No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.
Dr. Joachim Kohn, Director of New Jersey Center for Biomaterials and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, received the Innovation Hero award for his pioneering research achievements at this year's Healthcare Heroes event which recognizes individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey.
Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, professor and head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, along with researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch, recently published research showing that the hormone testosterone is effective at combatting cachexia in cancer patients and improving quality of life.
Thanks to technology discovered through federally funded research, doctors are helping babies born early see better. Cynthia A. Toth, MD of Duke Eye Center will join other vision experts and researchers from around the country at the 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit to share the story of the technology used in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) around the country.
Consumers are beginning to understand the link between gut health and overall wellness. IFT18 exhibitors in this category know that dietary fiber plays a major role not just in promoting gut health, but also in supporting weight management and heart health.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health have been recognized with a Blue Distinction(r) Centers for Cancer Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it's important to make sure he or she is well-rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas of Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
New research links outdoor air pollution -- even at levels deemed safe -- to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.
The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to diagnose and treat the endocrine disorders that affect a significant portion of childhood cancer survivors in the United States today.
Healthcare Simulation Week will take place September 17-21, 2018. Launched in 2017, Healthcare Simulation Week raises awareness of how simulation-based education in healthcare is advancing patient care.
Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel is now home to the da Vinci(r) Si(tm) Surgical system, bringing advanced technology in surgery to the medical center's operating room and to the community. Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries on a variety of diseases and conditions including urology, gynecology and general surgery.
Funds are for payment reform that will drive sustainability of home care medicine, growth in the field, and access to care for those in need.
Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Atlantic Health System is now enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials. Angela Alistar, MD, a nationally known expert on pancreatic cancer, is serving as national Principal Investigator (PI) on the first trial and as local PI on three other trials.
To make sure that good ideas to enhance healthcare are not lost due to a lack of resources, a growing number of centers at Penn Medicine organize forums to pitch ideas to improve medical devices and technology, hold annual competitions to fund studies to improve patient care while keeping costs down, and sponsor seed grants for programs focused on patients who need individualized tailoring of their treatment. This last category is where precision medicine comes in, which is designed to enhance care for particular groups of patients, based on their genetic background, patient history, and unique diagnosis.
Drug Shortages an 'Urgent Public Health Crisis'
Tonsillectomy May Worsen Long-Term Health Outcomes
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) greatly appreciates the subcommittee's continued support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a key national priority with an increase of $1.2 billion, or 3.2%, in the FY 2019 Labor-HHS spending bill. ASN is also grateful for the proposed 1.2% increase for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), for a total allocation of $1.9 billion.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online issue of PLOS ONE, in collaboration with Creighton University, Medical University of South Carolina and GrassrootsHealth, an Encinitas-based nonprofit organization that promotes vitamin D research and its therapeutic benefits.
Instead of another tie or tools, give the gift of good health this Father's Day. As Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey experts note, it's as simple as encouraging regular health screenings to protect against cancer.
Nine University of Illinois at Chicago students have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago's underserved.Named in honor of humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the fellowship encourages exceptional students in health and human service fields to serve the most vulnerable members of society, including the uninsured, immigrants, the homeless, returning veterans, minorities and the working poor.
A recent study published in American Psychiatric Association's Psychiatric Services journal found previous research on youth hospitalizations associated with behavioral and mental disorders failed to adequately consider children exhibiting suicidality or self-harm. Previous studies assigned behavioral health disorders, such as depression, as the primary diagnosis, while identifying suicidality or self-harm as a secondary diagnosis. By looking closely at the data, the new study found that nearly 24 percent of all behavioral-related admissions are complicated by suicidality or self-harm.
More Doubt for 'Metabolically Healthy Obesity'
AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for Heart Health
The University of Chicago Medicine has awarded seven capacity-building grants to support community-based violence prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts on Chicago's South Side.
Scientists from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson Health will be presenting research and leading discussions on various topics, including metastatic uveal melanoma, genetic counseling in men, immunotherapy in early stage lung cancer and solid tumors, quality of life among patients receiving treatment for T cell lymphoma and updates on the Cancer Moonshot during the Biden Cancer Initiative Colloquium at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, being held June 1-5 in Chicago.
Jennifer Wolff, PhD, MHS, a globally recognized expert on aging and caregiving, has been named the third Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Reporting results from a first-in-human phase I clinical trial, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that treatment with cirmtuzumab, an experimental monoclonal antibody-based drug, measurably inhibited the "stemness" of chronic leukemia cancer (CLL) cells -- their ability to self-renew and resist terminal differentiation and senescence.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a first-in-human phase I clinical trial in which neural stem cells were transplanted into participants with chronic spinal cord injuries produced measurable improvement in three of four subjects, with no serious adverse effects.
More Articles ...
- Researchers Uncover Cell Types of the Human Breast Epithelium
- Six Years of Exercise -- or Lack of It -- May Be Enough to Change Heart Failure Risk
- Joint Resolution: A Link Between Huntington's Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hydrate Right
- How a Telestroke Program Saved the Life of a 30-Year-Old Stroke Patient
- VA Health Care System Successfully Reduces "Rush to Treatment" Rates for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer, Study Shows
- Artificial Muscles, Robotic Grippers, Health Care Robotics
- Scientists Develop Method to Tweak Tiny 'Antenna' on Cells
- Big Data from World's Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project Serves Food for Thought
- Ask Can You Exercise with Psoriatic Arthritis