Tag Health

Forecasting antibiotic resistance with a ‘weather map’ of local data

February 22, 2018

To help physicians choose the best antibiotic first, researchers in the School of Pharmacy and the State Cartographer's Office are drawing inspiration from the weather.

To sleep, perchance to forget

February 17, 2018

The debate in sleep science has gone on for a generation. People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential?

UW startup’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

February 8, 2018

The wearable system developed by Torq Labs is designed to help runners avoid injury by tracking leg movement with wireless sensors that transmit data to a smartphone app.

Bringing cheap and accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

January 18, 2018

Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.

Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

December 12, 2017

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.

Designer molecule points to treatment for diseases caused by DNA repeats

November 30, 2017

“Most young people with Friedreich’s ataxia develop severe heart problems and are wheelchair-bound," says researcher Aseem Ansari, "but the disease is so rare that few drug companies invest in it."

Medical minds

November 30, 2017

Knowing that your doctor is under stress may not be comforting, but it might put you more at ease to know that mindfulness — the practice of training your brain to cultivate well-being — is now being taught in medical school.

Video game improves balance in youth with autism

November 21, 2017

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 16, 2017

In a study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, the team led by UW–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has identified signatures of the disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

Doctor, take your meditation

November 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison works to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Applying its teachings helps doctors better cope with the stresses of their profession.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

October 13, 2017

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

October 11, 2017

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.