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5 medicines that help control high blood cholesterol

5 medicines that can help control high blood cholesterol

In addition to lifestyle changes, your doctor may prescribe medicines to help lower your cholesterol. Medicines can help control high blood cholesterol, but they don’t...
Scientists discover almost 2,000 unknown bacteria in the human gut

Scientists discover almost 2,000 unknown bacteria in the human gut

Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute have identified almost 2000 bacterial species living in the human gut. These species are...

Scientists discover new clues to controlling HIV

The immune system is the body's best defense in fighting diseases like HIV and cancer. Now, an international team of researchers is harnessing the immune...

People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently

In a new study, Vanderbilt University researchers explored how people experience emotion through their bodies and how this process is radically altered in people...

New blood test could detect Alzheimer’s damage years before symptoms

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show...

Marijuana compounds may help inhibit colon cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute, with an estimated 140,250...

HIV drug may help treat Alzheimer’s, new study shows

A new study found that an HIV drug significantly reduces age-related inflammation and other signs of aging in mice. "This holds promise for treating age-associated...

Women’s brains may be three years younger than men’s

Time wears differently on women's and men's brains. While the brain tends to shrink with age, men's diminish faster than women's. The brain's metabolism slows as...
General anesthetics do more than put you to sleep

General anesthetics do more than put you to sleep

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains...

E-cigarette chemical flavorings may harm lung function, Harvard study shows

In a new study, researchers found two chemicals widely used to flavor electronic cigarettes may be impairing the function of cilia in the human...

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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...
Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

Seven things to eat or avoid to lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer. That’s because it has no symptoms. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart...
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...