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‘Superhero’ vaccine based on Olympic athlete DNA could provide ‘body-wide genetic upgrade’

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Jun 26, 2021 … Stanford prof says treatment would offer long-term protection against heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other health conditions. STANFORD, Calif. — A groundbreaking “superhero” vaccine inspired by the DNA code of Olympic athletes could help transform society over the next decade, a top genetic scientist claims. The vaccine would provide lifelong protection against three of the top…

‘Life-changing’ inflatable implants may cure severe back pain without need for surgery

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Jun 26, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, England — Back problems plague millions of people around the world and for many it seems like surgery feels inevitable. And even then, there’s no guarantee the problem will dissipate. But there may be a new, less invasive road to relief. Scientists have created an inflatable spinal cord implant that could cure severe back…

ALS discovery: New form of disease found in children as young as 4

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Jun 14, 2021 … BETHESDA, Md. — Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) typically attacks the neurological function of people in their 50s or 60s. However, a recent study has discovered a new, slow-developing form of the disease which attacks toddlers instead. While the news is frightening for any parent, researchers with the National Institutes of Health add they have also…

Stressful presidential elections could significantly worsen heart health for voters

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May 23, 2021 … CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Donald Trump’s contentious 2016 presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton may have done more than rile the emotions of voters on both sides of the aisle. According to new research, abnormal heart rhythms almost doubled after the election among vulnerable patients. The figure is based on people in the U.S. with implanted…

Some Omega-3 supplements shouldn’t be recommended by doctors, may do more harm than good

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May 17, 2021 … SALT LAKE CITY — Fish oil pills are one of the most popular dietary supplements, particularly because they support better brain and heart health. But could some supplements be worse for your heart than believed? According to a new study, some Omega-3 supplements actually do more harm than good. Scientists at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart…

Doctors warn 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure taking medications that could make it worse

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May 08, 2021 … BOSTON — If you’ve got high blood pressure, doctors are issuing a new warning that may have you checking your medicine cabinet. One in five adults with high blood pressure are taking medications, such as ibuprofen, that could be making the problem worse, according to a new study. Patients are being urged to routinely review…

Fish oil supplements for heart health may actually lead to higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder

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Apr 29, 2021 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Fish oil is the world’s most popular supplements, with many believing it’s vital for improving heart health. However, a new study finds they may actually be having the opposite effect. Researchers have discovered a link between fish oil and higher risks for the most common heart rhythm disorder — atrial fibrillation.…

Younger adults need at least 5 hours of exercise a week to avoid high blood pressure later on

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Apr 15, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Most people naturally start to slow down a bit as they get older. Even a 30-year-old probably doesn’t have the same pep they did at 20 years-old. Now, a new study is providing more motivation keep those muscles pumping, regardless of your age. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco say…

Scientists uncover clues to cause of mystery illness leaving people blind, deaf, and paralyzed

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Apr 02, 2021 … YORK, United Kingdom — The notion of becoming blind, deaf, or paralyzed is a terrifying one. Functional neurological disorder (FND) is known to cause such symptoms in sufferers. Making matters worse, doctors and scientists have been absolutely puzzled as to what causes FND. That is, up until now. Researchers from the University of York say…