Alcohol-related liver disease: New drug targets found

A study combining analysis of patient samples with mice studies has identified new drug targets for alcohol-related liver disease, which, currently, doctors can only treat by transplant. Share on PinterestResearchers find new drug targets for the potential treatment of alcohol-related liver disease. Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD), as its name suggests, is damage to the liver […]

Childhood adversity linked to heart disease in middle age

Growing up in a challenging family environment is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality in middle age, according to a large prospective study. Lasting physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes are likely to play a role. Share...

‘Smart toilet’ recognizes users and checks for signs of disease

A team at Stanford Medicine has developed gadgets that can be fitted in an ordinary toilet to screen urine and feces and upload the encrypted health data. The technology may be particularly useful for monitoring individuals at high risk of developing particular...

Infectious disease expert warns it is ‘really serious’

Speaking to Medical News Today in part one of a two part interview, Prof. Paul Kellam’s message is clear. The current situation is very bad, and we all have a role to play in the global effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Share on PinterestProf. Paul Kellam is part...

Daily hot baths tied to lower cardiovascular disease risk

A new observational study has found a statistically significant link between having hot baths on a regular basis and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and events such as stroke. Share on PinterestDaily hot baths are associated with a decreased risk of...