Case Studies/Studies

Uncovering the Molecular Origins of Osteoarthritis

A causal relationship exists between senescent cells and osteoarthritis (OA) development, according to a recent study in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. That finding confirms what researchers have long suspected.

Novel Strategy Boosts Hepatitis C Screening among American Indians

A 2012 initiative that Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) in Oklahoma launched to enhance hepatitis C management has yielded significant, positive results among the American Indian population.

Advising Parents on Neurological Risks of Youth Football

With research yielding sometimes discordant findings regarding long-term medical risks of football, physicians are looking for answers for parents concerned about youth participation.

Quality of Virtual Urgent Care Varies Widely

Patients received urgent care of wide-ranging quality via videoconference, telephone or webchat with providers at commercial virtual visit websites, according to research in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Cheeky Effect of Air Pollution

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology links traffic-related air pollution to the formation of lentigines, benign lesions also known as liver spots, on the cheeks of Caucasian women in Germany and Han Chinese women. The findings suggest a...

Expanding the Role of Patients in Setting Research Priorities

Studies point to a frequent disconnect between the priorities of clinical investigators and patient and physician end users. Engaging patients and other stakeholders in research prioritization can enhance study relevance and may even shorten the time it takes to bring scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside.

A Way Forward in Treating Primary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis?

The lack of a medication to treat primary-progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) is a source of frustration for clinicians and patients. The results of a recent phase 3 study of the drug ocrelizumab may be cause for hope.

Latest MS Study Combines Treatments to Increase Remission Rates

A study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) yielded extended remissions for patients coping with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

Heavy Use of Electronic Devices May Harm Teens’ Sleep Quality

A Norwegian study of approximately 10,000 16- to 19-year-olds found extensive use of computers, smartphones and other electronic devices was linked to poorer quality of sleep.

Children Face High Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says

Approximately 58 million Americans — including two out of every five children between the ages of 3 and 11 — continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a recent report from the CDC.