Hairdressers of color are exposed to dangerous chemical mix

Black and Hispanic hairdressers are exposed to a mixture of chemicals, many of them potentially hazardous and undisclosed on labels.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
today ~6 min

Drug could counter inflammation linked to depression

A drug that increases dopamine in the brain has potential to reverse the effects of inflammation on brain reward circuitry, depression research finds.

Jennifer Johnson McEwen-Emory • futurity
today ~5 min

LA's long, troubled history with urban oil drilling is nearing an end after years of health concerns

The Los Angeles area has over 20,000 active, idle or abandoned oil wells. The city and county have voted to ban new ones after studies showed health problems in residents living nearby.

Bhavna Shamasunder, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College • conversation
today ~10 min

Why Zoom ‘happy hour’ falls flat

Alcohol doesn't have the same power to lubricate social interaction online as it does in person, new research suggests.

U. Pittsburgh • futurity
today ~3 min

Abortion law, suicide rate study adds to raging debate. But are we missing point?

Epidemiologist says research tends to be weaponized on both sides, overshadows mental health needs of those with unwanted pregnancies.

Alvin Powell • harvard
yesterday ~10 min

Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone

The introduction of the soft drinks industry levy – the ‘sugary drinks tax’ – in England was followed by a drop in the number of cases of obesity among older

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~6 min

Blood test tracks osteoarthritis progression more accurately

A new blood test that identifies progression of osteoarthritis in the knee is more accurate than current methods.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Your memory may be better than we think

A new study suggests that people are also surprisingly good at knowing where and when they saw those certain objects.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
yesterday ~4 min

There were fewer MIS-C cases during Omicron than Delta

Fewer children had MIS-C during the Omicron wave of the pandemic than the Delta wave and cases were also milder, a new study shows.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Targeting cancer with a multidrug nanoparticle

Using bottlebrush-shaped particles, researchers can identify and deliver synergistic combinations of cancer drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min