Younger students entering kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than older students in the same class, finds a new study. But is accurate diagnosis the real issue?
The discovery of a new subtype of multiple sclerosis that takes a slightly different course in the body could make future treatments more personal.
Selecting the right trial is not an easy process for those involved. It’s certainly not easy for the patient, who is trying to navigate the complicated decision-making process. It’s not easy for many doctors either.
Thanks to participants in clinical trials, health care providers can save more lives every day and continue to improve national healthcare practice standards.
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We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.
A federal panel has issued a new recommendation that some people who have never had heart disease should take a low dose of aspirin every day. But following this advice has potential risks.
For decades, you’ve heard the advice: Cut down on salt because it’s bad for your heart — not to mention your kidneys and other organs. But if you follow health news, you know recent research has questioned this conventional wisdom. Several studies show evidence that if you are otherwise healthy, taking drastic measures to reduce … Read More
There’s more evidence linking activity level to good health. A new study shows that middle-aged men with a high level of cardiovascular fitness have a lower incidence of lung and colon cancers. They’re also less likely to die from their cancer. “More and more data is coming out that regular exercise is important to prevent … Read More
If you enjoy having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines? It is true that multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked moderate drinkers with lower risks of heart disease and longer life … Read More
Have you ever felt better after simply placing a bandage on a wound? Have you felt more energized the moment after taking a bright red pill? If so, you’ve experienced a form of the placebo effect. A placebo is an inactive treatment that mimics an active therapy. The placebo effect happens when patients believe a … Read More