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GenderSci Lab finds more than biology influences COVID risk

More men than women are dying of COVID-19. Some scientists think sex-specific hormones explain this difference, but researchers at Harvard say we need to look closely at how biology and social context affect health in people of all genders. To do that, the Harvard GenderSci Lab created the US Gender/Sex COVID-19 Data Tracker. Sarah Richardson,… Read More »

Study of Coronavirus in Pregnant Women Finds Striking Racial Differences

Black, Hispanic and Latino pregnant women in Philadelphia are five times as likely as their white counterparts to have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to data collected from nearly 1,300 women between April and June. The findings, which have not been published in a scientific journal, were based on tests for coronavirus antibodies, which… Read More »

Zantac, generics ordered off the market after FDA finds they’re a ticking time bomb

Sixteen years after it was approved, the FDA has ordered that heartburn drug Zantac and its generics be removed from the market, saying they have been exposing consumers to the risk of cancer.  The move comes six months after an independent lab warned the FDA of a potential carcinogen in ranitidine drugs and nearly three… Read More »

Facebook Falls Short for College Kids Battling Depression, Study Finds

SUNDAY, Jan. 19, 2020 — Turning to Facebook for help is probably the wrong move for depressed college students, new research shows. In a small study of 33 students who posted on Facebook about feelings of depression, not one was advised to reach out to a mental health professional for help. Rather, friends sent supportive… Read More »