Medicine

Insomnia linked to higher risk of developing asthma

Insomnia linked to higher risk of developing asthma

People experiencing insomnia symptoms have a higher risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Asthma affects approximately 300...
Potential obesity drug grows patches of ‘brown fat’

Potential obesity drug grows patches of ‘brown fat’

One of the most promising areas of obesity research today is brown fat, which is quite different from the white fat linked to the growing...
Very low levels of bad cholesterol well-tolerated in heart disease patients

Very low levels of bad cholesterol well-tolerated in heart disease patients

Heart disease patients taking PCSK9 inhibitors to achieve very low levels of cholesterol do not experience an increase in adverse events, including memory impairment...
Tool predicts if prostate cancer will return after surgery

Tool predicts if prostate cancer will return after surgery

A tool that analyzes the expression patterns of four genes might help doctors predict if prostate cancer will reoccur following surgery. Currently the only other...
Bacteria in your mouth may trigger arthritis

Bacteria in your mouth may trigger arthritis

The bacteria that cause chronic gum infections may also trigger the autoimmune inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), new evidence suggests. The new findings could have...
5 Ways Smoking Hurts Your Heart

5 ways smoking hurts your heart

University of Michigan cardiovascular surgeon G. Michael Deeb, M.D., wants his patients to know something: Nicotine is toxic not only to the lungs, but...
How a person’s own fat could one day treat diabetes

How a person’s own fat could one day treat diabetes

Scientists have extracted stem cells from a 50-year-old test subject’s fatty tissue and applied genetic reprogramming to make them mature into functional beta cells. The...
Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors

Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors

A detoxified version of salmonella is proving to be an unlikely weapon for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is difficult to...
New lipid-lowering drugs help patients reduce LDL cholesterol

New lipid-lowering drugs help patients reduce LDL cholesterol

A recent analysis indicates that adding new therapies called anti-PCSK9 antibodies to other lipid-lowering treatments can help patients lower their LDL cholesterol levels. Mutations in...
Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according...