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How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease

How an ancient mutation may predispose humans to heart disease

Humans are the only mammals to naturally develop atherosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries that can fuel heart disease. Researchers link this to the loss of a single gene in our ancestors around 2–3 million years ago. Why do humans develop atherosclerosis? Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, […]

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Former NFL Players Have Higher Odds for Dangerous A-Fib

Former NFL Players Have Higher Odds for Dangerous A-Fib

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Former pro football players typically have healthier hearts than the average Joe — except when it comes to a type of heart rhythm disturbance, a new study suggests. Researchers found that former NFL players had a nearly six times higher rate […]

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AHA News: Exercise Caution Outdoors in the Summer Heat

AHA News: Exercise Caution Outdoors in the Summer Heat

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — The higher the red line creeps up the thermometer gauge, the more red flags for outdoor exercise. Summer temperatures shouldn’t stop you from jogging, hiking or playing sports outside – but they should alert you to the danger of heat illnesses […]

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Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C)

Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C)

Hepatitis C infection (HCV) definition and facts What is HCV, how is it transmitted, are there symptoms, and is it curable? Hepatitis C (hep C, HCV) is one of several viruses that cause viral hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). About 2.4 million people are estimated to be currently living with hepatitis C in the U.S. […]

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Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Turns out that the old adage — an apple a day keeps the doctor away — may actually be true. New research suggests that the more plant foods you eat, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. People who ate […]

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Health Tip: Chiropractors and Back Pain

Health Tip: Chiropractors and Back Pain

(HealthDay News) — For those with back pain, even daily activities can be uncomfortable. A common treatment option is chiropractic care, says Duke University. Latest Chronic Pain News A chiropractor typically will use his or her hands to improve joint mobility, relieve muscle tightness and ease nerve irritation in certain areas. Though chiropractic care can […]

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Some of Most Common, Deadly Cancers Get the Least Research Money

Some of Most Common, Deadly Cancers Get the Least Research Money

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many of the most common or deadliest cancers receive the least research funding from nonprofits, a new study finds. “The goal of this study is not to divert funds away from cancers that are well-supported, but rather expand funding for other cancers that aren’t getting […]

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Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer Recalled

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer Recalled

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergan’s textured breast implants will be recalled due to their link to a rare cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Following a request from the FDA, the company will proceed with a worldwide recall of its Biocell textured breast implant products, the […]

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Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal Antibodies

What are human monoclonal antibodies? An antibody is a protein produced by the body’s immune system in response to antigens, which are harmful substances. Antigens include bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, chemicals, and other substances the immune system identifies as foreign. Sometimes the body mistakenly identifies normal tissues as foreign and produces antibodies against the tissue. […]