Health and Medicine
Nov. 18, 2011—A Vanderbilt study shows that a class of drugs used to treat autoimmune diseases does not increase the chance of hospitalization for serious infection.
Nov. 18, 2011—Fatty liver, a reversible condition of fat accumulation in liver cells, can result from excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, type 2 diabetes, or metabolic disorders. Exercise can reverse this process, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are not clear. Because exercise is known to stimulate the action of glucagon (a hormone that raises blood glucose levels)...
Nov. 15, 2011—Alcoholic brains must work harder to complete simple tasks.
Nov. 11, 2011—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Vanderbilt researchers a two-year, $1 million grant to Vanderbilt to develop a model for applying genomic testing to drug prescribing in “real-world” settings.
Nov. 10, 2011—A simple procedure can correct ‘tongue-tie,’ a commonly missed condition that could prevent newborns from breastfeeding properly.
Nov. 4, 2011—Implementation of antibiotic stewardship tactics as part of infection reduction campaigns sees significant results.