Asthma differences in adults and children

Asthma differences in adults and children

As the winter cold season melts into seasonal spring allergies, many people may start to experience sneezing, wheezing and other breathing difficulties. Sometimes, the trouble...
Grilled food may raise risk of high blood pressure

Grilled food may raise risk of high blood pressure

Grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish may raise the risk of developing high blood pressure among people who regularly eat those foods, according...
Depression linked to common heart rhythm disorder

Depression linked to common heart rhythm disorder

Depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to blood clot formation and stroke, according...
Main signs of metabolic syndrome

Main signs of metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, also called insulin resistance syndrome, is a group of traits and medical conditions linked to overweight and obesity that puts people at...
5 things you should know about breast cancer

5 things you should know about breast cancer

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with more...
9 risk factors for pancreatic cancer everyone should know

9 risk factors for pancreatic cancer everyone should know

Over 95% of pancreatic cancers are pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA). Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal cancer, and more than 60% of pancreatic cancer patients...
Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure could increase the risk of heart attack

Low blood pressure may increase the risk of heart attack in patients with coronary disease, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from...
New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

In people with type I diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas die and are not replaced. Without these cells, the body loses the ability...

Sensing cancer before It’s too late

Imagine if doctors could diagnose their patients with lung or esophageal cancer by simply swabbing the inside of their cheeks. Vadim Backman, a biomedical engineer...
Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

Even moderate alcohol drinking may cause heart chamber damage

To many people, a glass wine with dinner or a nightcap before bed is enjoyable. But a recent study conducted by UC San Francisco shows...
Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Small dietary changes reduce cardiovascular disease risk by more than 25%

Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality can reduce total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in British...
Migraines may be the brain's way of dealing with oxidative stress

Migraines may be the brain’s way of dealing with oxidative stress

A new study highlights a compelling theory about migraine: that they are an integrated mechanism by which the brain protects and repairs itself. Migraines affect...
Weak handshake could be sign of a failing heart

Weak handshake could be sign of a failing heart

Hand grip strength could be used as a simple measure of heart health, according to new research we funded published today. Weak grip = weak...
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...
What you should know about the prostate prognosis

What you should know about the prostate prognosis

Most men probably don’t like thinking about their prostates, but it’s worth doing once in a while. Problems with the small gland are common 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,...
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...