New high blood pressure treatment works like exercise

Couch potatoes rejoice—there might be a way to get the blood pressure lowering benefits of exercise in pill form. Hypertension researchers at The University of...

6 things help lower blood pressure every day

High blood pressure is a chronic disease that contributes to heart disease and stroke. Because the disease often has no signs or symptoms, it is...
Eating chocolate every day protects your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Eating chocolate every day could protect your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Including a small amount of chocolate in your daily diet might help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance—and, as a result, protect the heart, too. Researchers...

These smart microrobots can adapt to their surroundings

One day we may be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at...

New blood test combo may catch pancreatic cancer earlier

A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people at high risk before it reaches more advanced and...

New same-day type 2 diabetes treatment study launches in the U.S.

A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of...

Exercise ‘snacks’ could make your fitness easier

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according...

Taking medicine for a cold? Be mindful of your heart

Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either,...

This sugar supplement could slow down cancer growth

In a recent study, researchers found that mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, could slow tumor growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy with multiple...

Common mistakes to avoid when checking blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...

Men and women remember pain in different ways

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the...

Eat to live, not to shrink

There are almost eight billion people on Earth and possibly 9 billion ideas of the perfect diet but there is no scientific proof the...

Stress fracture? Your foot hitting pavement may not be the main problem

It starts as a persistent and irritating pain in the foot or lower leg, then it gets more intense, maybe with swelling, and soon...

Obesity is risk factor for kidney cancer, new study shows

A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer,...

Psychological distress is a risk factor for dementia

A new study suggests that vital exhaustion—which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress—is a risk factor for future risk of dementia. Researchers...

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6 things help lower blood pressure every day

High blood pressure is a chronic disease that contributes to heart disease and stroke. Because the disease often has no signs or symptoms, it is...

Scientists discover what triggers the spread of prostate cancer

In a recent study, researchers from Washington State University found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance. This could trigger the...

This blood pressure drug linked to lung cancer

In a recent study, researchers found the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) to lower blood pressure is linked to a high...

Scientists discover a new powerful pain killer

In a recent study, researchers have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a pain pathway previously unknown. The synthetic compound is called UKH-1114....

Scientists discover a new way to slow aging

In a recent study, researchers found it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and improve...

New groundbreaking discovery may affect aging, cancer, and heart disease

In a recent study, a research team in Sydney made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology. The study has implications for conditions ranging from cancer...