Side Effects in the Sack
5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), drugs that treat conditions associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or prostate enlargement), have been shown to produce sexual side effects in some patients.
The ICU of Solitude
Healthcare-associated infections, also know as nosocomial infections, are all too common. A new study has found one way to reduce such infections in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Race and Colorectal Cancer Screening
According to new research, the likelihood of individuals getting screened for colorectal cancer differs across geographic and racial lines.
Fighting with the Mirror
Patients studied by Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital suffering from body dysmorphic disorder have shown real improvement in an eight-year span.
May I Have This Dance?
Mayo Clinic researchers describe how the body becomes infected by the measles virus, one of the leading causes of death among children around the world.
Universal Flu Vaccine? When Pigs Fly!
Scientists are studying antibodies created by the H1N1 (swine) flu virus that could potentially open the door to a universal flu vaccine that protects against a variety of strains.
X Marks the Spot
A new drug is being tested for use in people with Fragile X syndrome, in which patients exhibit impaired behavioral and mental capabilities, very similar to autism.
Catch 22 for Stroke Patients
Statin drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor, which work to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol and guard against heart disease and stroke, may actually pose more threat than benefit to stroke patients.
Googling Gamble: Health News in the Information Age
More Americans are tuning to the Internet to get their health and medical news, a recent study shows. But is the information they're getting valuable?
Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.