It’s now significantly more deadly to be homeless. Why are so many people dying?

This story was originally published by CalMatters, nonprofit, nonpartisan media venture explaining California policies and politics. For many people, living on the streets of California is a death sentence. That’s according to a recent study that took the first deep look into mortality rates in homeless communities throughout the country. It found the death rate … Read more

Commonality and variation in mental representations of music revealed by a cross-cultural comparison of rhythm priors in 15 countries

Procedure Informed consent All participants provided informed consent in accordance with the Ethics Council of the Max Planck Society (protocols 2017_12 and 2020_11), the Columbia University Institutional Review Board (protocol IRB-AAAR3726), the University of Western Ontario Health Science Research Ethics Board (protocol 108477), the KAIST Institutional Review Board (protocol IRB-KH2017-15), Durham University (Music Department Ethics … Read more

Weight-loss medications are not effective without ‘nutrition therapy,’ experts say

{{#rendered}} {{/rendered}} People who are on weight-loss journeys should not rely solely on anti-obesity medications, according to a statement from a national nutrition association. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released the statement on March 4, which is World Obesity Day. “The academy calls on the medical community, including pharmaceutical manufacturers of anti-obesity medications, obesity … Read more

The Best 7-Day High-Fiber Meal Plan for Constipation

Feeling backed up? You’re not alone. Constipation impacts about 16 out of 100 adults in the U.S. While the occasional bouts of constipation can be expected if you suddenly change up your eating routine or are traveling, chronic constipation often requires more of an intervention.  Chronic constipation is defined as having infrequent stool, difficult stool … Read more

Covid-19 increases risk of autoimmune disease

Having Covid-19 increases a person’s risk of developing an autoimmune disease in the year after infection, a large study out of South Korea and Japan reports, but vaccination helps decrease that risk. Researchers used the medical records of 10 million Korean and 12 million Japanese adults to see whether those who had Covid were more … Read more

Electrical Device in Brain Might Help with Depression

Electrical Device in the Brain Might Help with Depression Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, is an experimental treatment that involves having an electrical device placed in the brain. The treatment gives patients’ brains targeted electrical impulses. Researchers say DBS could help some of the nearly 3 million Americans with depression that resists other treatments. It … Read more

Gangs in Haiti try to seize control of main airport in newest attack

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavily armed gangs tried to seize control of Haiti’s main international airport on Monday, exchanging gunfire with police and soldiers in the latest attack on key government sites in an explosion of violence that includes a mass escape from the country’s two biggest prisons. The Toussaint Louverture International Airport was closed … Read more

Can sleep apnea contribute to memory issues?

Share on PinterestA new study shows an association between sleep apnea symptoms and an increased risk of memory and thinking problems. Danil Nevsky/Stocksy A new study analyzes the impact of sleep apnea symptoms on memory and thinking. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that sometimes causes people to stop breathing. The study subjects participated in … Read more

Opinion | Theatre of Cruelty—And Its Double: From Aaron Bushnell to Biden’s Gaza Airdrop

The head of Save the Children described the Biden Administration’s recent airdrop of food into Gaza airdrop as “theater.” That it is. So is the Vice President’s sudden “demand” for a six-week ceasefire. For that matter, so is the ceasefire itself — if it happens. It’s likely to be characterized by ongoing immiseration and slow … Read more