Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies

In the high-pressure world of lowering hypertension, a surprising favorite isn’t standing up too well in clinical trials. “Plant products per se or traditional antioxidants like vitamins failed to have a positive impact on renal or cardiovascular health during clinical studies,” said Mustafa F. Lokhandwala, UH College of Pharmacy executive vice dean for research and […]

Researchers lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease

In an editorial entitled “The Unmet Promise of a Miracle Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research,” Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, a Regenstrief Institute research scientist and the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and co-authors Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, […]

Researchers explore ways to sustain responsible drinking behavior among college students

Researchers found the secret to getting college students to drink responsibly is convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades. However, sustaining responsible drinking behavior takes a comprehensive set of supports, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed nearly 300 college students who self-reported […]

Severe childhood infections linked with lower school achievement in adolescence

Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ). The official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, PIDJ is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. In the nationwide study of […]

Community college education can increase physician diversity and access to primary care

Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. Published in the Annals of Family Medicine, the results lead the study authors to recommend strengthening medical school outreach and mentorship at […]