Diabetes: Why some anti-inflammatories may increase risk

Doctors prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs long or short term to treat a range of conditions from allergies to arthritis. But could some of these drugs actually increase the risk for another chronic condition diabetes? Share on PinterestRegular doses of gluc… [+2835 chars]

Is there a link between muscle mass and cardiovascular risk?

A new study has found a link between lower muscle mass and a higher risk of cardiovascular events at least in males aged 45 and over. This association, the research indicates, is valid even for males with no history of heart disease. Share on PinterestMuscle… [+3857 chars]

Which jobs affect women's heart health the most?

Some occupations are likely to affect female heart health more negatively than others, but which ones? This question is what one new study set out to answer. Share on PinterestFemales in some professions face a higher risk of developing heart health problem… [+4031 chars]

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease

As scientists delve deeper into the nature of Parkinson's, the more it appears that it is highly varied, suggesting numerous subtypes. A new review proposes that Parkinson's falls into one of two main categories, depending on whether it originates in the cent… [+4722 chars]

Late evening eating may compromise women's heart health

New research finds that eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health in women. Share on PinterestEating more of the day's calories after 6 p.m. is linked with poorer heart health in a new study. Evidence is accumulati… [+3518 chars]

How a virus might protect against skin cancer

Previously, scientists have linked the presence of human papillomavirus to an increased risk of certain cancers. In a surprising twist, the latest research finds that the virus might help defend against skin cancer. Share on PinterestScientists find that imm… [+3922 chars]

E-cigarettes just as, if not more, harmful than traditional cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes less harmful than conventional cigarettes that contain tobacco? From a cardiovascular point of view, at least, new research answers with a resounding "no." In fact, says one study author, "e-cigs may confer as much and potentially even more h… [+4116 chars]

Diet, body clock, hormones, and metabolism: What's the link?

Using mice, scientists have revealed for the first time how stress hormones control fat and sugar levels over a 24-hour cycle. In addition, they have shown that a high calorie diet can alter the time-sensitivity of metabolic cycles. Share on PinterestNew res… [+4902 chars]

How does temperature affect mental health?

According to a recent study, there is an association between hotter temperatures and an increase both in the number of hospital visits for mental health reasons and in suicide rates. Share on PinterestIncreasing temperatures may negatively affect mental heal… [+5706 chars]

What are the effects of lowering blood pressure targets?

In 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the threshold for what constitutes hypertension. However, what is the impact of this, and is implementing these new guidelines cost effective? Two new studies set out to investigate. Share on PinterestNew… [+6383 chars]