Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Major signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually causes the heart's lower chambers, the ventricles, to contract faster than normal. When this happens, the ventricles can't completely fill with...
Does coffee cause cancer

Does coffee cause cancer?

California Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle, proposed ruling on Council for Education and Research on Toxics vs. Starbucks Corporation et al, March 28 2018. A...
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...
Blood test and imaging together could improve prostate cancer diagnosis

Blood test and imaging together could improve prostate cancer diagnosis

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the blood test together with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and targeted prostate biopsies may lead to better...
Aggressive breast cancer already has resistant tumor cells prior to chemotherapy

Aggressive breast cancer already has resistant tumor cells prior to chemotherapy

Difficult to treat and aggressive "triple-negative" breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study reports. The findings, which are published in the...
Gene testing could identify prostate cancer patient who may benefit from immunotherapy

Gene testing could identify prostate cancer patient who may benefit from immunotherapy

Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic changes that could pick out men with advanced prostate cancer who are likely to benefit from immunotherapy. Developing...
How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

How sleep apnea and irregular heartbeat are connected

If a patient experiences an irregular heartbeat like atrial fibrillation, the doctor may recommend a test for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This is because...
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...
Blood pressure lowering treatment not always help the heart

Intensive blood pressure lowering treatment not always helps the heart

Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in...
Type 2 diabetes patients should pay attention to hand infections

Type 2 diabetes patients should pay attention to hand infections

If you have type 2 diabetes, you need to pay attention to your muscle health. Recent research has shown that people with type 2 diabetes...
Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby's heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby’s heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood...

Obesity could affect prostate cancer test results

Recent research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity. With increasing prevalence of obesity...
This natural antioxidant may improve your heart health

This natural antioxidant may improve your heart health

Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It's not only a sign of...
How hormone could cause high blood pressure

How hormone could cause high blood pressure

Recent studies have shown that 1 in 4 American adults suffer from high blood pressure. In about 15% of these people, high blood pressure is...
A low-salt diet still raises blood pressure if your body clock is broken

A low-salt diet still raises blood pressure if your body clock is broken

We know that a high-salt diet is a big risk factor for high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it is very easy to too much salt in...

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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...
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...
7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

7 simple tips to keep your blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try...
Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Most of us have likely taken aspirin at some point in our lives for a common minor ailment like headaches, fever or muscle cramps. Research...
What you should know about high blood cholesterol

What you should know about high blood cholesterol

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the...