Despite negative results in a recent major trial, cardiologists are finding reasons to reconsider niacin's potential for cardiovascular prevention in reducing LDLs and triglcyerides and increasing HDLs.
Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy appears to have advantages over the standard laparasopic technique for patients with diverticular disease, and in the right hands even complicated cases can benefit from minimally invasive surgery.
Do patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) have a worse sex life, afraid to damage it, or a better one, because they feel better? Either way, studies say, they should be encouraged to discuss the question.
A population-based case control study leads to reason to believe that taking either a selective-serotonin reductase inhibitor (SSRI) or a non-selective monoamine reuptake inhibitor slightly increases the risks for autism among the offspring of pregnant women with a history of depression.
Experts offer an update on current research in hedgehog signaling pathway inhibition in basal cell carcinoma, including efficacy and toxicity results for vismodegib (Erivedge), the first oral medication to win FDA approval for metastatic BCC treatment.
Co-infection with a respiratory virus was not associated with worse outcomes among patients infected during the H1N1 influenza A virus pandemic of 2009. Still, a population-based prospective study shows that non-influenza viruses can help to shape a flu outbreak.