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Breast reconstruction surgery: what are the options, benefits, and barriers?

Breast reconstruction surgery can be a key part of recovery from treatment, yet many women don’t opt for it. A breast cancer diagnosis rearranges priorities...

The mummies’ message: Take steps against heart disease

Centuries before bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes and couch potatoes, people had clogged arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. How do we know this?...

Ancient elements buried in our DNA could activate immune response to kill cancer

Ancient embedded elements in our DNA from generations past can activate a powerful immune response to kill cancer cells like an infection. The work builds...

COVID-19 patients with this health problem are twice as likely to die, says study

Patients with COVID-19 and vertebral fractures are twice as likely to die from the disease, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's...

This study shows a new treatment for chronic low back pain

Low back pain is a leading cause of chronic pain and disability worldwide, with an estimated 80% of people likely to experience it at...

Diet high in this nutrient may help lower blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that people who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples, and berries, could lead...

COVID-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives

In a new paper, researchers suggest that although vaccines are being hailed as the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine trials currently underway...

New blood test can help identify more than 50 types of cancer

In a recent study at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and elsewhere, researchers found a new blood test could detect more than 50 types of cancer...

COVID-19 could threaten your heart, study shows

It has been months since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation, leaving more than 200,000 people dead—a number that continues to climb. Meanwhile, we are...

Scientists find new way to detect Alzheimer’s disease early

Scientists have developed a method to detect the biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease that is 10 times more sensitive than current blood testing technology. While still...