Genetics

Epigenetic changes and disease – what is the connection?

Previous research has shown that there is a connection between epigenetic changes and some of our common illnesses. But what does this connection mean? A new study shows that external factors, such as lifestyle aspects, often ...

Cardiology

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

IgE allergy testing improves atopic dermatitis outcomes

(HealthDay)—Identification of allergens by immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing improves outcomes in atopic dermatitis, according to a study published online June 20 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease (Update)

A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer's disease in people who carry the ApoE4 gene, a leading risk factor for the memory-erasing disease, indicates a new USC study.

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