Electrical Device in Brain Might Help with Depression

VOA Learning English • voa
today ~9 min

Stress makes young adults look and feel older

Stressful days can make younger adults look and feel older, but only on days when they felt they have less control over their lives.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
today ~5 min

6 things you should know about stillbirth

When a baby is stillborn, parents, friends, and family may think that talking about it will be too painful. But it can actually help healing.

U. Rochester-URMC • futurity
today ~7 min

Cleaning up air pollution reduces suicide rates

New research unearths air quality as a key factor influencing mental health. Researchers say clearing air pollution can reduce suicide rates.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
today ~8 min

Could the days of ‘springing forward’ be numbered? A neurologist and sleep expert explains the downside to that borrowed hour of daylight

Americans have long been divided over adopting permanent standard versus permanent daylight saving time. But support for permanent standard time grew dramatically between 2021 and 2024.

Beth Ann Malow, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University • conversation
today ~10 min

US Health Officials Urge Older Adults to Get Latest COVID-19 Vaccine

VOA Learning English • voa
March 2, 2024 ~4 min

Eating too much protein can be bad for you heart

"Not getting enough dietary protein is bad for health, but too much might also carry adverse health effects..."

Eric Slusher-U. Missouri • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~5 min

Robot surgeon accurately removes cancerous tumors

“We’ve sent the robot to make an incision before, but this is the first time we’ve done a bulk resection and taken a tumor out fully."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~6 min

Russian invasion made Ukraine’s opioid crisis far worse

Russia's invasion has shuttered opioid treatment programs since 2014. New research shows the challenges Ukrainians have faced in getting care.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
March 1, 2024 ~10 min

The tools in a medieval Japanese healer’s toolkit: from fortunetelling and exorcism to herbal medicines

In medieval Japan, healing might mean taking medicine, undergoing an exorcism or sidestepping harm in the first place by avoiding inauspicious days.

Alessandro Poletto, Lecturer in East Asian Religions, Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis • conversation
March 1, 2024 ~8 min