Health

Rich people don't live that much longer than the poor: study

New research results, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), challenge previous findings of huge differences in life expectancy between the rich and those at the bottom of the income scale. In ...

Genetics

'Gene overdose' causes extreme thinness

Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time, in a study published today in the journal Nature.

Oncology & Cancer

Are older women being over-screened for cervical cancer?

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that women over the age of 65 may be undergoing unnecessary cervical cancer screenings and that more public health data is needed on the utilization of cervical cancer ...

Medications

Obesity drug helps teens lose weight, study finds

A drug called semaglutide, which is approved for adults with obesity or overweight, also helps adolescents shed pounds and have healthier hearts, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 pandemic caused prolonged decline in life expectancy

COVID-19 has caused a protracted shock to life expectancy levels, leading to global mortality changes unprecedented in the last 70 years, according to research today in Nature Human Behaviour from Oxford's Leverhulme Center ...

Medical research

Study identifies new prognostic biomarker for heart failure

Bloodstream levels of a protein fragment called endotrophin can be used to predict outcomes in patients with a common form of heart failure, according to a study co-led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Life expectancy of minorities hit hardest in the US during COVID-19

COVID-19 affected life expectancy around the world. In the U.S. life expectancy losses were much larger for Hispanic and Black males in the U.S. compared with their White counterparts, according to new research published ...

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