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Top highlights include: Measles outbreak, leprosy still lurks in United States, study links midlife activity levels to future dementia risk, superfoods won’t save you from getting sick this winter, and Alzheimer’s disease risk and lifestyle.

By gmchiri • February 22, 2019

Top highlights include: Flu shot kept about 50% from going to doctor, racial disparities in cancer incidence and survival rates are narrowing, having anesthesia once as a baby does not cause learning disabilities, personalized diet predicts blood sugar spikes better than carb-counting, and scientists mark success in first human test of novel anti-aging therapy.

By Andy Tofilon • February 20, 2019

Top highlights include: Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection, new science shows managing blood sugar isn’t about counting calories or carbs, Mayo Clinic Labs, Numares collaborate on NMR-based diagnostics, long-term stroke risk cut by carotid surgery or stenting, and Mayo Clinic rolls out first-aid voice skill for Google Assistant.

By gmchiri • February 15, 2019

Top highlights include: College education doesn’t protect against Alzheimer’s, A.I. shows promise as a physician assistant, how machine learning is crafting precision medicine, CVS introduces new concept store with more health care, and would you be happy to see your doctor online?

By Andy Tofilon • February 13, 2019

Top highlights include: Halting U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, what is rhabdomyolysis, higher education won’t prevent mental decline, what is echinacea—and can it really help a cold, and vaccine researcher’s advice about the flu

By gmchiri • February 8, 2019

Top highlights include: New U.S. experiments aim to create gene-edited human embryos, death-cap mushrooms are spreading across North America, daily exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure, scans show female brains remain youthful as male brains wind down, and new online tool can predict if you’ll have another kidney stone.

By Andy Tofilon • February 6, 2019

Top highlights include: E-cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit, injection opioid use linked to increases in stroke hospitalizations, lowering blood pressure may help cut risk of early dementia, Dr. Vincent Rajkumar specializes in multiple myeloma, and do you need to worry about a fever if you have the flu.

By gmchiri • February 1, 2019

Top highlights include: Alcohol overtakes Hepatitis C as the top reason for liver transplants, new research call vitamin D benefits into question, NIH funds first artificial pancreas study in the United States for pregnant women, cervical cancer screenings save lives, and the health benefits of olive oil.

By Andy Tofilon • January 30, 2019

Top highlights include: Top names in health and medicine gather in Davos for World Economic Forum, blood test may predict Alzheimer’s progression, Mayo Clinic study finds mindfulness can ease women’s menopausal symptoms, preventing the flu, and frosty grip brings frostbite fears and other weather-related worries.

By gmchiri • January 25, 2019

Top highlights include: Physician burnout now essentially a public health crisis, Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose than in a car accident, study identifies biomarkers to stratify patients for prostate cancer treatment, the time of day you should stop drinking coffee, and these 4 CEOs created a new standard of leadership.

By Andy Tofilon • January 23, 2019

Top highlights include: People choosing not to vaccinate is now a global health threat, sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of cardiovascular disease, long-acting contraceptive patch gives women DIY option for birth control, early capillary damage may predict dementia, and norovirus cases rise in winter months.

By gmchiri • January 18, 2019

Top highlights include: Up to 84,000 Americans hospitalized with flu in past three months, scientists seek real way to measure, severe flu raises risk of birth problems for pregnant women, babies, deep sleep linked to early Alzheimer’s signs, and adding ultraviolet light to disinfection reduces C difficile infection.

By Andy Tofilon • January 16, 2019

Top highlights include: concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK, Alzheimer’s disease may develop differently in African-Americans, cervical cancer screenings lower than national data suggests, Mayo Clinic uses AI for new heart screening test, and flu cases on the rise.

By gmchiri • January 11, 2019