New study links cadmium to more severe flu, pneumonia infections

High levels of cadmium, a chemical found in cigarettes and in contaminated vegetables, are associated with higher death rates in patients with influenza or pneumonia–and may increase the severity of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses, according to a new study. “Our study suggests the public in general, both smokers and nonsmokers, could benefit from reduced […]

Study shows strong links between music and math, reading achievement — ScienceDaily

Music educator Martin J. Bergee thought that if he could just control his study for the myriad factors that might have influenced previous ones — race, income, education, etc. — he could disprove the notion of a link between students’ musical and mathematical achievement. Nope. His new study,”Multilevel Models of the Relationship Between Music Achievement […]

Researchers have discovered new links between miscarriage and maternal genes

IMAGE: Triin Laisk, a Senior Research Fellow at the Estonian Genome Center view more  Credit: Reedik Mägi Researchers at the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu described hitherto undiscovered associations between miscarriage and maternal genes, reveals a recent article published in the Nature Communications. Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting about […]