Study Seeks Path for Drugs to Reach Brain Tumors
The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain's security system, helping to safeguard the...
Research Shows Surprising Scale of Health Benefits for Biggest Losers
When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...
Space Travel Carries Risks to Immune System Health
New research from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists into the health risks of space radiation exposure shows a...
Better Doctor/Patient Communication Means Better Outcomes in Cancer Care, According to a Report in JNCCN
Study from the American Cancer Society, published in JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, found cancer patients who were...
Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For 20 Common Surgical Procedures
A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation's first set of...
Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Could Enhance the Negative Effects of Binge Drinking
A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.
Scientists Propose a New Lead for Alzheimer's Research
A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause...
When it Comes to Regrowing Tails, Neural Stem Cells Are the Key
It's a longstanding mystery why salamanders can perfectly regenerate their tails whereas lizard tails grow back all wrong. By transplanting neural...
Better Conditioning, Pitching Mechanics Key to Fewer Youth Pitching Elbow Injuries
Young baseball pitchers can reduce their risk for elbow injuries with better conditioning and throwing mechanics. That's the takeaway of a pair...
A Simple Score to Identify Who Is at High Risk for Hospital Readmission After Suffering a Heart Attack
Tracking just seven factors of heart attack patients when they are first admitted to the hospital can help flag those most at risk for 30-day...
Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening, Study Finds
Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high...
Duke Team Finds Missing Immune Cells That Could Fight Lethal Brain Tumors
Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow,...