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Drinking coffee linked to decreased liver cirrhosis death risk

Drinking coffee linked to decreased liver cirrhosis death risk

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is the 11th leading cause of mortality in the America and is responsible for killing nearly 32,000 individuals in 2010. Now, however, scientists are suggesting that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day can lower the risk of dying from liver cirrhosis by 66%. Reported in.. Read More


Working Memory May Be Boosted by Green Tea

Working Memory May Be Boosted by Green Tea

Green tea has been noted for numerous health advantages, including its potency against cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Now, new research indicates the beverage can boost our brain's cognitive performance, particularly the area of working memory. Read More


A Diet Rich in Fiber Can Protect Against Obesity and Diabetes

A Diet Rich in Fiber Can Protect Against Obesity and Diabetes

Scientists have long been aware that a diet rich in fiber can aid in protecting against diabetes and obesity, however there has been some questions as to the mechanisms behind this occurrence. Now, researchers from France and Sweden claim to have unveiled this process. This is according to research recently reported.. Read More


To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

Lead author, Dr. Deborah Young and fellow researchers explain how they discovered that even among men who engaged in routine exercise, sitting for extended periods raised their risk of heart failure. Dr. Young believes the key finding from their study, the first to examine the connection between heart failure risk.. Read More


Cancer Cells Driven to Self-Destruction from Nanoparticles

Cancer Cells Driven to Self-Destruction from Nanoparticles

Using nanoparticles driven by magnetic forces to compel tumor cells to "self-destruct" sounds like a science fiction concept, but it could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. Read More


Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Should Men get PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer?

Of all the cancers American men encounter, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Considering those rates, it would seem that a method of screening to detect the disease would be of great service to medical care. However, there has been little consensus.. Read More


Breast Stem Cells Offer Clues to Origin of Cancer Cells

Breast Stem Cells Offer Clues to Origin of Cancer Cells

Australian researchers have discovered that breast stem cells and their "daughters" have a lengthier life than previously believed. This recently discovered longer lifespan indicates that these cells could carry genetic defects or damage earlier in life that could eventually progress toward cancer decades later. The.. Read More


Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

New guidelines recommending low-dose CT lung cancer screening for older age smokers have received approval by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations apply to people who are in the 55 to 80 age range and face a high risk for lung cancer due to a history of heavy smoking. The guidelines are reported.. Read More


Yoga May Aid Women to Quit Smoking

Yoga May Aid Women to Quit Smoking

Yoga may offer women some help to quit smoking, according to the findings of a pilot study that scientists claim is the first to explore yoga's impact on smoking cessation. Prior research has demonstrated that aerobic exercise improves mood and lowers nicotine withdrawal symptoms and holds promise as a quit-smoking.. Read More


Colorectal Cancer Risk Increased With Red and Processed Meat Consumption

Colorectal Cancer Risk Increased With Red and Processed Meat Consumption

Individuals with a common genetic variant who eat red or processed meats may elevate their colorectal cancer risk. This is according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting. Additionally, the study investigators claim they have discovered another specific genetic variant that indicates.. Read More



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