Living in rural households decreases a person's risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for young children and adolescents, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Gastorenterology.
To ensure patients receive full medicinal treatments, engineers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new set of hydrogel-based drug delivery materials, which can live in the stomach up to nine days, slowly releasing medication.
Scientists from Princeton University have successfully tested a cell-culture system that will allow researchers to perform laboratory-based studies of long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections with the goal of testing new therapies.
Most of the 500,000 annual deaths worldwide from influenza are due to influenza pneumonia. Understanding how the transition to pneumonia occurs could shed light on interventions that could reduce that number. Research from the University of Cincinnati takes a different approach to how flu spreads through the lungs by focusing on how resistant or susceptible cells lining the airway are to viral infection.
NYU Langone researchers find that black men who enrolled in a patient navigator program at local barbershops were twice as likely to get colorectal cancer screening.
Additional studies needed to evaluate cardiovascular disease risks of long-term, hormone therapy for transgender patients
New research offers a possible explanation for why a new type of cancer treatment hasn't been working as expected against bladder cancer.
Steven E. Nissen, M.D., researcher, patient advocate, and chairman of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic, says that Internet propaganda promoting bizarre and unscientific criticisms of statins has given these life-saving drugs a bad reputation.
Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
When disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.