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Medical News Today: What are the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:00:00 PST
Side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There may also be no side effects at all. Learn more about the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine here.
Medical News Today: Does biotin help with psoriasis?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST
Some people use supplements of biotin, or vitamin B-7, to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, risks, and alternatives to biotin for psoriasis.
Medical News Today: What are the best hepatitis C drugs?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST
Hepatitis C medications include Epclusa, Daklinsa, and Mavyret. The most effective medications may vary depending on the type of hepatitis C virus a person has. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:00:00 PST
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment.
Medical News Today: ALS: A new therapy may be in sight
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:00:00 PST
New research, led by Harvard scientists, identifies a novel potential therapeutic target for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Medical News Today: Could bone broth boost heart health?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:00:00 PST
Bone broth is currently enjoying a boost in popularity. A recent study tests whether it contains peptides that support a healthy cardiovascular system.
Medical News Today: How certain bacteria protect us against flu
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
A new study concludes that some of the species of bacteria in our airways, called the respiratory microbiome, can protect us against the influenza virus.
Medical News Today: Treating a chalazion at home
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: 1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:00:00 PST
Records of 19.2 million privately insured people show that 23.2 percent of antibiotic prescription fills in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate.
Medical News Today: What to know about psoriasis remission
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:00:00 PST
Psoriasis symptoms tend to come and go in periods of flares and remission. In this article, we discuss what to expect from psoriasis remission and how to prevent or reduce psoriasis flares.
Medical News Today: Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:00:00 PST
Tamanu oil is a traditional remedy for various skin conditions. In this article, we look at the effectiveness of tamanu oil for treating psoriasis. We also consider the other uses and possible risks of this oil and provide alternative natural treatment options.
Medical News Today: What to know about hepatitis E
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:00:00 PST
Hepatitis E is a viral infection that causes liver damage and inflammation. Its symptoms can include fever, nausea, and fatigue. Treatment tends to involve rest and making some dietary changes. Learn more about hepatitis E here.
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of oregano oil?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:00:00 PST
Oregano oil is a concentrated liquid that contains two main compounds: carvacrol and thymol. This oil is not as concentrated as oregano essential oil. The compounds have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Learn about the possible benefits here.
Medical News Today: How to burn more fat naturally
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST
Losing weight requires a person to eat fewer calories than their body burns. This typically involves eating less and exercising more. However, some foods and supplements may stimulate the metabolism to naturally burn more fat. Learn more about natural fat burners here.
Medical News Today: Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer's disease
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:00:00 PST
A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer's. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain.
Medical News Today: Is corn healthful?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:00:00 PST
The internet is full of conflicting advice about corn, with some health sites and bloggers claiming that it is bad for health. However, there is no evidence to support this. In moderation, corn can form a healthful part of most people's diets. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: 7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:00:00 PST
The guidelines that the American Heart Association (AHA) issued for maintaining cardiovascular health may also reduce the risk of diabetes.
Medical News Today: How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PST
Dogs could help people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition, a new study shows. Specially trained canines can 'sniff out' blood sugar levels.
Medical News Today: The best cancer-fighting foods
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:00:00 PST
Cancer-fighting foods include apples, berries, and fatty fish. These foods may help prevent cancer and promote general health. Learn more about the best cancer-fighting foods here.
Medical News Today: Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for health?
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:00:00 PST
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common probiotic that is available as a dietary supplement and is an ingredient in yogurts and other fermented foods. Research suggests that consuming this probiotic can support digestion and prevent or treat a number of conditions. Learn more here.