Early type 1 diabetes shortens women's lives by 18 years

Early type 1 diabetes shortens women’s lives by 18 years

Women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than women who do...

This kidney disease treatment linked to higher dementia risk

Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's...

How smoking can change your brain genetically

In a recent study, researchers find that chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the "pot receptor", when compared...

Night owls with prediabetes may have higher obesity risk

In a new study from University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers find that people with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later...
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Pre-cancerous: warning sign or cause for panic?

It might be a spot, lump, bump or polyp you’ve found suspicious or bothersome enough to ask a doctor to have a look at. The...
Extreme swings in blood pressure are deadly dangerous

Extreme swings in blood pressure are deadly dangerous

Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high blood pressure, according to a new study...
The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Through advances in medicine and surgery, as well as an awareness of heart...
6 things you need to know about pneumonia

6 things you need to know about pneumonia

Two Michigan experts offer some key information to help you and your loved ones avoid it — or get the best treatment if needed. Facts...
Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study...
Common 'harmless' virus linked to heart artery damage

Common ‘harmless’ virus linked to heart artery damage

In a recent study, researchers find a surprisingly close link between a herpes virus and immune cells damaging heart artery tissue. The study was done...
E-cigarette harms immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette harms immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. This...
How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke?

Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease...
How cannabis and its drugs harm the brain

How cannabis and its drugs harm the brain

A new study shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. The study now published in the Journal of Neurochemistry...
Drop the word “cancer” to reduce over-treatment and anxiety

Drop the word “cancer” to reduce over-treatment and anxiety

Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm...

Slow down prostate cancer

For most prostate cancer patients, androgen-deprivation therapy, either through surgical removal of the testicles or the use of drugs that suppress testosterone production, is...

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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...