Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow and leads to heart attacks and stroke.
Hyperglycemia, or increased glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels. Recent study results showed that intensive glucose management did not improve functional outcomes at 90 days after stroke.
A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive.
Researchers at the University of Michigan searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others.
A new study has found that the longer older women sit or lay down during the course of a day the greater their risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke.
A research team led by investigators from NIH and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical attention.
Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according to a study funded by NIA.
In a study of fruit flies, NIH scientists suggested that the body’s immune system may play a critical role in the damage caused by such degenerative diseases as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of American adults and children using yoga and meditation has significantly increased over previous years.
NIH scientists found that HBV-associated acute liver failure results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response in the patient’s liver.