Credit: Medical Research Council New drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of heart attack when added to statins. These new drugs, which are in various stages of development, could also reduce blood glucose levels and the risk of diabetes, according to a new genetic […]Continue Reading ...
A “chosen family” is how some of the speakers described their colleagues here during the first-ever Stanford Medicine LGBTQ+ Forum. Too often those letters — which stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning — describe individuals whose sexual orientation or gender identity is kept hidden because it can be so personally and professionally risky […]Continue Reading ...
A multi-site research collaboration supported by a Technology Strategy Board Grant has shown that immune response signatures could be used as an early warning test for the serious condition sepsis in patients attending emergency departments with suspected infection. Dr Manu Shankar-Hari, Reader and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine from the Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology, […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Implementation of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) blood pressure guideline would direct initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication treatment to adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, according to a study published in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Lisandro D. Colantonio, […]Continue Reading ...
Speed cameras rank among the most cost-effective social policies, saving both money and lives, according to research conducted at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.Continue Reading ...
Human embryos start as a tiny mass of cells that are all the same. The first step in growing from a homogenous ball of cells into a complex individual with distinct organs and tissues is for the cells to divide into distinct populations. Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have modeled this first step in human […]Continue Reading ...
An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery, according to a Northwestern Medicine study was published Oct. 15 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, led by Dr. Serdar Bulun, chair and the John J. Sciarra Professor […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a new molecular pathway that controls colorectal cancer development, and their exciting findings open new therapeutic opportunities. Assistant Professor Sudhakar Jha, Principal Investigator at CSI Singapore, and his team found that TIP60 […]Continue Reading ...
But it’s entirely possible that doctors sometimes throw in some education about sex when giving the vaccine, said Susan Rosenthal of Columbia University Irving Medical Center.Continue Reading ...
I was convinced I would become an adult when I turned 21. But now, I’m certain that turning 65 was the watershed moment that finally grew me up. I’m pleased as pomegranate punch to be 65 — and alive. Not just alive and breathing, but actively engaged in making the right choices about this next […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists are one step closer to developing a treatment for a genetic enzyme deficiency that can cause red blood cells to break down in response to infections or certain drugs or foods, like fava beans. In extreme cases, reactions can be fatal. The research, led by Stanford’s Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD, and Sunhee Hwang, PhD, identified a small […]Continue Reading ...
An Australian first study involving 1000 men aged 18 to 30 has found those who conform to traditional definitions of manhood – dubbed ‘the man box’ – are twice as likely to consider suicide and seven times more likely to be violent towards others. The Man Box: A study on being a young man in […]Continue Reading ...
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National Health System. Unlike a standard brain biopsy, which entails drilling […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 — A culturally tailored, skills-based educational intervention did not reduce systolic blood pressure at one year after stroke/transient ischemic attack, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Neurology. Bernadette Boden-Albala, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., from New York University in New York City, and colleagues performed a randomized clinical trial to […]Continue Reading ...
When 12-year-old Lizneidy Serratos was airlifted to the Bay Area in early August, her heart was pumping so weakly that she could not walk or eat. Even the flavor of toothpaste made her nauseated, her pediatric cardiologist, Christopher Almond, MD, told me. At home in Reno, Lizneidy had just been diagnosed with a severe form […]Continue Reading ...
- New drugs could reduce risk of heart disease when added to statins
- Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine’s first-ever LGBTQ+ Forum
- HVP vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex
- Potential ‘early warning markers’ for sepsis discovered
- Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65
- Application of blood pressure guidelines ups treatment
- Stanford researchers find that small molecule may help treat enzyme deficiency
- Speed Cameras Save Money and Lives in New York City
- Men who conform to ‘the man box’ more likely to consider suicide and violence
- Researchers aim to create more authentic organoids for drug testing, transplantation
- New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than surgical biopsies
- Age-related estrogen increase may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias in men
- Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
- Researchers uncover new role of TIP60 protein in controlling tumour formation
- Behind the scenes of a lifesaving heart surgery
- ‘To See the Suffering’
- Drinking concentrated rosemary extract can boost memory by up to 15%, shows research
- Medicare Advantage riding high as new insurers flock to sell to seniors
- NHS tackles prescription fraud to save millions
- New molecular switch may help develop sophisticated photomedications