A Finnish study published in the respected SLEEP journal shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. The same research team has previously demonstrated that the same genetic variation reduces tolerance to shift work among the working age population
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Harmful gender, religious and cultural norms contribute to risky pregnancies in older women and women who already have five or more children, endangering the lives of these women and their babies, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Survival of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) has dramatically increased during the past 15 years as the result of the approval of multiple novel agents. These novel therapies are associated with high costs that have negative financial effects for patients.
The first introduction to medical imaging occurs when a doctor asks to have an X-ray or scan to investigate an injury, pain or symptom that cannot otherwise be explained. Many different types of examinations can be performed to investigate conditions and injuries.
All women have a decrease in mean platelet counts during pregnancy, according to a study published in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This disorder is associated with thrombocytopenia.
The targeted agent cabozantinib (Cabometyx, Exelixis) could be a new treatment option for previously treated patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), suggest results from a phase 3 trial.
Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices also known as SIPs report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5% versus 54.4%).
For the first time in Canada's history, more people are living alone or without children, according to the 2016 Census. Coupled with increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.
Like a mentor helping medical students choose between specialties, a protein complex helps shape the destiny of developing T cells, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have reported.