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This miniature robot could check colons for early signs of disease

This miniature robot could check colons for early signs of disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the...
Gray hair linked to immune system activity and viral infection

Gray hair linked to immune system activity and viral infection

In a recent study, researchers examined that why some people’s hair may turn gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress. Researchers at...

What causes multiple sclerosis? What we know, don’t know and suspect

US actress Selma Blair announced on the weekend she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years...

Scientists discover new way to inhibit inflammation

In a new study, researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were...

High blood pressure could be a big sign of hormonal disease

In a recent  Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society, researchers say that high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects one in four...

Can you still use prescription drugs after they expire?

The Harvard Medical School republished a well-worn article in August. It recounted a 1985 study in which the U.S. FDA looked to pinpoint expiration dates...
These common heartburn drugs could cause iron deficiency

These common heartburn drugs could cause iron deficiency

New research finds an association between some popular heartburn treatments and iron deficiency. Heartburn is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux, which hydrochloric acid rising into the...
Herbal remedies that help treat heartburn

Herbal remedies that can help treat heartburn

Some people find herbs and other natural remedies to be helpful in treating heartburn symptoms. Here are some examples: Chamomile. A cup of chamomile tea may...
New material could rebuild teeth and cure cavities

New material could rebuild teeth and cure cavities

In a recent study, researchers find a new product can use proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. The new biogenic dental products...
Scientists develop world first 3D-printed feet

Scientists develop world first 3D-printed feet

It’s gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock, and flexible resin is proving to be the...

Chronic fatigue syndrome: new evidence of biological causes

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects up to 24m people, globally, but little is known about its causes. Our latest study unravels some of this mystery....

How food could treat common liver disease

For patients with fatty liver disease, a disorder that affects about 100 million Americans and can lead to cirrhosis and cancer, the best dietary...
Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves...
Scientists discover the link between autoimmune diseases and a gut bacterium

Scientists discover the link between autoimmune diseases and a gut bacterium

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message? In a new study, Queen’s University Belfast researchers have, for the first time, found...

Gut bacteria could help vitamin A regulate immune system

New research uncovers another useful role of the microbiome: in mice, the gut microbiome regulates the host’s immune system so that it doesn’t attack...

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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...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...
8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...