Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually causes the heart's lower chambers, the ventricles, to contract faster than normal. When this happens, the ventricles can't completely fill with...
Ginger combined with chili pepper can lower the risk of cancer, says research

Ginger combined with chili pepper could lower the risk of cancer

For many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers...
Human gut microbe may help treat multiple sclerosis

Human gut microbe may help treat multiple sclerosis

Mayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat...
high-dose radiation therapy is as effective as surgery

For aggressive prostate cancer, high-dose radiation therapy is as effective as surgery

A study by researchers at the UCLA provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective treatments for aggressive prostate cancer. It also...
Tips to ease the heartburn of pregnancy

Tips to ease the heartburn of pregnancy

Heartburn symptoms are one of the most commonly reported complaints among pregnant women. Heartburn usually starts during the first trimester and tends to worsen during...
Vitamin A may improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Vitamin A may improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an...
Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath

Why does pulmonary hypertension cause shortness of breath?

There are many reasons a person might feel winded after climbing a few flights of stairs or some other brief physical activity. Among them? Pulmonary...
7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge,...
Water can help lose weight faster than diet drinks

Water could help lose weight faster than diet drinks

In a recent study, experts in diet and metabolism find that replacing low calorie ‘diet’ drinks with water can help increase the rate of...
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention...
Who avoid sex

Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and...
More US adults use marijuana while ignoring marijuana use disorders

More US adults use marijuana while ignoring marijuana use disorders

Currently marijuana use has become legal in a number of states in the US, and more people use the drug without knowing the disorders...
Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Diclofenac, a common painkiller, has significant anti-cancer properties, according to researchers from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project. Researchers find that existing and widely-used non-cancer...
Our immune system could cure cancer

Our immune system could cure cancer

What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging...
Alcohol-free berry wine may help people with type 2 diabetes

Alcohol-free berry wine could help people with type 2 diabetes

Blueberries, and berries in general, are among foods labeled as “diabetes superfoods” by the American Association of Diabetes. Food science researchers at the University of...

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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...
How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

How to prevent pancreatic cancer

Surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remain the best options for patients with pancreatic cancer to save life. Because symptoms of pancreatic cancer are hard to...
Sugar and cancer

Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...
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...
Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
Statins may lead to disabling muscle disease

Statins could lead to disabling muscle disease

Statin medications have been prescribed increasingly in recent years to reduce heart disease and stroke risk in high risk people. Statins include Crestor, Lipitor, and...
A surprising finding about moles and skin cancer

A surprising finding about moles and skin cancer

People with a lot of moles on their body are thought to be at greater risk for melanoma skin cancer than people with fewer...
New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients

New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients

BGU researchers are developing a new therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the central nervous...
Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Diclofenac, a common painkiller, has significant anti-cancer properties, according to researchers from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project. Researchers find that existing and widely-used non-cancer...
What You Should Know About Pancreatic Cancer

What you need to know about pancreatic cancer

Scientists are working to develop breakthrough therapies for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers affecting both men and women. Pancreatic cancer is a disease...