of Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young in understanding our internal clocks.