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7 signs you need a test for liver disease

7 signs you need a test for liver disease

The health of your liver is rarely top of mind, but it should be in a couple of cases. Specifically, there are two major reasons...
This stuff could rebuild teeth and cure cavities

This stuff could rebuild teeth and cure cavities

A new product uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. “Remineralization guided by peptides is a healthy alternative to current dental health...
New light-based technology reveals how cells communicate in human disease

New light-based technology reveals how cells communicate in human disease

Scientists at the University of York have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human disease. All cells in...
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...
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...
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...
Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia in older people

Commonly prescribed heartburn drug linked to pneumonia in older people

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to...
Scientists discover the genetic cause of male baldness

Scientists discover the genetic cause of male baldness

Recently, a genomic study of baldness finds more than 200 genetic regions are involved in this common but potentially embarrassing condition. These genetic variants may...
New DNA discovery could lead to more aging disease treatments

New DNA discovery could lead to more aging disease treatments

Mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA: Not so independent after all USC researchers have discovered that transfer of vital genetic information within a cell isn’t the...
Your brain structures may have up to 11 dimensions

Your brain structures may have up to 11 dimensions

For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in four dimensions. But a recent study has discovered structures in...

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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...