U.S. Could Have Saved 36,000 Lives If Social Distancing Started 1 Week Earlier: Study

As late as March 17, people eat at a restaurant along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla., several days after President Trump declared a national emergency. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images As late as March 17, people eat at a …

China Halts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Contain Coronavirus. Could It Backfire?

The Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, China, was closed as part of a shutdown of public transportation — an effort to control the spread of what’s being called the Wuhan coronavirus. Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Barcroft Media via Getty Images …

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein …

Medical News Today: Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?

Ecstasy — or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — is a recreational drug that is illegal in the United States. However, some researchers believe that it could aid in mental health therapy. A new study in mice puts this idea to the test. Share on PinterestNew research in …

Medical News Today: Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia

A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening? Share on PinterestAn inflammation marker in the blood could help predict dementia. Every 65 seconds, someone …

Arthritis: 4 risk factors that could hinder your latter years

It’s a condition that is vastly underestimated and if we were to tell you that there were hundreds of millions of people suffering from arthritis, there’s every chance that you’d be raising your eyebrows. Unfortunately, the above is completely true and this is something which …

Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

Authorities perform an active shooter drill at Park High School on April 27, 2018 in Livingston, Mont. Some experts question the methods of active shooter drills. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images Authorities perform an active shooter …

Medical News Today: Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

Could people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from using cannabis to help reduce depressive episodes and thinking about suicide? A study of a population survey from Canada suggests that the preliminary answer is yes. Share on PinterestNew research looks into the benefits of cannabis …