There’s a wrong way to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

There’s a wrong way to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

Experts suggest avoiding war metaphors, such as “attacking” beta amyloid, when talking about Alzheimer’s disease. “If applied in a careless manner, war metaphors can delude...
Vaping and smoking both alter these 53 genes

Vaping and smoking both alter these 53 genes

Smoking cigarettes alters dozens of genes in the epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract. Several of these changes likely increase the risk of...
Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field

Brightest neutron star yet has a multipolar magnetic field

Scientists have identified a neutron star that is consuming material so fast it emits more x-rays than any other. Its extreme brightness can only be...
Average life expectancy set to increase by 2030

Average life expectancy set to increase by 2030

Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030 - and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new...
Next-gen antibiotics might defend against bioterrorism, study shows

Next-gen antibiotics might defend against bioterrorism, study shows

The compounds target ribosomes in the translation phase of the bacteria’s genetic process, he adds. For bacteria to grow and proliferate, protein-generating ribosomes, like engines...
How the Earth got its iron signature

How the Earth got its iron signature

Experiments call origin of Earth's iron into question New research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that the Earth's unique iron composition isn't...
Omega-3s may clear up lung infections

Omega-3s may clear up lung infections

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids—like those found in salmon or sardines—might be the key to helping the body fight lung infections, a new...
High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

High pain tolerance may mask heart attack symptoms

Heart attacks may go unrecognized among individuals with high pain tolerance, putting them at an increased risk for poor recoveries. This is reported by new...
Exercise can help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

Exercise can help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer...
Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy

Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy

A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from...
Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure

Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure

Changes in coronary angioplasty could save $300 million annually Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more...
Successful insomnia treatment may require nothing more than a placebo

Successful insomnia treatment may require nothing more than a placebo

A new study published in Brain indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients...

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