Medical research

Racing the clock to help young patients with old hearts

Children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes premature aging, die in their teens of ailments that are common in octogenarians: heart failure and stroke. Kan Cao, a University of Maryland assistant professor of cell ...

HIV & AIDS

Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with "good and bad" bacteria, think they may be able to better identify ...

Oncology & Cancer

A prudent approach to sun

Dermatologist Joshua Fox's goal is to keep patients safe from sun damage that can -- in extremes -- lead to skin cancer. But he realizes that often means striking a balance with patients.

Cardiology

Hot pepper compound could help hearts

The food that inspires wariness is on course for inspiring even more wonder from a medical standpoint as scientists today reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect ...

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