Medicine

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Nanoparticles carrying two drugs can cross the blood-brain barrier and shrink glioblastoma tumors Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most...
Probiotics may reduce risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Probiotics may reduce risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Research led by the University of Otago, Wellington has found that a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy...
Smoking mothers more likely to have babies with teeth problems

Smoking mothers more likely to have babies with teeth problems

Women who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day during pregnancy are much more likely to give birth to babies who will fail to...
Heart surgery: To have or not to have...your left atrial appendage closed

Heart surgery: To have or not to have…your left atrial appendage closed

Each year in the U.S., more than 300,000 people have heart surgery. To reduce risk of stroke for their patients, surgeons often will close the...
Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Moms who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets may be putting future generations at risk for metabolic problems, even when their offspring eat healthy diets, a...
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) treatment helps patients get good sleep

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) treatment helps patients get good sleep

One man’s struggle to get a good night’s sleep was a nightmare. An unexpected diagnosis of RLS helped him pinpoint the problem and find...
After a heart attack: Two steps to recovery

After a heart attack: Two steps to recovery

A heart attack changes your life and recovery takes time and commitment. The amount of effort you put into recovery will have a lasting...
Ingestible sensor carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding

Ingestible sensor carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding

MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This “bacteria-on-a-chip”...
Do you get diabetes from eating too much sugar

Do you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

There is a widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterized by high levels of sugar...
New blood test can detect liver damage less than 1 hour

New blood test can detect liver damage less than 1 hour

A quick and robust blood test that can detect liver damage before symptoms appear has been designed and verified using clinical samples by a...