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How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Research in mice now shows that a specific cell death mechanism can lead to rheumatoid arthritis. Stopping this mechanism could help prevent this condition from developing, the authors argue. Researchers uncover a key cellular mechanism involved in RA that has potential therapeutic implications. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized mainly by pain […]

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Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer. Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman’s risk of dying […]

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How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking a day off from a favorite exercise doesn’t mean spending the time sitting on the couch. In fact, getting some R&R has a special meaning when it comes to exercise: Rest and recovery. Recovery is everything that happens […]

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Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu’s Spread

Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu’s Spread

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever wonder why the flu rarely strikes in the summer? New research offers an explanation:That dry air your heating system sends throughout your home in the winter weakens your immune system, making you a prime target for viral infection. Cold temperatures and low […]

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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease’s origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia to two groups of healthy people and […]

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AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol at an early age. While scientists have determined FH is caused […]