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Daily Aspirin Use Links with Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

Daily Aspirin Use Links with Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests that regular use of aspirin can effectively reduce pancreatic cancer risk by 50%.

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Tight Jeans? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Tight Jeans? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Contrary to the first hypothesis about the increased prevalence of obesity and type two diabetes, humans did not evolve to increase fat storage. More likely, the recent rise in metabolic diseases results from epigenetic factors and the gut microbiome.

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Blast to the Past: Mapping Malaria’s Past

Blast to the Past: Mapping Malaria’s Past

An international team of researchers used blood slides from the 1940s to analyze a parasite that causes malaria. Despite the limitations of the sample, the team, led by Carles Lalueza-Fox of Spain, produced genetic data that may provide insights into malaria’s behavior and migratory patterns.

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Alumni Profile: Dr. Ralph Greco, M.D. ‘68

Alumni Profile: Dr. Ralph Greco, M.D. ‘68

Dr. Ralph Greco is a talented Yale alumnus helping to create healthier physicians.

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Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s

Antibodies Against Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Biogen may have discovered how to harness the human immune system’s own disease-fighting capabilities to create a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Book Review: Patient H.M.

Book Review: Patient H.M.

Luke Dittrich’s new book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, introduces a welcome complexity into simplistic understandings of medical ethics.

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Q&A: What causes Pruney Fingers?

Q&A: What causes Pruney Fingers?

You may remember staring at your hands after a bath as a little kid, intrigued by how your small, smooth hands had transformed into a wrinkled pair. “Look Mom, I have Grandma’s hands,” you might have said. For centuries, “pruney

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Q&A: Does Cupping Work?

Q&A: Does Cupping Work?

After the Rio Olympics, interest in cupping, a traditional Chinese therapy, spiked. Many sufferers of chronic pain, often those with immune, metabolic, or cardiovascular disease, are trying cupping therapy, and some are even reporting positive results. Although different methods of

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Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

Wouldn’t it be nice if killing lung cancer cells was as easy as flipping a switch? As it turns out, effectively targeting these cells is more like a dimmer rather than a switch, but it can be done, according to

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The Flu Season Cravings Paradox

The Flu Season Cravings Paradox

As winter settles in, perhaps the only seasonal “foods” more iconic than hot chocolate and s’mores are cough drops and tea. Why do some people want to weather colds holding steaming bowls of comforting soup, while others suffer queasy stomachs

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