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2013-02-07 12:24:59

Researchers have discovered a gene associated with a form of cholesterol that increases the risk of developing aortic stenosis, the most common form of heart valve disease, by more than half.

2013-02-07 12:22:59

Researchers have found a genetic variant that doubles the likelihood that people will have calcium deposits on their aortic valve.

2013-02-07 12:21:01

An international collaboration of researchers from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Tunisia and France has demonstrated a high cure rate and remarkably few side effects in treating patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with an investigational antibiotic cream.

2013-01-23 10:49:40

Technological advancements in medicine have allowed patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as hip and knee pain to regain mobility and live relatively pain-free.

2013-01-17 13:44:36

In an airplane crisis—an engine failure, a fire—pilots pull out a checklist to help with their decision-making.

2013-01-17 13:42:32

Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births.

2013-01-17 13:38:06

A 48-week course of antiretroviral medication taken in the early stages of HIV infection slows the damage to the immune system and delays the need for long term treatment.

2012-12-06 11:16:07

As lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle look for ways to reduce federal spending in the coming weeks Medicaid may emerge as a prime target.

2012-11-29 15:01:16

An analysis of newly released polls shows that most of those who voted for President Obama in the 2012 election favor implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and want the federal government to continue efforts to make sure most Americans have health insurance coverage.

2012-11-29 14:56:43

A previously invincible mutation in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has been thwarted by an investigational drug called ponatinib in a phase I clinical trial.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.