It has been identified that childhood risk factors contribute to high blood pressure in adults. The findings come from researchers at New Zealand’s University of Otago. High blood pressure is commonly treated later in life, and many people are not… Read More
Restless leg syndrome has been found to increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes a person to feel an overwhelming urge to move their legs when in an… Read More
Mildly obese women live slightly longer than mildly obese men when they have heart failure, according to new findings. Further findings suggest these heavier women may also outlive their normal-weight female counterparts with heart failure as well.
Co-author Dr. Carl… Read More
Researchers from the University of Lincoln found that receiving the flu shot may reduce the risk of stroke for up to two months. Researchers found that the risk of experiencing a stroke decreased by a fifth within the first 59… Read More
Knee osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the knee joint. It can result in pain, swelling and stiffness. Knee osteoarthritis can make daily tasks, such as walking and climbing stairs, quite difficult. However, a new study has… Read More
Changes have recently been made in colorectal cancer screening guidelines suggested for aging seniors. Colorectal cancer is estimated to claim the lives of up to 50,000 Americans this year alone. An effective way to reduce fatalities linked with colon cancer… Read More
What do circadian clocks and molecular switches have to do with sleep disorders? A lot, according to a new study. Circadian rhythms (from your circadian clock) are what help your eyes open at about the same time every morning. These… Read More
Researchers from The University of Nottingham have recently discovered how the brain amino acid GABA could be used to reduce the severity of Tourette syndrome tics. The details of the study are published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences… Read More
Liver disease and hepatic fibrosis – scarring of the liver – has been found to be linked to genetics. The findings come from researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Hepatic fibrosis leads to dysfunction of… Read More
The results of a recent study published online by JAMA Dermatology, show that researchers were able to confirm the link between psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, and an increased risk of depression. However, the risk was unrelated to… Read More