Medicine

Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy

Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy

A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from...
Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure

Study reveals ways to improve outcomes, reduce costs for common heart procedure

Changes in coronary angioplasty could save $300 million annually Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more...
Successful insomnia treatment may require nothing more than a placebo

Successful insomnia treatment may require nothing more than a placebo

A new study published in Brain indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients...
Diabetes could cause up to 12% of US deaths, study shows

Diabetes could cause up to 12% of US deaths, study shows

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates...
Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to heart failure

Modest increases in high blood pressure linked to heart failure

Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all...
Bacterium in mouth finds its way to the heart to cause disease

Bacterium in mouth finds its way to the heart to cause disease

The human mouth can harbor more than 700 different species of bacteria. Under normal circumstances these microbes co-exist with us as part of our...
Compounds found in spicy foods might fight cancer and cardiovascular disease

Compounds found in spicy foods might fight cancer and cardiovascular disease

Compounds called sesquiterpenes—found in spicy foods, insects, plant leaves, and beer—show potential for treating malaria, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even colds. Because they’re very sticky...
Rethink statins: Who should take them?

Rethink statins: Who should take them?

Doctors have traditionally used age to determine if a patient should take statins to lower heart attack risk, but that approach excludes many people...
Long-term heavy drinking may age arteries over time

Long-term heavy drinking may age arteries over time

Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, according...
How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them

How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how certain cancers hijack the immune system for their benefit, tricking it into helping rather than harming...