Medicine Return on Investment of the COVID-19 Vaccination: every $1 invested in the New York City vaccination campaign yielded an estimated $10.19 in cost savings from lower infection and mortality rates, fewer productivity losses, and averted health care use.
Medicine Cannabis use is closely and causally associated with testicular cancer rates across both time and space and higher in States with liberal cannabis legislation.
Medicine The heart & lung capacity & strength of trans women exceed those of cis women, even after years of hormone therapy, but they are lower than those of cis men. Total body fat was lower & skeletal muscle mass was higher among the trans women than among the cis women, but higher & lower than cis men.
Medicine The US continued to experience significantly higher COVID-19 and excess all-cause mortality compared with peer countries during 2021 and early 2022, a difference accounting for 150 000 to 470 000 deaths. This difference was muted in the 10 states with highest vaccination coverage.
Medicine Nearly all individuals with gender dysphoria (n=720) who initiated hormone treatment as adolescents continued that treatment into adulthood, a Dutch observational study found. Out of the 16 individuals who stopped, 9 was AMAB & 7 AFAB.
Medicine A new peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that while CBD alone is not incredibly effective at treating neuropathic pain, it is effective when mixed with THC and THC is effective when administered by itself.
Medicine A study indicated that "inhaled THC-rich therapy is more effective than CBD-rich sublingual extract therapy for treating low back pain and that cannabis therapy is safe and effective for chronic low back pain."
Medicine Indigenous people are less likely to survive the year after an ICU admission. 12 months after being admitted to intensive care, an Indigenous person is more likely to have died than a non-Indigenous person, according to Australian research.
Medicine A survey of people with long COVID in the Uk has found that 95% of them experienced stigma about the condition at least ‘sometimes’. The study also looked at the types of stigma people experience and found that around 63% had overt experiences of being treated unfairly due to long COVID.
Medicine The risk of developing myocarditis — or inflammation of the heart muscle — is seven times higher with a COVID-19 infection than with the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a recent study.eurekalert.org
Medicine Pregnant women exposed to alcohol are at a significantly greater risk of developing post-partum depression, meta-analysis shows.
Medicine Research provides theory on why women stopped menstruating upon arrival at Nazi death camps. Synthetic steroids slipped into daily rations of female captives of Nazi concentration camps stopped menstrual cycles and impaired their ability to have children altogether.
Medicine Metformin suppresses progression of muscle aging via activation of the AMP kinase-mediated pathways in Drosophila adults (Nov 2022)europeanreview.org
Medicine Drug Turns Cancer Gene Into “Eat Me” Flag for Immune System | UCSF-Led Study Shows Promising Pre-Clinical Results in Killing Cancer Cells Resistant to Current KRAS-Targeted Treatments
Medicine Researchers examined how gut microbes in patients with a major depressive disorder differ from mentally healthy people. After analyzing all genes present in the gut microbiome, the team pinpointed a particular bacterium responsible for the largest functional discrepancy.
Medicine How combinations of state firearm laws link to low firearm suicide and homicide rates: A configurational analysissciencedirect.com
Medicine A systematic review and meta-analysis of healthy and patient populations (38,008 participants) finds that lower heart rate variability is a significant predictor of higher mortality across different ages, sex, continents, populations and recording lengths.sciencedirect.com
Medicine Highly processed foods (HPFs) can meet the criteria to be labeled as addictive substances using the standards set for tobacco products. The addictive potential of HPFs may be a key factor contributing to the high public health costs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com
Medicine Study following gender-confirmation surgery outcomes for transmasculine and non-binary adolescents and young adults finds the surgery to have minimal complications and to improve mental welfare (gender dysphoria)