Medicine

Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Scientists have uncovered a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to control anxiety. The research establishes a metabolic chain...
Tiny bleeds can raise disability risk for people with multiple sclerosis

Tiny bleeds can raise disability risk for people with multiple sclerosis

Leaky blood vessels in the brain called cerebral microbleeds are associated with an increased risk of physical and cognitive disability in patients with multiple...
7 ways to fight cancer fatigue

7 ways to fight cancer fatigue

As cancer treatment continues to improve, there are more cancer survivors. The number of people with a history of cancer in the United States...
Being fit may help you survive a heart attack

Being fit may help you survive a heart attack

Being physically fit may not only reduce your risk of having a heart attack, but can also improve your chances of surviving if you...
5 things a plastic surgeon wants you to know about breast reconstruction

5 things a plastic surgeon wants you to know about breast reconstruction

Women undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer already have a lot to manage in regard to treatment and recovery. Beyond monitoring their health, they must...
3 questions about ICDs for arrhythmia treatment

3 questions about ICDs for arrhythmia treatment

For individuals with arrhythmias, or an irregular heart rate in the lower chambers (ventricles), an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, can help. ICDs provide immediate...
These over-the-counter meds might shrink older brains, study shows

These over-the-counter meds might shrink older brains, study shows

Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly found in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines. A new study shows...
Chest pain: New tool helps doctors decide when tests are needed

Chest pain: New tool helps doctors decide when tests are needed

A two year follow-up on a study involving more than 10,000 people with stable chest pain finds that an online tool can accurately predict...
Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Patients who complain they can't hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor's office, may be describing...
Noninvasive thyroid ‘cancer’ isn’t cancer

Noninvasive thyroid ‘cancer’ isn’t cancer

The reclassification of a noninvasive type of thyroid cancer that has a low risk of recurrence is expected to reduce the fears and the...