Our immune system could cure cancer

Our immune system could cure cancer

What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging...
Surgery involving ultrasound energy could treat high blood pressure

Surgery involving ultrasound energy could treat high blood pressure

An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to...
Surgeons develop a guide for fewer opioid use

Surgeons develop a guide for fewer opioid use

How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or hernia repair? Or gallbladder removal? With the country facing an epidemic...
Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

Why sleep apnea often means heart rhythm problems

After diagnosing a patient with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, a doctor may recommend testing for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The...
How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

How obesity contributes to, blocks treatment of pancreatic cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia — an accumulation of connective tissue — in...
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...
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14 risk factors for the deadliest skin cancer

Melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, but also the deadliest. While most people associate skin cancer with sun exposure, melanomas are more...
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How heart muscles become healthy again after a heart attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death over the world. One reason is that heart disease is hard to treat. After a heart attack,...
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By taking a high-cost drug with a low-fat meal—instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed—prostate cancer patients could decrease their daily dose, prevent...
Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents

Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors

Sleep disturbance, as well as limited sleep duration, appears to increase cardiovascular risk A recent study finds that both the quantity and quality of sleep...
These brains cells don’t die, but they do move

These brains cells don’t die, but they do move

Scientists have thought for decades that one area of the brain simply disappears during human development. Now, genetic similarities between cells in the subplate and...
Why anxiety and depression could harm people with heart failure

Why anxiety and depression could harm people with heart failure

Symptoms of depression and anxiety are present in about one-third of patients with heart failure. These patients are at higher risk of progressive heart disease...
The latest blood pressure guidelines—what they mean for you

The latest blood pressure guidelines—what they mean for you

Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with high blood pressure,...
This heart disease drug may increase brain damage risk

This heart disease drug may increase brain damage risk

The use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than one percent more people leaving the hospital alive—but almost doubles the risk of...
These risk factors mean you need a test for liver disease

These risk factors mean you need a test for liver disease

The health of your liver is rarely top of mind, but it should be in a couple of cases, says Elliot Tapper, M.D., an...

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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...
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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

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...