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Medical News Today: Hard, not soft, plaque buildup may predict risk of heart attack

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries, leading to hardened, narrow, or even blocked arteries. The damage caused by atherosclerosis may contribute to a range of cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary heart disease or peripheral ...

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Medical News Today: Eating fruits and vegetables may lower women's stress risk

New research provides yet another reason to include fruits and vegetables in the diet, after finding that eating up to seven servings per day can lower the risk of psychological stress for middle-aged women. Researchers say that moderate intake of ...

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Medical News Today: Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

In almost all cases where prostate cancer spreads to other areas of the body, the disease spreads to the bone first. In a new study, researchers reveal the discovery of an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells to invade bone. ...

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Medical News Today: Study reveals link between hypertension and brain changes in rats

Untreated high blood pressure can lead to a number of serious conditions, from kidney failure to a stroke or a heart attack. How does high blood pressure develop in the first place? Researchers investigate the physiological changes that accompany the ...

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Medical News Today: Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?

New treatments that prevent and alleviate autoimmune diseases may come from using red blood cells to carry disease-specific proteins that retrain the immune system. So concludes a study that shows such an approach works in mice with multiple sclerosis and ...

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Medical News Today: Protein HMGB1 may be the key to better asthma treatment

A new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, investigates a potential new approach to designing drugs for the treatment of asthma. Better interventions could be on the horizon. With asthma cases on the rise, research looking ...

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Medical News Today: Propranolol: Uses, benefits, and side effects

Propranolol is a type of drug called a beta-blocker. It works by acting on the nerve impulses in specific areas of the body such as the heart. This causes the heart to beat slower and more steadily. There are some ...

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Medical News Today: Schirmer's test: What to expect with the dry eye test

Doctors use the Schirmer’s test to work out if a person’s eyes make enough tears to keep the eyes moist. If the eyes don’t produce enough moisture, a doctor may choose to treat the patient for dry eye. This article ...

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Medical News Today: Cholesterol levels by age: Differences and recommendations

Cholesterol levels vary by age, weight, and gender. Over time, a person’s body tends to produce more cholesterol, meaning that all adults should check their cholesterol levels regularly, ideally about every 4 to 6 years. Cholesterol is measured in ...

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Medical News Today: Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

Dry eyes are a very common eye affliction. The condition can be caused by many different factors. Dry eyes can be part of the aging process or a symptom of another disease. They can by caused by an overly ...

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