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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...
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Lose fat, preserve muscle-weight training beats cardio for older adults

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at...
Going gluten-free may be not for everyone

Going gluten-free may be not for everyone

Gluten is a mixture of proteins in wheat and other grains like barley, rye, and oat. Gluten can cause health problems for those with gluten-related...
Surgery involving ultrasound energy could treat high blood pressure

Surgery involving ultrasound energy could treat high blood pressure

An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to...
Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise in fighting chronic pain

Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise in fighting chronic pain

The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, finds...
Surgeons develop a guide for fewer opioid use

Surgeons develop a guide for fewer opioid use

How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or hernia repair? Or gallbladder removal? With the country facing an epidemic...
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How to protect yourself from stroke

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke, according to the U.S. Centers...
Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Timing our meals can fend off diseases caused by bad genes or bad diet. Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour...
Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

After diagnosing a patient with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, a doctor may recommend testing for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The...
How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia — an accumulation of connective tissue — in...

How beet may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain,...
5 things you should know about breast cancer

5 things you should know about breast cancer

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with more...
Fad diets or lifestyle changes — where do three popular weight-reduction plans fit in?

Fad diets or lifestyle changes — where do three popular weight-reduction plans fit in?

More than 35 percent of American adults are considered obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With so much emphasis...
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14 risk factors for the deadliest skin cancer

Melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, but also the deadliest. While most people associate skin cancer with sun exposure, melanomas are more...
How heart muscles become healthy again after a heart attack

How heart muscles become healthy again after a heart attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death over the world. One reason is that heart disease is hard to treat. After a heart attack,...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live 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...
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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
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...
Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

Children from unintended pregnancy may feel depressed when growing up

When a child is from unintended pregnancy, s/he is more likely to have depression syndrome in early adult years. This is the finding of a...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...
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Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods...
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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...