More than 27 million people in the United States are living with type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the population ages and a growing percentage of people become overweight or obese, that number is expected to increase.
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Protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure, according to a team led by Johns Hopkins University researchers
For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action.
According to a study, the researcher determined the risk of nodal metastasis is five-fold greater for skin cancer on the vermilion lip versus the cutaneous lip. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers compared differences in risks of recurrence, metastasis, and death from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) on the vermilion versus cutaneous lip among 303 patients with 310 primary cSCCs of the lip (138 cutaneous and 172 vermilions) diagnosed between 2000 and 2015 at two academic tertiary care centers.
The distance a patient can walk in 6-minutes before a heart operation may be a clue to whether that patient will develop problems with memory, concentration, and attention after the procedure, according to a study published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
A new study reports that vaginal estradiol tablets just might be what's needed to relieve vulvovaginal problems and improve the overall quality of life. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
The novel antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) known as IONIS-HTTRx (Ionis Pharmaceuticals) is safe and well tolerated in patients with early Huntington's disease (HD) and "has the potential to provide disease-modifying benefits," new research suggests.
According to a new study, the researcher examined hypothyroidism that occurs as an adverse event with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) used to treat cancer is, in fact, associated with significantly improved overall survival and may have important prognostic value. The clinical relevance of these findings is that clinicians should not hesitate to give serial TKI due to concern for the development of thyroid dysfunction, which is readily treatable with hormone replacement and may correlate with improved overall survival. The study was published in Thyroid.
A 104-year-old Australian told journalists that he was looking forward to being allowed to end his life. David Goodall does not have a terminal illness but says his quality of life has deteriorated significantly in recent years and that he wants to die.
Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease, retinitis pigmentosa
A study estimated that Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. Previous studies have looked at how specific nutrients affect risk, but the relation of overall diet and risk of developing hearing loss was unclear. Some evidence suggests that diet may influence the risk of hearing loss. They examined the relationship between three different diets and risk of developing hearing loss.
A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success it had within 1% of meeting its financial target in its first year.