A blood test analyzing compounds in DNA was able to identify liver cancer in patients without mistakenly flagging those merely at risk, according to Wei Zhang, PhD, associate professor of Preventive Medicine, and co-author of the study.
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Read the latest news from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Preventive Medicine. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about our faculty’s latest achievements, awards and honors.
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Some physicians do not counsel cancer survivors on adopting a healthy lifestyle, study reports.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed and validated a tool to predict which patients with pre-osteoarthritis are at high risk for developing disability in the future.
A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study led by Northwestern Medicine will track young adults' lung health nationwide to better understand the key risk factors and biomarkers associated with impaired lung health.
More than 80 percent of antibiotics prescribed before dental procedures to prevent infection are unnecessary, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
Medical student Shahzeb Hassan founded a preventive medicine student interest group at Feinberg and also co-authored a recent piece in JAMA Internal Medicine about precision preventive medicine.
Cholesterol levels in U.S. youth have improved from 1999 to 2016, but only half of children and adolescents are in the ideal range, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Julie Kelman, a third-year medical student, was the first author of a study that found an association between neighborhood density of convenience stores and the development of coronary artery calcification.
Scientists identified over 500 genetic variants associated with tobacco or alcohol use, in a genome-wide association study recently published in Nature Genetics.
Jacob Pierce, a third-year student in Northwestern’s MD/MPH Combined Degree Program, is the first author of a study that found adverse childhood experiences significantly increase the risk for heart attack and stroke later in life.
Northwestern was recently awarded a five-year, $13.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a platform of app-based tools, called the MobileToolbox, to remotely assess cognitive function.
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.
The more sensitive a person is to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they tend to drink, according to a new study.
Understanding environmental factors helps scientists like cancer epidemiologist Lifang Hou, MD, PhD, chief of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine, detect the disease earlier.