Case Studies/Studies

Behaving Well: Healthy Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Practicing at least four of five key healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce women’s risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by more than 30%, according to a new study.


Movement for Memory: Study Finds Cognitive Improvement in Tai Chi Participants

Tai chi is linked to global cognitive function with more improvements than those gained with conventional exercise.


Study Sheds Light on Diabetes Duration’s Effect on Cancer Risk

A Harvard-led study found that Type 2 diabetes was associated with a higher risk for several types of cancer, with risk peaking less than a decade after diagnosis.


Can the Development of Pediatric Asthma Be Prevented?

A new study led by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital aims to determine whether monoclonal antibody Xolair (omalizumab) can stop or lessen the progression of asthma in high-risk children.


The Housing and Health Connection

As the affordable housing crisis worsens across the country, research shows that ensuring housing stability has a big impact on health outcomes.


Could the End of MS Be on the Horizon?

As a new longitudinal study shows a definitive connection between the Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis, research turns to vaccines, new treatments — and the further roots of what causes the disease.


Endometriosis May Not Cause Preterm Births

New research found no difference in rates of preterm births after adjusting for other risk factors.


Novel Monoclonal Antibody Could Transform High-Risk Neuroblastoma Treatment

Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that adding a novel anti-disialoganglioside GD2 (anti-GD2) monoclonal antibody to the standard therapy for children newly diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma significantly enhanced response to treatment and improved survival. Their findings could be transformative if additional studies can produce similar results.


Connecting MS, Depression, Vascular Disease and Mortality

New retrospective research indicates depression management may lower mortality rates among those with MS.


Increased Myocarditis Reported in Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

New data indicates patients report myocarditis at higher rates after the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors during cancer treatment.