Featured Health News from Medical News Today
Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men, who typically experience different symptoms than women. In this article, we cover the signs and symptoms of heart disease that may occur ahead of a heart attack or other severe complication. We also explain treatment options for the different stages of heart disease.
Medical News Today: Brain tingling sensation 'ASMR' may benefit health
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT
New research investigates, for the first time, the physiological and psychological benefits of the autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) phenomenon.
Medical News Today: A color-coded guide to vaginal discharge
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Vaginal discharge often changes colors, depending on the time of the menstrual cycle. Some colors indicate that the area is healthy, while others can signal an infection or a hormonal imbalance. In this article, we provide a color-coded guide to vaginal discharge. Learn what the colors show and when to see a doctor.
Medical News Today: Hypervitaminosis A: What to know
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis A and possible complications here.
Medical News Today: Highly empathic people have a unique view of music
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A study using brain scanning technology concludes that music activates different brain areas for people who demonstrate higher levels of empathy.
Medical News Today: What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope.
Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely.
Medical News Today: How horses perceive and respond to human emotion
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT
A new study shows, for the first time, that horses read and respond to human emotions by integrating the facial expressions with their tone of voice.
Medical News Today: Can dehydration affect pregnancy?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Dehydration is more common during pregnancy than at other times. This is because the body has an increased demand for water. Dehydration can be dangerous for the mother and baby, so it is important to pay attention to the early warning signs of dehydration during pregnancy and to learn how you can prevent dehydration.
Medical News Today: How to get debris out of your eye
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:00:00 PDT
Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person’s eye, they should see a doctor.
Medical News Today: Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:00 PDT
People with psoriasis can dye their hair safely. However, there are factors to consider before, during, and after applying the dye. In this article, learn about the risks, and seven tips developed to help people with psoriasis to dye their hair safely. We also describe how to prevent flare-ups on the scalp.
Medical News Today: What to know about cramps on birth control
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Doctors often prescribe birth control to help reduce cramps, so are cramps on birth control normal? Pelvic pain may be common as the body adjusts to hormonal medications, but these symptoms should lessen over time. In this article, learn about which birth control methods can cause cramps and how to relieve symptoms.
Medical News Today: New 'potential target' for cancer therapy found
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A protein that causes cancer cells to release tiny bags of proteins and molecules that help tumor progression may be a new treatment target, a study says.
Medical News Today: The clitoris: What is there to know about this mystery organ?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:00 PDT
How much do you know about the clitoris? Why is it so often shrouded in mystery? Read this Spotlight to learn more about the female genital organ.
Medical News Today: Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:00 PDT
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Medical News Today: Which treatments work for stretch marks?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:00:00 PDT
Stretch marks are common during periods of sudden growth. While they often fade over time, they can be permanent. Some people try to reduce the appearance of these marks at home using creams or lotions, herbal remedies, self-tanner, or hyaluronic acid. Here, we explore the evidence behind popular methods.
Medical News Today: Can you treat baby ear infection without antibiotics?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Babies and young children are more prone to ear infections than adults. However, unless the infection is severe or present in a very young infant, antibiotics are often not necessary. Here, we look at what ear infections are and how to treat the symptoms at home while the baby’s natural defenses fight the infection.
Medical News Today: Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:00:00 PDT
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor.
Medical News Today: How four cups of coffee might protect the heart
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key.
Medical News Today: What causes internal vibrations?
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments of internal vibrations.