The Tricky Ethics of Transplants for Addicts
“How many of you think we should do liver transplants for alcoholics?” About half the hands were slowly raised, while the other members of the class looked around nervously...
20 minutes ago - The Atlantic
Hospital-wide Program for Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal and Suicide/Harm Impacts Readmission Rates
In a new report, clinicians at BWH describe the implementation and effectiveness of a hospital-wide clinical improvement initiative for acute care patients at risk for...
14 hours ago - BWH
Take Home from NASH-TAG: On the precipice of the fatty liver pipeline
By Michael Charlton, MD Four years ago, as Vlad Ratzui, MD, and I spent some time together, we reflected on the emerging field of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, realizing it...
1 day ago - Healio
Alcohol and the Electric Atrium: How Drinking Promotes AF?
Electrophysiologic studies are helping define the nature of atrial fibrillation's myocardial remodeling effects in moderate drinkers with the arrhythmia. Medscape Medical News
1 day ago - Medscape
Neurofunctional domains relevant for assessing alcohol use disorder
Three correlated neurofunctional domains - incentive salience, negative emotionality and executive function - were relevant for alcohol use disorder, study findings...
3 days ago - Healio
Researchers look at the anticancer potential of cockspur grass
Cancer is a major health problem brought about by factors like high body mass index, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Researchers continue to...
3 days ago - Natural News
How a Stroke Turned a 63-Year-Old Into a Rap Legend
Dr. Sherman Hershfield woke up one morning and was surprised to find himself behind the wheel of his car. Somewhere between his Beverly Hills apartment and his practice in the...
3 days ago - The Atlantic
A pilot study of the effect of phospholipid curcumin on serum metabolomic profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
A pilot study of the effect of phospholipid curcumin on serum metabolomic profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized, double-blind...
4 days ago - European Journal of Clinical Nutrition - 2 articles
Thousands of alcoholics refused treatment with a drug over 'unfounded' fears it is 'TOXIC'
Previous research shows it is only given to 0.5 per cent of people who need it. A review of evidence from University of Manchester found it is safe to use.
4 days ago - Daily Mail
A teratogens is an agent that can cause or increase the chances of a birth defect. It is usually something in the environment that the mother has been exposed to during...
5 days ago - oohsNcoos
The headlines of Master Doctor
Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells Created
The technique uses structures called artificial thymic organoids, which work by mimicking the environment of the thymus, the organ in which T cells develop from blood stem cells.
Home-Based Hypertension Program Kept BP Under Control
Brigham and women's hospital developed a home-based care delivery program to help control blood pressure quickly and at lower costs than office-based blood pressure programs...
Common Virus Reactivates After Transplantation: Here's How
Cytomegalovirus infects humans and then becomes dormant. Later on, it can reactivate, causing severe complications, especially in persons with weak immune systems, such as...
Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Could Lower Blood Pressure Levels
Exposure to chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A can decrease blood pressure during pregnancy, reveals a new study.
High Levels of Erucic Acid in Food Can Affect Your Health
Eating foods containing high levels of erucic acid can significantly affect your health, reveals a new study.
Study: Marketing to Docs, Opioid Crisis Linked
A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts to physicians, researchers say.
Why I HATE That ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You' Meme
It's the first big Internet fad of 2019. Call it the “10 Year Aging Challenge,” the “2009 v. 2019 Challenge,” “The How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge” or the “First Profile...
Frail older people are at greater risk of getting dementia, even when their...
Experts from Dalhousie University in Canada now believe frailty could reduce people's tolerance to brain changes, so that they are more likely to become forgetful.
Raising A Child With Strong Faith When You're Not So Sure
I was making dinner one night when my 3-year-old came up to me with a stack of papers in his hands. He hands me the papers and says “These are to teach you about Jesus. Share...
‘Fiver Parties' Are The New Birthday Party Trend That Make Everyone's Life...
I'm not one to jump on trends, whether they are parenting fads, the latest health craze, or the new beauty product everyone is raging about. I tend to stick with what I know...