How doctors answer e-cigarette questions
Researchers analyzed an online medical forum to better understand what patients want to know about e-cigarettes and how doctors respond to those questions.
Retinoic acid deficiency linked to tumors
Levels of retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, are low in mice and humans with colorectal cancer, according to new research. People with high levels of an enzyme that degrades retinoic acid have a poor prognosis.
Mothers’ quandary on female circumcision
More Egyptian women are seeking the opinions of physicians on whether their daughters should undergo female genital cutting, which is illegal in the country, but they say doctors don’t advise against the procedure.
Inside the world of microbiota
In this podcast, Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford, discusses how the world of microbes and bacteria interplay with human health.
Extra chemo ineffectual against rare bone cancer
Osteosarcoma patients with tumors that haven’t responded well to the standard chemotherapy regimen have unimproved outcomes and more side effects when given two additional drugs, a large international trial has found.
New guidelines aimed at helping prevent obesity and eating disorders in adolescents
Pediatrician Neville Golden is a lead author of new clinical guidelines aimed at helping prevent obesity and eating disorders in adolescents.