The Science of Health
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Keeping up on the latest medical research can be a benefit, but the sheer amount of information – and the sometimes contradictory results – can be wearying.
Most people cringe at the mere mention of the word leeches. Even more would be alarmed at the thought of having them attached to their skin as part of their medical plan of care.
A new clinical trial is looking into validating whether a modified version of the virus that causes polio can impact the survival rates of people with glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly cancer of the brain.
Could tracking your weight every week be as effective as a mammogram or colonoscopy in early detection of cancer? Research under way at UH Seidman Cancer Center may soon provide answers.
Smoking-related emphysema destroys large sections of lung tissue, leaving them essentially useless. The idea behind this treatment is almost counterintuitive, but can produce dramatic results for a certain group of people.
Two recent studies show there appears to be benefits to weight-loss surgery that underscore the long-term value of dropping excess pounds.
A clinical trial is exploring a new treatment that ultimately may help turn those with a certain type of deadly brain cancer into patients with a much better prognosis.
The findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and simply are seeking more effective pain relief.