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A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.<p>People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an …

Medical Research

Explainer: why do we get fungal nail infections and how can we treat them?

About 10% of us (including 20% of people over 60 and 50% of people over 70) suffer from fungal nail infections. So why do we get them, and does it …

Cancer's Newest Miracle Cure

With the usual mix of anticipation and apprehension, Kaitlyn Johnson is getting ready to go to her first summer camp. She’s looking forward to …

Immunotherapy

How to use a foam roller to transform body, posture

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the foam roller, or more specifically, health- and wellness-minded people’s obsession with the foam roller. Allow us to introduce you to structural integrative specialist and Goop’s resident alignment guru, Lauren Roxburgh. The …

Yoga

This Easy Yoga Routine Burns More Calories Than a 20-Minute Jog

While yoga isn't exactly thought of as a high-intensity workout (unless you're dabbling in Bikram or power yoga), you'd be surprised how many poses …

Yoga

Clinical Trials of a New "Cancer Vaccine" Show That It May Actually Work

A Therapy For Each Patient<p>Cancer comes in many different forms, and it is not unusual for diagnosed patients to endure multiple kinds of treatments …

Cancer

Perfect your plank: The move to banish back pain

Planks are God's gift to people with low back pain, but if you don't do them right they can actually hurt. Here's a better way.<p>Planks are God’s gift to people with low back pain, which is the third most expensive medical condition in the United States. More than $57 billion a year is spent on low …

Pain

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?

A new study raises a novel idea about what might trigger celiac disease, a condition that makes patients unable to tolerate foods containing gluten.<p>The study suggests that a common virus may be to blame.<p>For people with celiac disease, gluten can wreak havoc on their digestive systems. Their immune …

Research
Public Health

9 Things You Never Knew About Chronic Pain

A throbbing head, a crick in the neck, allover muscle tension. Chances are you’re no stranger to these kinds of everyday aches and pains. One in four …

Pain

Using the pill can protect women from certain cancers 'for up to 30 years'

From data compiled over 44 years, researchers found women were protected from bowel, endometrial and ovarian cancer by taking the contraceptive pill<p>Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years after they stopped taking it, according to …

Cancer

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying | Inc.com

Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such avoidance is often on our mind and always on the clock.<p>Former palliative nurse and author of <i>The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying</i>, …

Positive Thinking

'Nobody's business'? 5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill

Despite the country’s focus on the American Health Care Act, a smaller bill is also working its way through Congress — one that could overturn years of legislative protections for patients.<p>This bill would potentially pressure patients to submit to genetic testing as part of worker wellness …

Health Care

This is how long different drugs stay in your system

You know, just in case you're expecting a drugs test any time soon.<p>While taking recreational drugs might be fun and all in the moment, it's unlikely that users think much further into the future than that. You might be well aware of how long the <i>effects</i> of drugs will last, for example, but do you …

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from …

A Doctor Calls These the Biggest Inflammation Triggers—and They Aren't All Food

Have you been experiencing bloating, fatigue, daily headaches, or foggy thinking? These are symptoms of inflammation, and your diet—but also your …

Autism News: Mapping Of Genomes Leads To Breakthrough Study On Disorder

A new study on Autism released Tuesday reveals 18 new candidate genes. Previously, researchers had identified 42 genes that they knew played a role …

Forbidding Forecast For Lyme Disease In The Northeast

Last summer Felicia Keesing returned from a long trip and found that her home in upstate New York had been subjected to an invasion.<p><b>What Causes Pandemics? We Do</b><p>In this series, NPR explores the causes behind our new hyperinfectious era. Join the conversation with the hashtag #KillerViruses or tweet …

Disease

The simple blood test that could finally help cure cancer

Like ‘the size of a 747’ or ‘the length of a football pitch’, ‘curing cancer’ has become a part of our everyday lexicon. ‘A cure for cancer’ is a …

Cancer

5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have no idea they’re sick until a blood test shows abnormal blood sugar levels, or until their disease …

Diabetes

The Life-Changing Surprises That Come From Not Drinking for a Year

Party girl meets the bright light of day. / Photograph courtesy of Pat Bourque<p>My name is Rachel, and I am not an alcoholic. (Hi, Rachel.) But I drank …

Alcohol

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner.<p>There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer.And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.<p>He slid the slide under the microscope lens, turned on the scope's light and looked inside. "A chill …

Pigs

Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in Texas

AUSTIN — The group of 40 people gathered at a popular burger and fish taco restaurant in San Antonio listened eagerly to the latest news about the …

Public Health

Can Vitamin D3 Heal Autoimmune Diseases?

A major—far more than the standard recommended—dose of vitamin D3 could be one of the keys to treating the ever-skyrocketing incidence of autoimmune …

Wellness

This Star-Shaped Pill Bounces Around Your Stomach For Weeks

Never forget a dose of medicine again.<p>A remarkable 50% of patients don’t take medications as prescribed–which leads to an estimated 125,000 deaths a year in the U.S., and as many as 69% of all hospital visits. You could blame the patients, and you could blame the doctors. But ultimately, there are …

Medicine

We have a vaccine for six cancers, so why are less than half of kids getting it?

A vaccine can curb the risk of six HPV-related cancers, but adoption of them has been slow and surprisingly low<p>Early in our careers, few of us imagined a vaccine could one day prevent cancer. Now there is a vaccine that keeps the risk of developing six Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers at …

Public Health

World’s First Semisynthetic Organism Created: Scientists Expand Life’s Genetic Code To Include Two Artificial DNA Bases

All DNA-based life forms on Earth contain, at their core, a genetic code made up of four bases — adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), cytosine (C). …

Three-Person Baby Born in Ukraine After Doctors Use Novel Technique

A previously infertile woman in Ukraine has given birth to a baby with DNA from three parents after doctors used a new technique to help her conceive.<p>…