Week in Review

Top highlights this week include: Flu is spreading fast this year, antibiotic resistance, Mayo Clinic develops test to distinguish other demyelinating diseases from MS, first U.S. baby born after a uterus transplant, and replacing awful hospital lighting.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 8, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Scarlet fever cases rise, nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior, new Mayo Clinic neuro test distinguishes IDDs from multiple sclerosis, aging neurosurgeons, and making Type 1 diabetes management easier.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 1, 2017

Top highlights this week include: They’re taking your blood pressure all wrong, heavier women may need mammograms more often, diabetes’ connection to pancreatic cancer, helping obese kids avoid weight stigma, and research shows newer blood thinners have lower risk of kidney function decline.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 24, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Rise in teen suicide and social media coincide, U.S. scientists try first gene editing in the body, half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines, researchers are one step closer to helping advanced prostate cancer patients, and how individualized medicine is spreading to opioid prescriptions.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 17, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Moderate alcohol consumption may increase risk of certain cancers, low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure, treatment updates for patients with high-risk myeloma, genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer, and Mayo physician dispels popular coffee misconceptions.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 10, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Soy might be good for your heart but it’s not definite, brain patterns may predict people at risk of suicide, health care leaders discuss solutions to industry issue, underutilized test may improve treatment decisions, outcomes in colon cancer, and Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 3, 2017

Top highlights this week include: New gene-editing technique may lead to treatment for thousands of diseases, many breast cancer patients receive more radiation than needed, fewer lab tests can produce better patient results, Mayo Clinic planning $1.2 billion in capital spending in Rochester, and researchers link Alzheimer’s gene to Type 3 diabetes.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 27, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Diabetes pill might replace injection to control blood sugar, FDA approves second gene-altering treatment for cancer, excessive exercise may harm the heart, now is the time to protect yourself from the flu, and Mayo Clinic to use first clinical 7-Tesla MRI scanner in North America.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 20, 2017

Top highlights this week include: The best (and worst) states for aging, nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults now obese, men and breast cancer, alternative tests for diagnosing prostate cancer, and immune response to ovarian cancer may predict survival.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 13, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Doctors advise millennials to stay home when you have the flu; 40% of all cancer cases related to obesity; Mayo, Oxford form transatlantic partnership; talking value, culture, and CAR-T with the CMO of Mayo Medical Labs; and NIH renews Mayo Clinic’s Clinical and Translational Research Award.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 6, 2017

Top highlights this week include: 1 million people needed for studying genes, habits, and health; new STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016; pregnant women should still get flu vaccine; Mayo Clinic researchers control hunger hormone; and FDA approves advanced cancer detection imaging at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 29, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Global causes of death; parasite plagues world salmon industry; Amazon’s Alexa now offers first-aid information from Mayo; Mayo Clinic earns awards for quality, accountability; and Mayo Clinic develops clinical decision-support tool for help with ordering lab tests.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 22, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriage, flesh-eating parasite called “The Next Plague” could spread in U.S., sleeping with dogs can be both bad and good for our sleep and health, how 3-D printing is changing health care, and facts on the opioid epidemic.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 15, 2017