BIOFINITY ENERGYS MAY REDUCE MICROFLUCTUATIONS THAT CAUSE DIGITAL EYE STRAIN

SAN ANTONIO - The Biofinity Energys contact lens from CooperVision helps address the changing visual needs and digital demands of contact...

NO DIFFERENCE IN READMISSION RISK SEEN FOR ONE- VS TWO-MIDNIGHT LENGTH OF STAY FOR TKA

No difference was seen between one-midnight and two-midnight length of stay for primary total knee arthroplasty regarding 90-day readmission...

 
 
 

ACUTE MI HOSPITALIZATIONS IN YOUNG ADULTS RISING, ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN

CHICAGO - Hospitalizations for acute MI in younger patients rose between 1995 and 2014, particularly in women, according to data presented...

TOP STORIES IN ENDOCRINOLOGY: DIET CAN IMPROVE THYROID FUNCTION, AMA CALLS FOR LOWER INSULIN PRICES

Among the top stories in endocrinology this past week were a report that micronutrients enhance thyroid function and AMA stepping up...

 
 
 

CVD RISK MAY PERSIST MORE THAN A DECADE AFTER HEAVY SMOKERS QUIT

CHICAGO - CVD risk is reduced within 5 years after quitting smoking, but former smokers may remain at elevated CVD risk for up to 16...

GUIDELINE SUPPORTS SHORTER RADIATION THERAPY OPTION IN PROSTATE CANCER

The American Society for Radiation Oncology, ASCO and the American Urological Association have published a guideline supporting moderately...

 
 
 

THERMAL ABLATION EFFECTIVE IN EARLY-STAGE LUNG CANCER

Thermal ablation conferred OS rates comparable to those of stereotactic radiation therapy among patients with inoperable, stage I non-small...

FATTY LIVER EXPERT: ‘WE FACE A MORAL, ETHICAL AND MEDICAL IMPERATIVE'

SAN FRANCISCO - Beyond finding a “cure” to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, one expert at The Liver Meeting 2018 called on physicians...

 
 
 

VIDEO: HOW PHYSICIANS CAN BETTER FIND THE RIGHT PATIENTS FOR HEPATIC PORPHYRIA SCREENING

PHILADELPHIA - In this exclusive video perspective from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Sean Rudnick, MD,...

OCULAR BANDAGE GEL SHOWS POTENTIAL FOR TREATING CORNEAL EPITHELIAL DEFECTS

EyeGate Pharmaceutical's Ocular Bandage Gel demonstrated potential for use in treating corneal epithelial defects in a study of patients...

 
 
 

BLACK CHILDREN HAVE HIGHEST RATES OF MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED ED VISITS

ORLANDO - Pediatric EDs throughout the United States have seen an increase in the number of visits due to mental health problems, according...

2 STRAINS OF BACTERIA CAUSE NEARLY ALL TB CASES IN CHINA

Just two strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis account for almost all cases of tuberculosis in China, according to study findings published...

 
 
 

GENOME STUDIES SET TO TRANSFORM ADVANCES IN OBESITY RESEARCH

Kari North, PhD, professor in the department of epidemiology and Carolina Center for Genome Sciences in the school of public health...

WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCED CHILDHOOD ABUSE AT HIGHER RISK FOR LUPUS

CHICAGO - Women who experienced physical or emotional abuse as a child demonstrated a significantly increased risk for incident systemic...

 
 
 

CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN AFFECTS HALF OF AXSPA PATIENTS

CHICAGO - Nearly 50% of patients with axial spondyloarthritis are affected by chronic widespread pain, with women reporting higher...

STANDARDIZED MULTIMODAL PAIN PROTOCOL REDUCED PAIN, OPIOID CONSUMPTION AFTER FUSION

LOS ANGELES - Results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed significant improvement in patients' average...

 
 
 

VIDEO: IMPROVEMENT IN OCULAR BLOOD FLOW MAY BENEFIT GLAUCOMA PATIENTS

SAN ANTONIO - Decreasing the resistance of ocular blood flow around the optic nerve in patients with glaucoma may benefit patients...

SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ASSOCIATED WITH BMI, HBA1C IN TYPE 2 DIABETES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Adults with type 2 diabetes living in an economically depressed area are more likely to have a higher BMI and HbA1c...

 
 
 

CDC: STILL WORKING TO DETERMINE CAUSE BEHIND AFM CASES IN US

The CDC announced that the number of acute flaccid myelitis cases has continued to rise in the United States, and most of the patients...

SELADELPAR PROVIDES SAFE, POTENT ANTI-CHOLESTATIC EFFECT IN PBC

SAN FRANCISCO - Results from a phase 2 study showed that daily treatment with seladelpar for primary biliary cholangitis was safe and...

 
 
 



Nearly 50,000 women are 'at risk of cervical cancer' because of an NHS...

Nearly 50,000 women are 'at risk of cervical cancer' because of an NHS system error

A blunder by the company Capita, which failed to send letters to thousands of women inviting them to cervical screening appointments, has been called 'incredibly serious' and... Read more ...

Diet Fluctuations May Elevate the Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Diet Fluctuations May Elevate the Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Changes in eating patterns may be closely linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors, finds a new study. Read more ...

World Diabetes Day: Obesity Among Diabetics On the Rise in Urban India

World Diabetes Day: Obesity Among Diabetics On the Rise in Urban India

Obesity among diabetics is on the rise in India and majority of patients prefer to have fewer large meals than small meals, reveals a new study on type 2 diabetes patients in... Read more ...

Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic...

Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic clumps in their brains

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC have discovered blocking a certain protein in the brain can clear away nerve damaging build-ups. Read more ...

Thousands of diabetes patients to get life-changing glucose monitors

Thousands of diabetes patients to get life-changing glucose monitors

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, has stepped in to end a ‘postcode lottery' which saw many people denied access to the life-changing devices as used by Theresa... Read more ...

Drinking three cups of coffee a day slashes your risk of developing type 2...

Drinking three cups of coffee a day slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a quarter

Researchers trawled through 30 studies, which involved nearly 1.2million people, to make the conclusion. They presented their findings at a conference in Berlin. Read more ...

New Strategy to Reduce Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Discovered

New Strategy to Reduce Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Discovered

Uncovering a new mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. Read more ...

Nanomagnets and Moths Can Save Lives: Here's How

Nanomagnets and Moths Can Save Lives: Here's How

Novel technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets can be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases such as sickle cell, cystic fibrosis and... Read more ...

Nitric Oxide Technology Can Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Much Faster

Nitric Oxide Technology Can Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Much Faster

New nitric oxide-releasing technology has the potential to reduce the healing time of diabetic foot ulcers. Read more ...

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death

Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of heart disease - even if the mainstream media is trying to say otherwise. While Big Pharma is trying to get everyone under the... Read more ...