Scale identifies who is water insecure globally

As the world struggles to stop a global pandemic and reel in climate change, globally comparable information about water insecurity is crucial for action. A new study by Sera Young, associate professor of anthropology and a fellow at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, research associate Hilary Bethancourt and colleagues…

Study identifies possible antidote for GHB overdose

Diclofenac and other non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may limit the passage of gamma hydroxybutyric acid (a narcolepsy medication and illicit party drug commonly known as GHB) to the brain, decreasing the potential for fatal overdose, according to a University at Buffalo study. The research found that treatment with diclofenac after…

Research identifies genetic risk factor for stroke

A team of Geisinger researchers has identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke, especially in patients older than 65. Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) causes about a quarter of ischemic strokes worldwide and is the most common cause of vascular dementia. SVD can manifest as lesions…

Study identifies how police violence contributes to mental health woes

Police violence—the subject of numerous protests globally—is taking a toll on people’s mental health. A newly published analysis of police violence and mental health—conducted by researchers at three universities, including the University of Michigan—found that law enforcement encounters lead to increased stress among civilians. In addition, the actions could impede…