7 Surprising Things That Can Hurt Your Heart

7 surprising things that can hurt your heart

Heart disease can be related to many sources. Here are several you might not expect. Most people know that smoking isn’t a heart-healthy habit. Nor is...
Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Treatments for prostate cancer: Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded...
5-over diagnosis

Five commonly over-diagnosed conditions and what we can do about them

Today five influential Australian health-care organisations – representing professionals, the public and policy makers – have released a statement outlining that some medical conditions...
Stopping exercise can increase symptoms of depression

Stopping exercise can increase symptoms of depression

Stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms, according to new mental health research from the University of Adelaide. PhD student Julie Morgan from the...
Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Why high blood pressure and diabetes are double trouble

Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes. That recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive...
Aspirin could help treat some cancers

Aspirin could help treat some cancers

Regular use of aspirin could help in the treatment of some cancers, finds a new review of 71 medical studies. The systematic review, which...
Tummy trouble Healthy behaviors can help

Tummy trouble? Healthy behaviors can help

The digestive system is a real workhorse. If we’re lucky, we don’t have to give it a second thought: food and drink go in, the...
Gluten free diet what you should know

Gluten free diet: what you should know

While gluten-free products become more and more popular at your local grocery store, you may have wondered if you should avoid eating gluten. Avoiding gluten...
Where body fat is carried may help predict cancer risk

Where body fat is carried may help predict cancer risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according...
Dietary supplement may reverse cardiovascular aging

Dietary supplement may reverse cardiovascular aging

Scientists have long known that restricting calories can fend off physiological signs of aging, with studies in fruit flies, roundworms, rodents and even people...
These 5 things could protect people from dementia

These 5 things could protect people from dementia

As we get old, our cognitive functions naturally decline. But for some people, their cognitive ability changes faster, and this could lead to mild cognitive...
Advanced prostate cancer is common and needs special treatment

Advanced prostate cancer is common and needs special treatment

A new UC San Francisco study of prostate cancer in 202 men found that a surprisingly large number of these cancers -- about 17%...
Lack of this molecule linked to major depression

Lack of single molecule linked to major depression

In a new study, researchers from Stanford University find that people with major depression disorder have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, Depression,...
10 common aging-related health issues everyone should know

10 common aging-related health issues everyone should know

To many of us, getting older seems daunting. We will have grey hair, more wrinkles on our skin, forget where we parked the car. Moreover,...
A cough that won't quit—is it lung cancer?

A cough that won’t quit—is it lung cancer?

Coughing removes particles, mucus, irritants or fluids from the lungs. It may be caused by something in the air, such as cooking fumes, perfume or...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

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...