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Cancer breakthrough: Exercise may stop disease in its tracks

Forget bedrest, research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has shown exercise may be a key weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. Exercise causes muscles to secrete proteins called myokines into our blood – and researchers from ECU’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute have learned these myokines can suppress tumour growth and even help actively […]

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Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer’s disease pathology

Fenchol, a natural compound abundant in some plants including basil, can help protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease pathology, a preclinical study led by University of South Florida Health (USF Health) researchers suggests. The new study published in the Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, discovered a sensing mechanism associated with the gut microbiome that explains how […]

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Nasal Drugs Show Promise for Slowing Parkinson’s Disease Progression in Lab Study

Potential new treatments for Parkinson’s disease developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center have shown success in slowing progression of the disease in mice. In a study published in Nature Communications, Rush researchers found that two different peptides (chains of amino acids) helped slow the spread of alpha-synuclein, a protein that occurs in abnormal […]

Spouses Really Are Together in Sickness and in Health

A couple’s health is surprisingly intertwined according to a recent cohort study that looked at Dutch and Japanese marriages. The study discovered that spouses have a high degree of commonality in not only lifestyle habits, but body shape, blood pressure, and even incidences of some diseases. When it comes to marriage, the adage “birds of […]

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How therapy, not pills, can nix chronic pain and change the brain

As many as one in five Americans suffer from chronic pain, an often intractable problem that costs the country more than $600 billion in treatments and lost work-time and has helped fuel a deadly opioid epidemic. But new CU Boulder research, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry Original Investigation, provides some of the strongest […]