SARS-CoV-2 infection weakens immune-cell response to vaccination

Mar 26, 2023 at 10:29 pm by Staff

  The magnitude and quality of a key immune cell’s response to vaccination with two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were considerably lower in people.... Read More

NIH study reveals shared genetic markers underlying substance use disorders

Mar 26, 2023 at 10:23 pm by Staff

  Breakthrough findings could lead to more effective prevention and treatment strategies for multiple substance use disorders.   By combing through genomic data o.... Read More

Autism Prevalence Higher, According to Data from 11 ADDM Communities

Mar 26, 2023 at 10:18 pm by Staff

  One in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to an analysis published today in CDC’s Morbidity a.... Read More

VUMC accredited for primary ciliary dyskinesia care

Mar 26, 2023 at 10:11 pm by Staff

by Nancy Humphrey   Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a fully accredited adult PCD (primary ciliary dyskinesia) Foundation Clinical and Research Cente.... Read More

Being ‘Socially Frail’ Comes with Health Risks for Older Adults

Mar 26, 2023 at 09:32 pm by Staff

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News   Consider three hypothetical women in their mid-70s, all living alone in identical economic circumstances with.... Read More

Mental Health Care by Video Fills Gaps in Rural Nursing Homes

Mar 26, 2023 at 09:16 pm by Staff

  By Tony Leys, Kaiser Health News   Bette Helm was glad to have someone to talk with about her insomnia. Helm lives in a nursing home in this central.... Read More

CDC Warns of Increasing Threat of Spread of Antimicrobial-resistant Fungus in Healthcare Facilities

Mar 21, 2023 at 01:27 pm by Staff

  Candida auris (C. auris), an emerging fungus considered an urgent antimicrobial resistance (AR) threat, spread at an alarming rate in U.S. healthcare facilities in 202.... Read More

Some Roadblocks to Lifesaving Addiction Treatment Are Gone. Now What?

Mar 21, 2023 at 10:50 am by Staff

  By Martha Bebinger, WBUR, Kaiser Health News   For two decades — as opioid overdose deaths rose steadily — the federal government limited acces.... Read More

Study evaluates polygenic risk score for prostate cancer risk prediction

Mar 21, 2023 at 01:43 am by Staff

  by Leigh MacMillan A prostate cancer polygenic risk score (PRS) has limited utility for enhancing prostate cancer screening, according to a new study publis.... Read More

The US Remains a Grim Leader in Preterm Births. Why? And Can We Fix It?

Mar 19, 2023 at 04:50 pm by Staff

  By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News    Tamara Etienne’s second pregnancy was freighted with risk and worry from its earliest days — exacer.... Read More