Study reveals risk factors involved in early onset and severity of obesity in children

A family history of obesity, high blood pressure, high blood lipid levels, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease should all be considered high risk factors for the early onset and severity of obesity in children, reveals a new study. The research, which assessed these risk factors together from children’s parents, siblings and grandparents, also […]

NLM Welcomes Applications to Its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019

In cooperation with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, the NLM is pleased to announce its call for applications to the Fellowship for 2019.  The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine supports research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine including but not limited to NLM’s collection […]

Treating cardiovascular disorders–and more–with the flips of a switch

Cardiovascular disease treatment. Credit: Yubin Zhou, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Cardiovascular disease treatment. Credit: Yubin Zhou, Texas A&M University Health Science Center Close You’ve heard of “nature versus nurture,” and philosophers argue about which is more important. But how does this work on the cellular level? Although genes stay the same throughout the […]

The complicated biology of garlic

Researchers today generally agree that eating garlic, used for thousands of years to treat human disease, can reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, in a review published April 26 in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, researchers in the UK argue that explaining exactly how […]