Medical Research

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast

I thought we’d put this one to bed. A large-scale study showed that low-dose aspirin (one quarter of a standard 325 mg pill, or about 81 mg) taken once a day can prevent heart attacks and some common types of cancer, including colon cancer.<p>I wrote about this topic just over a year ago, and I’ve …

Biomedicine

Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

Scientists in Spain have discovered a mechanism that promotes inflammation-related bowel cancer and could offer new treatment targets.<p>The finding …

Scientific Research

The Link Between Asthma and Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers say asthma that is poorly controlled can increase a person’s risk of developing AFib, although the reasons why aren’t entirely clear.<p>What …

Scientific Research

New Research Suggests Yoga Can Help Parkinson's Disease

Yoga can reduce fall risk in people with Parkinson's disease.<p>A recent study published in E<i>vidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine</i> …

Yoga

Should CMS Push ACOs Into Two-Sided Risk?: Part I

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), now in its sixth full performance year, is at a significant crossroads. In creating the MSSP, Congress …

Health Care

Study: Women More Likely to Die of Heart Failure Than Men

New Canadian research suggests that women are at a higher risk of being hospitalized and dying from heart failure than men.<p>Carried out by the …

Biomedicine

Imaging method reveals Parkinson's heart damage, possible treatment

Researchers found a possible treatment for heart damage cause by Parkinson's, after finding that an imaging method could reveal and allow for …

Scientific Research

High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother’s heart function

Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat.

Pregnancy

ALS researchers make progress with big projects in Massachusetts

The biggest boons in ALS research have been seen in work on genes and biomarkers — ways to identify the disease and its progress within the body — …

Biomarkers

Preserving Stewardship Of The Patient’s Story

Over the course of a week, I visited my elderly friend hospitalized with a broken hip, cognitive impairment, and chest pain. A steady stream of …

Scientific Research

What to know about macrocephaly

Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. An infant with macrocephaly will have a larger head than most other infants of the same age and …

Medicine

What Is a Cardiac Stress Test?

A cardiac stress test (also known as a cardiac exercise test) is an in-office exam used to measure the heart's response to physical exertion in a …

Heart Disease

HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines Next Week

The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for …

Health Care

Cardiovascular death on rise, says study

Death due to cardiovascular disease is on the rise in India, causing more than one-quarter of all deaths in the country in 2015 and affecting rural …

Biomedicine

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed …

Scientific Research

‘The lower the better’ revisited: low-density lipoprotein and lipoprotein(a) | European Heart Journal

<i>For the podcast associated with this article, please visit https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/pages/Podcasts</i><p>The cholesterol hypothesis is one of the …

Scientific Research

Inflammation: What can deep-diving seals teach us?

As scientists dig deeper into inflammation, its role in health and disease is coming into focus. A new study investigates the lungs of deep-diving …

Scientific Research

National Guideline Clearinghouse closure will hurt healthcare: Letter to the editor

For those who don't know, the National Guideline Clearinghouse is a federally funded online repository of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines …

Health Care

Despite viral success of Ice Bucket Challenge, much work left to do

The Ice Bucket Challenge that took the internet by storm four years ago raised millions of dollars for researching ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s …

South Boston

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Having the right balance between good and bad microbes in the gut may improve the likelihood that immunotherapy successfully treats melanoma, which …

Scientific Research

People Who Eat This Fruit Are Up to 60% Less Likely to Lose Their Sight to Macular Degeneration

Juicy.<p>Include oranges as a regular part of your diet, and your chances of developing macular degeneration – a particularly nasty form of sight loss – …

Health

Ask the Doctors: Niacin proven effective in lowering cholesterol

<b>Dear Doctor:</b> <i>I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol. Do you think it really helps</i>?<p><b>Dear Reader</b>: First, let’s look at niacin and its …

Holistic Medicine

Gut bacteria and heart health: Is there a link?

An innovative study finds a link between our heart health and the health of our gut, highlighting the importance of physical exercise for keeping …

Scientific Research

What causes a bounding pulse?

A bounding pulse is when a person feels their heart beating harder or more vigorously than usual.<p>People are often worried that a bounding pulse is a …

Scientific Research

Coffee Addicts Live Longer, Study Finds

A new study of half a million people in the U.K. from ages 38 to 74 supports previous findings that coffee drinkers live longer than non-coffee …

Coffee

Opioid prescription rates are falling fastest in these 7 states

After years of depressing statistics and rising death tolls, there’s new evidence that the United States may be turning a corner on the opioid epidemic.<p>A report this week from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said the rate of opioid use disorder among its members declined last year to 5.9 per …

New England

Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?

Activating the reward system boosts anti-tumor immunity in mice

Neuroscience

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug intended to treat smallpox — a move that could halt a lethal pandemic if the virus were to be released as a terrorist bioweapon or through a laboratory accident.<p>The antiviral pill, tecovirimat, also known as Tpoxx, has never been …

News (U.S.)

California's Newest Medical School Opens Doors to First Class

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The new California University of Science and Medicine, School of Medicine (CUSM School of Medicine) welcomes its inaugural class of 60 future physicians with the start of medical school classes this July.<p>CUSM students will participate in a …

Digital Health

Home : Nature Conference on Cellular Metabolism

Xiamen University, <i>Nature</i>, <i>Nature Metabolism</i> are pleased to present:<p><b>Nature Conference on Cellular Metabolism</b><br>April 8-11, 2019<br>The Aqua Resort, Xiamen, …

Biology