Jennifer Lee

December 2, 2019
An end to the pain of kidney stones? New drug combination allows the stones to pass smoothly – Daily Mail

An end to the pain of kidney stones? New drug combination allows the stones to pass smoothly – Daily Mail

A new drug combination could end the agony of kidney stones by relaxing the body, to allow the painful lumps to pass more smoothly.    For most of the 500,000 Americans a year who develop kidney stones, the standard treatment plan is to take painkillers and …
December 2, 2019
A new blood test could indicate multiple conditions with one sample – Engadget

A new blood test could indicate multiple conditions with one sample – Engadget

The study, led by scientists at UC San Francisco, Cambridge University and the Colorado-based biotech company SomaLogic, scans plasma for a wide range of proteins. The tech searches plasma for aptamers, fragments of DNA that bind to a target protein. Only spe…
December 1, 2019
Top Democrats knock Trump on World AIDS Day | TheHill – The Hill

Top Democrats knock Trump on World AIDS Day | TheHill – The Hill

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) hit President Trump on World AIDS Day over administration policies that party leaders said are hurting people living with HIV.  This president is no ally of people living with HIV, who are disproportionately LGBTQ and …
December 1, 2019
Weight loss: Top tips to reset your diet and boost fat burn before Christmas – The Sun

Weight loss: Top tips to reset your diet and boost fat burn before Christmas – The Sun

WITH Christmas less than a month away, many people may be toying with the idea of a detox diet before the festive boozing kicks in. And many people feel as though they need to steam, juice and starve their systems before they are full with mince pies and tur…
December 1, 2019
Israeli-born doctor fights for her patients at Canada’s only holistic HIV clinic – The Times of Israel

Israeli-born doctor fights for her patients at Canada’s only holistic HIV clinic – The Times of Israel

VANCOUVER — As medical director of Canadas only multidisciplinary clinic for women and children with HIV, Dr. Neora Pick finds this time of year emotionally charged. December 1 is World AIDS Day, which commemorates the millions who have died from the disease …
December 1, 2019
Chronicle exclusive: Bay Area death toll from drug overdoses passes 10,000 – San Francisco Chronicle

Chronicle exclusive: Bay Area death toll from drug overdoses passes 10,000 – San Francisco Chronicle

More than 10,000 people have died across the Bay Area in the drug overdose epidemic, but the main killer hasn’t been prescription painkillers for several years — methamphetamine is now the biggest cause of deaths, and overdoses on the super-potent opioid fent…
December 1, 2019
New research uncovers personality type most likely to binge drink – Yahoo News

New research uncovers personality type most likely to binge drink – Yahoo News

The new study could change how we look at binge drinking in the future. [Photo: Getty] A new study has looked into different of personality types and whether they make us more or less likely to binge drink. The research has been released at quite a pertinen…
December 1, 2019
After miscarriage, I was rocked by depression. Like many other women, I didn’t get follow-up care for this loss. – The Washington Post

After miscarriage, I was rocked by depression. Like many other women, I didn’t get follow-up care for this loss. – The Washington Post

That was the first night after I miscarried at 12 weeks pregnant. Those early morning flashbacks lasted for weeks. After my miscarriage was handled medically, the effect on my mental health also needed attention. But no follow-up appointment was offered, and …
November 30, 2019
Monkey infects Japanese lab worker with deadly herpes B virus – New York Post

Monkey infects Japanese lab worker with deadly herpes B virus – New York Post

A monkey infected a Japanese scientist with the herpes B virus in a rare case of the deadly sickness being passed to a human, according to a report. The unnamed lab worker who was in critical condition Friday had been conducting research on macaque monkeys n…