Cardiology

Heart disease beats breast cancer as the biggest killer

Breast cancer accounts for almost a third of all cancer cases reported in women. However advances in the treatment for breast cancer, and early detection, have improved the chances of survival from the disease. New research ...

Health

Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent

Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency - according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant infections: A new epidemic, and what you can do to help

(Medical Xpress)—Are you aware that colds, flu, most sore throats and bronchitis are caused by viruses? Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses and that using them for viral infections only decreases their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Superfood soy linked to reduction in smoker's lung damage risk

People who eat lots of soy products have better lung function and are less likely to develop the smoking-associated lung disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). A study published in BioMed Central's open access ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New potential to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is defined by emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis. It destroys the normal architecture of the lung and inhibits the mechanical aspects of breathing, which prevents necessary gas ...

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