Researchers found that subjects who underwent weight loss surgery also showed a sharp decrease in their likelihood of dying from cancer.
Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.
Two neurologists argue that calling T.I.A.s what they are — minor strokes — could prompt patients to seek the help they need more quickly.
The deaths were up 25 percent in 2020 compared with 2019 as stressors accumulated and treatment was delayed, according to a new report.
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In a striking critique, six prominent health experts who advised President Biden’s transition team called for an entirely new domestic coronavirus strategy.
Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Obesity is a leading cause of fatty liver condition. Patients who had weight-loss surgery showed fewer signs of the disease progressing.
A series of studies found that the Moderna vaccine seemed to be more protective over the long term than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Here’s why.
Nearly one in seven Americans now has diabetes, a record rate. The condition also raises the risk of severe illness after coronavirus infection.
An editor’s departure at JAMA is bringing calls for a sharper focus on racism and its consequences.
Dr. Howard Bauchner will leave his post after a colleague suggested “taking racism out of the conversation” on a journal podcast.
The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research.
The younger the age at diagnosis for Type 2 diabetes, the higher the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia years later.
After a staff member dismissed racism as a problem in medicine on a podcast, a petition signed by thousands demanded a review of editorial processes at the journal.
Ivermectin, a drug typically used to treat parasitic worms, has been prescribed widely during the coronavirus pandemic, but rigorous data has been lacking.
Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.
Scientists say such tests could be available in a few years, speeding research for treatments and providing a diagnosis for dementia patients who want to know if they have Alzheimer’s disease.
Data from antibody tests in 10 different cities and states indicate that many people with no symptoms may be spreading the virus.
Hospitals are increasingly soliciting donations from patients, and the patients don’t much like it, a new survey finds.
Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.
The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.
Only 6 percent of patients at one New York area health system had no chronic conditions. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes were common.
In a few cases, patients again tested positive for the virus after they were no longer ill. But little is known about the virus, and it’s possible that testing flaws may be to blame.