Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of breast cancer

Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of breast cancer

In a new study, researchers find higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. The study is published in PLOS...
Vitamin B3 may help repair damaged nerve cells in Parkinson's

Vitamin B3 may help repair damaged nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease

Unsteady hands, stiff muscles and slow movements – all these are typical symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Some 220,000 people in Germany are affected by the...
Too much screen time associated with heart disease and cancer

Too much screen time associated with heart disease and cancer

Time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time – termed discretionary screen time – has been associated with higher...
Ticks and Lyme disease

Ticks and Lyme disease: symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease are on the rise. Reported cases in the United States increased from about 12,000 annually in 1995 to approximately...

Researchers develop automated robotic device for faster blood testing

New technology could speed hospital work, enhance health care Rutgers researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially...
This diet may boost heart health, even with red meat

This diet may boost heart health, even with red meat

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, as long as the meat is lean and unprocessed,...

Blocking energy production could help treat lung cancer

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Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat- Integrative therapies benefit breast cancer patients

Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Integrative therapies benefit breast cancer patients

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a...
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...
Mediterranean diet with lean meat may reduce heart disease risk

Mediterranean diet with lean meat may reduce heart disease risk

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed,...

Two simple steps to prevent cervical cancer

The nation’s top cancer organizations have issued a statement urging increased HPV vaccination and screening to reduce cervical cancer. Here’s what you need to...
Why humans make blood cells in the bones

Why humans make blood cells in the bones

In humans and other mammals, the stem cells that give rise to all blood cells are located in the bone. But in fish, blood...
Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson's disease?

Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson’s disease?

People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease later in life, according to a large...
Medicine cannot control blood pressure during exercise

Medicine cannot control blood pressure during exercise

People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under...
Heart disease sufferers don’t exercise enough

Heart disease sufferers don’t exercise enough

Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough...

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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...