‘Excess’ deaths surging, but why?
‘The excess death gap between the United States and Western Europe has never been higher,’ according to a new study.
Sweaty treatment for social anxiety could pass the sniff test
Plus: MOF-Jet gives needle-phobics a shot in the arm, and data-mining provides a hippocampal close-up.
The air up there: Oxygen could be a bit overrated
Plus: Assume the position … for sleeping, and COVID’s connection to UFO sightings.
Old-school printer helps scientists quickly spot bacteria in blood
An inkjet printer has been modified to print blood instead of ink.
Older men more at risk as dangerous falls rise for all seniors
“We always hear about lower bone density rates among females, so we didn’t expect to see males with more skull fractures.”
The human-looking robot therapist will coach your well-being now
Plus: The mother of all mindsets and a colon named Collin.
We have seen the future of healthy muffins, and its name is Roselle
Plus: Mice get drunk, and sober, for science; brains can be more powerful than stomachs.
Transplant surgeon to 30,000 marathoners: Give me that liver
Plus: A warning light for better health, and the possible pathology behind nonconsensual sexting.
From the Journals
Beware risk of sedatives for respiratory patients
There has not been a systematic assessment of commonly prescribed medications with potential respiratory side-effects.
Toxic chemicals we consume without knowing it
“A grossly underappreciated driver in what ails us is the role of environmental toxins and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”
How spirituality guides these three doctors
Almost 70% of physicians participating in a recently conducted survey shared that they have a spiritual or religious practice.