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Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

A clinical trial shows promise for a new colorectal cancer vaccine, as it caused no serious side effects while bloodwork demonstrated immune cell activation. New research offers hope of an effective vaccine for colorectal cancer. These results appear in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer and outline a phase 1 clinical trial. The trial set […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk

Type 2 diabetes: Intensive hypertension therapy may lower death risk

According to a new study, intensive treatment for high blood pressure may reduce the risk of death from any cause, including cardiovascular disease, in people with type 2 diabetes. New research suggests that intensive blood pressure treatment may help those with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic conditions […]

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Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

A stressful work environment coupled with a lack of sleep can result in a threefold-higher risk of cardiovascular death in people with hypertension. Having both a stressful job and difficulty sleeping may dramatically increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular death. Recent research looked at how stress and insomnia affected the health of employees who have […]

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What to know about a blood clot in the leg

What to know about a blood clot in the leg

A blood clot occurs when blood congeals. If this happens inside a person’s body, including their leg, it can cause severe problems. Some blood clots are especially dangerous as they can travel to a person’s lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism that can be fatal. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) note that the […]

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Levels of autism: Everything you need to know

Levels of autism: Everything you need to know

Autism is a spectrum disorder that causes social and behavioral problems. There are three different levels of autism, which range from mild to severe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 59 children have autism. Signs of the condition are usually present at a young age, but occasionally people […]

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Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?

Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?

Many of us are familiar with the act of procrastinating — putting off tasks until, or past, their deadline. Why do people procrastinate? Does it only bring them disadvantages, or does it also have some benefits? We investigate in this Spotlight feature.Can procrastinating bring us any benefits, or is it all doom and gloom? Procrastination […]

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Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

Differences in the cells that store fat in the body could explain why some people are more prone to obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. This colored scanning electron micrograph shows fat cells in bone marrow tissue. Scientists at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, led an investigation that examined human white fat cells […]

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Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained significant. Despite this, big questions remain. Is there a link between eating more rice and obesity? Obesity in the Western world […]

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Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health

Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health

The protein shakes that health supplement stores sell, which people sometimes buy as a dietary aid to build muscle mass, may not actually be safe for health in the long run according to a new study in mice. Could protein shakes negatively affect health in the long run? Many fitness protein powders that are commercially […]

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Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit

Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit

(HealthDay News) — Visiting a gynecologist is important for women to maintain reproductive and sexual health. Latest Women’s Health News Most females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, or earlier if they are sexually active, says the University of California at Santa Barbara. Women should expect the following at a gynecologist […]