Published January 11, 2013
Currently there is no clinical test to diagnose a living person with Parkinson's - but one may soon be available. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have found that examining a specific portion of a person’s saliva gland may be able to diagnose someone with Parkinson’s
Published January 10, 2013
According to the most recent weekly flu advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. is experiencing a particularly nasty flu season this year, with 29 states reporting high levels of “influenza-like illness." So why do so many people skip getting the vaccine?
Published January 08, 2013
Michael J. Fox is returning to regular TV this fall, thanks a new drug regimen he started, which has helped to significantly control his symptoms. While the exact details of the regimen haven’t been revealed, the news is very positive for those suffering from Parkinson’s, who struggle to work and perform normal routine tasks because of their condition
Published December 14, 2012
Man’s best friend has proven himself to be a valuable medical aid yet again, this time by being able to effectively sniff out patients suffering from Clostridium difficile – a dangerous and potentially deadly, ‘superbug'
Published December 05, 2012
As Kate Middleton remains in the hospital for treatment of severe morning sickness, many are wishing the Duchess of Cambridge a speedy recovery and an overall healthy pregnancy. But does Kate’s medical condition pose a threat to her health as her baby (or babies) comes to term?
Published December 04, 2012
Jennifer French was 26 when she was involved in a tragic ski accident, rendering her paralyzed from the chest-line down. Determined to make the most of her situation, she researched treatments until she came upon an experimental program from the FES Center in Cleveland. Thanks to the work of the implantable electrode system, French was able to walk down the aisle at her wedding and go on to become a Paralympic sailor
Published December 03, 2012
The commonly prescribed diabetes drug metformin could potentially double as an effective form of ovarian cancer treatment
Published November 29, 2012
For parents looking to keep their child healthy and physically fit as they grow up, a better understanding of their child’s propensity towards obesity could be helpful. Now, a new, simple formula can very strongly predict a baby’s probability of becoming obese during childhood
Published November 27, 2012
For many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, memory problems and a general mental haziness often plague them during and after treatment. The condition – known as ‘chemo brain’ – has only been a reported phenomenon, without ever having been fully verified through scientific measures – until now
Published November 20, 2012
When Matthew Kraushar, a 26-year-old medical student, was approached about creating a major medical relief effort in Red Hook after Hurricane Sandy, he didn't think he was qualified. But soon, thanks so his efforts, he helped establish a makeshift clinic and rescue effort for trapped or cutoff residents in need of medical care