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asthma

Asthma Could Be Cured Within a Generation, Say European Researchers

This is the conclusion of papers published in the European Respiratory Journal today (World Asthma Day) by Europe’s top asthma experts. For the first time,...
e-cigarettes

Chest Physicians Split on Pros and Cons of E-cigarettes

Patients are asking their chest physicians about using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, but those physicians are divided about whether the products do more harm...
Menopause

Menopause, Sleepless Nights May Make Women Age Faster

In a pair of studies published today UCLA researchers report that menopause accelerates biological aging and that insomnia, which often accompanies menopause, also has...
Head Impacts, stress, injuries, kidney function, cancer, living tissue structures, Mobility Assessment, heart attack, blood pressure, Severe Asthma

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults...

Intensive therapies to reduce high blood pressure can cut the risk of heart disease in older adults without increasing the risk for falls, according...
cancer, antibiotics, gene editing, cell damage, arteries, enteric neuropathy, genes

Iron in the blood could cause cell damage, say researchers

Concentrations of iron similar to those delivered in standard treatments can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes, when given to cells in the lab. This...
Popeye gene

Muscle damage and heart problems linked by Popeye gene

Scientists have discovered a gene mutation that may trigger muscle and heart disorders. The findings, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that the gene,...

Gold beads may boost cancer treatment

Scientists are investigating whether microscopic gold beads could make chemotherapy more effective, and reduce side effects for patients. The above image, which is from laboratory...

A fast cell sorter shrinks to cell phone size

Commercially available cell sorters can rapidly and accurately aid medical diagnosis and biological research, but they are large and expensive, present a biohazard and...