Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs.

Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and Humira, and which might be the most appropriate, here.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
If a mother eats a high-fat diet, this can have a negative effect on the health of her offspring – right down to her great-grandchildren. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at ETH Zurich from a study with mice. Mothers’ eating habits not only affect their children and grandchildren, but also their great-grandchildren.
In heart failure, the heart is unable to pump blood effectively throughout the body. One key factor in the development of this condition is calcium dysregulation. A newly discovered molecule that may be able to address this issue could become the next therapeutic target for this heart condition.

The heart can contract, relax, and pump blood through the veins effectively, partly due to a process called "calcium cycling." This process allows calcium to circulate in and out of cells.

This cycle is sometimes impaired by a person's age, which can also affect the rate or potency with which the heart muscle pumps out blood.

Calcium dysregulation may therefore lead to the development of heart failure.
With at least two flu-related deaths reported in North Carolina in the past several weeks, state officials are urging the public to get vaccinated before the flu season becomes serious.

They’re hoping to avoid a repeat of last flu season, when 391 people in North Carolina died, the most flu deaths since the state started tracking them in 2009.

Nationally, flu deaths also broke records, claiming more than 80,000 lives. The majority of those who died were over age 65, according to estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Wake County has already had one flu-related death, that of Wake County school board member Kathy Hartenstine, 68, who unexpectedly died last month. Hartenstine’s family said her death was caused by flu-related complications.

Another flu-related death, that of an older Buncombe County resident, was reported this month by that county’s medical director.
We've all heard that a glass of wine a day is good for you.

But a new study says that for most of us, that may not be true.

Researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, found a daily drink increased the risk of premature death by a fifth, no matter how old you are.
Causes of breast cancer include lifestyle factors and inherited factors. Knowing breast cancer risk factors can help you in your efforts to avoid the disease.
In a report released Friday, the World Health Organization announced that alcohol contributed to more than 3 million deaths in 2016. Of these deaths, 28 percent were due to injuries, 21 percent due to digestive disorders, and 19 percent due to cardiovascular diseases.
Europeans are healthier and living longer compared to five years ago, according to the European health report published Wednesday.

However, the study by the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that smoking and rising obesity could reverse the gains if left unchecked, and revealed "significant" discrepancies between countries with the highest and lowest life expectancy.
Prostate cancer is described as the most common, non-skin cancer in America. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death. 1 out of every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. We take a look at the causes, symptoms, screenings, and treatments for this deadly disease.

Read more at: https://www.wjbf.com/featured/the-means-report/prostate-cancer-signs-symptoms-and-facts-every-man-should-know/1432140460
Money has poured into Alzheimer's research, but until very recently not much of it went toward investigating infection in causing dementia. A million dollar prize may lead more scientists to try.
Money has poured into Alzheimer's research, but until very recently not much of it went toward investigating infection in causing dementia. A million dollar prize may lead more scientists to try.
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that cancer cells in mice and humans can use to spread from organ to organ. The lymphatic vessels play an unexpectedly active role in this process. These vessels transport tissue fluids and also play an important role in the body’s immune system, according to recent research results.