Is atherosclerosis a modern disease after all?

Is atherosclerosis a modern disease after all?

What factors should we blame most for the continuing pandemic of heart and artery disease throughout the Western world? The argument has endured more twists and turns than California Route 1. For years, the diet cholesterol hypothesis has held sway, with added blame...

What hunter-gatherers can teach us about exercise

This is the second of our op-ed features, contributed by David Raichlen, Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. What hunter-gatherers can teach us about exercise. Exercise is beneficial to health. This may be the most obvious...

The appendix – a necessary nuisance

Why do we still have an appendix? Measuring only 10 cm long and 7 mm wide, it must be one of the most troublesome vestigial organs in the human body. A quarter of a million cases of appendicitis were accounted for in the US in the five years between 1979 and 1984 and...

Hot Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease

Four essays address the Hot Topic of Alzheimer's Disease. Please contribute your comments at the end of each essay, or send your own essay to editor@evmedreview.com. After solanezumab – where does Alzheimer’s disease research go from here?  Jeremy Taylor provides an...