A new study reveals that delivering a flu vaccine using a new type of skin patch can stimulate an appropriate immune response without side effects in mice. Source: New feed

A new study finds that many new cancer drugs may not work in the way their developers think they do, which could have implications for their effectiveness. Source: New feed

A colostomy bag collects fecal waste from the digestive tract after a person has a colostomy. Learn more about the different types and life with a colostomy bag here. Source: New feed

Cold sores are highly infectious blisters that develop on the lips and around the mouth. They result from a common viral infection and tend to be contagious for around 15 days. Learn more here. Source: New feed

Sometimes, food can become stuck in the esophagus or windpipe within the throat. Depending on the location of the blockage and the person’s symptoms, this can be a medical emergency. Learn more here. Source: New feed

Causes of numbness in the thigh include lupus, some autoimmune conditions, and multiple sclerosis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. Source: New feed

Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it. Source: New feed

In the largest and most in-depth study of its kind, scientists confirm that physical fitness is associated with improved cognitive ability. Source: New feed

A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls. Source: New feed

Scientists know that squirrels respond to birds’ threat calls. A new study finds that the chatter of birds at rest informs them when danger has passed. Source: New feed

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