The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies

The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, have dominated the relatively new market for vegetarian food that looks and tastes like meat.But with plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United States, a new group...

Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer
A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicians say the loss...

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests
Antibiotics affect the human microbiome, wiping out the protective microbes in the gastrointestinal tract and increasing people’s vulnerability to C. difficile, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called an “urgent threat.”In the Michigan hospital study, patients treated for asymptomatic bacteriuria fared no better on a variety of measures than those who weren’t treated. “But they...

Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds

Air Pollution Is Linked to Miscarriages in China, Study Finds
“There has been a lot of evidence suggesting a link between air pollution and pregnancy outcomes in general, particularly the risk of a premature birth and a low weight baby,” said Tom Clemens, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh who has researched the subject and was not involved in the study. “This is one of the first...

Economics Nobel Awarded For Research To Reduce Global Poverty

Economics Nobel awarded for research to reduce global poverty | Science
KAY NIETFELD/PICTURE-ALLIANCE/DPA/AP IMAGESBy Science News StaffOct. 14, 2019 , 7:22 AMThe 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics goes to three scientists who injected the rigor of randomized controlled trials into experiments to reduce poverty and boost education and public health. The $900,000 award is split between Michael Kremer, of Harvard University, and Abhijit Banerjee and Esteher Duflo, both of the...

Helping Teenagers Quit Vaping – The New York Times

Helping Teenagers Quit Vaping - The New York Times
And when there is secretive vaping going on all day in school, he said, young people may be more likely to develop a physiological dependence on nicotine than they were with traditional cigarettes. Someone who is using a high-concentration nicotine cartridge every day or two, Dr. Hadland said, is probably taking in the equivalent of about a pack of cigarettes...

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die
There’s a decent chance you’ll be reading about diet soda studies until the day you die. (The odds are exceedingly good it won’t be the soda that kills you.) The latest batch of news reports came last month, based on another study linking diet soda to an increased risk of death. As usual, the study (and some of the articles) lacked...

E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction

E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction
In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at her home. Inside was a clunky device called an e-cigarette. “It was my first exposure to this emerging, new technology,” Dr. Hamburg recalled. The package was sent by an antismoking activist as a warning about a product that was taking off...

Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health

Your Paycheck May Impact Your Heart Health
Fluctuations in earnings may affect your heart health. Previous research has found that higher income is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Now a new study reports that changes in income also have a significant effect. The report, in JAMA Cardiology, prospectively followed 8,989 people, recording changes in income between two interviews that were taken an average of...

What Is Eastern Equine Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms And Prevention

What Is Eastern Equine Encephalitis
What Is Eastern Equine Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms And Prevention Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), also referred to as triple E, is a viral illness transmitted to humans and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito.There are two main types of encephalitis: primary and secondary. Primary encephalitis occurs when a virus directly infects the brain and spinal cord. Secondary encephalitis occurs when an infection starts...