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Asthma may be linked to heart failure

New research published in the journal JACC: Heart Failure is suggesting that asthma sufferers may be more at risk of cardiovascular conditions, including heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. This is because these people who suffer from the condition “may also be at greater risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH),” according to Medical News Today.  Characterized as […]

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How some memories can be erased while leaving others intact

When a traumatic incident occurs to a person, it can make them experience fear and anxiety long after the event has happened. Typically taking the forms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such an event occurs, the brain stores information about what happened during the experience. From every detail regarding the scene, what time, what (or who) […]

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Just how bad is it to burn the midnight oil?

While the phrase “burning the midnight oil” is familiar to many, the health problems associated with it may not be. With research linking the activity to cognitive impairment, metabolic disorders, and even breast cancer, working the night shift may negatively affect the body’s ability to repair its DNA. Published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Dr. Parveen Bhatti (of […]

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Why does hair turn gray?

You can try to run from these cranial oppressors, but they’ll always catch up; we’re talking, of course, about gray hairs. While they don’t always have the best reputation, gray hairs are a natural part of life. But why? Why do our luscious locks lose their color as we age? The pigments in our hair are produced […]

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New Imaging Technique Aims to Help Surgeons with Breast Cancer Removal

Every year in the United States, a quarter of a million women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Of these, approximately 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancer and also keep as much of the healthy breast tissue as possible, according to medicalnewstoday. The problem is that, even after the surgery has been performed, it’s difficult to […]

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Age-related blindness could now be treatable

A new type of eye drop being developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham holds promise for treating one of the major causes of blindness in the United Kingdom. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a health issue that currently affects more than 600,000 people throughout the UK, and despite being painless, causes the person to slowly […]

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Debunking the myth of saturated fat clogging up your arteries

A team of cardiologists are trying to put to rest a long-standing myth; one that claims that saturated fat clogs up the arteries and can result in coronary heart disease. A recent article collaboration by Dr. Aseem Malhotra (of Lister Hospital in Stevenage, United Kingdom), Prof. Rita Redberg (University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine) and Pascal […]

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