Multiple Sclerosis Patient Day
University of Oxford

On Saturday 25 March, the local MS society branches hosted a Living Better day for people who have been given a diagnosis of MS in the past four years..Read More

Wetting the Bed Could Be All in the Head
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Think brain, not bladder, when it comes to your child’s bedwetting problem. Don’t blame it on laziness, says an assistant professor of urolo..Read More

Sutula Receives Top Award from the American Epilepsy Society
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Epilepsy researcher Thomas Sutula, MD, PhD, has been named the recipient of the William G. Lennox Award  for pioneering research ..Read More

Novel Anti-Epilepsy Drug Developed at Wisconsin to Begin Clinical Trials
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - A sugar-like substance used for years in medical imaging is about to be tested in clinical trials to see if it can protect people..Read More

UW-Madison Biochemists Take a Bead on Gene-Controlling Code, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - DNA may provide the blueprint for life, but scientists are learning more about the role of a chemical code that governs the way t..Read More

Lily's Fund Supports Epilepsy Research at UW-Madison
University of Wisconsin

One in 100 Americans has epilepsy. One of them is my daughter - a beautiful blue-eyed teenager named Lily.   Like every new mom, I anxiously awaited h..Read More

Popkin Selected to Deliver 2017 Foard Lecture
UNC Global

Leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced the keynote speaker for the School’s..Read More

Chickens and People: Past, Present and Future
University of Oxford

Oxford University will host a conference to reveal preliminary research findings from a three-year AHRC-funded project that looks at how humans have i..Read More

Parents Purchase Frozen Dinners for More than Convenience
Elsevier

Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice ..Read More

NIH-Sponsored Expert Panel Issues Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy
Nationwide Children's Hospital

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clin..Read More

Smartphones and Tablets and Adolescents: Small Size, Big Problems?
Elsevier

Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases. However, more and more screen time is coming from ot..Read More

Three Oxford research centres among 14 to share £118M Wellcome funding
University of Oxford

Wellcome has today announced funding of £118 million to 14 major research centres, including three centres based in Oxford. The Wellcome Centre for Hu..Read More

This is Christina. This Is Diabetes
Diabetes Stops Here

Christina thrives on a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. But because of her schedule and frequent business travel away from her home in Seattle, her eating h..Read More

Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year
University of Cambridge

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations from Cancer Research ..Read More

Scientists uncover genetic evidence that ‘we are what we eat
University of Oxford

Researchers at the University of Oxford have demonstrated that the diets of organisms can affect the DNA sequences of their genes. In a study on two g..Read More

Healthy Lifestyle in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability
University of Pittsburgh

Leading a healthy lifestyle not only extends one’s lifespan, but it also shortens the time that is spent disabled—a finding that had previously eluded..Read More

Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
Elsevier

Sandwiches make up a substantial part of the American diet and are a significant contributor to daily energy and sodium intake. By closely analyzing d..Read More

“Opioid Stewardship” Needed to Beat Crisis
University of Pennsylvania

More than 50,000 people across the nation are expected to die this year due to opioid and heroin overdose. That’s about the same number of Americans w..Read More

Her Highness celebrates five years of Sahtak Awalan
Cornell University

In the five years that Sahtak Awalan has been operating it has made a real impact on the health landscape of Qatar, influencing and educating the comm..Read More

Fruits and Vegetables May Slow ALS
Columbia University Medical Center

New research at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reveals that foods like fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidant nutri..Read More

Digital Doctors and Mobile Medicine
NIH -National Institute of Health

Advances in communications, computer science, informatics, and medical technology have facilitated the practice of "telehealth" which is broadly defin..Read More

Bad mitochondrial DNA may increase risk of autism in kids
Cornell University

Cornell researchers have confirmed a genetic link between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed on from the mother, and some forms of autism spec..Read More

Maximum Human Lifespan Has Already Been Reached
Yeshiva University

Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by ..Read More

Is More, Better? Finding the Balance Between Nutritional Supplements and Eye Health
University of Utah

Excess Lutein Supplements Linked to Formation of Crystal Deposits in the Eyes  In the past decade, ophthalmologists have been prescribing nutritional ..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cornell University

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscular valve that separates the stomach from the..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cornell University

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscular valve that separates the stomach from the..Read More

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator
Cornell University

Put healthful eating in the palm of your hand: VitaMe Technologies – the Cornell startup group that makes NutriPhone for personal nutrition testing – ..Read More

Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
Medical Research Council

24 Oct 2016 A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on..Read More

Prevention-Oriented Approach to Dentistry Helps Patients Avoid the Drill
UCSF School Of Medicine

Several years ago, Peter Rechmann, DMD, PhD, professor of Preventive & Restorative Dental Science at UC San Francisco’s School of Dentistry, saw a pat..Read More

Withholding amino acid depletes blood stem cells
Stanford Medicine

A dietary approach to depleting blood stem cells may make it possible to conduct bone marrow transplantations without the use of chemotherapy or radia..Read More

A New Era in Brain Health
Cornell University

By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Last week I celebrated with our chief residents as they graduated from the program and began their i..Read More

New med students inspired by work of Qatar Cancer Society
Cornell University

New Medical Program students visited Qatar Cancer Society’s (QCS) headquarters to learn more about the charity’s mission to raise awareness and unders..Read More

The View From Tanzania
Cornell University

By Maria Santos, M.D. Global Neurosurgery Fellow Bugando Medical Centre Mwanza, Tanzania I have spent the past seven months working as the Global Neur..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery | Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

Due to swelling of the wrap used to prevent reflux in people who have had stomach fundoplication, the following short-term effects may occur: Difficul..Read More

Weill Cornell Cardiothoracic Surgery | Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University

During the first month or two after the surgery, we generally tell patients that they can eat whatever they want without regard to fat intake or salt ..Read More

Eat small meals
Cornell University

The goal of your diet when you first go home is to maximize caloric intake while minimizing discomfort as you begin to eat. Ideally, meals should be m..Read More

Studying the health benefits of dates
Cornell University

Researchers at WCM-Q are using state-of-the-art technologies to discover the health-promoting properties of a food that has special significance for M..Read More

Al Meera MOU
Cornell University

The Ministry of Public Health (MPH) has signed a memorandum of understanding with WCM-Q and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company to launch a public health ..Read More

Vitamin A Deficiency May Be Involved in Type 2 Diabetes, Researchers Say
Cornell University

Investigators have long sought the answer to a vexing question: What are the biological mechanisms involved in the development of type 2 diabetes? A r..Read More

Changes in Cancer Epigenome Implicated in Chemotherapy Resistance and Lymphoma Relapse
Cornell University

Genomic studies have illuminated the ways in which malfunctioning genes can drive cancer growth while stunting the therapeutic effects of chemotherapy..Read More

Food Order Has Significant Impact on Glucose and Insulin Levels
Cornell University

Eating protein and vegetables before carbohydrates leads to lower post-meal glucose and insulin levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, Weill C..Read More

Weill Cornell Patient Honors Life Saver at American Heart Association's Keep the Beat Challenge
Cornell University

Jon Tota, 42, an active father of three with a passion for exercise, was on a 10-mile run through Central Park with his sister on March 1, training fo..Read More

Symbiotic Relationship
Cornell University

The most exciting discoveries can begin with the humblest material — and for researchers in the lab of immunologist Dr. David Artis, that often means ..Read More

True Hearted
Cornell University

Alain Baume is 59, the same age his father was when he died of heart failure in their native Italy. Because of that family history, Baume has long bee..Read More

In Memory of Marjorie
Cornell University

Her name was Marjorie Namayanja, and by the time endocrinologist Dr. Jason Baker met her on a trip to Uganda in 2010, she was already gravely ill with..Read More

Landmark Study Investigates Substance Use and Adolescent Brain Development
Cornell University

Weill Cornell Medicine has received more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of substances of abuse on the de..Read More

Obesity Leads to "Silent" Vitamin A Deficiency in Major Organs
Cornell University

Obesity impairs the body's ability to use vitamin A appropriately and leads to deficiencies of the vitamin in major organs, according to new research ..Read More

Experimental Therapy Could Treat Diabetes and Fatty Liver
Cornell University

A new investigational therapy could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of both diabetes and fatty liver, according to Weill Cornell Medicine inv..Read More

Digital Domain
Cornell University

When Dennis Gawrys saw a doctor for the first time in 30 years, he received some shocking news: Not only was the former Marine pre-diabetic, but he ha..Read More

GI Tract Bacteria Helps Decrease Stroke
Cornell University

Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to new research from Weill Cornell M..Read More