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Millions of Americans believe aromatherapy works – but for many doctors, it still doesn’t pass the smell test

The history of using essential oils and their aromas to improve health and well-being dates back thousands of years. Like today, patients would inhale...

Horse health research will help humans stay healthy, too, with insights on reining in diabetes and obesity

As a veterinary science researcher, equine surgeon and sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist, I’ve seen firsthand the similarities between horses and humans. Both horses...

Immune cells in the brain may reduce damage during seizures and promote recovery, according to study in mice

Seizures are like sudden electrical storms in the brain. Seizure disorders like epilepsy affect over 65 million people worldwide and can have profound effects...

The 21st Century Cures Act requires that patients receive medical results immediately – and new research shows patients prefer it that way

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. Patients overwhelmingly prefer to see their medical test results online immediately, even if...

Zebrafish share skin-deep similarities with people, making them helpful models to study skin conditions like vitiligo and melanoma

Melanocytes are a small subset of epidermal cells that play an outsize role in protecting your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure....

Tuberculosis on the rise for first time in decades after COVID-19 interrupted public health interventions and increased inequality

Before SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spread across the world in 2020, tuberculosis was responsible for more deaths globally than any other infectious...

Aging is complicated – a biologist explains why no two people or cells age the same way, and what this means for anti-aging interventions

You likely know someone who seems to age slowly, appearing years younger than their birth date suggests. And you likely have seen the opposite...

E. coli is one of the most widely studied organisms – and that may be a problem for both science and medicine

In 1857, a young pediatrician named Theodor Escherich discovered what may very well be the most well-studied organism today. The rod-shaped bacterium named Escherichia...

South Korea has the lowest fertility rate in the world – and that doesn’t bode well for its economy

Around the world, nations are looking at the prospect of shrinking, aging populations – but none more so than South Korea. Over the last...

BMI alone will no longer be treated as the go-to measure for weight management – an obesity medicine physician explains the seismic shift taking...

Amid the buzz around weight loss drugs and rising rates of obesity worldwide, many health care professionals are questioning one of the key measures...

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