1 brain region might kickstart paranoia

New findings shed light on what is happening in the human brain when people experience feelings of paranoia.

Yale • futurity
today ~7 min

Some Americans are eating better, but health inequities remain

“While we’ve seen some modest improvement in American diets in the last two decades, those improvements are not reaching everyone..."

Taraneh Pettinato-Tufts • futurity
today ~6 min

Making emergency rooms ‘pediatric ready’ saves lives

Making hospital EDs ready to provide basic health care to kids could cost as little as $4 to $8 per patient while improving survival rates.

U. Texas Austin • futurity
today ~4 min

Companies accidentally fund online misinformation via ads

"Online misinformation can have significant consequences, including sowing political discord and exacerbating the climate crisis."

Caitlin Kizielewicz Carnegie Mellon • futurity
today ~7 min

Lithium for batteries could come from fracking wastewater

Fracking wastewater could be a new source of lithium, a key ingredient in batteries for everything from smartphones and electric cars.

U. Pittsburgh • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

How worried should you be about avian flu?

The risk of avian flu to humans is low, for now. An expert weighs in on what you need to know—and how a universal influenza vaccine could help.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
yesterday ~10 min

Fossil hints at more complex fish brain evolution

A new discovery suggests the evolution of ray-finned fish brains is far more complex than previously believed.

U. Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

6 tips to help your kid sleep better

A new poll sheds light on parents' bedtime battles to get their kids to sleep. An expert breaks down the findings and offers tips.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~10 min

First week of life is key for senses of smell and touch

Research in mice "demonstrates that early-life exposure to odor is essential for touch development and maturation."

U. Zurich • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

More 9/11 toxin exposure boosts first responders’ dementia risk

First responders who were exposed to more World Trade Center-related toxins on 9/11 have higher incidents of dementia, a new study finds.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
yesterday ~6 min