Medicine

This high blood pressure drug may help fight skin cancer

This high blood pressure drug may help fight skin cancer

A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads...
Beating colon cancer with trust, treatment and community

Beating colon cancer with trust, treatment and community

When Phil Scamihorn was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, a tumor blocked about 50 percent of his colon. He hoped that surgery would...
“Good” genetic errors protect people from heart attacks

“Good” genetic errors protect people from heart attacks

Natural genetic changes can put some people at high risk of certain conditions, such as breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease or high blood pressure. But in...
Tips to grocery shop like a cardiologist

Tips to grocery shop like a cardiologist

Many of us vowed to eat more healthfully in the new year but don't know how to begin. Here are some grocery store guidelines to...
This imaging test can accurately detect kidney cancer

This imaging test can accurately detect kidney cancer

The latest in a series of studies led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that addition of a widely available, noninvasive imaging test...
Recruitment begins for world's first ovarian cancer vaccine study

Recruitment begins for world’s first ovarian cancer vaccine trial

UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world's first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly...
New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

In people with type I diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas die and are not replaced. Without these cells, the body loses the...
Many people receive prescription opioids during treatment for opioid addiction

Many people receive prescription opioids during treatment for opioid addiction

More than two in five people receiving buprenorphine, a drug commonly used to treat opioid addiction, are also given prescriptions for other opioid painkillers...
Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Recently, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine provide answers to some most commonly asked questions to help people have a healthy heart. Q: Is heart...
Exercise every day can effectively lower blood pressure

Exercise every day can effectively lower blood pressure

Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day to help control body weight. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and...