Asthma differences in adults and children

Asthma differences in adults and children

As the winter cold season melts into seasonal spring allergies, many people may start to experience sneezing, wheezing and other breathing difficulties. Sometimes, the trouble...
When it comes to cardio vs resistance training

When it comes to cardio vs resistance training, you can’t judge the calorie burn...

A newly published research study shows that all calorie burns are not created equal. The results of this study have implications for the millions of...
Grilled food may raise risk of high blood pressure

Grilled food may raise risk of high blood pressure

Grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish may raise the risk of developing high blood pressure among people who regularly eat those foods, according...
Depression linked to common heart rhythm disorder

Depression linked to common heart rhythm disorder

Depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clot formation and stroke, according...
What to do when the baby is born before you get to hospital

What to do when the baby is born before you get to hospital

Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis. Dramatic videos do the rounds on...
Main 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...
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...
9 risk factors for pancreatic cancer everyone should know

9 risk factors for pancreatic cancer everyone should know

Over 95% of pancreatic cancers are pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA). Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal cancer, and more than 60% of pancreatic cancer patients...
Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

In people with type I diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas die and are not replaced. Without these cells, the body loses the ability...
Long-term testosterone therapy improves sexual function and quality of life

Long-term testosterone therapy improves sexual function and quality of life

A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo...

Sensing cancer before It’s too late

Imagine if doctors could diagnose their patients with lung or esophageal cancer by simply swabbing the inside of their cheeks. Vadim Backman, a biomedical engineer...

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,...

Meditation can benefit your cognition after 7 years

Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study...
Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

To many people, a glass wine with dinner or a nightcap before bed is enjoyable. But a recent study conducted by UC San Francisco shows...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

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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...
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...
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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

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3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

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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

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

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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