Steroid hormone could reduce risk of preterm birth for high-risk single baby pregnancies

Taking progestogens—steroid hormones—during pregnancy could reduce the risk of preterm birth in high-risk single baby pregnancies, research has shown. Although these compounds have been in use for some time, results of individual clinical trials investigating their effectiveness in preventing preterm birth have been conflicting, and so further evaluation of the […]

Study: One in six men with advanced prostate cancer experiences reduced sense of smell and taste

One in six men being treated for advanced prostate cancer experiences a reduced sense of smell and taste, a symptom that could cause increased anxiety among patients because it is also a side effect of COVID-19, according to Tulane researchers. A study published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer […]

Existing heart failure drug may be effective in treating postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

In a new study out of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, researchers found a drug used for heart failure improves symptoms associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, otherwise known as POTS. This complex, debilitating disorder affects the body's autonomic nervous system, causing a high heart rate, usually […]