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Medical News Today: Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the difference
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:00 PDT
The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks require immediate medical attention. Learn how to tell the difference here.
Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:00:00 PDT
Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs.
Medical News Today: What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PDT
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.
Medical News Today: 'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.
Medical News Today: Signs of concussion in children and toddlers
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. Parents and caregivers should be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of concussion in children and toddlers. In this article, we look at the warning signs, what to do if you think a child has concussion, and we discuss treatment and recovery times.
Medical News Today: Pesticide may increase autism risk
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:00:00 PDT
Levels of DDT, a once-common pesticide, in maternal blood have been linked with an increased risk of autism in the offspring in a new study.
Medical News Today: Do immune cells shape sexual behavior?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:00:00 PDT
A new study conducted in a rat model asks whether changes in one type of immune cell — mast cells — can actually influence individual sexual behavior.
Medical News Today: Can I take Plan B on the pill?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:00:00 PDT
It is essential that people keep taking birth control pills even if they use the Plan B emergency contraception pill. This will help prevent unwanted pregnancy. There may be side effects of taking both pills due to the increase in hormones, but combining them will not impact on their effectiveness. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:00:00 PDT
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.
Medical News Today: New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct.
Medical News Today: How does eating before a workout affect the body?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT
A new study looks at how having breakfast before a morning workout affects the body during and after exercise — especially its ability to metabolize food.
Medical News Today: Can service dogs help with anxiety?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:00 PDT
Service dogs not only provide emotional support for people with anxiety disorders, but they can also be trained to perform essential tasks. They can detect and reduce anxiety attacks, fetch medication, and get help for people in distress. We discuss how to get a service dog for anxiety, how they can help, and breeds.
Medical News Today: What to know about a watermelon allergy
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:00 PDT
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here.
Medical News Today: What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:00 PDT
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.
Medical News Today: Technology has driven us into a cognition crisis. Is there anything we can do about it?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PDT
Adam Gazzaley, a scientist who’s spent his career researching the link between human nature and technology, has some advice on what we can do about our generation’s cognition crisis.
Medical News Today: 14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PDT
Strict diets can be challenging to follow, and people may not always have the time or ability to exercise. However, a variety of simple lifestyle changes can help people lose weight and improve their health. These include taking probiotics, getting enough sleep, and thoroughly chewing food. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Mountain Dew does not kill sperm
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:00 PDT
There is a persistent myth that the popular drink Mountain Dew kills sperm cells. Some people incorrectly think components of the drink, including caffeine and tartrazine, affect male fertility. This is not true. Learn more about what other factors to do with a person’s health might affect fertility here.
Medical News Today: Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:00 PDT
The expert who once coined the rule 'Time is brain!' uses a model to argue that there is also a need to consider the circulation pattern in the brain.
Medical News Today: New 'triple pill' could eliminate high blood pressure
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:00:00 PDT
Hypertension is very common, and it's a major cardiovascular risk factor. An innovative 'three in one' pill may help treat it more easily and effectively.
Medical News Today: Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms.