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Dreams of the World: Mechanisms of Immune Defense against Viruses with Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University

<i>Dreams of the World: One Dream a Time. This post is the latest in the series Dreams of the World, which profiles interesting people Kike meets during his travels.</i><p>¨My dream is to make vaccines that protect humans from infections diseases and cancer, ¨said Akiko Iwasaki, professor of Department of …

Eating Slowly Could Curb Hunger After A Meal, Study Finds

Eating more slowly could lower the chances you'll still feel hungry after your meal, according to a small new study.<p>And among people of normal weight, it could also decrease the number of calories consumed, found researchers from Texas Christian University. However, this calorie effect was not seen …

Vitamin E Might Help Slow Alzheimer's Early On

Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, and the available treatments only slow its progression for a bit. Now there's evidence vitamin E may help hold it at bay, at least for people in the early stages of the disease.<p>The finding, though inconclusive, is a bit of a surprise. Vitamin E has gotten a …

Want a good night's sleep in the New Year? Quit smoking

As if cancer, heart disease and other diseases were not enough motivation to make quitting smoking your New Year's resolution, here's another wake-up …

High blood pressure potentially more dangerous for women than men

Doctors may need to treat high blood pressure in women earlier and more aggressively than they do in men, according to scientists at Wake Forest …

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

<b>Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers.</b><p>The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.<p>The team at the University …

Muscle

Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person's fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of …

New aspirin-based prodrug may prevent damage caused by chemotherapy

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new prodrug that promises to reduce many of the negative side effects …

Researchers develop test to predict early onset of heart attacks

A new "fluid biopsy" technique that could identify patients at high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the …

Autophagy predicts which cancer cells live and die when faced with anti-cancer drugs

(Medical Xpress)—When a tumor is treated with an anti-cancer drug, some cells die and, unfortunately, some cells tend to live. A University of …

Fresh faced: Looking younger for longer

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may …

Why You Should Walk (Hint: Not for the Exercise)

A few years ago, I was having my annual physical when my physician made one of those squinched-up faces that sets off alarm bells. When you see a doctor with that expression, you know you have something big: cancer, a brain tumor, an erratic heart rate, whatever. (To be fair, my doctor looks like …

Blood Pressure

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

<b>The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.</b><p>The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence …

Diabetes

Shingles May Raise Later Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

Having shingles is associated with a higher risk of stroke and heart attack later in life, a new study shows.<p>Researchers from University College London found that having shingles before age 40 is associated with a 74 percent higher risk of stroke, a 50 percent higher risk of heart attack, and a 2.4 …

Mediterranean diet alone may lower diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—Adults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can lower their chances of developing diabetes, even …

9 Reasons To Eat Fish Right Now

All things considered, 2013 was not the best year for fish news. We learned all about the dangers of contaminated fish sources and, just in December, a large-scale study published in The Journal of Nutrition found some evidence to contradict the commonly held belief that a fish-rich diet improved …