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Many diseases – obesity, Type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy – are associated with fat accumulation in muscle. In essence, fat replacement causes the muscles to weaken and degenerate.
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
HIV & AIDS Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Surgery is often recommended for skin cancers, but older, sicker patients can endure complications as a result and may not live long enough to benefit from the treatment.
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Fueled in part by an inclination to speed new treatments to patients, research studies for cancer therapies tend to be smaller and less robust than for other diseases.
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in the prescription rates of high-risk medications (HRM) among Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of ...
Health Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Medical interns spend just 12 percent of their time examining and talking with patients, and more than 40 percent of their time behind a computer, according to a new Johns Hopkins study that closely followed first-year residents ...
Health Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty.
Cardiology Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a specific gene that regulates the heart's ability to regenerate after injuries.
Genetics Apr 17, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Migraine headaches are a major cause of ill health and a reduced quality of life. Some individuals suffer from a frequent and severe migraine problem which means that they require regular medication to try and prevent them. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging, conducted for other indications, can be used to identify patients with osteoporosis, according to a study published in the April 16 issue of the Annals of ...
Cancer Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women who are at high risk of developing the disease, a new report confirms.
Cancer Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still ...
Cancer Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Patients' health outcomes improve when physicians individualize care and take their patients' life circumstances into account, according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the U.S. Department of Veterans ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Only one-third of men over age 65 who receive an abnormal result from their PSA test actually undergo prostate biopsy to look for disease, a new study finds.
Cancer Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Regular exercise slows disability and prevents falls in patients with Alzheimer's disease without increasing overall costs, a new study from Finland says.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |