Medicine

New drug more effective in treating atrial fibrillation

New drug more effective in treating atrial fibrillation

Vernakalant, a new drug for treating recent-onset atrial fibrillation, has proved to be considerably more effective than Ibutilide, an established drug in this indication. It...
Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of anti-inflammatory drugs

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of anti-inflammatory drugs

In a recent study, Mayo Clinic researchers have determined the effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements in preventing the recurrence...
Red cabbage microgreens lower 'bad' cholesterol, animal study shows

Red cabbage microgreens lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, animal study shows

Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors, and are...
Yale research links fatty liver disease to type 2 diabetes

Yale research links fatty liver disease to type 2 diabetes

Insulin resistance in the liver is a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes, and it is almost always associated with too...
To screen or not to screen: the risks of over-imaging and testing

To screen or not to screen: the risks of over-imaging and testing

A recent Neurology study examining two patient cohorts of similar age and ailments revealed a stark diagnostic difference. Medicare recipients were more than twice as...
Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

Researchers have shown that the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death for people...
Experts recommend continuous glucose monitors for adults with type 1 diabetes

Experts recommend continuous glucose monitors for adults with type 1 diabetes

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline recommending continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) as the gold standard of care for adults with Type...
Sex does not increase heart attack risk, research shows

Sex does not increase heart attack risk, research shows

Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack,...
Drug fenofibrate may reduce heart disease risk in some patients with type 2 diabetes

Drug fenofibrate may reduce heart disease risk in some patients with type 2 diabetes

A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who have high...
Facebook and Twitter may boost confidence in cancer treatment choices

Facebook and Twitter may boost confidence in cancer treatment choices

Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decisions and more satisfaction with the paths...