Medicine

How do metals interact with DNA and kill cancers

How do metals interact with DNA and kill cancers?

To fight cancer, every year thousands of chemical substances are screened for their potential effects on tumor cells. Once a compound able to inhibit cancer...
Watch melanoma cells form tumors in real time

Watch melanoma cells form tumors in real time

It’s clear why melanoma cells are so dangerous when you watch them in action. Researchers recently did just that, documenting in real time (and in...
This can help you increase male cancer awareness

This can help you increase male cancer awareness

Prostate cancer Cancer of the prostate is the most common cancer in men. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age and is quite rare in...
The most common endocrine cause of high blood pressure

The most common endocrine cause of high blood pressure

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can...
Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Timely car maintenance is usually high on people’s to-do lists; but proper heart maintenance often gets left off completely. Experts at Utah Valley Hospital want...
High-intensity interval training rapidly improves diabetics' glucose metabolism

High-intensity interval training rapidly improves diabetics’ glucose metabolism

New research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. Already after a...
Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid-life linked to higher cancer risk

Long-term antibiotic use in early to mid-life linked to higher cancer risk

Long term antibiotic use in early to mid life may be linked to a heightened risk of abnormal growths in the colon and rectum. They...
High-fat diet during pregnancy compromises offspring’s lung health

High-fat diet during pregnancy compromises offspring’s lung health

Women who follow a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase their children’s risk for asthma. A mouse study by Oregon Health and Science University researchers...
Complementary cancer therapies

Complementary cancer therapies: Can they really help?

A standard treatment for cancer might include chemotherapy to attack and shrink cancer cells. Many patients and practitioners, though, also are looking to complementary medicine...
Beating deadly pneumonia with hormones

Beating deadly pneumonia with hormones

Researchers have found that a hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, and that discovery may...