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Mediterranean diet may reduce chance of frailty, according to new study

A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet may prevent frailty. Defined as a recognizable state of increased vulnerability resulting from a decline in function across multiple physiological systems, frailty affects 10–15% older adults, and leads to other health issues. Although the general benefits of […]

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Researchers look at space between nerves and tumor cells to identify most aggressive oral cancers

One of the most terrifying aspects of cancer is its unpredictability: Some cancerous tumors are cured by treatment, while others shrink with treatment only to return later. A new University of Michigan study identifies a feature in cancer that could help pinpoint treatment-resistant tumors when they are diagnosed, so oncologists know to treat aggressively from […]

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Researchers investigate new approach to treatment of deadly kidney cancer

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have linked resistance to treatment for a deadly form of kidney cancer to low mitochondrial content in the cell. When the researchers increased the mitochondrial content with an inhibitor, the cancer cells responded to the treatment. Their findings, which are published in Nature Metabolism, offer hope for more targeted […]

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What do you know about headaches?

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about headaches. Headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a viselike […]

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How does diabetes affect the heart?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 42 and recently was diagnosed with diabetes. My doctor said I could manage the condition with diet and exercise for now but suggested I follow up with a cardiologist. As far as I know, my heart is fine. What is the connection between diabetes and heart health? ANSWER: The number […]

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Enzalutamide is active in treating low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer

For patients with low- or intermediate-risk localized prostate cancer, enzalutamide monotherapy plus active surveillance (AS) is well tolerated and induces a significant treatment response compared with AS alone, according to a study published online June 16 in JAMA Oncology. Neal D. Shore, M.D., from the Carolina Urologic Research Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and […]

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New genetic associations in pediatric NAFLD affect both risk and severity

In a pair of overlapping studies, a diverse team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have deepened investigations into the genetic origins of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children, describing multiple gene variants (including some previously unknown) that contribute to the risk of developing NAFLD and […]