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Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is estimated to infect 90 percent of people in the U.S. by age 20 and 90 percent of the people in developing countries by the age of two. Ninety-eight percent of the world’s population carries EBV, since once it infects, it remains in a person for the rest of their lives.
In February of this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced its intentions to initiate change by calling for every child to receive an annual screening for depression beginning at the age of 12. This is a big step forward, but is it enough?
Researchers at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, led by Zhen Yan, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, discovered a promising treatment method for the effects caused by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
There is something about the physical touch of a loved one that is comforting during the worst of days and the hardest of times. When words can not ease the pain, a simple hold of the hand can.
At the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle (UW), a team of researchers found that improving the flow of proteins in and out of neurons has the potential to treat and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s.
Last week, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine published a study detailing how injecting pluripotent stem cells into the body may train the immune system to attack or even prevent cancer, thereby acting as a cancer vaccine.
On Feb. 14, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new blood test that can quickly and easily diagnose concussions and other related brain injuries.
After years of research, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and Thomas Jefferson University came up with a device that improves the brain’s ability to store memories.
Scientists at the University of New South Wales have found that using climate engineering to modify the surface of the land in crowded urban areas and in areas of agricultural growth in North America, Asia and Europe has yielded promising results, reducing extreme temperatures by two to three degrees Celsius (about four to five degrees Fahrenheit).
As college students, Hopkins students know all too well how dreadful — and how easy — it is to contract some sort of virus, one that will keep you up all night coughing your lungs out or force your runny nose through two full boxes of tissues a day.
Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in human medicine. And in addition to treating a plethora of different diseases in humans, antibiotics are widely used on animal and plants in farms and plantations to prevent the spread of bacterial infections that result in loss of consumable crops or meat.
For many college students, the start of a new day is marked by the shrill ring of an alarm clock in the morning and the end is dictated by our brains becoming too exhausted to process the textbook we are reading at the end of the night. But, in the absence of alarm clocks or a study schedule, when would we wake up and go to sleep?
In his time, Charles Darwin’s famous theory of evolution was a subject of scrutiny and skepticism. Today most have accepted evolution to be as close to fact as a theory can get.
Underneath the tranquil and beauty that is the Yellowstone National Park is the Yellowstone Caldera, a supervolcano classified as able to produce upwards of 1,000 cubic kilometers of volcanic deposits such as rock and ash.
Last Thursday evening in Mason Hall, students and faculty attended the second Conversations in Medicine seminar of this semester.
Among the many interesting health fads to surface or resurface in the 21st century, women eating their own placentas has been regarded as one of the most bizarre.
In 2004, Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gave a TED talk that introduced the world to “the secret of happiness,” which garnered over 4 million views.
For most college students, sleep deprivation is a frustratingly familiar enemy. Medical professionals recommend seven to nine hours of sleep per night; however, on average, one in three adults fails to meet these standards.
Have you ever tried dieting and found that those fruits, veggies and whole wheat toasts just never work? A new study lead by Arne Astrup, head of the department of nutrition, exercise and sports at the University of Copenhagen, offers a possible explanation.
Can that quiz on Facebook really tell you who your future soulmate is?