New CDC data show declines in some diabetes-related complications among US adults

Washington, DC - Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in the last 20 years among U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Read more...

In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think

Cambridge, Massachusetts - The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel.

Read more...

Too much protein may kill brain cells as Parkinson’s progresses

Washington, DC - Scientists may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease destroys brain cells and devastates many patients worldwide. The study was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); the results may help scientists develop new therapies.

Read more...

Preparing for the Future of Health Care

Rochester, Minnesota - How does a health care organization prepare for the challenges ahead in the future? John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic, shared his perspectives on the Twin Cities Public Television’s (tpt) acclaimed weekly public affairs show, Almanac. 

Read more...

Quit-smoking medicines: Boost your chance of success

Scottsdale, Arizona - Want to stop smoking? Several quit-smoking medications have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can help you stop for good.

Read more...

Vigilance for Kidney Problems Key for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rochester, Minnesota - Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are among the risk factors, new Mayo Clinic research shows. 

Read more...