South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

Quenton Tompkins’ family tree is deeply rooted in rural McCormick County, South Carolina. His grandfather was a sharecropper in McCormick. His mother, who turns 88 this month, grew up as…

Possible obesity treatment for women identified by researchers based on how bodies store fat

Study: Lifting weights for 3 seconds a day improves muscle strength Muscle strength increased more than 10% after performing one 3-second “eccentric” contraction daily, Monday to Friday, for four weeks,…

Inclusive language risks ‘dehumanising women’, top researchers argue

“Confusing the idea of gender identity and the reality of sex risks adverse health consequences and deeper and more insidious discrimination against women,” she said. “Sex [a reproductive category], gender…

COVID vaccines can cause minor menstrual cycle changes, researchers find : Shots

Licensed practical nurse Yokasta Castro, of Warwick, R.I., draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe. The vaccines have now been linked to minor changes in menstruation, but are still…

Researchers Develop World-First Weight Loss Device

DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. It is a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global…

Lupus Researchers Receive Prestigious Awards for Distinguished Contributions to the Field

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) announced today the  recipients of its most prestigious annual awards, naming Richard A. Furie, MD, Northwell Health as this year’s Evelyn V. Hess Award…