Week in Review

Top highlights include: loss of sleep could lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Amazon’s Alexa to deliver medical advice in the UK, and scientists studying brains of altruistic kidney donors.

By Samantha Rossi • July 12, 2019

Top highlights include: common drugs have a higher dementia risk and Mayo study shows vitamin deficiencies may be the only sign of celiac disease.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • June 28, 2019

Top highlights include: a new study shows the long-term impacts of heart disease on the brain, low drug prices can make them less available, and a Mayo Clinic study shows a link between sleep apnea and accelerated aging.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • June 21, 2019

Top highlights include: study finds more donor hearts are from opioid overdoses, invasive ticks are here to stay, and hospitals are looking to reduce opioid use.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • June 14, 2019

Top highlights include: a new study shows white meat may be bad for cholesterol level, Mayo Clinic receives gift to boost research and companies are reporting progress on cancer blood tests.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • June 7, 2019

Top highlights include: hospitals must fix medicare addresses in order to be paid, US diabetes rates decline as obesity rates rise, and new study shows ADHD medication side effects.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 31, 2019

Top highlights include: Blue Cross is opening primary care clinics, an update on the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase joint venture and how cancer patients are now being matched to clinical trials.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 24, 2019

Top highlights include: study shows low-dose aspirin increases bleeding in the skull, judge blocks new liver transplant policy, and ‘zombie cells’ may play role in aging.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 17, 2019

Top highlights include: pharma companies must reveal drug prices in TV ads, measles infect record high number in Europe, and Mayo Clinic launches publishing imprint.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 10, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA approves first vaccine for dengue fever, UBiome under FBI investigation, and there’s a new Mayo Clinic CEO in Arizona.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 3, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA reviewing surgical staples. U.S. measles outbreak continues, and Mayo Clinic considered a top place to work by Becker’s Hospital Review.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 26, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA halts the sales of vaginal mesh, NASA twins show the effects of space flight, and Forbes names Mayo Clinic as one of America’s best employers.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 19, 2019

Top highlights include: measles cases continue to climb, study finds telemedicine linked to more antibiotics, and Mayo Clinic looks at the promise of patient-generated data.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 12, 2019