Even with the ongoing debate about dietary sodium, hypertension and heart disease, salt still has a connection to high blood pressure. A new discovery sheds light on this critical connection.
If you enjoy a having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines?
Too often, cardiomyopathy goes undetected and untreated for too long. Scientists are working to change that.
These four discoveries made headlines in the past. Now, they’re poised to make a real impact on patient care in 2015 and beyond.
Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in almost every major disease. Find out why researchers spend so much time understanding it — and what you can do to prevent it now.
Painful digestive diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease are on the rise. Find out why researchers focus on the Western diet’s role in risk.
Marketers do it. Fundraisers do it. Smartphone apps do it. Now, scientists are turning to the power of the crowd to solve health’s biggest challenges.
Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.
We may be entering a postantibiotic era, where drug-resistant “superbugs” threaten our health and economy. Learn how science is fighting these superbugs.