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Could muscle building supplements cause testicular cancer?

2015-04-16 06:50
First study links creatine, protein muscle building supplements to testicular cancer

Men taking muscle building supplements may be increasing their risk of testicular cancer by as much as sixty-fivepercent finds a new study. Authors for the first of a kind study say billions of dollars are spent annually on supplements that contain creatine or androstenedione.

Senior Tong Zhang Zheng, MB, ScD, a professor of epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health who led the study while at Yale University told Medscape in an interview that no one knows

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Green tea and apples may protect health in ways previously unknown

2015-04-15 21:18
Green tea, cocoa, apples could protect health in ways we didn't know

Green tea and apples are both known to be healthy additions to our diet. Now researchers understand more about how apples and tea can protect us from heart disease and cancer.

New evidence uncovered by researchers explains how polyphenols that are antioxidants such as those found in green tea and apples work to help us stave off cancer and avoid heart disease.

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Potential New Psoriasis Treatment

2015-03-17 08:46
potential new psoriasis treatment

A team at Rockefeller University report on a potential new psoriasis treatment that may eventually lead to a cure. This could be great news for the estimated 125 million people around the world who suffer with this autoimmune disease.

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious disease that is typically characterized by patches of thick red skin and white-silvery areas of dead skin cells.

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Gene therapy offers new hope for diabetic neuropathy

2015-03-06 11:57
Gene therapy could help repair diabetes nerve damage

Diabetes can lead to nerve damage known as neuropathy that is painful, permanent, irreversible and progressive. The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that occurs in the extremities is a feeling of numbness and tingling and sharp, stabbing pain, especially in the feet. Researchers at Northwestern University have uncovered a new way to help diabetics get relief from diabetic neuropathy.

Researchers for the study that included 84 patients found patients with diabetes who were given two low dose rounds of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202 reported pain relief for more than a yea

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How lack of sleep could lead to type 2 diabetes

2015-02-22 13:02
Research uncovers why sleep is important for curbing obesity, type 2 diabetes.

A first study helps explain why sleep is so important for curbing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers have uncovered how lack of sleep leads to metabolic problems.

Past studies have linked sleep disorders to weight gain and diabetes but why it happens has been somewhat

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Could beer really fend off Alzheimer's disease?

2015-01-31 08:42
Compound in hops could help prevent neurological diseases.

According to scientists, hops in beer could be more healthful than previously known, especially for protecting the brain from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Findings reported in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest xanthohumol found in hops might slow the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Why you need to get up and move more even if you hit the gym every day

2015-01-19 22:41
Sitting, even if you exercise daily, can lead to major health problems

More research shows sitting for too long can shorten lifespan, even for those who hit the gym every day. The finding means it's important to get up and move frequently to prevent chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and more.

Results of the new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that risk of death from cancer, diabetes and hear

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Natural protein could help spare IBD patients from surgery

2015-01-19 21:05
Natural protein studied for helping reduce fibrosis from IBD

Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease often develop scarring that leads to narrowing or stricture of the colon. Researchers recently studied a natural protein that might be developed to help limit the amount of intestinal scarring from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, helping spare patients from the need for surgery.

IBD can often lead to repeated surgeries. Quelling inflammation in the colon is a goal of treatment.

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New Crohn's disease damage index tool could help minimize complications

2015-01-12 13:31
New index developed by international team to measure Crohn's disease damage

Crohn's disease affects everyone differently. Sometimes the damage causes by the form of inflammatory bowel disease is difficult to measure, making it difficult to minimize complications. A new scoring index has now been created by researchers that measures the total damage to the intestines caused by Crohn's disease.

The scoring tool, known as the Lémann Index, was developed by the International Program to Develop New Indexes in Crohn’s Disease (IPNIC) group and is the first tool to take into account the extent

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Why your heart wants you to turn that frown upside down

2015-01-11 15:46
Optimism leads to better heart health

Researchers have published findings that optimistic people have better heart health compared to pessimists. Turning your frown upside down just might help you live longer.

Scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne found the association between heart health and being update when they studied the association among 5100 adults.

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