Medicine

Routine blood tests can help measure a patient's future risk for chronic disease

Routine blood tests can help measure a patient’s future risk for chronic disease

A new study finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future...
How enlarged prostate develops

How enlarged prostate develops

New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate,...
Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

Saturated fat, regardless of type, linked with increased heart disease risk

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed findings that, at first glance, are not that surprising: Saturated fat in the diet is...
How vitamin A may play a role in pancreatic cancer

How vitamin A may play a role in pancreatic cancer

Scientists suggest vitamin A may have a role to play in tackling the commonest form of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common...
How acupressure fights fatigue in breast cancer survivors

How acupressure fights fatigue in breast cancer survivors

Individual acupressure points linked to specific centers in the brain can offer targeted relief for breast cancer patients with persistent fatigue, according to a...
Lyme disease

Lyme disease: the symptoms and stages you need to know

As nuisances go, ticks are tiny. Most people don’t even notice when one lands on them. But their presence can cause big problems. That’s because the...
New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin

New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin

An international research team has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening...
Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patients

Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patients

As one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can push patients into sedentary...
Why broccoli may help prevent prostate cancer

Why broccoli may help prevent prostate cancer?

Researchers have discovered one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health. They found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's...
Quality of life after breast reconstruction

Quality of life after breast reconstruction

After a mastectomy, women who underwent autologous breast reconstruction, reported greater psychosocial and sexual well-being than those who chose implant-based reconstruction, according to a...