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Researchers discover new pathway to cancer cell suicide

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Chemotherapy kills cancer cells. But the way these cells die appears to be different than previously understood. Researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, led by Thi...

 

Melanoma in darker skin tones

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Melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that accounts for 75% of all skin-cancer-related deaths, is often detected later in people with darker skin complexions -- and the consequence...

 

​ Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

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People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting the second-most-common type of skin cancer, as compared to those who ate modest amounts of...

 

​ Your dog can help you with stress relief, concentration

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Spending quality time with dogs reduces stress and increases the power of brain waves associated with relaxation and concentration, according to a study published on March 13, 2024, in t...

 

Rice bran nanoparticles show promise as targeted anti-cancer agent

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Plant-derived nanoparticles have demonstrated significant anticancer effects. Researchers recently developed rice bran-derived nanoparticles (rbNPs) that efficiently suppressed cell prol...

 

​ How watching sports can boost well-being

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For many individuals, sports have long served as a source of enjoyment and relaxation. Watching sports, particularly at large gatherings, goes beyond entertainment. It fosters a sense of com...

 

Study highlights the benefit of touch on mental and physical health

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Through a large-scale analysis, researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience have uncovered the ways in which consensual touch can benefit a person's physical and mental wel...

 

​ Antioxidant supplement improves cognition and memory

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Certain compounds in foods, known as antioxidants, are capable of neutralizing oxygen-free radicals. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods is known to reduce cell damage and slow down age...

 

Promising drug combination for multiple myeloma treatment

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RCSI research has found that Venetoclax, a medication currently approved for leukemia, has benefits for patients with multiple myeloma when used in combination with another drug. This di...

 

Time-restricted eating linked to higher risk of cardiovascular death

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An analysis of over 20,000 U.S. adults found that people who limited their eating across less than 8 hours per day, a time-restricted eating plan, were more likely to die from cardiovasc...

 

Distinct sleep types impact long-term health

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Poor sleep habits are strongly associated with long-term chronic health conditions, according to decades of research. To better understand this relationship, a team led by researchers in...

 

Molecule can beat the mutation behind most pancreatic cancer

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Researchers have designed a candidate drug that could help make pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, a treatable, perhaps even curable, condition. Scientists have discovered ...

 

​ Wake-up call to establish regular healthy sleeping patterns

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It's official. Getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night is currently out of reach for almost one-third of the population as Flinders University experts found 31% of adults had aver...

 

Annual breast cancer screening at age 40 saves lives

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Annual breast cancer screening beginning at age 40 and continuing to at least age 79 results in the highest reduction in mortality with minimal risks, according to a new study published ...

 

Are you depressed? Scents might help

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Smelling a familiar scent can help depressed individuals recall specific autobiographical memories and potentially assist in their recovery, discovered a team of University of Pittsburgh...

 

​ Cancer prevention guidelines may reduce risk

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Following cancer prevention guidelines on diet and physical activity consistently reduced overall cancer incidence and mortality, as well as reducing risk of breast, endometrial, and colorec...

 

Plants remove cancer causing toxins from air

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A ground-breaking study has revealed that plants can efficiently remove toxic gasoline fumes, including cancer causing compounds such as benzene, from indoor air. The study was led by...

 

Daily multivitamin supplements improve memory and slow cognitive decline

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By 2060, according to the Alzheimer's Association, nearly one in four Americans will be in an age bracket at elevated risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease unless interventio...

 

Dietary restrictions slow brain aging, increases lifespan

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Restricting calories is known to improve health and increase lifespan, but much of how it does so remain a mystery, especially regarding how it protects the brain. Buck scientists have u...

 

Scientists tame chaotic protein fueling 75% of cancers

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Meet MYC, the shapeless protein responsible for making the majority of human cancer cases worse. UC Riverside researchers have found a way to rein it in, offering hope for a new era of t...

 

​ Combining mindfulness with exercise for mental health boost

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For people looking to start 2024 with a new routine to feel fitter and happier, a new study from the University of Bath suggests that combining mindfulness with exercise could be your key to...

 

Readiness to change vital to New Year's resolutions

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Wanting to lose weight or quit smoking are often resolutions made at the beginning of the New Year? One University of Alabama at Birmingham wellness expert says there is a key ingredient...

 

The neuroscience of the Christmas cheer ‘emotion’

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It is, for many of us, the most wonderful time of the year. “Christmas cheer” is that thing which is often referred to by those who believe December really is the season to be jolly. It’...

 

​ Americans struggle to maintain healthy habits during holiday season

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The holiday season is a time for joy and celebration, but many Americans admit the endless flurry of activities make it difficult to eat healthy, exercise and get adequate rest, according to...

 

Nearly 1 in 4 adults feel lonely, new survey finds

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Nearly 1 in 4 adults across the world have reported feeling very or fairly lonely, a new Meta-Gallup survey has found. The new survey, taken across 142 countries, found 24% of people age...

 

​ Performing acts of kindness may help you feel better

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People suffering from symptoms of depression or anxiety may help heal themselves by doing good deeds for others, new research shows. The study found that performing acts of kindness led to...

 

US men die 6 years before women

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We've known for more than a century that women outlive men. But new research led by UC San Francisco and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that, at least in the...

 

Key to Happiness Is Gratitude, Men less likely to express it

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, letting yourself be grateful is the best way to achieve happiness according to several studies conducted by Todd Kashdan, associate professor of p...

 

Bowel cancer: Aspirin activates protective genes.

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Colorectal cancer (bowel cancer) is the third most common form of cancer worldwide, with around 1.9 million newly diagnosed cases and 900,000 deaths every year. Therefore, preventive sub...

 

​ Women on heart healthy diet in mid-life less likely to report cognitive decline.

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Women with diets during middle age designed to lower blood pressure were about 17 percent less likely to report memory loss and other signs of cognitive decline decades later, a ...

 

New initiative asks El Paso men to ‘be a Bro!

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The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation (RGCF) is kicking off their initiative for the month of November that is focused on an often-overlooked issue in the borderland: Men’s Health and Cancer ...

 

Empathetic cancer clinicians promote psychological well-being​

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Clinicians who show more empathy promote better psychological health among breast cancer patients, according to a Rutgers study examining how oncology doctors facilitate psycholo...

 

Too much salt weakens the immune system

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A high-salt diet is not only bad for one's blood pressure, but also for the immune system. This is the conclusion of a current study under the leadership of the University Hospital Bonn....

 

​ Promising treatment for cancer-related fatigue

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Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a debilitating yet all-too-common condition, which can severely affect quality of life for patients undergoing treatment. For those struggling with CRF, there...

 

​ Study reveals reductions in breast cancer screening

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A review of COVID-19 studies globally has revealed reductions in breast cancer screening participation during 2020, with differences between geographic regions and healthcare settings. ...

 

Healthy lifestyle can help prevent depression

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A healthy lifestyle that involves moderate alcohol consumption, a healthy diet, regular physical activity, healthy sleep and frequent social connection, while avoiding smoking and too mu...

 

Candles, cooking fumes harmful for people asthma

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A cozy set table, a nice steak in the pan, and romantic candlelight may sound like the start of a lovely evening. However, a new study from the Department of Public Health at Aarhus Univ...

 

Researchers identify the link between memory and appetite to explain obesity

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Disrupted connections between memory and appetite regulating brain circuits are directly proportional to body mass index (BMI), notably in patients who suffer from disordered or overeati...

 

Certain traits linked with earlier heart attack and stroke.

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Middle-aged adults with three or more unhealthy traits including slightly high waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose have heart attacks and strokes two years earli...

 

Simple blood test may predict future heart, kidney risk

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A simple blood test may predict the risk of progressive heart and kidney disease in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, according to new research published today in the Ameri...

 

Simple fragrance method produces major memory boost

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When a fragrance wafted through the bedrooms of older adults for two hours every night for six months, memories skyrocketed. Participants in this study by University of California, Irvin...

 

Inflammation discovery could slow aging, prevent age-related diseases

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University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a key driver of chronic inflammation that accelerates aging. That finding could let us slow the clock to live longer...

 

Link found between childhood television watching and adulthood metabolic syndrome

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A University of Otago study has added weight to the evidence that watching too much television as a child can lead to poor health in adulthood. The research, led by Professor Bob Hanc...

 

​ Gene mutation may explain why some don't get sick from COVID-19

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People who contract COVID-19 but never develop symptoms -- the so-called super dodgers -- may have a genetic ace up their sleeve. They're more than twice as likely as those who become sympto...

 

Cancer vaccine, antibody spark immune system response in pancreatic cancers

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Giving patients with operable pancreatic cancers a three-pronged combination immunotherapy treatment consisting of the pancreatic cancer vaccine GVAX, the immune checkpoint therapy nivol...

 

Six healthy foods associated with lower cardiovascular disease

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A study led by McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences researchers at the Population Research Health Institute (PHRI) has found that not eating enough of six key foods in combin...

 

Reading in childhood linked to better mental wellbeing

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Children who begin reading for pleasure early in life tend to perform better at cognitive tests and have better mental health when they enter adolescence, a study of more than 10,000 you...

 

A subtype of depression identified

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Scientists at Stanford Medicine conducted a study describing a new category of depression -- labeled the cognitive biotype -- which accounts for 27% of depressed patients and is not effe...

 

Regular napping linked to larger brain volume

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Daytime napping may help to preserve brain health by slowing the rate at which our brains shrink as we age, suggests a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of the Repub...

 

​ Stress drives brain to crave comfort food

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When you're stressed, a high-calorie snack may seem like a comforting go-to. But this combination has an unhealthy downside. According to Sydney scientists, stress combined with calorie-dens...

 

Survey finds why most men avoid doctor visits

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Rather than make appointments to see their family doctor on a regular basis, men are often more likely to make excuses for not going, according to a survey that lists the top excuses men...

 

Multivitamin improves memory in older adults

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Taking a daily multivitamin supplement can slow age-related memory decline, finds a large study led by researchers at Columbia University and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard. "Cog...

 

Identifying new mechanism behind certain types of breast cancer

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Researchers trace the origin of certain breast cancers to genomic reshuffling -- rearrangement of chromosomes -- that activates cancer genes and ignites disease. The finding offers a long-mi...

 

The science of attraction: Why we fall for certain people

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Sometimes life's most meaningful relationships grow from the briefest of connections. Like when you go to a party and meet someone wearing your favorite band's T-shirt, or who laughs at ...

 

​ Detecting stress by how people type, click

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In Switzerland, one in three employees suffers from workplace stress. Those affected often don't realize that their physical and mental resources are dwindling until it's too late. This make...

 

Mothers' and babies' brains 'more in tune' when mother is happy

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Mothers' and babies' brains can work together as a 'mega-network' by synchronizing brain waves when they interact. The level of connectivity of the brain waves varies according to the mo...

 

​Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk​

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People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting the second-most-common type of skin cancer, as compared to those who ate modest amount...

 

​ Sedentary time may significantly enlarge adolescents' heart

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Recent World Health Organization reports and guidelines note that more than 80% of adolescents across the globe have insufficient physical activity per day. Physical inactivity has been asso...

 

Treatment shows promise against high-risk prostate cancers

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A new drug, a monoclonal antibody known as Enoblituzumab, is safe in men with aggressive prostate cancer and may induce clinical activity against cancer throughout the body, according to...

 

Magnesium keeps dementia at bay

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More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists from the Neuroimaging and Brain Lab at The Australian National University (ANU). The rese...

 

Music improves medication effect

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While listening to a favorite song is a known mood booster, researchers at Michigan State University have discovered that music-listening interventions also can make medicines more effec...

 

Immune system cells linked to stress-induced depression

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In experiments with mice and humans, a team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified a particular intestinal immune cell that impacts the gut microbiome, which in tur...

 

Mediterranean diets associated with fewer Alzheimer's plaques.

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People who eat diets rich in green leafy vegetables as well as other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts and fish may have fewer amyloid plaques and tau tangles in t...

 

Two-pronged immunotherapy eliminates metastatic breast cancer in study

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Metastatic breast cancer has no cure and has proven stubbornly resistant to one of the most innovative and promising new cancer treatments: immunotherapy. Now, researchers at Washingt...

 

​Good sleep could add years to your life​

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Getting good sleep can play a role in supporting your heart and overall health—and maybe even how long you live—according to new research being presented at the American College of Cardi...

 

Scientists make breakthrough for 'next generation' cancer treatment.

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The futuristic sounding treatment would work by switching on LED lights embedded close to a tumor, which would then activate biotherapeutic drugs. These new treatments would be highly...

 

Time of day may determine the amount of fat burned by exercise

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Physical activity at the right time of the day seems able to increase fat metabolism, at least in mice. A new study from Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Copenhagen in De...

 

New prostate cancer blood test reaches 94 percent accuracy

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New research shows that the Prostate Screening EpiSwitch (PSE) blood test is 94 per cent accurate -- beating the currently used prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The research...

 

One in eight Americans over 50 show signs of food addiction

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Whether you call them comfort foods, highly processed foods, junk foods, empty calories or just some of Americans' favorite foods and drinks, a sizable percentage of older Americans have...

 

Fasting diet does not affect weight change, study found

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Reducing total calories may be more effective for weight loss than intermittent fasting. Timing from first meal to last meal was not associated with weight loss in a six-year study: Eati...

 

Walking five minutes every half hour offsets prolonged sitting

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Mounting evidence suggests that prolonged sitting -- a staple of modern-day life -- is hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly. Based on these findings, doctors advise a...

 

Healthy eating patterns linked with lower risk of premature death

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A variety of healthy eating patterns are linked to reduced risk of premature death, according to a new study. They found that participants who scored high on adherence to at least one of...

 

Good hydration linked to healthy aging

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Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, acco...

 

Experimental cancer therapy shows success

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A new therapy that makes the immune system kill bone marrow cancer cells was successful in as many as 73 percent of patients in two clinical trials, according to researchers from The Tis...

 

Quinoa can make a better cookie

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The "super grain" quinoa has the potential to make a super cookie, according to research by Washington State University. In a study published in the Journal of Food Science, WSU resea...

 

Devices to soothe young children may backfire

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Frequent use of devices like smartphones and tablets to calm upset children ages 3-5 was associated with increased emotional dysregulation in kids, particularly in boys, according to a M...

 

​ Twin study links exercise to beneficial epigenetic changes

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Consistent exercise can change not just waistlines but the very molecules in the human body that influence how genes behave, a new study of twins indicates. The study found that the more phy...

 

Why older people are more susceptible to the flu

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic provided a brief respite, influenza virus is back in circulation and, as usual, poses a special danger to people over the age of 65. But why are older people...

 

Less gym time, same results: 'lowering' weights as effective

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Good news for those who struggle to fit a gym workout into their day: you may be able to cut your weights routine in half and still see the same results. New research from Edith Cowan...

 

Copper a clue in the fight against cancer

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For cancer cells to grow and spread around the human body, they need proteins that bind copper ions. New research about how cancer-related proteins bind the metal and how they interact w...

 

Beer hops compounds may protect against Alzheimer's disease

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Beer is one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world, with some people loving and others hating the distinct, bitter taste of the hops used to flavor its many varieties. But...

 

Popular drug therapy may prove to be more useful

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Researchers at University of California San Diego have identified a new signaling process involving G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a cellular target already exploited by hundreds o...

 

New initiative asks El Paso men to ‘be a bro!’

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The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation is launching a new initiative for the month of November that is focused on an often-overlooked cause in the borderland: Men’s Health and Cancer Awareness...

 

More sleep, less disease and vice versa

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Getting less than five hours of sleep in mid-to-late life could be linked to an increased risk of developing at least two chronic diseases, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. T...

 

​ Family is less stressed when they eat together

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Chronic, constant stress can increase lifetime risk of heart disease and stroke, but a new survey from the American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, rev...

 

Social media linked to depression in young adults

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Researchers in public policy and education recently found that young adults who use more social media are significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, regardless of...

 

Coffee drinking is associated with increased longevity

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Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee, according to research published today ...

 

Nearly one in 10 in the US reports having depression

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Increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread, reports a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and City University o...

 

Teal Talk Day

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September 23rd is Teal Talk Day. Each year, over 249,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer worldwide (represented by the color teal.) So, gather your friends, wear teal and help sp...

 

Nasal irrigation reduces COVID-related illness, death

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Twice daily flushing of the mucus-lined nasal cavity with a mild saline solution soon after testing positive for COVID-19 can significantly reduce hospitalization and death, investigator...

 

Ultra-processed foods and colorectal cancer in men

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For many Americans, the convenience of pre-cooked and instant meals may make it easy to overlook the less-than-ideal nutritional information, but a team led by researchers at...

 

Scientists’ discovery may help halt cancer spread

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Researchers have shown that a protein called fascin is transported into the nucleus of cancer cells where it plays an important role in cell motility and growth. The study reveals an imp...

 

Lack of sleep makes us less generous

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Lack of sleep is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, hypertension and sexual dysfunction. A new study now shows that lack of sleep also affect...

 

​ Plant root beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes

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A team of researchers led by the University of California, Irvine has discovered that treatment with an extract from the roots of the Rhodiola rosea plant might be effective for helping mana...

 

Locusts can 'sniff' out human cancer

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Michigan State research shows insects can differentiate between cancer cells and healthy cells, which could help detect the disease earlier. However, patients need not worry about locusts sw...

 

New treatment for chronic back pain

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People challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, a random controlled trial run by res...

 

​ Prognosis of prostate cancer patients improved

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Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in males in Sweden. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden have now discovered a faster and easier way to determine who has an aggressive ...

 

​ Medication, immunotherapy kicks cancer and protects kidney transplants

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Adding immunotherapy to standard anti-rejection medication could change the lives of thousands of kidney transplant patients with incurable cancer, as new research shows it can reduce this r...

 

Spirituality linked with better health outcomes

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Spirituality should be incorporated into care for both serious illness and overall health, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigha...

 

Discovery of cancer trigger may offer targeted drug therapies

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Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have definitively linked the function of a specific domain of proteins important in plant-microbe biology to a can...

 

Study may offer key to replace chemo and radiation therapy for cancer patients

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Before a patient can undergo T cell therapy designed to target cancerous tumors, the patient's entire immune system must be destroyed with chemotherapy or radiation. The toxic side effec...

 

Overcoming drug resistance in prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. Many patients can live long lives due to early detection and treatment with androgen deprivation therapy. Howeve...

 

​ Experts weigh-in on the effects of ultra-processed foods

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Dietary guidelines form the basis for nutrition advice and regulations around the world. While there is strong scientific consensus around most existing guidelines, one question has recently...

 

​ 3 grams of omega-3 daily may lower blood pressure

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While there is some evidence that consuming omega-3 fatty acids in food or dietary supplements may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, the optimal amount to consume for this benefit is u...

 

Stimulating brain circuits improves cognition and mood

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We humans lose mental acuity, an unfortunate side effect of aging. And for individuals with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the loss of cognitive functi...

 

​ New tool creates hearing cells lost in aging

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Hearing loss due to aging, noise and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has been irreversible because scientists have not been able to reprogram existing cells to develop into the ...

 

Controlling sugar levels guards against heart attacks

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A new study from the University of Surrey suggests that controlling blood sugar levels within the first year of a diabetes diagnosis reduces the incidence of major cardiovascular events....

 

Mental illness affects the heart as well

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University of South Australia scientists have uncovered another reason why society should be paying more attention to mental health: it is closely aligned to blood pressure and heart rat...

 

Got food cravings? Microbes may be responsible

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New University of Pittsburgh research on mice shows for the first time that the microbes in animals' guts influence what they choose to eat, making substances that prompt cravings for di...

 

Tumors destroyed with sound don't recur

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Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread -- an adva...

 

Cycling helps patients with ‘accelerated aging’ disease

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Cycling for 35 minutes three times a week for 12 weeks led to a 32 per cent increase in overall fitness in people with MD A study led by McMaster University researchers has found that...

 

High blood fats more harmful than first thought

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Increased levels of blood fats in people with type 2 diabetes and obesity are more harmful than previously thought, a new study has found.In patients with metabolic diseases, elevated fa...

 

Nasal spray treats Delta variant, indicating broad spectrum results

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Researchers have shown a new compound delivered in a nasal spray is highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice. The researchers, includin...

 

​ Exposure to chemicals may increase children's cancer risk

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In a first-of-its-kind study, research from the University of Vermont Cancer Center has linked phthalates, commonly called the "everywhere chemical," to higher incidence of specific childhoo...

 

Brain differences in children who binge eat

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Brain scans of children ages 9-10 with a type of eating disorder that causes uncontrollable overeating showed differences in gray matter density compared to their unaffected peers, accor...

 

Dementia patients struggle to cope with change

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People with dementia struggle to adapt to changes in their environment because of damage to areas of the brain known as 'multiple demand networks', highly evolved areas of the brain that...

 

​ How the body fights back against cancer

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New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Quadram Institute reveals how our immune system can be triggered to attack cancer cells.The research, published today in the Journal...

 

​ Patients with rare skin cancer face 40% recurrence rate

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Patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a five-year recurrence rate of 40% -- markedly higher than the recurrence rates for melanoma and other skin cancers, according to re...

 

Pandemic upends breast cancer diagnoses

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The COVID-19 pandemic upended many aspects of daily life, particularly in the first months and year. Not least among the changes: decreased use of ordinary health care, such as routine m...

 

​ Improved diet could add to life expectancy

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A young adult in the U.S. could add more than a decade to their life expectancy by changing their diet from a typical Western diet to an optimized diet that includes more legumes, whole grai...

 

​ Potential new approach to diabetes prevention

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A team of scientists from Scripps Research has conducted promising early tests of a new strategy that might one day be used to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes. The scientists, whose resul...

 

New study suggests two paths toward 'super immunity' to COVID-19

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New laboratory research reveals more than one path toward robust immunity from COVID-19. A new study finds that two forms of immunity -- breakthrough infections following vaccination or ...

 

Eating green for the planet

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Swapping just one food item per day can make diets substantially more planet friendly. If your New Year's resolution is to eat better for the planet, a new Tulane University study finds ...

 

​ Exercise alters brain chemistry in elderly

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When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition, a UC San Francisco study has found...

 

​ Aspirin cautions: benefit-to-risk, not age

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Recent guidelines have restricted aspirin use in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease to patients under 70, and more recent guidance to patients under 60. Yet, the risks of heart...

 

Dietary fiber improves outcomes for melanoma patients

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Melanoma patients receiving therapy that makes it easier for their immune system to kill cancer cells respond to treatment better when their diet is rich in fiber, according to a large, ...

 

​ Improving drug options for colorectal cancer patients

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Patients with colorectal cancer were among the first to receive targeted therapies. These drugs aim to block the cancer-causing proteins that trigger out-of-control cell growth while sparing...

 

Overweight children developing heart complications

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The percentage of obese children and teens jumped from 19% pre-pandemic to 22%, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the rate at which body mass ...

 

​ Binge drinking increases among older men

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Binge drinking has increased in recent years among older U.S. men but not among older women, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study inc...

 

New review highlights cancer-crushing viruses

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With the world still in the grip of a devastating pandemic, it's hard to imagine viruses as something other than hostile enemies to be vanquished. But in a recent review article for t...

 

Link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease discovered

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Obesity, diabetes and gastrointestinal cancer are frequently linked to an unhealthy diet. However, the molecular mechanisms responsible for this are not fully understood. Researchers hav...

 

Exercise increases the body’s own ‘cannabis-like' substance

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Exercise increases the body's own cannabis-like substances, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and could potentially help treat certain conditions such as arthritis, cancer and hear...

 

​ Anxiety effectively treated with exercise

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Both moderate and strenuous exercise alleviate symptoms of anxiety, even when the disorder is chronic, a study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg shows.The study, now publish...

 

Eating alone may be bad for your heart

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As women age, their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) exceeds men's largely because of decreased levels of estrogen that regulate vascular function. As a result, much research is focused ...

 

Small fiber neuropathy may cause tingling, foot pain

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The number of people experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in their feet with no known cause has been increasing over the last two decades, according at a new study published in the O...

 

Benefits of calorie restriction and fasting

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Over the last few decades, scientists have discovered that long-term calorie restriction provides a wealth of benefits in animals: lower weight, better blood sugar control, even longer l...

 

Scientists discover genes that cause obesity

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University of Virginia scientists have identified 14 genes that can cause and three that can prevent weight gain. The findings pave the way for treatments to combat a health problem that...

 

​ Possible treatment for pancreatic cancer

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MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous ...

 

Protein important for motor coordination and exercise performance

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Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified a protein that improves muscular metabolism, motor coordination and exercise performance in mice. The findings, published in...

 

Access to cancer medicines unequal across countries

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Patients in most countries of the world do not have access to basic cancer medicines, according to new research from King's College London Global Oncology Group Professor Richard Sulliva...

 

COVID-19 slows birth rate in US, Europe

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Throughout history, pandemics have been a key driver of human population change, thanks to mortality and declining fertility rates. And, according to a new study co-authored by Seth Sand...

 

Reducing sugar can prevent disease

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Consuming sugary foods and beverages is strongly linked to obesity and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. More than t...

 

Appreciate the first responders in your life

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and today is a great day to do something special for the Firefighters, Police officers, and EMT’s in your life....

 

Heart may alter decision-making brain circuits

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Anxiety, addiction, and other psychiatric disorders are often characterized by intense states of what scientists call arousal: The heart races, blood pressure readings rise, breaths shor...

 

One in three Americans had COVID-19 in 2020

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A new study published in the journal Nature estimates that 103 million Americans, or 31 percent of the U.S. population, had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by the end of 2020. Columbia Uni...

 

​ Plant based diet may lower heart disease risk

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Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access ...

 

New treatment for depression

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According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and the disease affects more than 360 million people every year. The risk of sufferin...

 

Flu shot protects against severe effects of COVID-19

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In a newly published study, physician-scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that the flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19.The st...

 

​ 15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibet

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Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they...

 

Rethinking how kids spend recess time

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Recess quality, not just the amount of time spent away from the classroom, plays a major role in whether children experience the full physical, mental and social-emotional benefits of re...

 

​ New study links alcohol use to higher cancer risk

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A new study from the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published in the journal Lancet Oncology, has found an association between alcohol ...

 

​ Connection between COVID and the common cold

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A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators hints that people with COVID-19 may experience milder symptoms if certain cells of their immune systems "remember" previous en...

 

Stress can turn hair gray -- and it's reversible

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A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological stress to graying hair in...

 

​ Our brains may not be ready for the Information Age

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified specific areas and cells in the brain that become active when an individual is faced with the choice to l...

 

What fuels the 'natural killers' of the immune system

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Despite a name straight from a Tarantino movie, natural killer (NK) cells are your allies when it comes to fighting infections and cancer. If T cells are like a team of specialist doctor...

 

​Controlling insulin production with a smartwatch

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Researchers have developed a gene switch that can be operated with the green LED light emitted by commercial smartwatches. This revolutionary approach could be used to treat diabetes in ...

 

​ Waking one hour earlier cuts depression risk

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Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study of...

 

Rare COVID-19 response in children explained

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One of the enduring mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why most children tend to experience fewer symptoms than adults after infection with the coronavirus. The immune system response...

 

Using body's immune system to fight cancer​

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A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome p...

 

New technology could read your mind - and turn it into text

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For the first time, researchers have deciphered the brain activity associated with trying to write letters by hand. Working with a participant with paralysis who has sensors implanted in...

 

Caffeine craving may be in the blood

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Whether you hanker for a hard hit of caffeine or favor the frothiness of a milky cappuccino, your regular coffee order could be telling you more about your cardio health than you think. ...

 

​ Experimental drug shows promise against Alzheimer's disease

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Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellul...

 

​ Previously infected COVID-19 survivors may only need one vaccine dose

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Those recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second dose, according to new research. The findings sugge...

 

Gene alterations may stop spread of malaria

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Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise as an approach to curb malaria, suggests a preliminary study ...

 

Sugar may affect brain development in children

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Children are the highest consumers of added sugar, even as high-sugar diets have been linked to health effects like obesity and heart disease and even impaired memory function. Howeve...

 

Origins of life

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Photosynthesis could be as old as life itself. Researchers find that the earliest bacteria had the tools to perform a crucial step in photosynthesis, changing how we think life evolved o...

 

COVID has made us nicer to man and machine

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Researchers report that people affected by COVID-19 show more goodwill to humans and to human-like autonomous machines. The findings suggest that the coronavirus crisis helped close the ...

 

The bald truth: Altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

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Hair grows from stem cells residing in hair follicles. During aging, the capability of hair follicles to grow hair is successively lost, leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair loss...

 

5 a day: 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

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Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of frui...

 

People with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have low risk of future infection, study finds

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People who have had evidence of a prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to be well protected against being reinfected with the virus, at least for a few...

 

Reactivating aging stem cells in the brain

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As people get older, their neural stem cells lose the ability to proliferate and produce new neurons, leading to a decline in memory function. Researchers have now discovered a mechanism...

 

The science of siestas: The genetic basis for napping

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How often a person takes daytime naps, if at all, is partly regulated by their genes, according to new research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in ...

 

Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19

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As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long will their immunity to the novel coronavirus last? A new ...

 

Making protein 'superfood' from marine algae

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Marine microalgae-based cellular agriculture is a promising new way to sustainably produce plant-based 'meat' and healthy 'superfoods' for the future. Researchers at Flinders Universi...

 

Test your heart health by climbing stairs

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Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). ...

 

COVID-19 reduces U.S. life expectancy

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, USC and Princeton researchers have found. The re...

 

Saccharin does not lead to diabetes in healthy adults

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For those trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the choice between sugar and artificial sweeteners such as saccharin can be confusing. A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State Univ...

 

Covid19 can cause cognitive issues

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More and more evidence is coming out that people with COVID-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue. And researchers are discovering why. The SARS-CoV-2 viru...

 

Blood vessel cells and chronic inflammation of obesity

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When a person consumes more calories than needed, the excess calories are stored in the form of triglycerides inside fat tissue, also known as white adipose tissue (WAT). Researchers kno...

 

Plastics pose threat to human health, report shows

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Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health,...

 

High-fat diet allows cancer cells to outcompete immune cells for fuel

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Obesity has been linked to increased risk for over a dozen different types of cancer, as well as worse prognosis and survival. Over the years, scientists have identified obesity-related ...

 

Compassionate parenting leads to more generous children

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Young children who have experienced compassionate love and empathy from their mothers may be more willing to turn thoughts into action by being generous to others, a University of Califo...

 

Need to increase HPV vaccine uptake in adolescents

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More than 90 percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers could be prevented by widespread uptake of the HPV vaccine. Yet, vaccine use in the United States falls short of public...

 

Which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread?

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Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers ...

 

Time of day and weight loss

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Restricting meals to early in the day did not affect weight among overweight adults with prediabetes or diabetes, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart ...

 

The New Body Temperature

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In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard "normal" body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the meas...

 

Positive outlook predicts less memory decline

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We may wish some memories could last a lifetime, but many physical and emotional factors can negatively impact our ability to retain information throughout life. A new study published...

 

New staging system for prostate cancer

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Doctors and biostatisticians at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have led the development and validation of a staging system to better predict outcomes and inform treatment...

 

Electromagnetic fields treat diabetes

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Researchers may have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields for a few hours per da...

 

Older adults using cannabis to treat common health conditions

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With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. University of...

 

Genetic risk of developing obesity

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Some people are at higher risk of developing obesity because they possess genetic variants that affect how the brain processes sensory information and regulates feeding and behavior....

 

Severity of COVID-19 cases linked to genetic mutations or antibodies

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People infected by the novel coronavirus can have symptoms that range from mild to deadly. Now, two new analyses suggest that some life-threatening cases can be traced to weak spots ...

 

Artificial pancreas controls type 1 diabetes in children

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A clinical trial at four pediatric diabetes centers in the United States has found that a new artificial pancreas system -- which automatically monitors and regulates blood gluco...

 

Study further pinpoints brain regions that may control fatigue

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine using MRI scans and computer modeling say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with fatigue. The fi...

 

Many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study from the University of California, Dav...

 

Vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

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A recent study shows that older people who eat plenty of vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass. This is important ...

 

New 'molecular computers' find the right cells

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A laboratory breakthrough in cell targeting may improve the safety of cancer-killing CAR T cells Scientists have demonstrated a new way to precisely target cells by distinguishing the...

 

Study of COVID and Diabetes

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As COVID-19 continues to rage across the U.S., researchers are digging deeper into how the virus wreaks havoc on the body, especially for those with a pre-existing chronic illness. No...

 

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

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Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a study published in the August 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical j...

 

Blood test shows promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

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A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the dis...

 

New CT scan method lowers radiation exposure

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A CT scan technique that splits a full X-ray beam into thin beamlets can deliver the same quality of image at a much-reduced radiation dose, according to a new UCL study. The techniqu...

 

Identifying sources of deadly air pollution

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A new study from University of Minnesota researchers provides an unprecedented look at the causes of poor air quality in the United States and its effects on human health. The researc...

 

Best proteins for building muscle

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On a gram for gram basis, animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age, shows research presented this w...

 

Why we remember certain words

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Thousands of words, big and small, are crammed inside our memory banks just waiting to be swiftly withdrawn and strung into sentences. In a recent study of epilepsy patients and healthy ...

 

Possible Parkinson’s Breakthrough

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Researchers have discovered that a single treatment to inhibit a gene called PTB in mice converts native astrocytes, brain support cells, into neurons that produce the neurotransmitter d...

 

Living environment may be key to longevity

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When it comes to living to the ripe old age of 100, good genes help but don't tell the full story. Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenari...

 

'Fat burning' molecule has implications for treatment of obesity

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Obesity affects more than 40 percent of adults in the United States and 13 percent of the global population. With obesity comes a variety of other interconnected diseases including cardi...

 

Blood pressure medications help frail, elderly people live longer

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Taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost, accordi...

 

Sugars could be the key to an earlier, more accurate test for prostate cancer

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A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test wor...

 

Spicing up a meal may lower inflammation

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Adding an array of spices to your meal is a surefire way to make it more tasty, but new Penn State research suggests it may increase its health benefits, as well. In a randomized, con...

 

Coffee linked to lower body fat in women

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Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal ...

 

Vitamin D linked to low virus death rate, study finds

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A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. The research, led by ...

 

Diabetics and COVID19: Blood sugar level is key

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A study reported in the journal Cell Metabolism on April 30 adds to the evidence that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected ...

 

Link between obesity and sleep loss

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Can staying up late make you fat? A growing body of research has suggested that poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of obesity by deregulating appetite, which in turn leads...

 

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

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According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet -- high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correla...

 

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19

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A study performed on mice shows an engineered virus might be able to block coronavirus infections. No vaccines exist that protect people against infections by coronaviruses, includ...

 

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19

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An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its ...

 

A look at allergies and heart health

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Spring brings warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and for millions of Americans the arrival of allergy season. When seeking relief, people with allergies who are concerned about he...

 

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

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New research finds that the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Scientists found that severe acute resp...

 

Indoor sports may lead to vitamin D deficiency

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A new study assesses vitamin D status and supplementation of college athletes. Researchers found that the majority of athletes were vitamin D insufficient and a daily vitamin D supplemen...

 

Eating less calories prevents negative effects of aging

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If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer, eat less food. That's the conclusion of a new study by ...

 

Hearing Aids May Delay Cognitive Decline

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Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research. Researchers have tested the use of hearing aids in...

 

Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive

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A new study finds couples may conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. In the US, birthdays peak in early September, but in Northern states - and Sc...

 

Love Matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

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Research about how the affection between parents shapes their children's life has been hard to come by. A new study uses unique data from families in Nepal to provide new evidence. The s...

 

Lab that plugs into your phone can diagnose illnesses

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Engineers have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to your doctor through a custom app. The lab is the size of a credit card and can diagn...

 

How stress causes gray hair

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Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight respo...

 

Worst Flu Season in years predicted

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The United States may be gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons in years, health experts predict. · Northern and western states are now being hit hard. · Currently the influenza B ...

 

Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play

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It's not your imagination -you and your baby really are on the same wavelength. A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natura...

 

Lower cancer rates reported

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Scientists say lower smoking rates, earlier detection and better drugs are responsible for a steady decline in cancer deaths since 1991. The U.S. cancer death rate dropped 2.2 percent...

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