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Beer May Be Bad For The Prostate

St. Patrick’s Day is here, and men better be careful. Researchers say that drinking one pint of beer a day could raise the risk of prostate cancer.

Vegetarians And Cancer: Study Yields Surprising Data

There's something refreshing about experimental results that don't agree with researcher hypothesis. It gives scientists more credibility if once in awhile things don't go as they assume. But in the case of a recent British study on diet and cancer, the results just seem weird.

Mushrooms And Green Tea Combined May Considerably Lower Breast Cancer Risk

According to new research, eating mushrooms daily may cut breast cancer risk by two-thirds.

If You're At High Risk For Heart Attack, Stay Out Of Traffic

Whether you are driving or taking a bus, heavy traffic sucks. It’s irritating, aggravating, exasperating and now, we find it really is debilitating. A German study found that heart attack victims are three times more likely to have been in heavy traffic within an hour before having the attack.

Blood Test Developed To Predict Frontotemporal Dementia

Researchers worldwide are now looking at possible relationships between progranulin production and other neurodegenerative diseases. As well, they are looking for potential cures for FTD; there are none at this time. However, a group of researchers at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) has developed a simple blood test to check for progranulin amounts in the blood which would predict FTD.

Severe Depression Can Really Break A Woman's Heart

A new study has shown that very bad depression can break a healthy woman’s heart.

Beaded Ring Around Esophagus May Prevent GERD: The LINKS™ System

You may never have heard of GERD. It's an acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease; it's also known as acid reflux disease. It means that contents of your stomach re-enter your esophagus after you eat. GERD can cause serious problems in your esophagus, leading to Barrett's Esophagus, and possibly to esophageal cancer. That is why a successful trial of the LINX™ System is important.

Wine: A Glass A Day Can Reduce Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. today. In thirty years, esophageal cancer has grown 500 percent! But the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has discovered that certain diets and a glass of wine can curtail the risk of a precursor to esophageal cancer, called Barrett’s Esophagus.

Japan's Golden Age Seniors Get Smaller Silver Cups

In 1963 it was a rare and special thing for a Japanese citizen to reach the exalted age of 100. The government of the day decided to congratulate its annual crop of elderly centenarians - all 153 of them - with a lovely sterling silver cup in a crafted wood presentation box. Fast-forward 45 years and the cash-strapped government is groaning under the weight of nearly 20,000 golden agers hitting their 100th year. DOH!

Blood Pressure Monitor Wins International Product Design Awards

If you need advice on which home medical device you should use to take your blood pressure, look no further than the iF 2009 Gold Award presented to Omron Healthcare today for its Elite 7300 Blood Pressure Monitor. The Omron Elite 7300 also won the Universal Design Consumer Favorite Award of 2008.

Slim Rings Make You Toe the Line to Lose Weight

Slim Rings slip around your toes, forcing you to walk with a different posture that makes your thigh & belly muscles work harder - and burn fat faster.

Study Finds That Many Diets Are Effective In Weight Loss

People are always searching for the best or fastest weight loss plan. While some may say that one diet plan is better than another, researchers have found that there are many diets out there that are effective in weight loss.

Disco Ball Hat: Get Your Party On and Dance the Night Away

Some of us of a certain age may have fond memories of the Disco era.  Others, well, not so much.  But whether you loved Disco or hated it, this isn't your average, run-of-the-mill hat! 

Snore Much? Here's A "Side Solution Pillow"

If you or your special other has a problem snoring, here's a new pillow that may help that. It's the Side Solution Pillow!

Seeing Red? Study Finds That Anger May Kill You

Have you ever been so mad that veins start popping out in your head? Researchers have found that anger and other high emotions may trigger deadly heart rhythms in certain people.

Predicting Heart Attack Risk

New studies conducted by researchers at the University of California at Irvine Heart Disease Prevention Program in conjunction with researchers at the Framingham Heart Study indicate that systolic blood pressure values alone are not the best indicators of heart attack risk.

Don't Go Bump In The Night! Get Stair Lights

First Street carries a pretty neat set of Stair Lights that come in a kit with a light for each step and they are pretty high tech!

Good Enzyme, Bad Enzyme: Getting Closer To Alzheimer's Prevention?

In what could be a very significant discovery regarding the biochemistry of alpha-secretase in protecting our brains from Alzheimer's disease, biochemical researchers at Germany's Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz were able to determine more about what function the enzyme plays. Implications could lead to more effective treatments (and possibly prevention).

Is The Recession Good For Your Sex Life?

We may have love in our hearts this Valentine's Day, but will it translate into sexual desire? That depends, according to Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher. In a recession, generally two trends occur.

Medtronic Reveal XT™ Implant Lets Doctors Monitor Heartbeats Remotely

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of its Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). The medical device is a way for doctors to monitor patients with heart arrhythmias through the Medtronic Carelink® Network.