Smoking could make your heart attack risk eight times higher

Smoking could make your heart attack risk eight times higher

Smokers under the age of 50 are more than eight times as likely as non-smokers to have a major heart attack, making them the...
'Connshing syndrome': a new cause of high blood pressure

‘Connshing syndrome’: a new cause of high blood pressure

Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes...
Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA's WB-57F jets

Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse from NASA’s WB-57F jets

For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded...
When liver immune cells turn bad, type 2 diabetes happens

When liver immune cells turn bad, type 2 diabetes happens

A high-fat diet and obesity turn "hero" virus-fighting liver immune cells "rogue", leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2...
5 tips to prevent cervical cancer

5 tips to prevent cervical cancer

Silent but deadly. These are words often used to describe cervical cancer—a slow-growing disease that rarely causes symptoms in its early stages. According to the...
This finding may improve stroke recovery

This finding may improve stroke recovery

Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research has found. The findings help explain why patients have a greater risk...
This new weight-loss therapy rids body of food before digestion

This new weight-loss therapy rids body of food before digestion

A new weight-loss therapy offers significantly overweight people a means to rid their bodies of some of what they eat before excess calories can...
Fixing lousy sleep could keep us healthy longer

Fixing lousy sleep could keep us healthy longer

The unmet sleep needs of the elderly elevate their risk of memory loss and a wide range of mental and physical disorders, say researchers. As...
New types of blood cells found in immune system

New types of blood cells found in immune system

Scientists have identified new classes of cells in the human immune system. The cells are new classes of types of white blood cells called dendritic...
Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Recently, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine provide answers to some most commonly asked questions to help people have a healthy heart. Q: Is heart...
Neuroticism may postpone death for some

Neuroticism may postpone death for some

Data from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may...
Using money to buy time can increase your happiness

Using money to buy time can increase your happiness

New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can't buy happiness. The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard...

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