Another month has come and gone, and April’s best health stories are right up there with the ones from February and March. Check out the top selections made by the editors at MD Magazine.
Diets high in fat may increase the likelihood that intestinal lining cells become cancerous, according to findings published in the journal Nature.
It turns out that your social network has more to do with just the likelihood of having plans on a Friday night. People with fewer friends have a lower pain tolerance, according to new research from Oxford University in England.
A group of compounds that figure in aging may also play a role in worsening COPD.
During a fecal matter transfer (FMT), non-pathogenic viruses were transferred from a healthy patient to three pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, according to findings published in mBio.
Physicians trying to improve quality of life for their COPD patients may find telemhealth techniques like scheduled phone check-ins useful, but studies have yet to show a clear benefit.
The history of botulinum toxins dates back hundreds of years. What it can mean for the future of medicine and what conditions it can help in the future remains to be seen.
In this segment, Drs. Lublin, Coyle, Markowitz, and Riley discuss the benefits of initiating treatment sooner into a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Dr. Riley suggests that patient-physician communication may be effective in empowering newly-diagnosed patients to stay adherent to therapy, especially in scenarios where treatment occurs early in one’s disease course.
Rare structural variants in genes could be contributing to the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis.