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...
A single binge drinking could affect gene that regulates sleep

A single binge drinking could affect gene that regulates sleep

One in six U.S. adults binge drinks at least four times a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previous studies have...
Does coffee cause cancer

Does coffee cause cancer?

California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle, proposed ruling on Council for Education and Research on Toxics vs. Starbucks Corporation et al, March 28 2018. A...
Aging in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

Aging in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

The ability to reverse aging is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but...
Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning

Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according...
Blood test and imaging together could improve prostate cancer diagnosis

Blood test and imaging together could improve prostate cancer diagnosis

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the blood test together with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted prostate biopsies may lead to better...
Aggressive breast cancer already has resistant tumor cells prior to chemotherapy

Aggressive breast cancer already has resistant tumor cells prior to chemotherapy

Difficult to treat and aggressive "triple-negative" breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study reports. The findings, which are published in the...
Gene testing could identify prostate cancer patient who may benefit from immunotherapy

Gene testing could identify prostate cancer patient who may benefit from immunotherapy

Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic changes that could pick out men with advanced prostate cancer who are likely to benefit from immunotherapy. Developing...
Mindfulness meditation could reduce depression

Mindfulness meditation could reduce depression

Among primary care patients with depression, mindfulness meditation training reduces the incidence of major depression and improves depression symptoms. A study of adults with depression...
Drinking diet sodas every day may triple dementia risk

Drinking diet sodas every day may triple dementia risk

Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are...
How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

If a patient experiences an irregular heartbeat like atrial fibrillation, the doctor may recommend a test for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This is because...
Can statins protect us from infectious diseases

Can statins protect us from infectious diseases?

That statin you’ve been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a...
How to boost the chance of having a baby

How to boost the chance of having a baby

For those who dream of being parents, pregnancy problems can be tremendously frustrating and disappointing. In recent decades, scientists have developed a wide range of...
Blood pressure lowering treatment not always help the heart

Intensive blood pressure lowering treatment not always helps the heart

Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in...
3 simple ways to help you live healthy and longer

3 simple ways to help you live healthy and longer

We have heard it before from our doctors and other health experts: Keep your weight down, don’t smoke and cut back on the alcohol if...

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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...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

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...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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...
Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Why drinking baking soda may do wonder to your health

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is not only useful for baking cakes and biscuits, but also good to our health. It is known as a...
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...
Foods for people that are bad for your dog

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...