Cars vs. health: Lancet series on urban planning, public health

Automobiles—and the planning and infrastructure to support them—are making our cities sick, says an international group of researchers now publishing a three-part series in the British medical journal The Lancet. University of Washington professors Anne Vernez Moudon...

Factors secreted by gut bacteria may help combat kidney stones

Researchers have discovered that factors secreted by gut bacteria might help prevent or treat kidney stones. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Kidney stones can pose serious health problems for people...

Canker sore

Canker sore: A common small, frequently painful and sensitive crater in the lining of the mouth. Also known as aphthous ulcer. Sores typically last for 10 to 14 days and generally heal without scarring. MedTerms (TM) is the Medical Dictionary of MedicineNet.com.We...