May 23, 2018 A 5-year healthy lifestyle counseling program for adult men was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancers related to overweight, diet, and smoking over 25 years. As reported in the Journal of Internal Medicine, the intervention did not reduce the overall cancer risk in the very long term. The study is […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 Research by physician-scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus offers hope for improved quality of life for people who rely on intravenous nutrition due to intestinal damage. Karim C. El Kasmi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Ronald Sokol, MD, professor of pediatrics, are authors of an article in […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMay 22, 2018 According to a latest survey from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the rates of suicides is two times higher for black children aged between 5 and 12 years compared to white children of the same age. The results of the study are published yesterday (21st May […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major medical problem worldwide, impacting both human health and economic well-being. A new strategy for fighting bacteria has now been reported in the latest online issue of Nature by a research group headed by Prof. Ivan Dikic at the Goethe University Frankfurt. The scientists revealed the molecular […]Continue Reading ...
— A biopsy involves removing bodily tissue to examine it for disease, typically cancer. The procedure also may be used to diagnose other conditions, such as an infection, the Radiological Society of North America says. Some biopsies involve removing a small amount of tissue with a needle, while others entail surgically removing an entire suspicious […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers found resistance training significantly reduced depressive symptoms. Credit: Christopher Gannon, Iowa State University A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The study compared two intervention programs—mindfulness-based stress reduction and […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 Are your friends very pain tolerant? Then it is likely that you are as well, provided you are a male. A recent study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, along with an Editorial Comment by Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, published by De Gruyter, shows that there is a positive correlation between the […]Continue Reading ...
Healthcare access and quality improved globally from 2000-2016 due in part to large gains seen in many low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the latest data from the Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet. Despite this, some countries saw progress slow or stall over this time. […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin significantly reduced the disfiguring facial tumors affecting more than 90 percent of people with the condition. Findings of […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 Researchers from McMaster University and the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, together with colleagues at other partnering institutions, have developed a new method to treat severe asthma. In a study of over 200 participants with severe asthma, the new treatment was shown to have improved asthma symptoms […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 South Asians are more likely to die of heart disease, such as heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis – the disease process that narrows arteries – than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites living in the United States, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in its […]Continue Reading ...
Justin Xavier Moore, MPH1,2,3; Ninad Chaudhary, MB, BS1,3; Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD1,2 (View author affiliations) Suggested citation for this article: Moore JX, Chaudhary N, Akinyemiju T. Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–2012. Prev Chronic Dis 2017;14:160287. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160287. PEER REVIEWED Abstract Introduction Metabolic syndrome […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 LSTM’s Dr Maxine Caws is co-lead investigator on an advanced genetics study published in Nature Genetics(link is external), which has shown that a virulent strain of tuberculosis (TB) has adapted to transmit among young adults in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The authors sequenced over 1,500 TB bacteria from patients and showed […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead? New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a […]Continue Reading ...
May 24, 2018 Virtual follow-up visits for patients with hypertension appeared to be just as effective as in-person office visits in helping maintain blood pressure control. In a study conducted among patients at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), investigators found no significant difference in outcomes – including the need for […]Continue Reading ...
- Healthy lifestyle counseling program linked to reduced risk of developing cancers
- CU research sheds light on liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition
- Skin cream containing rapamycin reduces TSC-related facial tumors
- Suicide rates twice as high among black children finds new study
- Researchers find new method to treat severe asthma
- Scientists report new strategy for fighting bacteria
- South Asians living in the United States more likely to die of heart disease and stroke
- Health Tip: Why Get a Biopsy
- Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–2012
- Motivation to move may start with being mindful
- Advanced genetics study of TB bacteria uncovers virulent ‘Beijing lineage’ strain among young adults
- Friends tend to have similar pain tolerance levels, study reveals
- Now more of us can count on more time dodging the dementia bullet
- Global healthcare access and quality improved from 2000-2016
- Virtual follow-up visits for hypertension care just as effective as in-person office visits
- New research reveals links between type 1 diabetes and mental health
- Antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in CF patients, finds study
- Antidepressant treatments increase risk of weight gain, study finds
- INSYS Therapeutics Confirms Outcome of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on Buprenorphine Sublingual Spray
- Poor older adults with Medicaid insurance more likely to die after hospital discharge