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Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you’re taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that a beta blocker called atenolol cut men’s risk of intermediate-grade prostate […]

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Using coal as a potent antioxidant

Using coal as a potent antioxidant

Researchers may have found a way to prevent certain medical conditions from overwhelming the body’s natural antioxidant system. Could coal form the basis of hi-tech antioxidants? Traumatic events, such as brain injuries, strokes, and heart attacks affect millions of people each year and can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists stroke as the […]

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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 […]