Medicine

Soft robot could aid failing hearts by mimicking healthy cardiac muscles

Soft robot could aid failing hearts by mimicking healthy cardiac muscles

Every year about 2,100 people receive heart transplants in the United States, while 5.7 million suffer from heart failure. Given the scarcity of available donor...
Researcher examines effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors

Researcher examines effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors

A researcher at Syracuse University has simple advice for breast cancer survivors struggling with the side effects of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs): exercise. Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant...
Scientists find severe side effects of approved multiple sclerosis drug

Scientists find severe side effects of approved multiple sclerosis drug

The multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. This was the finding by a team led by Prof Dr Aiden Haghikia...
Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness...
UVA slashes opioid use while improving pain scores, study finds

UVA slashes opioid use while improving pain scores, study finds

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients' pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer...
Breathing in a cure: Inhalable ibuprofen on the horizon

Breathing in a cure: Inhalable ibuprofen on the horizon

Ibuprofen: You can buy it at any drug store, and it will help with that stabbing headache or sprained ankle. One of the ways it...
Dietary supplement may carry both benefits and risks associated with statins

Dietary supplement may carry both benefits and risks associated with statins

Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as...
Common causes of daily headaches

Common causes of daily headaches

It’s a tough workday and the stress is high. Suddenly, you’re hit with a dull throbbing that radiates across your head; all tasks halt...
Scientists discover drug that increases 'good' fat mass and helps control body weight

Scientists discover drug that increases ‘good’ fat mass and helps control body weight

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified an FDA-approved drug that can create the elusive and beneficial brown fat. Mice treated with the drug had more...
Antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy may increase risk of birth defects

Antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy may increase risk of birth defects

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having...