The Art of Off-Label Rx


Some drugs are used for indications beyond their original FDA approved ones that make complete sense. I mean, if old seizure medications…

Why orthopedic shoes may not really be good for our feet


New research has made a surprising finding about the function and effects of foot calluses, leading investigators to question how good orthopedic shoes really are for foot health.Thin-soled shoes…

Menstrual cups vs. pads and tampons: How do they compare?


Menstrual cups are becoming more and more popular, especially in Western countries, primarily thanks to their reusability. But are they as safe as other disposable menstrual products? And how many…

Higher iron levels may protect arteries but raise clot risk


Having higher natural levels of iron could be both good and bad for cardiovascular health, according to new research. On one hand, it may lower the risk of clogged…

From Cancer Cure to Brain Attack Risky Surgery Combo Bell Breaker


The immune response that cured a man's cancer is now attacking his brain. (San Francisco Chronicle) Tools of artificial intelligence figured…

Study: Don039t Forget the Other BP Number


Systolic and diastolic blood pressures both play their part in cardiovascular health, a study showed. Above the 75th percentile, both systolic…

039Broken Heart Syndrome039 Common in Cancer Patients


A history of cancer was noted in one in six patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as "broken heart syndrome," and was associated…

Morning Break: Overdose Deaths Fall NEJM039s P-Value Crackdown Eye Tick


Note that some links may require subscriptions. Drug overdose deaths finally went down in 2018, the first drop in decades…