Spontaneous dust traps: Astronomers discover a missing link in planet formation

Spontaneous dust traps: Astronomers discover a missing link in planet formation

Planets are thought to form in the disks of dust and gas found around young stars. But astronomers have struggled to assemble a complete theory...
This Number Can Indicate Stroke Better Than BMI

This number can indicate stroke better than BMI

Waist-to-hip ratio may be a stronger indicator of some cardiovascular illnesses than the commonly-used measure BMI, according to a new UCL-led study. Previous research has...
Why breast cancer survivors should avoid grilled meat

Why breast cancer survivors should avoid grilled meat

A new study indicates that higher consumption of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat may harm breast cancer survivors. In the study, entitled "Grilled, Barbecued, and...
Caffeine could reduce oxidative stress, improve oxygen-induced lung injury

Caffeine could reduce oxidative stress, improve oxygen-induced lung injury

A new study finds that caffeine may protect the lungs from damage caused by prolonged oxygen therapy, such as oxygen supplementation given to premature...
Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events including cardiac arrest in individuals not known to have a specific heart disease of genetic origin. Scientists...
How to change your behavior to lose weight

How to change your behavior to lose weight

Over the past few years it has become clear that weight is an important health issue. Some people who need to lose weight for their...
TRAPPIST-1 system ideal for life swapping

TRAPPIST-1 system ideal for life swapping

Back in February of 2017, NASA announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting a nearby star. This system, known as TRAPPIST-1, is of particular...
Who Is at Risk of Heart Failure?

Who is at risk of heart failure?

About 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing. Heart failure is more...
Weak grip a strong predictor of metabolic disease and disability in adults

Weak grip a strong predictor of metabolic disease and disability in adults

A simple test to determine a person’s grip strength may be a predictor of developing metabolic disorders in middle or older age, a new...
A vegetarian diet can reap rewards

A vegetarian diet can reap rewards

Vegetarians miss out on lots of foods. No grilled burgers or franks at picnics. No holiday turkey or fries cooked in animal fat. Strict vegetarians...
A cheerleader’s rallying cry: don’t ignore colon cancer symptoms

A cheerleader’s rallying cry: don’t ignore colon cancer symptoms

When you’re diagnosed at 18 with a disease that’s associated with people over 50, how do you talk about your condition with your peers? When...
Why androgen-deprivation therapy doesn't work for many prostate cancer patients

Why androgen-deprivation therapy doesn’t work for many prostate cancer patients

Metastatic prostate cancer, or prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, is incurable. In new research published in the journal Science, Roswell Park Cancer...

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