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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 cirrhosi... Read More


Older Age Linked to Greater Risk of Disability before Death

Older Age Linked to Greater Risk of Disability before Death

Individuals who live to an old age have a greater risk of being disabled near the end of their lives and require the assistance of a caregiver to aid them with daily living, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The report also found women were more susceptible to disabilit... Read More


Lung Regeneration Closer to Reality after New Discovery

Lung Regeneration Closer to Reality after New Discovery

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College say they have taken an important step forward in their quest to "turn on" lung regeneration - a discovery that could lead to treatment for millions of people suffering from respiratory disorders. Read More


New Hope for Victims of Crohn's Disease

New Hope for Victims of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a condition associated with chronic intestinal inflammation that causes pain, bleeding, and diarrhea, affecting 400,000 to 600,000 people in North America. There are several innovative therapies that are on the horizon that may revolutionize how we treat this problematic dis... Read More


The History of Medicine: Ancient Egypt

The History of Medicine: Ancient Egypt

Modern Western medicne finds its roots in ancient Egypt. Two 3500 old papyruses are some of the first medical texts - covering magic, herbal remedies, surgery, prosthetics and even psychiatry. Read More


Drink to Your Heath: Green Tea

Drink to Your Heath: Green Tea

Should you be drinking green tea? It may be beneficial to your health. New research suggests that the body's ability to absorb green tea can help to slow the development of Alzheimer's and can protect against cancer. This research comes from the Medical Plant research Group team at the School ... Read More


Can Less Exercise Actually Be Better for You?

Can Less Exercise Actually Be Better for You?

Can less exercise actually be better for you? Yes, if it is the right kind of exercise. Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. David Edelberg 11/27/2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. David Edelberg  11/27/2009

Studies like this are regarded with a "Ho-hum" by most doctors who see patients on a regular basis, especially those physicians like myself who practice nutritional and anti-aging medicine. "Okay," we think, "Someone is getting some sort of government grant to do studies on fruit flies. I gues... Read More


Doctors Give Placebo Treatments Often

Doctors Give Placebo Treatments Often

Some 50 percent of physicians in America provide their patients with placebo medications without informing them, according to a recent investigation. "It's a disturbing finding," said Franklin G. Miller, director of the research ethics program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on... Read More


Risk Factors for Erosive Esophagitis

Risk Factors for Erosive Esophagitis

Video: Dr. Jonathan Cohen of the Concorde Medical Group discusses Risk Factors for GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a common disorder with a high incidence rate in adults of 10 to 38%. Diagnosis and treatment of GERD are important because the disease, in addition to the proble... Read More


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