New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s choice of gastric banding has prompted questions about why he opted for a weight-loss procedure less favored by bariatric surgeons and patients.
Fish oil supplements did not prevent heart problems in people who hadn’t had a heart attack yet, in a large long-term study from Italy.
The randomized trial tested the effect of omega-3 fatty acids in more than 12,000 patients with risk factors for heart disease. Patients with a history of heart attack were excluded, however.
The children of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to be depressed as adults than their peers, a new study shows.
Everyone with ancestors from the European continent are likely cousins who share the same family members from about a thousand years ago.
Researchers say the discovery is especially promising in the development of a potential drug treatment for lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
“The discovery of this new antibiotic was an unexpected result of basic research on HIV proteins,” says Ronald Montelaro, professor and co-director of the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Leonardo Pignataro, PhD, delves into the latest research on neuroscience and alcohol consumption. Pignataro’s research shows that even small quantities of alcohol affect gene expression through regulation of heat shock proteins, specifically the activation of heat shock factor 1 leading to the change in expression of certain alcohol responsive genes. This research has larger implications on how alcohol may affect neural circuitry and may create dependence.
As a part of the San Diego Hospice, Institute for Palliative Medicine and Medscape collaborative series, Chinese cancer and pain specialists discuss the reluctance to use opioids, and the role of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of cancer pain
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There is no greater threat to this country than heart disease. It is the leading cause of death, killing 600,000 Americans a year.
But Doctors Rich Lee and Amy Wagers may have discovered a new way of treating old, sick hearts make them young again.
Wearable robots, now lighter and more versatile, help people with paralysis become iron men and women
The latest versions of the ‘electronic legs’ or ‘powered exoskeletons’ give people with conditions like multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy the ability to walk, without being weighed down.