New drugs could reduce heart disease and diabetes

A recent study shows that new drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of...

Lowering your blood pressure may prevent mild cognitive impairment, dementia

Lowering one’s blood pressure is beneficial not only for the heart, but also for the mind. For the first time, researchers have proved that lowering...
How to reduce your likelihood of developing cancer

How to reduce your likelihood of developing cancer

There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so...

A new therapy to fight aggressive and resistant prostate cancers

In a new study, researchers report a new combined therapy to fight the most aggressive and resistant prostate cancers. The study was conducted by Prostate...
Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise the risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. Cooking at a lower heat could...

These 4 things may raise your heart attack and stroke risk

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and...

1 hour of weight lifting a week may cut your heart attack risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70%, according...
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...
Montmorency cherry juice could reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines

Montmorency cherry juice could help reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines, according to a recent study. The findings are published in The...
Signs of metabolic syndrome

Main signs of metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, also called insulin resistance syndrome, is a group of traits and medical conditions linked to overweight and obesity that puts people at...
Aspirin may lower pancreatic cancer risk by half

Aspirin may lower pancreatic cancer risk by half

Taking aspirin regularly may reduce a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer in half—and the degree of protection could increase the longer the aspirin...
3 steps to lower blood pressure effectively

3 steps to lower blood pressure effectively

Everyone has some blood pressure, so that blood can get to all of the body’s organs. Usually, blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, such...
5 ways that can help you prevent cancer

5 ways that can help you prevent cancer

In the United States, it’s estimated that 50% to 75% of cancer deaths are caused by unhealthy behaviors. If you think about that, it means...

Have diabetes and struggling to lose weight? Here is what to do

You’re active, you watch what you eat, yet the scale won’t budge. If you have diabetes, the answer could be in your medicine cabinet—specifically, your...
Exercise is an important aspect of cancer recovery

Exercise is an important aspect of cancer recovery

In a second-floor, 300-square-foot chemotherapy infusion suite in Penn State Cancer Institute are some dumbbells, some stretchy bands, two treadmills, a recumbent bike, a...

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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...
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...
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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...
7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

Certain breast cancer risk factors are related to personal behaviors, such as diet and exercise. Other lifestyle-related risk factors include decisions about having children and...
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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...
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Mom’s weight in early pregnancy associated with child’s cerebral palsy

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the chance of having a child with cerebral palsy, according to a new research. And the more overweight...
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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...
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...
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Breast cancer symptoms: What you need to know

An important way to keep up with your breast health is to be aware of how your breasts normally look and feel, and know...
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Why our immune system cannot see cancer?

Cancer hides in plain sight of the immune system. The body's natural tumor surveillance programs should be able to detect and attack rogue cancer cells...