Category Archives: Cardiology

“Mystery virus” spreading like wildfire across U.S. population, puttin

A cough can be rather annoying, especially when it keeps you up at night, but you can usually take comfort from knowing that it tends to run its course rathe

94% of Americans who grew up during the era of leaded gasoline found to be lead poisoned a

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 94 percent of Americans who were exposed to leaded gasoline in childho

More reasons to soak up that healthy sunlight: Low levels of vitamin D linked to inflammat

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that plays a pivotal role in preventing diseases like cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, a large portion of the worldR

High consumption of lycopene-rich foods improves cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading health problems in the world. Recent estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that

Assessing the dietary profiles of adults with varying levels of organic food consumption

A study by scientists from various research institutes in France investigated the effects of organic food intake on the overall quality of a person’s d

Strength training can reduce your risk of cancer-related death by a substantial 31%

Countless studies have shown just how important exercise is for preventing chronic diseases including cancer. However, the majority of these studies focus on

New cholesterol guidelines put ethnicity in the spotlight

As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it come

Use of diabetes monitoring tests in primary care suboptimal

(HealthDay)—Many primary care patients are not given tests recommended for monitoring diabetes, according to a study publishe

New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back

Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to t

Study identifies novel genetic factors for colorectal cancer risk

Cancer — Histopathologic image of colonic carcinoid. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 A large-scale study conducted amo

VISTA checkpoint implicated in pancreatic cancer immunotherapy resistance

Axial CT image with i.v. contrast. Macrocystic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. Credit: public domain Researche

New leukemia drug is more effective and easier to use

A Wright’s stained bone marrow aspirate smear from a patient with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Credit: Vas

Unconventional immune cells trigger disturbed cytokine production in human spondyloarthritis

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIA

Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a trial of one of the main class of prescription sleeping pills, half the participants s

Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

Credit: CC0 Public Domain University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported p

Researchers correct genetic mutation that causes IPEX, a life-threatening autoimmune syndr

Led by Dr. Donald Kohn and Katelyn Masiuk, the researchers engineered a ‘viral vector’ that would turn on the FoxP3 ge

Scope advance reveals first look through all cortical layers of awake brain

Three-dimensional rendering of a sequence of 450 lateral three-photon images acquired with 2-μm increment from the visual corte

Ultra-sturdy bones, with a surprising origin, suggest new osteoporosis approach

Bones like the femur (thigh bone) normally become weak and porous in aging mice (71 weeks, left), but an experimental change in br

Researchers track the birth of memories

Credit: How and when the ability to form and store memories arises are topics of great interest to ne