Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. It's more common in older people, and as it happens, in people who are obese. But new research suggests that exercise can have a moderating effect on the risk of developing this problem
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For pregnant women who are vitamin D-deficient, vitamin supplements won't improve the growth of their fetus or infant, Canadian researchers report. The study was done in Bangladesh, where vitamin D deficiency is common among women of reproductive age, and where 30% of newborns are small, and the growth of 36% of infants under five are stunted
There was a possibility that Msizi Mkhize could have survived the car accident he was involved in on December 2016 had he received timeous medical attention, and not been refrigerated in a mortuary, a damning report by a forensic pathologist has revealed.
Lumpectomy plus radiotherapy is associated with a statistically significant reduced risk for breast cancer–related death compared with either lumpectomy or mastectomy alone in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), new research indicates.
In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier.
Although much scientific research has been done into the development of the skeleton, the underlying mechanisms that drive the formation and maintenance of our bones are still not very well understood, and research into the development of bone is very important.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded a $4.7 million grant to Cleveland Clinic to study the prevention of life-threatening, cancer-associated blood clots.
Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body's immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body's defenses.
Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy.
Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. ACOs were expected to save the government nearly $5 billion by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.