Who should be tested for prediabetes

Who should be tested for prediabetes?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that testing to detect prediabetes be considered in adults who are overweight or obese and have one or...
Prostate cancer and hereditary risk

Prostate cancer and hereditary risk: What is the connection?

Thanks to Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate, many of us are now aware that women with certain hereditary genetic mutations have an increased risk...
How to lower your blood pressure effectively

How to lower your blood pressure effectively

Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Everyone has to have some blood pressure, so...
Why you should consider low carb diets for diabetes management

Why you should consider low carb diets for diabetes management

Following a reduced carbohydrate diet can help to lower blood glucose levels, providing a safe and effective strategy for managing diabetes, new research by...
13 medications to help control Parkinson’s disease symptoms

13 medications to help control Parkinson’s disease symptoms

If you have Parkinson’s disease, there aren’t any treatments that can slow, reverse or stop the condition’s progression. But although there is no cure, more...
What you should know about new high blood pressure guidelines

What you should know about new high blood pressure guidelines

Nearly half of Americans will now be told they have high blood pressure, but one Michigan Medicine cardiologist says that designation is actually a...
Hemorrhoid help: preventing and treating flare-ups

Hemorrhoid help: Preventing and treating flare-ups

The best way to keep hemorrhoid flare-ups at bay is to maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Preventing constipation is key. Make sure your diet always includes...
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...
Parkinson's disease is partly an autoimmune disease, Columbia study finds

Parkinson’s disease is partly an autoimmune disease, Columbia study finds

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity--in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues--plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the...
How belly fat could increase your cancer risk

How belly fat could increase your cancer risk

It's been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn't...
To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

The so-called “healthy obesity” refers to a condition in which people are obese but have no metabolic syndrome (e.g., type 2 diabetes, high blood...
Men should rethink surgery for early-stage prostate cancer

Men should rethink surgery for early-stage prostate cancer

Observation only may be the best medicine for men with early-stage prostate cancer, suggests a 20-year study. The study is published in The New England...
Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

Exercise to combat metabolic syndrome

A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more...
Red hair gene variation may increase skin cancer risk

Red hair gene variation may increase skin cancer risk

Skin cancer is developed due to growth of abnormal cells in the skin. Skin cancer has several types, and melanomas are the most harmful. Now...
Are you at risk of high blood pressure

Are you at risk of high blood pressure?

Anyone can develop high blood pressure. However, according National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, age, race or ethnicity, being overweight, gender, lifestyle habits, and a...

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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

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Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

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What you should know about high blood cholesterol

What you should know about high blood cholesterol

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