Syphilis rages through Texas as treatment grows scarce

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. About twice a week, a pregnant patient turns up in Dr. Irene Stafford’s obstetrics office in Houston with syphilis, a sexually transmittable disease that affects more newborns in Texas than anywhere else … Read more

Novel insights into how muscles change during endurance training

[ad_1] This article has been reviewed according to Science X’s editorial process and policies. Editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring the content’s credibility: fact-checked peer-reviewed publication trusted source proofread Ok! Muscles adapt to endurance training thus becoming more efficient and resilient. Credit: Pixabay × close Muscles adapt to endurance training thus becoming more efficient … Read more

The cancer prevention diet: 6 smart tips from a nutritionist on what to eat and why — and what to avoid

[ad_1] Cancer has many risk factors. Some — like gender, age and family history — can’t be controlled. But others, like diet, can be managed.  Proper nutrition has been shown to reduce cancer risk, noted Dr. Brian Slomovitz, director of gynecologic oncology and co-chair of the Cancer Research Committee at Mount Sinai Medical Center in … Read more

CPAP helps lower heart disease mortality risk

[ad_1] Share on PinterestA CPAP machine may help lower the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease for people with obstructive sleep apnea. Juan Monino/Getty Images About 936 million people globally have mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea. People with obstructive sleep apnea are at a higher risk for other diseases, including cardiovascular disease. New research … Read more

Crestor vs. Lipitor: What’s the Difference?

[ad_1] Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Lipitor (atorvastatin) are statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), a class of drugs used to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. These brand-name medications work alone or with other drugs or non-medical therapies to reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel disorders. High cholesterol levels are a significant health problem … Read more

Mask confusion enters Congress again as COVID-19 cases tick up

[ad_1] We may know more about COVID-19 and the state of the pandemic when the House of Representatives returns to session Tuesday. COVID-19 cases are on the rise around the nation as Americans returned from summer vacation and kids went back to school. So, COVID cases are increasing. {{#rendered}} {{/rendered}} And, frankly, Congress is a lot … Read more

What are current COVID best practices? Here’s how to break through the noise on masking and vaccines

[ad_1] Some say confusing messaging and poor communication about COVID and the ever-changing public health guidance has made it harder to know what to do at this stage of the pandemic. (DrAfter123/Getty Images) The end of the COVID public health emergency this spring and the White House’s decision to wind down the federal response to … Read more

Why Seeing Someone Fidget Makes You Anxious

[ad_1] A few minutes into the final exam for my psychology class, I realized I had made a poor decision about where to sit. Of course, I couldn’t have predicted that the student seated on my right would spend the next two and a half hours shaking his leg nonstop. The seats were bolted to … Read more