Personal Health

Genetics allows personalized disease predictions for chronic blood cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers. The study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, the University of Cambridge, and their collaborators, combined extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for […]

Health Problems

Alcohol use in patients with chronic liver disease

A review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine discusses the effects of alcohol use on various forms of liver disease, as well as the assessment and treatment of alcohol use in patients with chronic liver disease. Liver-related mortality is increasing worldwide, due in large part to the increase in alcohol consumption. This […]

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Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 — Suffering debilitating pain every day may be so unbearable that some decide to take their own lives, new research suggests. More than 25 million U.S. adults have some level of daily pain, and 10.5 million have considerable pain every day. In this study, researchers led by Dr. Emiko Petrosky from […]

Health Problems

The latest on chronic fatigue syndrome

(HealthDay)—Illnesses that lack exact testing methods can be difficult to diagnose, treat and live with, both physically and emotionally. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is one such disease. Until recently, it was very poorly understood or even acknowledged. But after 9,000 studies, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health have […]

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Chronic heart disease poses high financial burden to low-income families

The financial burdens of long-term care for a family member with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) disproportionately affect low-income American families, even those who have insurance, found researchers at Yale University’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and the University of Texas. The study appears in the July 3 issue of JAMA Cardiology. Using the […]