Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

A federal judge has blocked part of an Alabama law that makes it a felony to give gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors By KIM CHANDLERAssociated Press May 14, 2022, 5:35 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge on Friday blocked part … Read more

There’s a major problem with the way we treat lab mice, and it could affect study results.

More than 120 million laboratory rats and mice are used worldwide each year. Many are used to study distressing conditions like cancerarthritis and chronic pain, and almost all of them spend their lives in small, empty box-like cages: a kind of permanent confinement. Our new analysis shows that this restrictive artificial housing causes chronic stress … Read more

Half a cup of blueberries a day could prevent dementia in the elderly, study finds

Eating half a cup of blueberries every day in your late 50s may stave off dementia later in life, study finds Eating just half a cup of blueberries every day in their 50s can help them avoid devastating cognitive decline later in life, new research suggests Researchers found that people in their 50s who are … Read more

Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but that’s just the start

About 3,400 babies die of SIDS in the United States each year. There is no immediate or obvious cause of death, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts don’t know which babies are at risk for SIDS or what causes it. For their study, published on May 6 in the journal … Read more

Covid boosters are essential for the elderly. Why aren’t more people receiving them?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 3 Americans age 65 and older who have completed their first round of vaccinations have yet to receive a first booster. The figures have appalled researchers, who note that this age group continues to be most at risk of serious illness and death … Read more

People with asthma are advised to take precautions because the pollen…

Map reveals Britain’s biggest hay fever hotspots: Met Office warns of high pollen levels from TODAY – as experts say ‘could be deadly’ for millions people with asthma and lung disease The Met Office predicts high levels across England and Wales today, Saturday Pollen levels will remain high in Wales until Sunday but drop slightly … Read more

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that six people have died and hundreds of thousands more have fallen ill amid an explosive spread of fever across the country, a day after acknowledging an outbreak of COVID-19 in a largely unvaccinated population for the first time since the pandemic began. The true scale … Read more

Can adults get ear infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Children vomit a lot for some reason they scrape their knees, they have their tonsils removed and get ear infections. Of course, these things can also happen to adults, but it’s much less common. Yet, because some illnesses are so closely associated … Read more

Baby fox tests positive for bird flu in Minnesota, officials reveal

A baby fox tested positive for H5N1 avian flu in Minnesotastate officials revealed Wednesday, in the first reported case in a wild mammal in America. The state Department of Natural Resources said the kit fox was found outside a fox den and unable to use its hind legs in Anoka County, near Minneapolis. He was … Read more

Octopuses tragically destroy each other after mating. We can finally know why

The octopuses are condemned to be orphans from the youngest age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins to self-harm, ripping off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few … Read more