May 21, 2018 With the Government set to invest an additional £20 million into the research, diagnosis and development of treatments for brain tumors, we need to talk more about how we are going to find the next blockbuster treatments for these devastating diseases. Nearly 11,500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor every year […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 While data privacy has been a much-talked about topic lately–with questions still lingering about how giants like Facebook and Google are sharing our personal information–much less has been said about how we are going to manage digital information about our health in the future, particularly digital recordings of doctors’ visits. In an […]Continue Reading ...
April 5, 2018 It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study examined parents’ attitudes toward talking about sexual health with […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 When a loved one or partner keeps gaining weight, concerns about their health may make us wonder: should I say something? And if you do, what’s the best way to broach the subject without hurt feelings or a fight? Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, a physician with the Risk Factor Obesity Weight Management Program […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Make the Most of Your Appointment Patients and health care providers share a very personal relationship. Doctors need to know a lot about you, your family, and your lifestyle to give you the best medical care. And you need to speak up and share your concerns and questions. Clear […]Continue Reading ...
Pediatric dentist Darsi Perusini (right) talks with patient Amanda Ross and her four-month-old daughter Charlotte, who is expecting her first tooth next month. Credit: Tarwinder Rai Along with genetic traits, parents can also pass on cavities to their babies, says a University of Alberta pediatric dentist. “Tooth decay is a transmissible disease,” said Darsi Perusini. […]Continue Reading ...
Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. Credit: Shutterstock The children’s writer Michael Morpurgo has written a new novel inspired by his autistic grandson, which is set to be published later this year. Flamingo Boy is set in the Camargue in the south of France during World War II and features a […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Removing the stigma of opioid addiction — including addicted medical professionals — will greatly help in addressing the opioid crisis, Gov. Doug Burgum (R-N.D.) said at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting here. “If you’re a licensed professional and have an issue like this, you’re going to lose your profession,” Burgum said Saturday […]Continue Reading ...
April 16, 2018 It’s been almost 30 years since Salt-N-Pepa implored Americans to set their puritanical misgivings aside and talk about sex, and yet we still struggle with the subject; that fact is abundantly clear when you consider national HPV vaccination rates. While the government-funded initiative Healthy People 2020 has targeted an 80 percent HPV […]Continue Reading ...
March 27, 2018 Stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be an obstacle for individuals to seek information about their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and to participate in clinical studies that discover potential therapies. That’s according to the results of a national survey about what beliefs, attitudes and expectations are most often associated with Alzheimer’s […]Continue Reading ...
Graduate student Michael Schappe (left) and Bimal Desai, PhD, have discovered a switch that could let doctors shut down inflammation. Credit: Josh Barney | University of Virginia Health System A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It might […]Continue Reading ...
Cancer screening can save lives. Mammographies reduce the chance women will die of breast cancer, and colonoscopies reduce the chance people will die of colon cancer. But should my 93-year-old father receive a screening colonoscopy? The test is uncomfortable, carries risks, and costs money. Even more importantly, my dad probably won’t live long enough to […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers hope that their work will lead to a new approach to designing and evaluating polymer stents and other types of degradable medical devices. Credit: Pei-Jiang Wang Many patients with heart disease have a metal stent implanted to keep their coronary artery open and prevent blood clotting that can lead to heart attacks. One drawback […]Continue Reading ...
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the amount of pain and disease progression experienced by patients with osteoarthritis (OA), McMaster University researchers have found. This discovery could lead to new strategies for improving joint pain management and immune function in older adults with arthritis. The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and […]Continue Reading ...
Celgene Corporation today announced that it has received a Refusal to File letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding its New Drug Application for ozanimod in development for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.Continue Reading ...
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