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How many push-ups can you do? It may show your heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers found active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease...

E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes

If you think vaping is benign, think again. A USC study in 93 people shows that e-cigarette users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular...

High blood vitamin D levels linked to low colon cancer risk

In a recent study, researchers found higher vitamin D concentrations in the blood are strongly linked to lower colorectal cancer risk. Colorectal cancer is the...

Statins could help protect you from motor neuron disease

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neuron disease (MND), according to a large study...

New fingertip-sized sensors may help prevent skin cancer

Between your morning commute, coffee break, playing with the kids, or mowing the lawn—how do you know when you've had too much sun? A fingernail-sized...

Back pain? A physiotherapist may offer the most effective treatment, if you can afford...

Back pain is a common and costly health problem. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a "call to action" recently published in...

Diet drinks may be linked to strokes among older women

Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked...
Bioengineers create ultrasmall, light-activated electrode for neural stimulation

Bioengineers create ultrasmall, light-activated electrode for neural stimulation

Neural stimulation is a developing technology that has beneficial therapeutic effects in neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. While many advancements have been made, the...

4 things happen when you eat too much salt

Did you know the word “salary” stems from salt and its storied use throughout human history, dating as far back as 6050 BC? It has...

4 things may increase your stroke and heart attack risks

In a recent study, researchers found fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher...