A Protective Shield against the Heavy Metal Uranium

The glutathione molecule aids in cellular resilience

Lung Cancer

Middle aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

A lung cancer cell. image: Read more at Younger patients – aged 50 to 64 – are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according ... Full story

Eating Disorders

With Food, Similar Substitutes Are Less Satisfying

Sometimes the one thing we want isn’t available and we have to settle for second best—instead of picking the closest substitute, new research suggests we’d be better off picking a ... Full story

Female Reproductive

Study shows that some, but not all, premenstrual symptoms are linked with inflammation

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Certain premenstrual symptoms, such as mood changes, breast pain and abdominal cramps, are linked with inflammation, but headache is not, according to new research from UC Davis ... Full story

Genetics and Birth Defects

Chemical Exacerbates Bacterial Infection, Important For Cystic Fibrosis

A naturally produced chemical exacerbates infection by a common bacteria, rendering the infection significantly harder for the body to clear, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell ... Full story


Keeping track of the flu keeps the nation on track

Fever, coughs and fatigue have a major impact on our nation’s health and productivity: last year 20,000 people who participated in an online FluTracking program took a combined total of ... Full story

Metabolic Problems

Study Finds Restricting Certain Amino Acids Improves Metabolic Health

Madison, Wisconsin - Humans and mice seem to agree: not only do low-protein diets show significant health benefits, but protein quality matters as much as amount. ... Full story


Type 1 Diabetes: New Chance for an Old Active Agent

Neuherberg - Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have shown in an animal model that bezafibrate influences type 1 diabetes positively. The molecule improves the hepatic mitochondrial function and attenuates ... Full story


Men likely to gain weight after losing jobs prior to retirement

ANN ARBOR—People who lose their jobs late in their careers are at risk of gaining weight—especially men, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

Oral and Dental Health

Men Need Less Sedative Than Women During Oral Surgery

Anesthesia Progress – The stress that oral surgery patients experience during a procedure can cause elevated heart rates and blood pressure during operations. To avoid these side effects, surgeons often ... Full story

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