Why the Brain Prevents Us Burning Fat When We Are Dieting

Why the Brain Prevents Us Burning Fat When We Are Dieting

A new study may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to...
High Blood Platelet Levels Could Strongly Predict Cancer

High Blood Platelet Levels Could Strongly Predict Cancer

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale...
Exercise Therapy Could Beat Chronic Disease

Exercise Therapy Could Beat Chronic Disease

There is strong evidence of that aerobic exercise, strength training and condition-specific therapeutic exercise affect positively on the functional capacity of patients with chronic...
Should you pee on a jellyfish sting

Should you pee on a jellyfish sting?

Sure, jellyfish look pretty serene, but we all know the evils that come from a run-in with those tentacles. You've probably heard the rumor that...
Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

Vitamin D supplements combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases. One recent paper published in the Journal of Endocrinology, reviews published research on...
Probing problems with bariatric surgery

Probing problems with bariatric surgery: Reoperations, variation are common

Every year, nearly 200,000 Americans turn to surgeons for help with their obesity, seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight and prevent life-threatening health problems. But...
New promise to fight against pancreatic cancer

New promise to fight against pancreatic cancer

The secret to combating pancreatic cancer may lie in suppression of a common protein. New research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of...
New heart disease risk genes point to flaws in blood vessel walls

New heart disease risk genes point to flaws in blood vessel walls

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite dozens of regions in the genome associated with CAD, most of the genetic...
Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

Microbial biofilms--dense, sticky mats of bacteria that are hard to treat and can lead to dangerous infections--often form in medical equipment, such as flexible...
Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma

Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma

Scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other...

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