Medicine

Allergies? Probiotic combo may curb your symptoms

Allergies? Probiotic combo may curb your symptoms

As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new University of Florida research shows...
High carotenoid and vitamin C intake may reduce lung cancer risk

High carotenoid and vitamin C intake may reduce lung cancer risk

in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer. The study authors found that vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer...
Younger heart attack patients more likely to have low 'good' cholesterol vs. elevated 'bad' cholesterol

Younger heart attack patients more likely to have low ‘good’ cholesterol vs. elevated ‘bad’...

Men under 45 years old and women under 50 years old who suffer a heart attack are far more likely to have abnormally low...
Expert calls for shorter radiation use in prostate cancer treatment

Expert calls for shorter radiation use in prostate cancer treatment

Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to a researcher at the University...
Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer

Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer

MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women-not only those at high risk-according to a new study from Germany published online...
Pokémon Go could ease Type 2 diabetes burden

Pokémon Go could ease Type 2 diabetes burden

Leading diabetes researchers believe smartphone craze Pokémon Go could be an "innovative solution" to rising obesity levels and chronic disease. Millions of people around the...
Energy drinks may trigger abnormal heart rhythm, rise in blood pressure

Energy drinks may trigger abnormal heart rhythm, rise in blood pressure

A clinical trial led by researchers from University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center adds to the evidence that energy drinks may...
Maternal gastric bypass may be linked with low birth weight babies

Maternal gastric bypass may be linked with low birth weight babies

Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights. The work...
Diabetes drug shows promise for safely treating, detecting Alzheimer's disease

Diabetes drug shows promise for safely treating, detecting Alzheimer’s disease

As the number of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) rapidly increases, new treatments as well as blood tests that are simple and can be...
Component of marijuana may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders

Component of marijuana may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders

Cannabidiol, a major component of cannabis or marijuana, appears to have effects on emotion and emotional memory, which could be helpful for treating anxiety-related...