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Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Can the human body adapt to fit different environments? Sea nomad people from Southeast Asia testify to humans' versatility and endurance.
Medical News Today: What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.
Medical News Today: How to beat psoriasis at its own game
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS.
Medical News Today: How can you unblock your ear?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT
A clogged ear can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be a buildup of wax or caused by a cold or sinus infection. Thankfully, many cases of a clogged ear can be treated with some simple home remedies. These include ear irrigation, steam inhalation, or simply ear drops. Learn about home remedies plus what not to do.
Medical News Today: What causes mucus in the chest?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:00 PDT
Mucus in the chest can cause discomfort and symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, sleep difficulties, and a sore throat. We describe simple, natural home remedies that can help to relieve mucus and inflammation in the chest. Here, learn when to see a doctor and how to use steam and homemade vapor rubs effectively.
Medical News Today: What can you eat on a low-carb diet?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Lots of people try to lose weight by reducing their intake of carbohydrates. To ensure the diet is a success, it is essential to understand what carbs you can and cannot eat. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and how to incorporate exercise. This article outlines some of the essential low-carb diet tips here.
Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A new study reveals that certain blood pressure drugs are linked with a high risk of pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal women.
Medical News Today: Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT
To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.
Medical News Today: Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations.
Medical News Today: Eight benefits of avocado oil for the skin
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00 PDT
Cooking with avocado oil has many well-known advantages, but the oil can also benefit the skin. Here, we look at the research behind its many healing properties. Learn how avocado oil can soothe burns, reduce dandruff, moisturize the face, and reduce inflammation. We also describe the best ways to apply it to the skin.
Medical News Today: Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 PDT
There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed.
Medical News Today: How do you get rid of a butt rash?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A butt rash is common in babies, but adults can get them too. They have many causes, and sometimes the rash is accompanied by an itchy or painful feeling. Treatment depends on the type of rash, but most respond well to home remedies. Learn more about the most effective home remedies and how to prevent butt rashes here.
Medical News Today: Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain.
Medical News Today: Do feminine hygiene products actually lead to a higher risk of infection?
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Many women may view using intimate hygiene products, such as washes or wipes, as a necessity. But new research suggests that they may, in fact, be harmful.
Medical News Today: Ways to stop heart palpitations
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.
Medical News Today: How long can a person live with congestive heart failure?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease that causes the heart to weaken, making it difficult to pump blood around the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms, stages, and life expectancy of congestive heart failure. We also look at treatment options, including lifestyle changes and surgery.
Medical News Today: Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:00 PDT
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.
Medical News Today: How to relieve fibromyalgia pain
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain. The pain caused by fibromyalgia may be treated with specific pain relief drugs, or with natural methods, such as acupuncture and exercise. In this article, learn about scientifically proven methods to improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms.
Medical News Today: New drug halves previously untreatable migraine attacks
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT
A new compound, called erenumab, was found to be successful in treating migraines for which other treatments had previously failed.
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that eating breakfast later may drive a preference for late rising and retiring, which is linked to higher BMI in type 2 diabetes.