Clinical trials are needed to help us improve how we fight diseases

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Children Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at Risk for Serious Complications in Their 20s

Youth with type 2 diabetes at increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney disease and eye disease in young adulthood, researchers say.

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HealthDay Now: Alzheimer’s Drug Approval Harms FDA’s Reputation

In a HealthDay Now interview, we spoke with Dr. G. Caleb Alexander, a professor at Johns Hopkins. He served on the FDA advisory committee that nearly unanimously advised against approving Biogen's controversial new Alzheimer's drug. Dr. Alexander discusses whether the FDA's reputation will take a permanent hit due to the drug's approval despite limited evidence of benefit.

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Cancer Misinformation Is Common Online, New Study Finds

Researchers warn many cancer articles posted on social media contain potentially harmful misinformation.

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AHA News: Determined to Ignore the Warning Signs, He's Put That Same Determination Into Heart Attack Recovery

Determined to Ignore the Warning Signs, He's Put That Same Determination Into Heart Attack Recovery

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Improved Air Quality Boosts Brain Health and Cuts Dementia Risk

Reducing air pollution can significantly lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to several new studies.

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AHA News: Olympians Push the Physical Limits of Humankind, But What Limits Humans?

To be an elite athlete, it helps to have good genes. But that's not all it takes.

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Can COVID Transmit Easily on Crowded School Buses?

Simple mitigation strategies can protect school bus riders from getting COVID-19 on board, researchers say.

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HealthDay Now: Experts Weigh In On Alzheimer's Drug Controversy

In a HealthDay Now interview, Mabel Jong heard from experts with inside knowledge on the FDA's controversial approval of aducanumab. First up is Dr. G. Caleb Alexander, a professor at Johns Hopkins who served on the FDA advisory committee that nearly unanimously advised against approving Biogen's controversial new Alzheimer's drug. Then, a conversation between Dr. Anton Porsteinsson, a principal investigator for the drug trial, and Dr. Ken Lin, a primary care physician who, like most clinicians surveyed in a new poll, has his concerns and has said he will not prescribe the new drug.

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Women With Recurrent UTIs Fearful About Antibiotic Overuse, Study Finds

Women with recurrent UTIs say they're frustrated with doctors for not suggesting nonantibiotic treatments.

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Breastfed Babies Have Healthier Blood Pressure as Kids, Study Finds

Children who are breastfed, even for a short time, have lower blood pressure than those who only receive formula, researchers say.

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How Long Do People Want to Live?

Preferred life expectancy is significantly impacted by fears over dementia and chronic pain, researchers say.

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Reading, Writing & Puzzles May Significantly Delay Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Activities that keep your brain active as you age may ward off dementia by up to 5 years, researchers say.

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Most Romantic Couples Started Out as Friends, Study Finds

Finding a romantic partner through friendship first is more popular than meeting at a party or online, researchers say

About clinical trials

Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. Clinical research is how we develop new treatments and gather knowledge for better health and medical care. A clinical trial is a research study involving human participants.

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How can I get involved in clinical trials?

Search this site for IQVIA-managed clinical trials. Also, download questions to ask when you first contact a trial doctor to inquire about a clinical trial.

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