High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase the cardiovascular risk

High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase the cardiovascular risk

High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone. The first study of its type looking into...
Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids — and not necessarily only their own, according to new...
A new possible way to reduce artery-clogging plaque

A new possible way to reduce artery-clogging plaque

Researchers have proposed a unique study in humans to reduce the early onset of atherosclerosis, the buildup of the artery-clogging plaque that can lead...
How to break the link between obesity and 13 cancers

How to break the link between obesity and 13 cancers

Studies have demonstrated a connection between obesity and a person's risk of developing colon and other gastrointestinal cancers. Now, scientists are looking for approaches that...
Men could be treated with hormone inhibitor to strengthen muscle

Men could be treated with hormone inhibitor to strengthen muscle

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6 ways the places where we grow up shape our lives

6 ways the places where we grow up shape our lives

Social scientists have long understood that prospects for social and economic mobility among American adults are intimately linked to the neighborhoods in which they...

Heart attack risk could double for daily e-cigarette smokers

Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly...

Popular heartburn drugs linked to silent kidney damage

Taking popular heartburn drugs for a long time has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often...

Who lives longest: meat eaters or vegetarians?

Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical twins, scientists...

Is this protein the culprit behind Alzheimer’s disease?

Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. They now hope to launch a clinical trial to...

Your diet is linked to your depression link

Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers in Australia have found...

Can this common diabetes drug help prevent heart attacks?

Metformin, a safe and inexpensive drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes triggered by air pollution. It...

Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise. It is an increase that mirrored the spikes seen...

We all need water for a healthy life – but how much?

During the summer – and year-round – our bodies crave water. There’s no way to live without it. But just how much do we...
Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Timing our meals can fend off diseases caused by bad genes or bad diet. Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

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8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

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5 best exercises you can ever do

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Key recommendations for successful weight loss

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Vegan diet: best for weight loss

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