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Women doctors published fewer studies during stay-at-home orders, study finds — ScienceDaily

As people transitioned to working from home at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, journal submissions from academics increased across the board. But a new study from Northwestern University found as men’s scholarly productivity increased, women physicians were submitting less. The research reflects wider trends in academic publishing and is the first study to find […]

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Researchers hope the new approach will be used as a framework for publishing studies on polygenic risk scores — ScienceDaily

Scientists and healthcare providers are beginning to use a new approach for assessing a person’s inherited risk for diseases like Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and breast cancer, which involves calculating a polygenic risk score. The score provides an estimate of an individual’s risk for specific diseases, based on their DNA changes related to […]

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Publication by the University of Bonn examines 73 studies on the use of antibiotics — ScienceDaily

City dwellers take more antibiotics than people in rural areas; children and the elderly use them more often than middle-aged people; the use of antibiotics decreases as education increases, but only in rich countries: These are three of the more striking trends identified by researchers of the NRW Forschungskolleg “One Health and Urban Transformation” at […]