Most adults with allergies do not use prescribed epinephrine even in emergency situations

The most effective, life-saving treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is epinephrine. Yet a new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn’t use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed. The new study, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American […]

Study finds cell-free DNA profiling as versatile method to monitor UTIs

Using shotgun DNA sequencing, Cornell University researchers have demonstrated a new method for monitoring urinary tract infections (UTIs) that surpasses traditional methods in providing valuable information about the dynamics of the infection as well as the patient’s biological response. The technique is detailed in the paper “Urinary cell-free DNA is a versatile analyte for monitoring […]

Researchers examine complications across different types of breast reconstructive surgeries

Comparing complications In a new study of breast cancer patients who had breast reconstruction, researchers examine complications across the different types of surgeries. For many women facing treatment for breast cancer, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a quality of life issue. It is linked with feeling more feminine, or “whole again” after surgery. But choosing […]

Health Tip: Understanding Mono

— Once you contract mononucleosis, the virus behind it stays in your body, the Nemours Foundation says. In fact, about 95 percent of adults have the virus inside them, Nemours says. You won’t always be contagious, but symptoms of the virus — usually Epstein-Barr — can resurface. Common symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle pain, headache […]