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What causes heart failure

What causes heart failure?

Conditions that damage or overwork the heart muscle can cause heart failure. Over time, the heart weakens. It isn’t able to fill with and/or pump...
'Smart contact lens sensor' can help with diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis

‘Smart contact lens sensor’ can help with diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in...
Hormone therapy could protect older women from fractures

Hormone therapy could protect older women from fractures

Postmenopausal women at the highest genetic risk for fractures benefit the most from hormone therapy, research shows. The study included nearly 10,000 participants from the...
Cancer cells grow by exploiting their neighbors

Cancer cells grow by exploiting their neighbors

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighboring cells. Different types of...
Routine blood tests may help predict risk for chronic disease

Routine blood tests may help predict risk for chronic disease

A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City finds that combining information from routine blood tests...
Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of imaging test to provide an early warning of coronary artery disease, and...
Could aggressive blood pressure treatments lead to kidney damage?

Could aggressive blood pressure treatments lead to kidney damage?

Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may be damaging the organs, new research from the University...
How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

How blood vessels slow down and accelerate tumor growth

Cancer cells have an enormous need for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, growing tumors rely on the simultaneous growth of capillaries, the fine branching blood...
Could calcium hold the key to fighting a dangerous hospital infection?

Could calcium hold the key to fighting a dangerous hospital infection?

It lurks in hospitals and nursing homes, surviving the cleaning crew's attempt to kill it by holing up in a tiny hard shell. It...
Obesity during pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in boys

Obesity during pregnancy linked to behavioral problems in boys

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link. A new study has found that...

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