Transgender teens may turn to alcohol to cope with extra stress

June 6, 2021

A 2-year survey of transgender or gender minority (GM) adolescents, who have a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth, suggests that many use alcohol to cope with GM-related stress. Internalized cissexism had associations with an increased risk of substance use in response to stress, whereas resilience and gender-related pride had…

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — June 4

June 6, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines and our daily lives for more than a year. Medical News Today has covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, interviews with experts, and an ongoing investigation into the deep racial disparities that COVID-19 has helped unmask. However, this has not stopped us…

‘Black fungus’ and COVID-19: Myths and facts

June 6, 2021

In India, COVID-19 has led to a surge in cases of a potentially fatal fungal infection called mucormycosis, popularly known as “black fungus.” The infection is every bit as dangerous as the media have portrayed it, but several myths are circulating on social media about potential sources of the infection and its treatment. The human…

Dementia research: Prof. Alison Wray discusses the importance of communication

June 6, 2021

In this feature, Prof. Alison Wray, from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, discusses the importance of communication in dementia. She explains why this field of research is both fascinating and vital. Since 2007, Prof. Wray has worked at the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University. What follows is Prof. Wray’s response when asked what aspects…

Why COVID-19 vaccines should be free for all in India

June 6, 2021

People stand in a queue as they wait to get a dose of the Covishield vaccine against COVID-19 during a vaccination drive at a civil hospital in Jind, in the northern state of Haryana, on June 1, 2021. Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images Over 414,000 daily cases India has recently seen a devastating second wave…

Cancer research: What’s exciting the experts? Part 2

June 6, 2021

In the second part of our “what’s exciting the experts” series, Medical News Today spoke with another group of cancer experts. We asked them what recent advances have given them the most hope. Here, we provide a sneak peek at the fascinating forefront of cancer research in 2021. Cancer is not a single disease but…

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How does the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine work?

June 6, 2021

The Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine uses two harmless viruses that deliver the genetic code for our cells to make a protein from the new coronavirus. This trains our immune system to fight against future infections with the new coronavirus. The Sputnik V vaccine, which also bears the name Gam-COVID-Vac, currently has authorization for use in…