Researchers found a nationwide rise of the disease since late 1980s, and a parallel rise in obesity
Researchers have discovered that a gene, previously not linked to breast cancer, plays a central role in the growth of triple negative breast cancer. Targeting that gene, the research indicates, could lead to a new approach for treating that form of the disease.
In case you missed it, there have been a few mini-epidemics of the mumps (a viral disease that causes fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and swelling in the salivary glands) popping up this winter, mostly on college campuses — at Fordham University in NYC this February, and most recently at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where the number of cases has reached 40 and the outbreak has reportedly begun to spread into the community.
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Should We Be Worried About the Mumps? SELF’s On-Call Medical Adviser Weighs In
University of Michigan researchers have learned how to fix a cellular structure called the Golgi that mysteriously becomes fragmented in all Alzheimer's patients and appears to be a major cause of the disease. The scientists say that understanding this mechanism helps decode amyloid plaque formation in the brains of Alzheimer's patients—plaques that kills cells and contributes to memory loss and other Alzheimer's symptoms….
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Slowing Down Alzheimer’s Plaques
A survey of primary care physicians suggests they often face uncertainty in ordering and interpreting clinical laboratory tests, and would welcome better electronic clinical decision support tools. The results of the survey, done at the University of Illinois in Chicago and sponsored by the U.S.
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Docs Not Sure Which Tests to Order
Cool science news: A new long-lasting device could one day be available to protect women against both pregnancy and HIV, researchers at Northwestern University announced today. While the device is still in the very early stages, it’s a potentially big step in the fight against HIV and unwanted pregnancy, especially in low-income regions such as sub-Saharan Africa
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Could Birth Control One Day Protect You from STIs, Too?
Colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, is often preventable and highly curable. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s important to find out all about the illness that overwhelmingly affects people 50 and older
Protect Yourself Against Colon Cancer
Research suggests genes play key role in each person’s susceptibility to the disease
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Twins Study May Give Some Insight Into Alzheimer’s
Researchers suggest their findings could lead to the development of new treatments for the disease
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Scientists Spot 7 New Regions of DNA Tied to Type 2 Diabetes
Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease. DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from four different ethnic groups.
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Diabetes: 7 New Genetic Regions