Florida will have its first needle exchange clinic, four years after University of Miami’s Dr. Hansel Tookes first asked the legislature to legalize the program. The Centers for Disease Control’s 2015 numbers show Miami at the top of the list, again, for new HIV infections.
In a laboratory setting, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a combination of a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and an experimental agent shut down a common and aggressive type of lung cancer. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Alan Fields about the new drug combo and what it may mean for patients.
The incidence of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism increased significantly in 30 years from 1976 to 2005, Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in a study in JAMA Neurology. This trend was noted in particular for men age 70 and older. According to the researchers, this is the first study to suggest such an increasing trend.
Virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional colonoscopy (endoscopy) that screens the colon and rectum for polyps and early cancer before symptoms occur. Karen Horton, M.D., professor and interim chair of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses what is involved in the procedure, how to prepare and the benefits of virtual colonoscopy over conventional colonoscopy.