Medicine

4 medication safety tips for older people

4 medication safety tips for older people

Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements....
New type 2 diabetes drug linked to rare, life-threatening outcome

New type 2 diabetes drug linked to rare, life-threatening outcome

A new class of drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, is increasingly being prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but may increase the...
Erectile dysfunction from hair-loss drugs could linger

Erectile dysfunction from hair-loss drugs could linger

Men with longer exposure to the drugs finasteride and dutasteride have a higher risk of persistent erectile dysfunction than do men with less exposure,...
Testosterone treatment has pluses, minuses

Testosterone treatment has pluses, minuses

Testosterone treatment may help some older men regain sexual desire, but it won’t give them more energy. That’s the conclusion of a recent that...
This Number Can Indicate Stroke Better Than BMI

This number can indicate stroke better than BMI

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study. Previous research has...
Exercising and Eating Right May Prevent Colon Cancer Coming Back

Exercising and eating right may prevent colon cancer coming back

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a...
How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

How hunger affects the mental health of pregnant moms

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers...
Kid with a chronic illness

Kid with a chronic illness? 5 tips for parent-teacher teamwork

As a new school year begins, parents of children with chronic health issues know that a return to the classroom comes with special challenges. Whether...
A novel treatment to protect against diabetic kidney disease

A novel treatment to protect against diabetic kidney disease

More than 660,000 people in the United States suffer from end-stage kidney disease, which can only be treated by dialysis or kidney transplantation. Almost half...
A cheerleader’s rallying cry: don’t ignore colon cancer symptoms

A cheerleader’s rallying cry: don’t ignore colon cancer symptoms

When you’re diagnosed at 18 with a disease that’s associated with people over 50, how do you talk about your condition with your peers? When...