Rare inherited enzyme disorder offers new clues about fibrotic conditions

Related video Early evidence Human disease What can a family of rare inherited disorders teach scientists about more common health problems like fibrosis? Plenty, based on research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists that appears today in the journal Science Advances. The investigators have discovered an association between a deficiency in the enzyme […]

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Related video New research suggests that intermittent fasting, cycling through periods of normal eating and fasting may regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels even when accompanied by little-to-no weight loss. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. In people with mild obesity, intermittent fasting has […]

ASA applauds Committee efforts to amend surprise medical bill legislation

Related video The American Society of Anesthesiologists applauds efforts by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) to amend surprise medical bill legislation as it passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee. While this amendment represented an important step toward improving the “No Surprises Act,” ASA remains opposed to the Committee’s […]

Recreational cannabis legalization could impact alcohol industry, research shows

Related video The recent wave of recreational cannabis legalization across the U.S. could generate $22 billion in sales per year, but not everyone is happy about it. New research to be published in an upcoming edition of the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, titled, “Asymmetric Effects of Recreational Cannabis Legalization,” shows the alcohol industry could be […]

Surprise medical bill legislation takes a step forward, but will it lead to a step back?

Related video The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical bills. Though this step was an important advance, there’s still a long way forward before Congress agrees on a legislative solution to this high-profile consumer concern. These bills, the unexpected and often high charges patients face when […]