Medical research

Measures of kidney function delay Black patients' treatment

To assess kidney function and track chronic kidney disease, health care providers commonly use a measure called eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate). But the two predominant equations used in the United States to calculate ...

Medications

Should you take aspirin to prevent heart attacks?

If you take a daily aspirin to help decrease your chance of a heart attack or stroke, you should check in with your health care provider. A new report indicates the over-the-counter drug may do more harm than good for some ...

Genetics

Redefining human diseases through the lens of DNA

Throughout most of medical history, physicians have diagnosed individuals with various diseases based upon their description and presentation of clinical symptoms. In recent years, investigations using genome-wide association ...

Medical research

Need relief from uterine fibroids? You may have options

More than half of women eventually develop fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors that develop in the uterus. Most of the time, they don't have any symptoms and cause no problems, but when they do, women may experience:

Oncology & Cancer

Blood lipids linked to cancer, along with family history

Fat biomolecules in the blood, called 'serum lipids,' are necessary evils. They play important roles in the lipid metabolism and are integral for the normal functioning of the body. However, they have a darker side; according ...

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