The Little Gene that Could
The protein known as SIRT1 -- known for its life-spanning effects -- has been shown to inhibit prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN), which often prefigures prostate cancer.
Removing or inhibiting the enzyme 12-lipoxygenase might prevent or help treat ischemic retinopathy by delaying the growth of blood vessels in the retina.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Have you saved a life this month? It's not too late. January is Blood Donor Month, so find your local donation center, hold out your arm and look the other direction.
How Long to Suckle?
In 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that mothers exclusively breast feed their babies for the first six months. However, a new review disputes the WHO recommendation.
Just a Few More Steps
As most people know, plenty of exercise is likely to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes. Yet, a new study finds that simply increasing the amount of steps taken each day will also reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
In the Comfort of Your Own Home
New findings show that home-based dialysis may suit some kidney transplant failure patients.
Some Patients Are Saying No to Drugs
Some heart attack patients are not taking their medications, thus putting themselves at greater risk of hospitalization and death.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Thyroid
With so much of the medical-news spotlight devoted to heart disease, cancer and mental health, who gives much thought to the thyroid, that little butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck?
A chemical substance injected into mice has decreased their "fear conditioning" response and may be a viable option to help people overcome post-traumatic stress.
Why Smoking Calms Schizophrenia
Smoking may actually have a positive affect on brain function in people with schizophrenia, prompting scientists to study the brain receptors influenced by nicotine.