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Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: Existing drug may improve lung function
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
According to a recent study, a commonly used antifungal medication could be useful for treating lung infections related to cystic fibrosis.
Medical News Today: Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments.
Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research in human participants explores a novel intervention that aims to weaken traumatic memories and lessen their psychological impact.
Medical News Today: Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study investigates whether prescribing healthful food could, in time, save money and improve health. The results are surprising.
Medical News Today: What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:00:00 PDT
Cysts and boils are both lumps that appear under the skin. Although the symptoms are similar, the causes and treatments are different. Learn more about the differences between cysts and boils and how to identify each of them here.
Medical News Today: Can home remedies help regulate your period?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Certain home remedies and lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, can help people to regulate irregular periods. In this article, we look at home remedies that are backed by science, along with those that are not, such as eating turmeric and pineapple.
Medical News Today: What causes pain in the testicles?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:00:00 PDT
A range of medical conditions can cause testicular pain, from infections to testicular torsion, a medical emergency. Learn about these and other causes of pain in the testicles here.
Medical News Today: How to get rid of tonsil stones
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Tonsil stones occur when bacteria, food, and other debris collect in the folds of the tonsils. In this article, learn how to remove tonsil stones at home.
Medical News Today: 6 innovations from Future Healthcare 2019
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT
Medical News Today attended the Future Healthcare 2019 conference and exhibition. Here, we outline a handful of the innovations that piqued our interest.
Medical News Today: Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications.
Medical News Today: How sugary drinks can fuel and accelerate cancer growth
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 PDT
New research in mouse models reveals that consuming sugary drinks can boost the growth of cancer tumors, and it also explains the underlying mechanisms.
Medical News Today: Weight loss: 'Telling someone to improve their diet doesn't work'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Many doctors often only offer their patients generic advice about weight loss strategies. New research, however, shows that this approach is unsuccessful.
Medical News Today: Hot tea may raise esophageal cancer risk
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A new, large prospective study suggests that people who regularly drink very hot tea may raise their risk of developing esophageal cancer.
Medical News Today: Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:00:00 PDT
Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here.
Medical News Today: What are speech disorders?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Speech disorders affect a person's ability to produce sounds that create words, and they can make verbal communication more difficult. Types of speech disorder include stuttering, apraxia, and dysarthria. Learn more about speech disorders here.
Medical News Today: What to know about a bulging disc in the neck
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Potential causes of a bulging disc in the neck include being overweight and being inactive. Exercising may help. Learn more about bulging discs in the neck, including why they develop and how to soothe them, here.
Medical News Today: Is popcorn a healthy snack?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Popcorn can be a healthful food choice with a good nutritional profile, including fiber, protein, and vitamins. In this article, we look at the benefits and nutrition of popcorn, the healthiest ways to eat it, and how to make the most nutritious version of popcorn at home.
Medical News Today: How does tumor acidity help cancer spread?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT
A pH-probe helps scientists map acidity in tumors and see how acidification alters gene expression in ways that increase cancer's invasiveness and spread.
Medical News Today: Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A new study examines the link between gut bacteria, aging, and cardiovascular health. The authors conclude that 'the fountain of youth may lie in the gut.'
Medical News Today: Do people with Parkinson's disease smell different?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
With the help of a 'super smeller,' researchers conclude that those with Parkinson's disease smell subtly different. The results may aid earlier diagnosis.