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According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the number of strokes in the US is expected to increase dramatically over the next 17 years, and the costs associated with this increase will more than double.
Researchers said on Tuesday that a new type of asthma drug could be a potential game changer for patients with moderate to severe disease. The injectable drug, known as dupilumad, slashed asthmatic episodes by 87 percent in a mid-stage trial of 104-patients.
According to a new study CDC, a group of chemicals commonly found in plastics called phthalates have been linked to elevated blood pressure in children.
Researchers recently wrote in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that they have found a safe and inexpensive way to identify clinically usable markers for prostate cancer in urine.
Experts with the United Nations (UN) reported Tuesday that the 2013 H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has sickened 130 people and killed 36 has been brought under control in China.
Tunisia’s Ministry of Health has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that the novel coronavirus (nCoV) has shown up on its doorstep. A 66-year-old Tunisian man has died and at least two family members who had also contracted the infection have since recovered.
Removing the adenoids and tonsils with obstructive sleep apnea lead to measurable improvements in behavior, quality of life, and some symptoms, though no noticeable improvements in attention or executive functioning were detected.
A special type of nanoparticle created using natural lipids derived from grapefruit could be used as a less toxic way to deliver cancer-fighting medication, antibodies such as proteins, and other substances to patients, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
Researchers say they found an alteration of two genes that may foretell whether someone will experience postpartum depression.
Researchers have again shown that the Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts could offer a cognitive boost for aging brains
Public Health England (PHE) announced a few weeks ago that measles cases in England in the first three months of 2013 reached a staggering 587 by the end of March, following a record annual high of nearly 2,000 cases in 2012.
The discovery that mouse hair operates on a circadian clock has given researchers hope that cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy could be scheduled later in the day in order to minimize hair loss in patients.
A Loyola University Medical Center study has found that 72 percent of pregnant women experience constipation, diarrhea or other bowel disorders during their pregnancies. However, the bowel disorders only minimally affect a pregnant woman’s quality of life.
For the first time, researchers have employed a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth.
An experimental insomnia drug from Merck & Co has been shown to be effective, but reviewers with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are questioning the drug’s dosage levels.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death, remains a major cause of death for babies less than a year old in developed nations despite a growing consensus that sleeping with a baby increases risk of death.
Some intensive care patients on mechanical ventilators could have their anxiety levels lowered and the need for sedative medication reduced by listening to some of their favorite songs.
While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs.
As part of a public-private collaboration, a UK-based charitable foundation has announced a pilot program to genetically test patients for breast and ovarian cancer.
Two new studies to be presented at the American Thoracic Society 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia this week found strong associations between sleep apnea and other disorders.
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