Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes

Is high blood sugar an effect rather than the cause of diabetes?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists have now provided evidence that things...
Scientists discover massive genome havoc in breast cancer

Scientists discover massive genome havoc in breast cancer

In cancer cells, genetic errors wreak havoc. Misspelled genes, as well as structural variations—larger-scale rearrangements of DNA that can encompass large chunks of chromosomes—disturb carefully...
Fetal immune system rejects the mother in preterm labor

Fetal immune system rejects the mother in preterm labor

Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may sometimes...
Scientists map the genetic controllers in heart disease

Scientists map the genetic controllers in heart disease

Researchers have developed a 3D map of the gene interactions that play a key role in cardiovascular disease, a study in eLife reports. The map...
Scientists discover a potential way to treat common dementia and stroke

Scientists discover a potential way to treat common dementia and stroke

Scientists have uncovered a potential approach to treat one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke in older people. Studies with rats found the...
How to have healthy weight gain during pregnancy

How to have healthy weight gain during pregnancy

It is known that women gain weight during pregnancy. Many moms still have higher body weight after giving birth than before pregnancy, and they blame...
How arm blood pressure differences show your heart disease risk

How arm blood pressure differences show your heart disease risk

In a recent study, research team from the University of Exeter lead an analysis of more than 3,000 people in Scotland. All people had blood...
How breast tissue affects breast cancer risk

How breast tissue affects breast cancer risk

Recent research has shown that breast tissue contributes to older women’s higher risk of developing breast cancer. The study involves researchers from Norway, Switzerland, and...
Doctor burnout is a big factor in medical errors

Doctor burnout is a big factor in medical errors

Physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe medical workplace conditions, if not more so, according to a new study. “If...
How hormone could cause high blood pressure

How hormone could cause high blood pressure

Recent studies have shown that 1 in 4 American adults suffer from high blood pressure. In about 15% of these people, high blood pressure is...
Depression and heart disease can feed each other

Depression and heart disease can feed each other

Depression and heart disease are among the strongest predictors of death in the first decade, according to a recent study. Researchers have long understood heart...

Compound from this pretty plant could fight diabetes

In a recent study, researchers find a plant compound may help develop new anti-diabetes drug. Currently, about half of the western medicines were derived from...
Exercise can benefit heart even if the air quality is poor

Exercise can benefit heart even the air quality is poor

In a new study, researchers find that even in areas with moderate-to-high traffic pollution, exercise still could reduce the risk of first and recurrent...
Healthy lifestyles can prevent 80% of lung cancer

Healthy lifestyles can prevent 80% of lung cancer

In a new study from UNSW Sydney, researchers find most lung cancer can be prevented by healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as quitting smoking, boosting...
Eating more fruit and vegetables may reduce breast cancer risk

Eating more fruit and vegetables may reduce breast cancer risk

A new Harvard study shows that women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of...

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

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

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Mom's weight in early pregnancy associated with child's cerebral palsy

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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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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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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Why our immune system cannot see cancer

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...