Low-Carb Diet May Slow Prostate Tumor Growth

In mice, a low-carbohydrate diet slowed prostate tumor growth, possibly because fewer carbohydrates leads to a drop in insulin production, U.S. researchers say. "This study...

Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Eating nitrite/nitrate-rich foods such as vegetables and cured meats may help improve the chances of surviving a heart attack and of recovering more quickly. That's...

Experts Release New Asthma Care Guidelines

Asthma control and prevention of attacks are the focus of new national asthma guidelines released by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's...

Merck Offers 4.85 Billion Dollars To Settle Vioxx Cases

The US drug maker Merck & Co announced on Friday it will pay 4,85 billion dollars to settle 27,000 lawsuits filed by people who...

New Test Criteria Spots Rheumatoid Arthritis Sooner

More patients with early rheumatoid arthritis could be identified and enrolled in clinical studies if the process of diagnosis included one new type of...

Gout Drug Shows Promise

A drug called rilonacept (IL-1 Trap) may reduce disease activity and pain in patients with chronic active gout. That's according to a non-randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled...

Toys Recalled After Dangerous Drug Found On Them

China's safety watchdog confirmed Saturday that toy beads recalled in the United States and Australia - after sickening children contain a substance that can...

Sticking With Meds Lowers Elderly Fracture Risk

Helping people with osteoporosis stick to their medications may cut their risk for fracture, Canadian researchers report. When an osteoporosis patient suffers a fracture, there's...

Fish Really May Be Brain Food

There may be truth to old adage that eating fish can make you smarter, according to three new studies. Each suggests that fish intake, particularly...

Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals’ Safety

Standard guidelines to be used as hospital safety rating tools have been proposed by a team of Johns Hopkins experts, who said the guidelines...

Lack of Sleep Disrupts Brain’s Emotional Controls

Experience tells us that sleepless nights can lead to overwrought emotions. Now scientists have uncovered some of the first evidence of how this occurs....

Hepatitis C Treatment Reduces the Virus but Serious Liver Problems May Progress

Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who did not respond to previous standard therapy experienced significant decreases in their liver enzymes,...

Cancer Patient Invents Possible Targeted Cure Of Cancer

Researchers from University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer center and Rice University combined two technologies in order to fight cancer in rabbits. The findings were...

Lack of Sleep Leads to Childhood Obesity

A recent study made by researchers at the University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development revealed that children aged 9 to 12...

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