Breastfeeding problems can be linked to a tied tongue
Nov. 10, 2011—A simple procedure can correct ‘tongue-tie,’ a commonly missed condition that could prevent newborns from breastfeeding properly.
Let there be light and melatonin
Nov. 4, 2011—Light and the hormone melatonin may play important roles in the developing brain.
Vanderbilt study finds no heart risk in ADHD medications
Nov. 2, 2011—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medications do not increase the risk for heart disease or heart attack in children and young adults, according to a Vanderbilt study of 1.2 million patients taking drugs including Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and Strattera between 1998 and 2005.
Lung disorder drug regimen found harmful
Oct. 31, 2011—Longtime treatment for IPF ineffective and even dangerous.
Protein family key to aging linked to suppressing tumors
Oct. 28, 2011—The list of aging-associated proteins known to be involved in cancer is growing longer, according to research by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the National Institutes of Health.
Vanderbilt doctors to screen patients taking statins for genetic risk factors
Oct. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors announced today they will begin screening patients who take commonly prescribed statin drugs for a rare genetic variation that can increase risks for side effects from these drugs such as muscle aches, kidney damage and even death.
Stopping colitis, STAT
Oct. 27, 2011—Study suggests a new therapeutic target in ulcerative colitis.
Growth factor boosts beta cells
Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.
Information flow reduced in psychosis
Oct. 21, 2011—Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows.
Initiative to help ‘translate’ diabetes research advances
Oct. 21, 2011—The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.
Predicting hospital readmission is risky business: study
Oct. 18, 2011—Each year millions of Americans return to the hospital within 30 days of their previous discharge. Although many readmissions could be preventable, most statistical models for predicting them "perform poorly," according to researchers at Vanderbilt and the Oregon Health and Science University and their affiliated VA medical centers.
Supplements don’t help lung injury patients
Oct. 13, 2011—Supplements did not improve outcomes of patients with acute lung injury.