The Blood Trade
New guidelines recommend plasma exchange for patients with severe relapses of multiple sclerosis (MS) and for those with nerve disorders such as neuropathy.
Dying of Embarrassment
Although skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, obstacles such as patient embarrassment prevent physicians from conducting full-body examinations.
Kidneys Can Cause Heart Failure?
The first-ever DNA sequence variant linked to heart failure also appears to play a role in causing the disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine.
False Alarms and Unnecessary Upsets
Patients with false-positive breast cancer mammograms report serious anxiety and a reduced quality of life for at least one year, according to new research from the Netherlands.
Bacteria in the gut may play a far more significant role in weight loss and gastrointestinal problems than previously thought, according to new research.
Brain Cancer Research Goes Viral
An enzyme known as chondroitinase might help oncolytic viruses (cancer-fighting viruses) more effectively destroy cancer cells in brain tumors by clearing out protein molecules that deter the virus’s mission.
Don't Drink, Drink, Drink!
A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal states that binge drinking is an excessively common practice in the United States.
Choosing the Healthier Option... Or Not
Various US cities are trying to improve the health of their citizens by focusing on fast food chains. An effort in King County, WA attempted to change consumer behavior by requiring fast food restaurants to display nutrition facts on their menus.
Your Health Class Starts Early
After following 111 individuals from infancy through adulthood, researchers have found that infants who are enrolled in intensive early education programs are more likely to have better health and health behaviors later in life.
Racial Disparities Among Colorectal-Cancer Screening
Minorities are much less likely to undergo colonoscopies than caucasians, according to a new study form the University of California at David Cancer Center.