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These 5 tests better predict heart disease risk

These 5 tests better predict heart disease risk

 

Five simple medical tests together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk than currently used methods, cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found.

Blood test unlocks new frontier in treating depression

Blood test unlocks new frontier in treating depression

 

Doctors for the first time can determine which medication is more likely to help a patient overcome depression, according to research that pushes the medical field beyond what has essentially been a guessing game of prescribing antidepressants.

Unraveling the mysteries behind America’s No. 1 cause of acute liver failure

Unraveling the mysteries behind America’s No. 1 cause of acute liver failure

 

Twenty years ago, the federal government funded the study of a condition quietly killing hundreds of Americans a year – acute liver failure, or ALF. The Acute Liver Failure Study Group’s research led to an understanding of acetaminophen poisoning.

A national effort to understand acute liver failure – two decades and 3,000 study participants later

A national effort to understand acute liver failure – two decades and 3,000 study participants later

 

A multicenter study on acute liver failure funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased understanding of this sometimes fatal condition since the research effort began 20 years ago, improving patient care and saving lives.