Medicine

10 lifestyle tips for cardiovascular health

10 lifestyle tips for cardiovascular health

Everyday decisions are important to cardiovascular health. Now is a good time to give yourself the gift of lifestyle changes that will benefit you through...
What’s the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia

What’s the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

Coughs help your body clear your airways of irritants and prevent infection. But a deep cough from your chest may signal bronchitis or pneumonia. Although...
Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood asthma

A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the...
UVA researchers discover a new target for triple-negative breast cancer

UVA researchers discover a new target for triple-negative breast cancer

So-called "triple-negative" breast cancer is a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat form. It accounts for only about 10 percent of breast cancer cases, but is responsible...
Study findings may help reassure women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer

Study findings may help reassure women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer

A study led by Loyola Medicine researchers may help reassure patients who worry the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could increase their risk of uterine...
Look to your soles for skin cancer check

Look to your soles for skin cancer check

When you are doing a skin check for skin cancer, don’t forget the soles of your feet. A recent study looked at melanoma of the...
Just a few steps you can have healthy heart and kidneys

Just a few steps you can have healthy heart and kidneys

Taking care of your heart may also help your kidneys, a recent study suggests. The researchers looked at more than 14,800 adults, between the ages...
5 common food that lower your risk of type 2 diabetes

5 common foods that can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem worldwide. For people with high risk of diabetes and people already have the disease, a healthy...
Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for appendicitis

Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for appendicitis

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead...
Virus sleeps for years then wakes up to cause skin cancer

Virus sleeps for years then wakes up to cause skin cancer

Scientists now know how the virus that is responsible for the most aggressive form of skin cancer can stay dormant for decades after infection—but...