Kidney disease patients have higher out-of-pocket costs than stroke and cancer patients

Kidney disease patients have higher out-of-pocket costs than stroke and cancer patients

Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to...
Precision-medicine approach could revive prostate cancer test

Precision-medicine approach could revive prostate cancer test

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in...
Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

An experiment using the popular video game Minecraft has shown that teens who drink too much may be in for some serious consequences in...
Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type-2 diabetes

Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child’s risk of type-2 diabetes

B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at the Society for Endocrinology's annual...
Few heart attack survivors get recommended physical activity

Few heart attack survivors get recommended physical activity

Only 16 percent of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalization, according to a study by...
Walnuts could activate brain area for appetite control

Walnuts could activate brain area for appetite control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging...
Right-handed or left-handed: Why?

Right-handed or left-handed: Why?

A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry. "These results fundamentally change our understanding of the...
Most people cycle and regain weight, and those who lose most are most likely to keep it off

Most people cycle and regain weight, and those who lose most are most likely...

Most people lose, gain and maintain their weight inconsistently, and those who lose the most weight are most likely to keep it off and...
New blood test could help detect and locate cancer early on

New blood test could help detect and locate cancer early on

Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new blood test that could detect cancer -- and locate where in the...
Doctors should discuss herbal medication use with heart disease patients

Doctors should discuss herbal medication use with heart disease patients

Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits...
Buildup of 'toxic fat' metabolite could increase diabetes risk

Buildup of ‘toxic fat’ metabolite could increase diabetes risk

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now,...
An unusual white dwarf may be a supernova leftover

An unusual white dwarf may be a supernova leftover

Astronomers have identified a white dwarf star in our galaxy that may be the leftover remains of a recently discovered type of supernova. The properties...

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