Health News

Drug-Mania Lacks Support
As prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs become increasingly common, concerns about their effectiveness are also on the rise.
Making Connections
The brain consists of a complex web of connections. In order for people to integrate and synthesize information from various parts of the brain, brain cells create long-distance links between one another.
Teamwork Is the Key, but How Does the Team Work?
Caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex undertaking that requires the skills of various knowledgeable individuals.
Liver Disease Linked to Stroke
Using blood tests to detect liver disease could help predict stroke in at-risk patients, according to a study out of Toronto.
The Space Between
UCLA scientists believe that targeting the neurons between cells can help treat patients suffering from anxiety and memory disorders.
Circumcision Reduces HPV in Uganda
Randomized trials in Uganda have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HPV transmission in heterosexual couples uninfected by HIV.
Blood Test Could Predict Alzheimer's
A blood test shows amazing accuracy in detecting Alzheimer's disease, which could help patients with dementia achieve earlier diagnosis and be able to better plan for the future.
Non-Invasive Pancreatic Therapy Finds Success
Two studies have found a way to improve in-patient combined therapy for pancreatic disease, which has shown higher survival rates than surgery.
Worked Up About Blood Work
A blood test measuring the gamma-prime fibrinogen (a component of the blood's clotting mechanism) could help identify people at risk of heart attack, according a study from the Oregon Health & Science University.
Standard Operating Procudure Questioned
There is no direct evidence suggesting the standard practice of administering oxygen to patients during a heart attack is beneficial.