Tag Archives: Researchers

Is the ‘autism epidemic’ real? Researchers say over-diagnosis to blame for spike in number of cases

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and other anti-vaccine crusaders have long and falsely blamed vaccines for breeding an “epidemic” of autism. But is the epidemic even real? According to the authors of a new study, the astonishing explosion in the number of diagnosed cases of autism is the result of a broadening of the definition of… Read More »

Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organisations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not. The breakthrough, which has the potential to improve cancer treatment, is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Immunotherapy treatment… Read More »

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries… Read More »