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Two thirds of the mutations that cause cancer may be due to random, unpredictable DNA copying "mistakes," according to scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Bal..
More than half of people with lung cancer survive if the disease is detected while it's still localized in the lungs. Lung imaging scans can reveal the location, severity, and even..
People with HIV may be prone to skin lesions for a number of different reasons. HIV can reduce the immune system's ability to fight infection. A person who has a weakened immune sy..
Animal studies suggest that applying a cardiac patch made of a regenerative polymer scaffold onto the surface of the heart could be an effective way to preserve heart function afte..
While it is not yet clear what causes Alzheimer's disease, researchers are examining a variety of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle causes. New research examines some of the ke..
A peptide in the venom of the funnel web spider could protect against brain injury caused by stroke, say researchers. Image credit: David McClenaghan, CSIRO Researchers found that ..
Depression affects the well-being of a significant number of adults in the United States. Although medication is available for treating clinical depression, some of these drugs tak..
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat caused by faulty electrical signals in the upper chambers of the heart. In people with atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularl..
A recent study provides more evidence of a link between high body mass index as a young man and severe liver disease in later life. The authors call for earlier interventions and a..
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 10-15 percent of all lung cancer cases and typically involves fast-growing, aggressive tumors. Smoking is the most common risk factor ---..
An ample body of research has shown that oxidative stress plays a key role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. As a resul..
If medication or resetting the heartbeat do not work as treatments for atrial fibrillation, which is a dangerous type of abnormal heart rhythm, doctors may try ablation. However, t..
There are a number of different types of lung cancer that are classed as stage 3. Lung cancers can be either non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) or small cell lung cancers (SCLC). ..
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are dangerous, costly, and impact our health and overall well-being. New research puts forth sleep as a major public health concern, and shows..
Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat. It can lead to the heart not pumping enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. With proper medical t..
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries, leading to hardened, narrow, or even blocked arteries. The damage caused by atherosclerosis may contri..
Past research has suggested that sulforaphane - a compound present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables - can help to prevent cancer or slow its progression. A new study ma..
Chronic illness affects millions of people in the United States every year and accounts for a large proportion of the total number of deaths. New research proposes a clinical tool ..
Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. Most cases of acute bronchitis will clear up without medical treatment. Chronic bronchitis is more severe and difficult to treat. Some people fi..
Autism spectrum disorder affects a huge number of children both globally and in the United States. Experts have long acknowledged the importance of detecting autism early, but curr..
Heart inflammation, or myocarditis, is a disorder usually caused by an infection reaching the heart. Although the condition is rare, it can sometimes lead to dilated cardiomyopathy..
Statins are often prescribed for older women with high levels of blood cholesterol, yet the effects of the drug have not been as well-studied in this group as in others. Now, a new..
According to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects up to 1.6 million Americans. The majority of these people are diagnosed before age 30. IBD..
An intriguing study, published this week in the journal Endocrinology, compares the benefits of whole-body vibration with regular exercise. Could this innovative intervention help ..