Health News

Hate Shots? Try a Magnetic Pill
Researchers at Brown University are getting closer to perfecting a "magnetic pill" that can be administered then tracked in the intestine to assure proper absorption into the bloodstream.
Leukemia: Finding the Cause of the Cause
Researchers at Université du Québec à Montréal  have identified a gene that may improve the diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most prevalent leukemia in children younger than 20 years of age.
Add This to the List of Blueberry Benefits
Bioactive compounds in blueberries known as anthocyanins may offer protection against hypertension, according to a new study.
Legs That Won't Quit
Adults with fibromyalgia are more likely to experience restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a new study, which suggests treatment for RLS may improve sleep and quality of life for these patients.
The Blood Trade
New guidelines recommend plasma exchange for patients with severe relapses of multiple sclerosis (MS) and for those with nerve disorders such as neuropathy.
Dying of Embarrassment
Although skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, obstacles such as patient embarrassment prevent physicians from conducting full-body examinations.
Kidneys Can Cause Heart Failure?
The first-ever DNA sequence variant linked to heart failure also appears to play a role in causing the disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine.
False Alarms and Unnecessary Upsets
Patients with false-positive breast cancer mammograms report serious anxiety and a reduced quality of life for at least one year, according to new research from the Netherlands.
Gut Instinct
Bacteria in the gut may play a far more significant role in weight loss and gastrointestinal problems than previously thought, according to new research.
Brain Cancer Research Goes Viral
An enzyme known as chondroitinase might help oncolytic viruses (cancer-fighting viruses) more effectively destroy cancer cells in brain tumors by clearing out protein molecules that deter the virus’s mission.