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Eating Variety of Nuts Linked to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts appear to be a heart's best friend

Fans of peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts have something to be excited about. People who eat nuts regularly have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular or coronary heart disease than those who don’t, according to a study published recently in … Continue reading

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Poliovirus Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment

Researchers are moving closer to understanding how the virus works

Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have used a modified poliovirus to fight cancer cells. The experimental therapy uses the polio virus to stimulate an immune response, which prevents the cancer cells from “hiding” from the immune system. The therapy has … Continue reading

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Rapamycin Could Help Address Neurologic Damage Associated with Aging

Research shows the compound can help reduce cellular senescence

A study recently published in the medical journal, Aging Cell, outlines how a compound known as rapamycin may help to suppress neurological damage. This research could lead to new therapeutic approaches to address neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. … Continue reading

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Why Aging Might Become a Thing of the Past

Scientists have found a way to reverse aging in mice and rejuvenate their cells.

With the aftermath of the holiday season still sliding off of my shoulders, I vaguely recall the conversations of my older relatives around the dinner table.  Each story began with the familiar phrase, “I remember when I was your age,” … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Statins Are Linked To Reduction In Cancer Mortality Rates

Researchers call for clinical trials to evaluate the effect of blood-thinning statin drugs on cancer patients

A study carried out by scientists at Aston Medical School in Birmingham indicates that cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could significantly reduce mortality rates among cancer patients.  Researchers analyzed health records of nearly one million cancer patients admitted to hospitals … Continue reading

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Type 3 Diabetes?

Scientists have found a strong connection between insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have long known that there is a strong correlation between diabetes and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. People living with diabetes have an incidence of Alzheimer’s that is roughly twice that of the general population, and they tend to show … Continue reading

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