4 myths about diabetes debunked

4 myths about diabetes debunked

The World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with...

Prostate cancer ultrasound treatment is as good as surgery or radiotherapy

Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumors may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. A new...
Why diet soda is bad for your health

Why diet soda is so bad for your health

Many people prefer diet soda to sugary soda because the former contains less sugar and fewer calories. The word diet shows that diet soda may...
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How arm blood pressure differences show your heart disease risk

In a recent study, a research team from the University of Exeter lead an analysis of more than 3,000 people in Scotland. All people had...
Even moderate weight loss can prevent, cure loud snoring during sleep

Even moderate weight loss could prevent, cure loud snoring during sleep

Even a moderate weight reduction can reduce loud snoring during sleep, and even cure it, according to a 4-year Finish follow-up study published recently...
Throat cancer is surging, especially in men

Throat cancer is surging, especially in men

Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC...
Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice strongly reduces high blood pressure

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice strongly reduces high blood pressure

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from...
8 common signs of a heart attack everyone should know

8 common signs of a heart attack everyone should know

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is shown on TV or in the movies. In one study, for...
5 risk factors of metabolic syndrome

5 risk factors of metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as...
Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Nanoparticles carrying two drugs can cross the blood-brain barrier and shrink glioblastoma tumors Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most...
Tips to keep blood pressure in check this holiday season

Tips to keep blood pressure in check this holiday season

The holidays can be filled with everything from family visits, traveling and festive meals to illness and financial concerns. For the millions of American adults...
We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells

We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells

A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other...
Weight-loss drug could fight resistant lung cancer

Weight-loss drug could fight resistant lung cancer

New research could pave the way for using versions of an existing drug to keep lung cancer cells from becoming drug-resistant. Researchers have discovered that...
Scientists identify 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

Scientists identify 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

A global research project has mapped out the genetic basis of major depression, identifying 44 genetic variants which are risk factors for depression, 30...
4 simple tips to prevent pancreatic cancer

4 simple tips to prevent pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the world. The most common type is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, or PDA. Research shows that about...

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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...