Health & Medicine

  • Poor must not shoulder responsibility for reducing health care carbon emissions
    on August 9, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    The pursuit of net zero health care risks targeting the poor and exacerbating existing unfair heath inequalities unless careful consideration is given to the re-allocation of health care resources. A group of global health researchers, writing in […]

  • AI + ECG heart trace can accurately predict diabetes and pre-diabetes
    on August 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, derived from the features of individual heartbeats recorded on an ECG (electrocardiogram), can accurately predict diabetes and pre-diabetes, suggests preliminary research published in the online journal BMJ […]

  • Dietary salt substitutes lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death
    on August 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Dietary salt substitutes lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from all causes and cardiovascular disease, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in the journal Heart.

  • A better roadmap for beating deadly leukemia
    on August 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is the most common acute blood cancer in adults—and one of the most difficult to treat. Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered a potential new target for stopping it: a gene that, when […]

  • How will pending budget bill reduce drug prices for Americans?
    on August 9, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    The Inflation Reduction Act contains provisions that are expected to lower drug costs for millions of Americans by allowing Medicare to negotiate some drug prices and by limiting the amount of out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare Part D patients.

  • Targeting impulsivity early in adolescence could prevent later behavioral disorders
    on August 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Tendencies toward impulsivity in early adolescence are linked with a variety of poor outcomes in later adolescence, including antisocial personality disorder and alcohol use disorder. However, by the time teenagers reach mid-adolescence, it may be […]