Health

Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles in the body

Not only is smoking bad for your lungs, but new research shows that components in cigarette smoke directly damages your muscles. The research, published in The Journal of Physiology, indicates that smoking decreases the number ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Records point to drug-drug interaction

Daptomycin is an antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections. Statins are drugs prescribed on a long-term basis to prevent or reduce cardiovascular disease by lowering LDL-cholesterol.

Health

Use 'proper form' when practicing yoga

(HealthDay)—Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns.

Cardiology

Blood cancer gene could be key to preventing heart failure

A new study, published today in Circulation, shows that the gene Runx1 increases in damaged heart muscle after a heart attack. An international collaboration led by researchers from the University of Glasgow, found that mice ...

Cardiology

New way to detect heart damage caused by chemotherapy

The high-tech scanning techniques were enabled by funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and could reveal whether chemotherapy is damaging a person's heart before any symptoms appear.

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