Analysis shows Black patients are more likely to undergo risky emergency colorectal cancer surgery

In an analysis of data from hospitals across the state of Michigan, University of Michigan researchers found that Black, non-Hispanic patients were more likely to undergo emergency surgery for colorectal cancer than other races and ethnicities. Undergoing emergency surgery was associated with a higher rate of complications, including death. Out of close to 5,000 patients […]

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Even early forms of liver disease affect heart health, new study finds

Investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have found that even subtle forms of liver disease directly impact heart health. The findings, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, help further clarify the relationship between liver disease and heart disease beyond their shared risk factors. In the retrospective study, investigators compared patients’ […]

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Researchers gain a better understanding of how the most commonly used ADHD medication works

For decades, doctors have treated kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with methylphenidate, a stimulant drug sold as Ritalin and Concerta, making it one of the most widely prescribed medications aimed at the central nervous system. One might expect that researchers would know how methylphenidate works in the brain by now, but little is known about […]

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New STAT1-us quo? Novel STAT1 variants cause Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease

Usually, the scariest part of childhood vaccination, for both kids and parents, is the needles. In rare cases, however, vaccines can have unexpectedly negative effects, and the secret lies in our genes. In a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Immunology, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have revealed three previously […]

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