Medicine

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

7 lifestyle-related risk factors for breast cancer

Certain breast cancer risk factors are related to personal behaviors, such as diet and exercise. Other lifestyle-related risk factors include decisions about having children...
This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the...
Story: Treating high blood pressure in lungs with a ‘very extensive’ approach

Treating high blood pressure in lungs with a ‘very extensive’ approach

Cara Lister remembers the day when she first felt something wasn’t quite right. “I was walking to my car and became very short of breath,”...
11 Tests That Help Detect and diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

11 tests that can help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
New clues to causes of heart failure

New clues to causes of heart failure

Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don't fully...
Insulin resistance reversed by removal of protein

Insulin resistance reversed by removal of protein

By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators led by University of California School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse diabetic...
New Research Shows Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

New research shows why pancreatic cancer is so hard to treat

Researchers have moved an important step closer to understanding why pancreatic cancer is so hard to treat. With a median survival of only 6 months...
Just 2 weeks of inactivity could reduce muscle mass and produce metabolic changes

Just 2 weeks of inactivity could reduce muscle mass and produce metabolic changes

A new research shows that just two weeks of inactivity in young healthy people can reduce muscle mass and produce metabolic changes that could...
If your heart is healthy in middle age, your golden years will be longer

If your heart is healthy in middle age, your golden years will be longer

People with no major heart disease risk factors in middle age live longer and stay healthy far longer than others, according to a 40-year...
Italian-style coffee may reduce prostate cancer risk

Italian-style coffee may reduce prostate cancer risk

Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the long list of foods characterizing one of the most healthy populations in...