Why some people eat too much salt

Why some people eat too much salt

Inherited differences in taste perceptions may help explain why some people eat more salt than recommended, according to preliminary research presented at the American...
Precision radiotherapy can cut course of prostate cancer treatment by 50 percent

Precision radiotherapy can cut course of prostate cancer treatment by 50 percent

An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar...
The key to successfully maintain weight loss

The key to successfully maintain weight loss

Recently researchers have published the studies to follow weight loss maintenance for individuals over a 10-year period. The results show that long-term weight loss maintenance...
Omega-6 might lower type 2 diabetes risk

Omega-6 might lower type 2 diabetes risk

A new study shows that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The findings...
Stroke largely preventable, global study shows

Stroke largely preventable, global study shows

Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, says...
Why pregnancies fail

Why pregnancies fail

New U-M research has shown that pluripotent stem cells can self-organize into a structure similar to the amniotic sac, an early stage of human...
Research reveals how physical exercise protects the heart

Research reveals how physical exercise protects the heart

Regular exercise is considered an important form of treatment for heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood...
Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit,...
Kidney disease patients have higher out-of-pocket costs than stroke and cancer patients

Kidney disease patients have higher out-of-pocket costs than stroke and cancer patients

Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to...
Precision-medicine approach could revive prostate cancer test

Precision-medicine approach could revive prostate cancer test

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in...

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