The business climate in 2013 and beyond will prove to be a challenging one for medical device manufacturers. And with the current government shutdown centering around the Affordable Care Act, one of the sticking points for passage of the funding bill is removing the steep...
The telltale traits of acute myocardial infarction-associated chest pain may differ in women and men, but they aren't diagnostically telling enough to determine which women with chest pain are having a heart attack, according to a report published online Nov. 25 in JAMA...
Delivering medicine directly to the affected area provides direct access to the diseased area. Nanoparticles hold promise as a delivery method but are currently only available in injectable forms. Now, researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have made a breakthrough...
Getting vaccinated is still the number-one defense against influenza (the flu), but if your child does come down with the flu, certain antiviral drugs can help reduce the duration of the illness, new research suggests. A new study on flu antiviral drugs conducted by the...
New research suggests that pregnant women who have pre-existing diabetes are significantly more likely to experience stillbirths or death of their infant after birth. This is according to a study published in the journal Diabetologia.
Blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose together explained about half of the heightened risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) among individuals with a high body-mass index (BMI) in a large review of 97 international studies. These three risk factors also explained three-quarters...
Researchers found a byproduct of cholesterol that resembles estrogen fuels breast cancer growth. The team found statins (anti-cholesterol drugs) may diminish the harmful effects of the molecule, a Duke University Medical Center news release reported.
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