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Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?
 

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

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A prescription drug already in use for the treatment of high blood pressure could be effective against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, in which toxic proteins build up in brain cells. Scientists at the University of Cambridge i…

Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes
 

Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

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The findings of a new study suggest that people who receive highly personalized combination therapy for treatment-resistant cancer can experience improved disease control and survival rates. Recently, precision medicine has been gaining ground as a potential…

Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent
 

Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent

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New research finds that sticking to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can slash heart failure risk by 41 percent. By contrast, a diet rich in fats, fried foods, processed meat, and sugary drinks can raise the risk of this condition. Heart failure o…

Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition
 

Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition

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Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread disabling neurological condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty …

Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk
 

Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk

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A meta-analysis of trials comparing the health effects of red meat consumption with those of other diets found that substituting healthful plant protein for red meat helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Many studies throughout the years have linke…

Increased muscle power may prolong life
 

Increased muscle power may prolong life

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Increasing muscle strength is good, but increasing muscle power may be even better for enjoying a longer life, according to a recent study. Professor Claudio Gil Araújo, who is the director of research and education at Exercise Medicine Clinic CLINIMEX in Ri…

MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression
 

MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression

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Researchers used a powerful MRI scanner to monitor people with multiple sclerosis and found a link between the total volume of cortical lesions and neurological disability. Their study reveals that the development of lesions in the brain’s cortical gray matt…

 

Happy Easter

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What is Easter? Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and More Late-Night Hosts Take on Mueller’s Report
 

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and More Late-Night Hosts Take on Mueller’s Report

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Late-night hosts had a field day mulling over the details of special counsel Robert Muellers highly anticipated report on Thursday night. Despite President Donald Trumps many claims Muellers report completely exonerated him from colluding with Russian officia…

My hearing aid journey
 

My hearing aid journey

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As an editor and writer for Medical News Today, I am constantly exploring the causes and effects of a range of different diseases and conditions. From time to time, I find that a particular article will pop up and alert me to my own health issues. And that i…

Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective
 

Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective

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Leucine, an amino acid that the body needs for making protein, appears to have a surprising role in the development of resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer that tests positive for the estrogen receptor. Scientists from Harvard Medical School, in Boston, …

Seaweed extract may help design new drugs
 

Seaweed extract may help design new drugs

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Researchers have found that marine Actinobacteria, a family of bacteria that lives in seaweed, may have antimicrobial and anticancer properties. Many people think of microbes as organisms that cause disease, but humans host billions of microbes that are esse…

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