Beloranib safe, efficacious for weight loss in obesity

(HealthDay)—Beloranib seems efficacious and safe for weight loss in obese patients, according to a study published in the June issue of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Dennis D. Kim, M.B.A., from Zafgen Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., and colleagues examined the efficacy,...

AMA: avoiding distress in medical school

(HealthDay)—Understanding the key drivers underlying medical students’ distress can help address the issues and enhance student well-being, according to an article published by the American Medical Association. Noting that students who matriculate into medical...

Lean six sigma approach ups quality of hip replacement Sx

(HealthDay)—The Lean Six Sigma approach can be implemented to improve quality of care and reduce costs in prosthetic hip replacement surgery, according to a study published online May 11 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Giovanni Improta, Ph.D., from...

Scleroderma

Scleroderma: A disease of connective tissue that causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to form in the skin and sometimes also in other organs of the body. Scleroderma is classified into diffuse and limited forms. Diffuse scleroderma affects many internal and external areas of...