New cell therapy aids heart recovery without implanting cells

New cell therapy aids heart recovery without implanting cells

Columbia biomedical engineers invent innovative technique to help injured hearts regenerate, through therapeutic application of extracellular vesicles secreted by cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent...
Structured daily habits may be the key to lasting weight loss

Structured daily habits may be the key to lasting weight loss

The majority of people who are overweight and lose weight end up regaining or exceeding their original weights. A new collaborative study from the University...
To protect your heart, solve your sleep problems now

To protect your heart, solve your sleep problems now

Sleep problems including sleeping too little or too long, may be linked to a variety of factors that may raise the risk for cardiovascular...
Exercise can increase brain size

Exercise can increase brain size

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. researchers from examined the effects of...
Early physical therapy helps reduce low

Early physical therapy helps reduce low-back pain

Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims. The study, published in Health...
How to protect yourself from burn injury

How to protect yourself from burn injury

Burn injuries are the leading cause of unintentional death and injury in the United States. Loyola Medicine and Anthony Baldea, MD, director of Loyola's Burn...
Vitamin C can save baby

Vitamin C can save baby’s lungs when mom smokes in pregnancy

In a previous study, the researchers reported that daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their newborn's pulmonary...
Most people with earliest Alzheimer

Most people with earliest Alzheimer’s signs won’t develop dementia

During the past decade, researchers have identified new ways to detect the earliest biological signs of Alzheimer’s disease. These early signs, which are detected by...
Daily aspirin linked to higher skin cancer risk for men

Daily aspirin linked to higher skin cancer risk for men

Men who take once-daily aspirin have nearly double the risk of melanoma compared to men who don’t, according to a new study. Women, however, do...
Cholesterol vaccine

‘Cholesterol vaccine’: Twice-yearly jab could help to halve ‘bad’ cholesterol

A new treatment delivered as a regular injection could help patients with high cholesterol levels to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers say the...

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