Prostate predicaments: When bladder problems are pressing

Many men develop urinary problems as they get older. They might find it hard to urinate,…

How the end of Roe v. Wade could shape women’s futures

On May 2, Politico published a leaked 98-page draft opinion revealing that the U.S. Supreme Court…

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

Something strange is afoot in the galaxy known as 1ES 1927+654: Over a span of months,…

Sweet stuff: how sugars and sweeteners affect your health

Most of us love sweet foods and drinks. But after that short burst of sweetness, you…

When your back hurts: don’t let back pain knock you flat

Is your back hurting? You’re in good company. In any 3-month period, about 1 in 4…

Scientists find drug combo that prevent stroke and heart disease

Scientists from Tehran University of Medical Sciences found that a cheap drug combo of four common…

Severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of ageing – new study

Severe COVID results in cognitive impairment similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of…

This oil may boost muscle function and size in older people

Scientists from the University of Glasgow found that krill oil may be beneficial to muscle function…

Why are there so many new Omicron sub-variants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Will I be reinfected? Is the virus mutating faster?

This variant of concern has changed the course of the pandemic, leading to a dramatic rise…

Scientists develop a wearable sensor for plant leaves

Plants can’t speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning…

Scientists find COVID-19 virus can resist antiviral drug remdesivir

Scientists from Vanderbilt University found that the virus that causes COVID-19 can develop partial resistance to…

People with high heart disease risk should take additional cholesterol lowering drugs

Scientists from Bert Aertgeerts and elsewhere suggest that additional cholesterol-lowering drugs should be offered to patients…

Shift work linked to much higher risk of COVID-19 infection

Scientists from the Universities of Manchester and Oxford found that people who work shifts appear to…

Understanding breast cancer

More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening.…

How often should women have bone tests?

Experts say that older women should have regular bone density tests to screen for osteoporosis. But…