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Gaining a few pounds may increase long

Gaining a few pounds may increase long-term heart failure risk

Gaining even a little weight over time may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, affecting long-term risk of heart failure, according to...
New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling

New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling

A new study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less...
Bacteria in your mouth is linked to stroke risk

Bacteria in your mouth is linked to stroke risk

In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke...
One and done: Michigan man benefits from prostate cancer research program

One and done: Michigan man benefits from prostate cancer research program

It’s rare, but salesman John Cameron, let a call go unanswered. It was not a business call, but one pertaining to recent biopsy results...
Liraglutide may help people with prediabetes lose weight and lower risks

Liraglutide may help people with prediabetes lose weight and lower risks

For people with prediabetes who are overweight or obese, adding 3.0 mg of liraglutide for three years to a diet and exercise plan may...
How immunotherapy could help people with early-stage lung cancer

How immunotherapy could help people with early-stage lung cancer

Immunotherapy, which has achieved remarkable results in late-stage lung cancer patients, can also hold great hope for newly diagnosed patients. It can cut the deadly...
Study points to acupuncture to reduce period pain

Study points to acupuncture to reduce period pain

A study conducted by researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland has shown that acupuncture treatment significantly reduces period pain intensity,...
Alzheimer's drug cuts metabolic syndrome inflammation by 25 percent

Alzheimer’s drug cuts metabolic syndrome inflammation by 25 percent

An existing Alzheimer's medication slashes inflammation and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic syndrome, a potential therapeutic intervention for a highly dangerous condition affecting...
A surprising discovery that may treat irregular heartbeat

A surprising discovery that may treat irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat—or arrhythmia—can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue...
Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol,...

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