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Eating red and processed meat may increase heart disease risk

A recent study found that a greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function.

A heart attack during pregnancy, then heart valve surgery

As she walked up to her fourth-floor apartment, Marisa MacDonnell figured something was different with this pregnancy, her second.

Widely used drug for diabetes, alcoholism may help treat cancer

Dozens of non-oncology drugs, including drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism could also kill cancer cells.

Banning electric scooters comes at a cost, shows study

Banning scooters may reduce sidewalk congestion and keep would-be riders and pedestrians safer, but it comes at a cost, according to a new study...

Early dark energy could explain the crisis in cosmology

In 1916, Einstein finished his Theory of General Relativity, which describes how gravitational forces alter the curvature of spacetime. Among other things, this theory predicted...

Keeping high blood pressure at bay for the holidays

No matter what winter holiday traditions you celebrate, you probably won't find "think about blood pressure" on your to-do list, even after checking it...

Healthy plant-based diets may lower colorectal cancer risk in men

Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer worldwide, and the risk of developing colorectal cancer over a lifetime is one in 23 for men and...

Long-term use of these drugs may increase dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers found that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

Eating breakfast before 8:30 am may reduce your diabetes risk

A recent study at Northwestern University found that people who start eating before 8:30 a.m. had lower blood sugar levels and less insulin resistance,...

Widely used anti-inflammation drug may increase blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects one in five adults around the world and can have strong negative health effects. In a study from the...

Dementia risk may be linked to how long blood pressure stays in target range

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to AHA statistics. Of those, only about 1 in 5 have their condition under control, which...

A simple handgrip test could predict your diabetes risk

Diabetes in all forms is the ninth major cause of death in the world. Around 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. A...

A big cause of common pancreatic cancer

The most common type of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. This is aggressive cancer that develops from secretory and tubular cells of the...

Scientists find a new low-cost cancer testing method

In a study from the National University of Singapore, scientists found a novel low-cost method of testing for cancers. Called the Heatrich-BS assay, this new...

Women and men mistakenly given different advice to prevent heart disease

In a study from Harvard Medical School, scientists found women are told to improve their lifestyle to prevent heart disease while men are advised...

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Scientists find possible diamond factory at center of Earth

When steel reacts with water at the Earth’s surface, it rusts. But what happens deep inside the Earth’s interior?

Astronomers use machine learning to classify 1,000 supernovae automatically

Astronomers at Caltech have used a machine learning algorithm to classify 1,000 supernovae completely autonomously. The algorithm was applied to data captured by the...

Scientists discover an exoplanet atmosphere never seen before

New observations of WASP-39 b reveal a never-before-seen molecule in the atmosphere of a planet — sulfur dioxide — among other details.

Astronomers make the most robust catalog to trace rare, cosmic explosions

The galactic homes of 84 short gamma-ray bursts (sGRBs) — produced by the collision of two neutron stars — have now been pinpointed in...

Many planets could have atmospheres rich in helium, study finds

We now know there are thousands and thousands of planets out there circling faraway stars, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.