May is National Asthma Awareness Month

Some interesting facts about Asthma from the World Health Organization – WHO estimates show that 235 million people currently suffer from asthma. Asthma deaths will increase in the next 10 years if urgent action is not taken. Asthma cannot be cured, but proper diagnosis, treatment and patient education can result in good asthma control and management. Asthma occurs in all countries regardless of level of development. Over 80% of asthma deaths occur in low and lower-middle income countries. For effective control, it is essential to make medications affordable and available, especially for low-income families. Asthma is a chronic disease characterized […]

Weekend Review – March 14, 2016

What can you find on MDLinx this weekend? What is a weekend without a little intrigue? This weekend is no exception with a number of interesting articles and features on MDLinx. Featured Articles Scientists are looking at a new approach to design a small-molecule drug that targets the specific cancer-causing RNA of one of the hardest to treat cancers. Find out which one it is. Discover what the latest research is showing about the use of proton pump inhibitors in this video from Houston Methodist Research Institute. How can retinal scans help detect Alzheimer’s disease? Take a look at the […]

Weekend Review

What can you find on MDLinx this weekend? This weekend, MDLinx has a number of things going on. Conference Coverage For example, we have conference coverage of the American Urological Association conference going on in San Diego, CA from today (May 6th) until next Tuesday (May 10th). You can also take a look at other conference coverage you may have missed from the 13th International Conference on Obesity (ICO) from Vancouver, BC, Canada; the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress, which took place in San Antonio, TX; as well as coverage from the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting […]

Where do you stand with your physical activity goals?

Now that spring is here, you have to ask yourself a question: Are you active enough? Were you among the group of adults in the United States who met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity? In an assessment of physical activity done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the National Health Interview Survey, respondents were considered to be meeting aerobic activity guidelines if they reported moderate-intensity physical activity for at least 150 minutes of leisure-time activity per week, vigorous-intensity physical activity for ≥75 minutes of leisure-time activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate-intensity […]