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Moderate exercise may help people cope with anxiety and stress for an extended period of time post-workout.
University of North Carolina (US) team reports that a relatively small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number of diseases.
Large-scale Danish study reports that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a markedly higher risk of heart attack as well as early death.
Researchers created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed of peptides that may serve as a drug delivery system to safely treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases
Purple corn anthocyanins inhibit multiple pathways involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy, a common cause of end-stage kidney disease.
The number of obese adults, related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in the United States over the next 20 years.
Consuming 1 serving of low-fat diet yogurt every 3 days may lower the risk of incident hypertension (high blood pressure).
Being stressed on the job associates with nearly a 25% increased risk of coronary heart disease, reports a meta-analysis of large-scale European study data.
Meta-analysis reaffirms that acupuncture provides more relief from various types of chronic pain than does usual care and should be considered a valid therapeut
High noise levels can put people at-risk of annoyance as well as sleep disturbance, both of which can have serious health consequences.
German team reports that DNA methylation is altered by acute stress, thereby affecting the activity of genes.
A shorter length of telomeres associated with a 21% increased risk of dementia.
The erosion of protective telomere caps, with subsequent enzymatic activation, promotes the ability of prostate cancer cells to become more deadly.
Research has shown that it is possible to favorably modify a gene with a strong link to heart disease by eating a diet containing plenty of fruit and vegtables.
Researchers have uncovered 3 genes that significantly increase the risk of developing melanoma.
King's College (UK) team identifies a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol that may be the "master regulator" gene that controls the behavior of other genes
Eight genes that control levels of the hormone DHEAS, thought to play a key role in longevity, have been identified by a international group of scientists.
Short telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, may predispose people to age-related diabetes.
Parental history of heart attack trumps traditional risk factors in predicting a person’s odds of having a myocardial infarction.
European team reports that a daily cup of coffee helps to minimize the oxidative damage to DNA.
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51. Hormone Health for Women: Estrogen & Progesterone
Replenishing the hormones that decline in menopause may help alleviate some of its symptoms. For these women, either combination hormone replacement therapy (HRT, as estrogen with progesterone) or estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) may be appropriate.
As part of a hormone replacement program for menopause, estrogen has been shown in clinical studies to:
• Replenish bone density
• Reduce coronary artery disease and risk of heart attack...