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Five Inherited Genetic Variants May Indicate A High Risk Of Prostate Cancer

A potential link between five inherited gene mutations may lead to a more accurate way to assess the prognosis for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. [...]

Substance Found To be Effective In Improving Memory

Researchers have isolated a compound that may improve memory and slow down the onset of dementia, such as that caused by Alzheimer’s Disease. [...]

Olive Oil May Help Seniors Avoid Strokes

A new study suggests that consuming olive oil as an alternative to other cooking fats and as part of a healthy balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and salt may help seniors avoid strokes. [...]

Scientists May Have Discovered A Way To Block Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists find antibodies that block the development of Alzheimer’s. [...]

Stomach Ulcer Bacteria May Also Be Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists have found a possible link between a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers and the onset of Parkinson’s Disease. [...]

Studies Link Genes To Obesity and Dementia

Two studies that follow up on existing knowledge of particular genes have found links to obesity and dementia. [...]

Link Found Between Hypertension And Declining Walking Speed

Many studies have proven that walking as little as a mile several times a week is good for our health. New research has discovered an, as yet unexplained, link between high blood pressure and walking speed. [...]

New Drug Approved For Treating Lupus

The FDA has just approved the first new drug for treating Lupus in over a half a century. However, it’s only partially effective. [...]

Scientists Identify New Gene Variations Linked To Heart Disease

A new study of gene variants has opened up new possibilities for investigating factors related to heart disease in addition to the currently understood ones. [...]

Drug Based On A Spice May Speed Stroke Recovery

A new drug based on a common ingredient of curries is showing promise in the treatment of strokes and is moving on clinical trials on humans. [...]

New Aging And Memory Impairment Research

Today we look at some three new research studies that cover aging and dementia. [...]

Smoking Damages The Body In Minutes

A new study shows that smoking causes damage to the body much faster than previously thought. [...]

Researchers In The Netherlands Grow Artificial Kidney Cells

Over 350,000 people in the United States require artificial blood cleansing using kidney dialysis equipment. However, the machines are only 15-20% as efficient as healthy kidneys. New research from the Netherlands holds out hope for eventually growing artificial biological kidneys. [...]

Breakthrough In Common Cold Research

Viruses kill twice as many people every year as cancer and they are much harder to defeat than bacteria. One of the main reasons is that they can get inside cells, away from the body’s immune systems and antibiotic drugs that can kill bacteria. New research shows that they can carry their own destiny with them in the form of antibodies that will precipitate their death. [...]

Medicare Project Promotes Free Diabetes Screening For Seniors

One of the provisions of the health care reform bills was the addition of free annual diabetes screening for Medicare beneficiaries. Some organizations have been providing it for several years, but the Medicare administrators have issued $2,500 awards to twenty community-based organizations in seventeen states to help publicize the benefit. [...]

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