Scientists identified over 500 genetic variants associated with tobacco or alcohol use, in a genome-wide association study recently published in Nature Genetics.
According to a recent study, significant changes or drops in income can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, suggesting people in those situations should be a priority for interventions such as screenings.
Subcutaneous fat cells in mice expanded after a gene transcription factor was deleted, according to a new study published in Cell Reports.
Adults who develop high blood pressure before the age of 40 are at a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular events later in life, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Teens and young adults with cancer get support from a special oncology program. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
The more sensitive a person is to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they tend to drink, according to a new study.
Stephen Whitfield, a fourth-year medical student, is involved in several organizations and initiatives to advance health equity in the Chicago area.
Led by Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, the Center for Health Equity Transformation will build research infrastructure, conduct workforce development and support community partners in the effort to advance population health equity.
A new study finds that excessive carbon dioxide in a patient’s bloodstream can lead to a restricted airway, calling into question current clinical practices for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from Northwestern and beyond gathered at the eighth annual Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Day to share scientific results and methods and to network with colleagues.