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Diabetes can be divided into five separate types, not two
DiabetesWednesday March 7, 2018 6:45AM ET
Diabetes patients can be divided into five subgroups with different disease progressions and risks of complications, according to new research that differs from the traditional two-type classification.
Link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease found
inflammatory bowel diseaseWednesday March 7, 2018 4:47AM ET
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute researchers Muhammad Panhwar, MD, and Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, recently concluded a study of more than 22 million patients that suggests a strong connection between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the development of heart disease and heart attacks.
Restoring lipid synthesis could reduce lung fibrosis
lung fibrosisTuesday March 6, 2018 8:33AM ET
Pulmonary fibrosis, an ongoing process of scarring that leaves patients chronically short of breath, can progress in severity until the only course of treatment is lung transplant.
Genetic 'seeds' of metastatic breast cancer
metastatic breast cancerTuesday March 6, 2018 6:49AM ET
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States, with most deaths caused by the cancer spreading beyond the breast.
Indian Railways goes on journey to provide sanitary pads to rural women
Piyush GoyalTuesday March 6, 2018 3:37AM ET
The Indian Railways has announced that it will embark on a unique drive to ensure that all women, particularly those in rural areas, get access to bio-degradable sanitary pads at subsidised rates.
Weekend heart attacks twice as likely to kill young patients
heart attackTuesday March 6, 2018 2:36AM ET
Young heart attack patients are twice as likely to die if they are admitted to hospital during the weekend compared to a weekday.
Beneficial skin bacteria protect against skin cancer
Staphylococcus epidermidisMonday March 5, 2018 7:33AM ET
Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties.
Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have worse one-year survival
Heart attack patientMonday March 5, 2018 4:00AM ET
Heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have lower one-year survival rates, according to research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.
Hemochromatosis, the silent killer
Blood testSaturday March 3, 2018 7:35AM ET
Thanks to the fast life we live today it's not unusual to feel extreme fatigue and weakness. And you might think you must be anemic and you buy iron supplements in a pharmacy. If you did that without consulting a doctor first, you might just gave yourself a push toward hemochromatosis.
Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine
hepatitis B vaccineFriday March 2, 2018 4:11AM ET
There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process, the UK government warned.
New-found stem cell helps regenerate lung tissue after acute injury
lung tissueThursday March 1, 2018 9:05AM ET
Researchers have identified a lung stem cell that repairs the organ's gas exchange compartment.
Obesity paradox debunked
Obesity paradox debunkedThursday March 1, 2018 6:43AM ET
A new study debunks the "obesity paradox," a counterintuitive finding that showed people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese compared with people who are normal weight at the time of diagnosis.
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