Category: Science News

Vaccine Patch May Be Future of Flu Shots

Data from a Phase I clinical trial has shown promising results for a painless needle-free flu vaccine patch compared to a flu shot injection.

/ June 29, 2017
Cardiovascular Disease

Vitamin B May Reduce Effects of Heart Disease: Study

Vitamin B supplements may help mitigate the impact of air pollution on patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new study conducted at Columbia University.

/ April 12, 2017
Zika Virus Mosquito

Zika Isn’t Over: New Infections Reported in Florida

Florida health officials on Monday reported on a locally acquired Zika infection in a patient who felt no symptoms but tested positive for the virus last month.

/ March 22, 2017

Mumps Outbreak Linked to Vaccine Shortfalls

As an increased number of mumps cases have been reported across the U.S. since the beginning of the year, some health officials say it may be time to consider adding a new vaccination dose to current immunization guidelines.

/ March 16, 2017
Itchy Scalp from Head Lice

Head Lice Treatments Linked to Abnormal Behavior in Children

A new study has linked ingredients found in head lice and scabies treatment products to behavioral difficulties in children.

/ March 15, 2017
Hepatitis C

Vaccine to Prevent Hepatitis C Possible by Exposing Virus to Attack

Manipulating a protein of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a way that exposes it to a direct attack by the immune system may help lead to a preventative vaccine, according to a new study.

/ March 9, 2017

Autism Linked to Increased Cerebrospinal Fluid Levels

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have found a link between increased levels of cerebrospinal fluid in the brains of infants and a higher risk for autism.

/ March 6, 2017
Brown Rice

Cooking Rice This Way Could Kill You

Scientists are warning that a common method of cooking rice can expose you to a range of serious health problems including heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

/ February 10, 2017
E-cigarette explosion

Vaping Safer than Smoking Cigarettes, Study Finds

Cigarette smokers who switch to e-cigs or “vapes” can significantly reduce their intake of deadly chemicals, but only if they quit smoking completely, according to a new study.

/ February 9, 2017

Salmon Prices Soar Amid Sea Lice Outbreak

More bad news for sushi lovers: the price of salmon has surged globally following reports of widespread contamination by a parasitic sea lice that eats the fish’s blood and skin.

/ January 26, 2017