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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...

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...
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...

What you should know about fatty liver disease

More than 100 million Americans have potentially deadly fatty liver disease and most do not even know it. Overeating and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol...
How to manage your blood pressure drugs

How to manage your blood pressure drugs

If you have high blood pressure, the lifestyle habits noted above may not lower your blood pressure enough. If they don’t, you’ll need to take...
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...

Testosterone replacement therapy may benefit people with COPD

Researchers from The University of Texas found that testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The paper is published in...

What you should know about inflammation

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s reaction to a harmful stimulus, such as infection with a virus like the flu, an injury like a...

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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...