Severe menopause symptoms often accompany premature ovarian insufficiency

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Jan. 20, 2021)–Hot flashes, insomnia, and vaginal dryness are commonly reported symptoms that accompany the menopause transition. A new study suggests that such symptoms–especially psychological and sexual problems–are worse for women who have premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) than for women undergoing natural menopause. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal […]

New clues to prostate cancer

IMAGE: Flinders University Associate Professor Luke Selth, from the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute. view more  Credit: The Hospital Research Foundation Australian research has identified a new mechanism in which prostate cancer cells can ‘switch’ character and become resistant to therapy. These findings, just published in Cell Reports, are an important development in unravelling how […]

Lipid identified in human breast milk may play important role in early childhood weight

IMAGE: Elvira Isganaitis, MD, is a staff physician at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School view more  Credit: Joslin Communications BOSTON – (December 02, 2020) – A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk and appears to be associated with beneficial infant weight gain and body composition in […]

New study debunks blood type diet

WASHINGTON–A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine–a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors–debunks the “blood type diet” by finding that blood type was not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations, or glycemic […]

Minimally invasive Ellipsys system creates fused, permanent vascular access for dialysis

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — A new case report published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery provides one of the first known opportunities to directly visualize the permanent and fused connection (anastomosis) that is created with the minimally invasive Ellipsys® Vascular Access System. The Ellipsys System, made by Avenu Medical, creates a type of dialysis […]

Clinical trial shows experimental drug safely slows progression of diabetic kidney disease

The findings, simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2020 conference, show the investigational drug finerenone had tangible renal and cardiovascular benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. The 5,700-person phase III trial was led by George Bakris, MD, […]