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Strong caveats are lacking as news stories trumpet preliminary COVID-19 research

For years medical researchers held off while scientists in other fields embraced online platforms for posting rough drafts of manuscripts, known as preprints. Those websites accelerate basic science by allowing researchers to disseminate findings and get feedback on their work before submitting them to a traditional journal. Some argue that such rapid data sharing is… Read More »

Medical News Today: Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

The internet is rife with funny cat videos showing their reactions to a plant commonly known as “catnip.” What is catnip, does it affect all felines, is it safe for cats, and should humans use it? This Special Feature investigates these questions and more. Share on PinterestDoes your feline friend go crazy for catnip? In… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson’s disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup. Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease. Many experts believe that these toxic protein clumps lead to the progressive loss of brain cells that… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.… Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about oscillopsia

Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is, in fact, stationary. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of conditions that affect eye movement or the eye’s ability to stabilize images, especially during movement. Keep reading to learn more about oscillopsia, including the common causes and symptoms and how to… Read More »

Medical News Today: Researchers discover new autoinflammatory condition

A team of specialists from Australia and the United States has identified a new autoinflammatory condition in humans. They also understand what causes it, which can help researchers find an adequate treatment. Share on PinterestResearchers have identified a new autoinflammatory condition, which they have named CRIA syndrome. Autoimmune conditions occur when the body’s immune response… Read More »

Plastic surgery horror stories: 7 botched procedures that made the news in 2019

Plastic surgeons and medical boards have long-warned against traveling abroad for risky cosmetic procedures without doing proper research, but several of these patients chose to take their chances. Others simply went off recommendations from friends. Many of these patients expressed immediate regret, and in many cases, it’s easy to see why. 1. Florida woman loses… Read More »

Taco shop, sports bar, pharmacy among 3 new developments coming to downtown Fountain Inn – Greenville News

Gabe Cavallaro The Greenville News Published 8:26 AM EST Dec 3, 2019 Downtown Fountain Inn will soon have a few new amenities for residents and visitors, with two new restaurants and a pharmacy planned. Here’s a look at the three new businesses and when they plan to open. Tacos & Bla Bla Bla Authentic tacos are… Read More »