News tagged with common diseases

Periodontitis: The underestimated danger

According to information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), periodontitis is one of the most frequent and underestimated common diseases worldwide. Although the loss of every second tooth is attributable ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Studies of the bioactive compounds found in apples aim to uncover compounds that have an ability to prevent or alter the risk of serious ailments such as diabetes and heart disease.

Mar 26, 2013
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'Healthier hormones' through diet and exercise

Weight loss—by dietary changes alone or combined with physical exercise—has a positive impact on the production of adipose tissue hormones: Adipose tissue produces less leptin but, instead, more adiponectin, which counteracts ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Biostatisticians identify genes linked to heart disease

Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered. Now researchers at the ...

Feb 06, 2013
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