Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation, the researchers said.
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine risk.
The next two spots are also repeats from last year. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore holds the No. 3 spot, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston holds the No. 4 spot.
Target blood pressure for people in the United States is now 130/80, according to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
A person’s risk of suicide more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it stays significantly higher over the long term, a new Danish study suggests.
The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells — and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new study.
The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory response and changes in the production of certain proteins contribute to brain deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients.
New guidelines from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) call for annual screening to determine whether a woman has urinary incontinence and whether it affects her daily activities and quality of life.
In the past year alone, U.S. retail sales of essential oils soared 14% to $133 million — up from $55 million in 2015 — according to market research firm SPINS.
Eating crickets may help improve the natural bacteria in your gut (microbiome) and reduce inflammation in your body, according to a small new study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors need to explain the risks as well as the benefits. Those risks include a high rate of fa…
More than 20 European countries, Canada, and the United States have recalled valsartan medications in recent weeks after NDMA was discovered in the drugs’ ingredients manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals of Linhai, China.
Children born to women who had a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy had no higher risk of autism than kids whose mothers were not vaccinated, a new study finds.
In a new study followed children from 4th grade through 5th grade, children with weak grips were over three times more likely to remain in poor health or to have declines in health than those with strong grips.
Patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma had a 40 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease than those without the eye conditions, the authors of a new study report.
In increasing numbers, people go to cosmetic surgeons requesting “fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose” that they see in photo filters, according to new research. The trend, called “Snapchat dysmorphia,” was first identified in 2015 and is now r…
Even tiny levels of exposure to chlorpyrifos can damage babies’ brains, research shows.
Three-year-old Byron Baxter has bones that break easily, sometimes with just a wave of his hand, his parents say. But he’s inspiring social media fans with his fighting spirit and cheerfulness in videos and pics his family posts online.
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found.
Compared with the control group, life expectancy averaged 16 years less for people diagnosed with diabetes before age 10. Those diagnosed at an older age died, on average, 10 years earlier than people without diabetes.