October 28, 2019

Chronic Kidney Disease Patients At Increased Risk Of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes

Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4 percent of U.S. adults aged 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research.
October 25, 2019

Is The Stethoscope Dying? High-Tech Rivals Pose A Threat

Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope—the very symbol of the medical profession—is facing an uncertain prognosis.
October 24, 2019

Colorectal And Pancreatic Cancer Rates Up 10 Percent In Last 30 Years

The results of a major study across 195 countries indicate that global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10 percent between 1990 and 2017.
October 23, 2019

Drug Companies Accused In American Opioid Epidemic Reach $260 Million Out-Of-Court Settlement

Hours before the first federal trial over the American opioid epidemic was about to start, four big drug companies reached an out-of-court settlement totaling $260 million.
October 22, 2019

Clinical Trial Data Suggests Vitamin D May Help Elderly Populations Fight Depression

New clinical trial data suggests supplementation with vitamin D3 could help improve depression scores in older adults with moderate to severe depression.
October 21, 2019

Common Blood Pressure Drug May Increase Suicide Risk

A new study suggests that angiotensin receptor blockers, a common type of blood pressure drug, may increase the risk of suicide.
October 18, 2019

Steroid Injections May Make Arthritis Worse

Common steroid injections used to treat arthritis may actually make the crippling condition worse, a study suggests.
October 17, 2019

Vitamin D Oral Sprays Just As Effective As Pills, Researchers Say

An oral spray method of vitamin D supplementation can provide the same rate of improvement in vitamin D levels as compared to pills, according to newly published research.