New genetic form of obesity and diabetes discovered

This is an image of a weight scale. Credit: CDC/Debora Cartagena Scientists have discovered a new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. A large number of genes are involved in regulating body weight, and there are now over 30 genes known in which...

The implications of medical tourism for patients and health systems

Patients who travel abroad for medical treatment risk returning with complications or infections that require costly treatment on the NHS and is one of the issues highlighted in a new handbook exploring medical tourism. In particular, cosmetic procedures appear an...

Researchers identify better way to screen for lung cancer

The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, is pleased to announce that two of its oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common...

Anal fissure

Anal fissure: A tear in the anal canal, one of the most common causes of red blood in the stool. MedTerms (TM) is the Medical Dictionary of MedicineNet.com.We Bring Doctors’ Knowledge To You Via:: Daily medical word...