Week in Review

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

Top highlights include: study finds bad diets are worse than smoking; Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant; Mayo collaboration researching the possibility of using blood, saliva and urine to detect cancer; artificial intelligence may be able to detect coronary-artery disease just by listening to your voice.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 5, 2019

Top highlights include: Duke whistleblower gets settlement in research fraud case, Centene purchasing WellCare to create a large ACA insurer, and a new study shows the removal of ‘zombie’ cells in mice reduces the severity of diabetes.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 29, 2019

Top highlights include: Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended, new Mayo Clinic ad campaign introduced and Newsweek releases their list for the 10 best hospitals.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 22, 2019

Top highlights include: Declines in newspaper circulations, a call for a global moratorium on human germline editing, and the US News & World Report’s best medical school rankings.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 15, 2019

Top highlights include: U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level on record, study finds new link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, and hope for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 8, 2019

Top highlights include: Greener childhood study, rising health care costs in Minnesota, study finds radiation contamination in crematory, and yoga linked to lower blood pressure.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 1, 2019

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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 22, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 15, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 8, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 1, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 25, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 18, 2019