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Atherosclerosis: Research reveals new mechanism and therapeutic target

Atherosclerosis: Research reveals new mechanism and therapeutic target

New research offers fresh insights into how a type of immune cell can destabilize the fatty deposits, or plaques, that form in arteries during atherosclerosis. Healthy arteries keep the heart healthy. A new study may help prevent atherosclerosis — a disease that affects our blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is a persistent, inflammatory condition in which plaques […]

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Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. New research sheds light on the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite late and often […]

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Does living alone increase mental health risk?

Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship. Researchers examined the links between mental health and living alone. Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders. According to some studies, almost one-third […]

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Overdose Attempts Skyrocket Among Teens, Young Adults: Study

Overdose Attempts Skyrocket Among Teens, Young Adults: Study

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Suicide attempts by drug overdoses and other “self-poisonings” more than doubled among U.S. youth in the last decade, a new study reveals. And attempts by girls and young women more than tripled during that time period, according to the analysis of National Poison Data […]

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Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its origins. Now, new research suggests a gene involved in male hormone production plays a big role in the disorder’s development. “We’re […]

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Health Tip: Chemical Peel

Health Tip: Chemical Peel

(HealthDay News) — A chemical peel can reduce signs of aging and treat a variety of skin conditions, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News Acne, discoloration, freckles and sun-damaged skin are some of the many conditions commonly treated with a peel. After treatment, patients often see smoother skin, a brighter complexion, a […]

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Morning Exercise Kick-Starts Seniors’ Brains

Morning Exercise Kick-Starts Seniors’ Brains

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a quick brain boost? A morning session of exercise and short walks throughout the day provide a number of brain benefits for older adults, a new study says. The findings show that people should avoid uninterrupted sitting to maintain good mental function throughout […]

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Could You Be Short on Vitamin B12?

Could You Be Short on Vitamin B12?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the ABCs of vitamins, B12 is often overlooked. But it’s essential for the making of nerve and red blood cells, as well as DNA along with many other body processes. Adults and teens need just 2.4 micrograms a […]

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What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In vitro fertilization (IVF) is widely used in the United States to help infertile couples have children. But there are a number of things people should know when considering it, an infertility specialist says. “Many factors … can affect the success of an IVF cycle, […]

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MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s can be physically taxing conditions, but new research shows they exact a huge financial toll as well. Over a 12-year period, out-of-pocket costs for Americans with these illnesses jumped, with the biggest increase seen among people […]