Week in Review

Top highlights this week include: liver cancer death rate rises, even as overall U.S. cancer death rates fall; more screen time for teens linked to ADHD symptoms; heart attack risk on the rise for pregnant women; Mayo Clinic simulation center receives accreditation; and the rise of HPV-related throat cancer.

By gmchiri • July 20, 2018

Top highlights this week include: blood pressure linked to lesions, signs of Alzheimer’s in autopsied brains; multivitamins a waste of money for heart health; late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain; physician burnout and depression can lead to major medical errors; and the art of finding beauty in dreadful, wonderful parasites.

By gmchiri • July 13, 2018

Top highlights this week include: a frightening new reason to worry about air pollution, coffee drinkers are more likely to live longer, pharmacogenomics advocates make case for wider use, comorbidities can help predict migraine progression, and precision genomics point the way to mutations associated with accelerated aging.

By gmchiri • July 6, 2018

Top highlights this week include: modified polio vaccine helps fight deadly brain tumors, red meat allergies caused by tick bites are on the rise, researchers find herpes viruses in brains marked by Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center ranked among best, and avoid bug-borne diseases this summer.

By gmchiri • June 29, 2018

Top highlights this week include: what drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk, smoking reaches all-time low with U.S. adults, Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic mutations that increase person’s risk for pancreatic cancer, demystifying the tick, and Mayo researchers identify method to diagnose pancreatic cancer in patients with early onset diabetes.

By gmchiri • June 22, 2018

Top highlights this week include: errors trigger retraction of study on Mediterranean diet’s heart benefits, toddlers consuming too much added sugar, researchers develop bacteria that may treat constipation, mild thyroid dysfunction in childhood increases dyslipidemia risk, and Mayo Clinic’s best and brightest win funding fellowships from Eagles Cancer Telethon.

By gmchiri • June 15, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Supplements won’t help prevent heart disease, breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery, can vaping cause serious lung disorders, hormone levels after menopause tied to heart risks, and updated guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.

By gmchiri • June 8, 2018

Top highlights this week include: People who sleep in on weekends may avoid dying young, high levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease, celiac-testing paradigm “underdetects” disease, is shingles contagious, and have fun but be safe in the sun.

By gmchiri • June 1, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns; F.D.A. approves first drug designed to prevent migraines; Mayo Clinic kicks off massive “biobank” project to invigorate individualized medicine research; uptick in vector-borne illnesses in U.S. and what it means to you; and Mayo urologists study post-surgery opioid prescribing patterns to standardize practice.

By gmchiri • May 25, 2018

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By gmchiri • May 18, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, new recommendations for prostate cancer screening, Mayo Clinic among nation’s top 20 employers in “Forbes'” 2018 list, genetic test criteria often miss breast cancer risk, and Mayo Clinic implements Epic electronic health record at its Rochester campus.

By gmchiri • May 11, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Study finds this very common morning drink linked to skin cancer, promising advances in multiple sclerosis, genetic data privacy, Mayo Clinic announces biobank will store samples from NIH All of Us research program, and the face of prescription opioid addiction.

By gmchiri • May 4, 2018

Top highlights this week include: First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease, “E. coli” outbreak grows, 6 things you never knew about your HIV risk, TB testing, and increasing hepatitis infections.

By gmchiri • April 27, 2018