MAFA Gene discovery could lead to new insight into diabetes treatment
A new study out of UK has indicated that uncommon blood sugar disorders may be linked to a specific gene mutation. The two conditions studied were monogenic diabetes, a rare form of diabetes caused by a single gene abnormality, and insulinomas or small pancreatic tumors that produce excessive insulin.
Is it time to ditch cuff-based blood pressure monitoring?
Approximately one third of the world population suffers from high blood pressure, or hypertension. Among these, many people do not even know that they may have high blood pressure.
In Search of Newer Alternatives to Insulin
Insulin has been the gold standard for treating diabetes since its discovery in the early 1920s. In fact, not much has happened since in terms of diabetes treatment to regulate blood sugar levels.
New Swedish Study Links Acetaminophen with Language Delays
A new study including 754 Swedish women reveals that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy may be linked to language delays in children.
Concierge Cardiology – is it for you?
Cardiology is a medical specialty that was once highly compensated for. However, this field now faces reimbursement cuts for consults, procedures, and visits that physicians in other fields face.
NuVasive gets Nod for New Technology in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Treatment
While spondylolisthesis can imply any kind of degeneration in the spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis specifically occurs when the spine becomes weak and instable due to aging.
What do you know about cancer?
Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that can spread to any part of the body by blood and lymph systems.
Cervical Cancer is abnormal growth of the cervical cells. The cervix (the lower part of uterus).
What is Breast Cancer?, Uncontrolled growth of Abnormal cells in the tissues of the breast, which ...
Is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled.
A tumor forms in the tissue of the prostate (a small gland in the male reproductive that makes fluid to carry sperm.