Sleep Triggered by Stress Can Help Mice Cope With Later Anxiety

Summary: Study reveals the how stress can induce sleep in mice, and how this stress-induced sleep can help reduce anxiety the following day. Source: Imperial College London Stress boosts a kind of sleep in mice that subsequently relieves anxiety, according to new research that also pinpoints the mechanism responsible. Since sleep is similar across mammals, … Read more

Interim Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years — United States, June 2022

Recommendations for the Use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Aged 6 Months–5 Years and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Aged 6 Months–4 Years Data reviewed with the EtR Framework supported the use of COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 6 months–5 years. COVID-19 is a major public health problem among young children. As … Read more

How to Stop Forgetting to Take Your Medication, Once and for All

photo: David Smart (Shutterstock) Americans, on average, juggle about 12 prescription medicines. Wthread this number is certainly skewed by older folks who have racked up a lot of pills, many of us have been prescribed a prescription medicine we need to take every single day. B.u on the whole, we’re not very good at doing … Read more

Nationwide abortion ban would increase maternal deaths by 24%, CU Boulder research says

Banning abortion nationwide would increase maternal deaths in the United States by 24%, from 861 mothers dying to 1,071, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder. CU Boulder researchers focused on how maternal mortality is impacted by abortion because data shows staying pregnant carries a higher risk of death than having an … Read more

3 bats infected with rabies, humans and dogs exposed to the disease in Utah

Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and/or dogs to the disease. (Bernd Wolter, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials on Thursday confirmed three cases of rabies in bats that exposed humans and dogs to the disease. “The humans received … Read more

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank for Fecal Transplants Scientists Say

Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop. A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive … Read more