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Lung scans of COPD patients can reveal heart disease — and death risk

People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs. A new study...

What every man should know about prostate prognosis

The prostate is about the size of a walnut. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. Most men...
Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. In a new study, the researchers showed...
Green tea compound could help siRNA slip inside cells

Green tea compound could help siRNA slip inside cells

Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to...

A 150-year-old drug might improve radiation therapy for cancer

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a...

Deep brain stimulation could treat Alzheimer’s, but it is not for everyone

In a new study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people diagnosed under age 65 — those with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease — didn’t benefit from...

5 habits help you have healthy blood pressure levels

High blood pressure is a chronic health condition that can lead to heart disease and stroke. One key to fighting the condition is having healthy...
Scientists identify a new therapeutic strategy for treating triple-negative breast cancer

Scientists identify a new therapeutic strategy for treating triple-negative breast cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most aggressive and lethal types of breast cancer. It accounts for about 15 % of all breast...

Common drugs could affect your gut bacteria and cause antibiotic-like side-effects

In a recent study, researchers found that 1 in 4 drugs with human targets inhibit the growth of bacteria in the human gut. These drugs...

Could cheese help prevent type 2 diabetes?

Many people believe that low-fat dairy products are healthier than high-fat dairy products. Indeed, many public health guidelines recommend low-fat dairy over high-fat dairy. However, our...