Cardiomyopathy is sometimes referred to as an “enlarged heart,” because the main sign is a heart muscle that has become thicker and more rigid. Bigger muscles might be what athletes want in their arms and legs. But a bigger heart isn’t a good thing, as it actually becomes weaker rather
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Getting a cancer diagnosis is distressing enough, but for some people, concerns about treating the cancer with chemotherapy can be equally as troubling.
A woman might worry about how chemotherapy for breast cancer may cause hair loss or otherwise alter her appearance. Or a man might be concerned about how chemotherapy
Study Finds Dementia Declined by 24 percent
As the population ages, the expectation is that dementia will increase. Dementia can take many forms, from the most commonly known Alzheimer’s disease, to the lesser known forms of vascular and Lewy body dementias. Regardless of type, the burden of dementia is formidable on
For years, scientists have puzzled over why more males develop cancer than females: In some cancers, the ratio is two to one higher in males than females. Males carry about a 20 percent higher risk than females of developing cancer, which results in 153,000 new additional cases of cancer in
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New Cause of High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease Discovered: Phosphate-Rich Foods
Another way to protect yourself from cardiovascular disease: monitor your intake of certain phosphate-rich foods, according to a study in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. Nearly every food contains some phosphate.
Foods high in protein, like meat, poultry, and eggs,
One Aspect of Melanoma Decoded; May Lead to Future Treatment.
The rapid spread of melanoma is due to cancer cells’ ability to “read” different genes and use them to further their growth and spread (metastasis), according to a new study by a team of Swiss scientists. The researchers, headed by Professor
Imagine being cured of cancer, only to learn the treatment that saved your life caused you to develop heart failure. Or perhaps your risk factors for heart disease spiral out of control when you begin chemotherapy. More concerning: What if your doctor suggests you stop your cancer treatment because it’s
Q: Is grape seed extract beneficial for my health?
A: Grape seed extract—the ground-up seeds of grapes—are naturally high in proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that defend against free radical damage of cells and may help prevent chronic diseases. Preliminary studies have shown that grape seed extract shows promise in maintaining blood vessel
Advances in medical, radiation, and surgical treatments are extending the lives of many women with breast cancer. But as survival rates increase and more and more women live longer, they also face the possibility of experiencing delayed side effects from their cancer treatments. Among these potential side effects is lymphedema,