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Category: Health

‘Normal’ blood sugar levels may not be so normal after all

A new study — conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California — reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise healthy people. Paying closer attention to these spikes could prevent diabetes and some of its complications. Over the course of a day, blood sugar levels may spike to diabetic and prediabetic […]

New multiple sclerosis culprit identified

It is still unclear what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research closes in on the faulty immune system mechanisms involved in the development of this condition. New research has identified another type of immune cell that may play a role in MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS), which is an autoimmune disease, causes the immune system to mistakenly attack myelin. […]

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its recurrence. Have researchers finally found the best vaccine against aggressive melanoma? Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, recently worked with experts from other institutions to develop a […]

How does alcohol cause cancer?

A new study looking at blood stem cells uncovered fresh details surrounding the mechanisms by which alcohol raises the risk of developing cancer. A new study unearths the details of cancer’s relationship with alcohol. Alcohol is known to raise the risk of no fewer than seven types of cancer. These are mouth, upper throat (pharynx), voice box (laryngeal), […]

Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young

New research has found that fasting triggers a molecule that can delay the aging of our arteries. The findings could help prevent age-related chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s. Scientists have discovered a new role for a molecule produced during fasting: it can keep our vascular system supple and young. The search […]