new kidney transplant procedure

The stark reality for many people waiting to receive an organ transplant is that they just might die before a compatible donor is found. But a new procedure for kidney transplants recently detailed in The...
treating sudden cardiac arrest

A study conducted by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium has confirmed that certain antiarrhythmic medications, when administered by medical professionals, improved the survival rates of cardiac arrest patients who had failed electrical shock treatment. Not all...
Plan to Address the Heroin Epidemic

In response to a fast-growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, President Obama announced new initiatives designed to enable doctors to more easily use anti-addiction drugs. The White House will allow physicians to prescribe...
warning labels for opioid pain medications

Opioid abuse in the United States has been called an epidemic. A crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Opioid-related deaths surpassed cocaine in the early 2000s, and it’s been rising...
Beer Hops

Aside from providing beer with its bitter flavor, compounds in hops that have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties may be the key to developing new medicines. University of Idaho scientists recently presented research at the 251st...
World Tuberculosis Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the deadliest diseases in the world, infecting approximately one-third of the world’s population. On March 24, 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced the...

Scientists have developed a pain-free insulin patch to control diabetes, according to a study published in Advanced Materials. The synthetic patch is covered in natural beta cells – insulin-producing cells that fail because of diabetes...
liver cirrhosis treatments

Coffee has never been more popular. There are coffee shops on every corner, espresso machines on every kitchen counter. We have cold brew, drip, French press, percolated, iced, instant, with milk, without milk, canned,...
Alzheimer’s therapies

To date, there’s been no such thing as a catch-all treatment, but researchers might be zeroing in on something nearly as impressive. It’s suspected that bexarotene, an anti-cancer retinoid, might play a part in...
cure for cancer

Can we train our bodies to fight cancer? To eliminate it completely as soon as it manifests? The answer might surprise you. Many scientists are saying maybe, with a surprisingly large sector claiming yes, our...