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Medical News Today: What are monoglycerides and are they safe?
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Monoglycerides are types of fatty acids made from glycerol and one fatty acid chain. They occur naturally in some foods and are added to others to improve texture, taste, and shelf life. In this article, we talk about monoglycerides, including their function, whether they are safe to eat, and who should avoid them.
Medical News Today: Breast cancer: A low-fat diet may improve survivors' outlook
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
New research investigates whether following a low-fat diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer improves the patient's outcome.
Medical News Today: The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes
Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Whether there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde in e-cigarettes or not has been a contentious issue for years. A new study reopens the debate.
Medical News Today: What causes pale gums?
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 PDT
The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about underlying conditions and when to see a doctor.
Medical News Today: Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?
Thu, 24 May 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.
Medical News Today: Can you have RA and PsA at the same time?
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:00:00 PDT
There are many types of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is linked to the skin condition psoriasis, where the immune system overreacts, resulting in psoriasis rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes the immune system to overreact, but results in stiffness in the joints. Learn about the difference between the two here.
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
Thu, 24 May 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. We also cover the possible risks.
Medical News Today: Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia
Thu, 24 May 2018 09:00:00 PDT
A study that compares hundreds of schizophrenia-related genes with gene maps of brain cell types locates the few cell types behind the disease's biology.
Medical News Today: How using your legs keeps your brain healthy
Thu, 24 May 2018 08:00:00 PDT
New research shows how restricting movement in legs impairs brain health over time. A certain kind of leg exercise, by contrast, keeps neurons healthy.
Medical News Today: Carcinogens in BBQ smoke absorbed more by skin than lungs
Thu, 24 May 2018 07:00:00 PDT
A new study examines how carcinogens enter our bodies when exposed to fumes from a barbecue. They find that more enter through our skin than our lungs.
Medical News Today: Bladder spasms: Everything you need to know
Thu, 24 May 2018 06:00:00 PDT
When the bladder contracts involuntarily, causing pain and urine leakage, this is called a bladder spasm. Here, learn why these spasms occur and how to identify them. We describe underlying illnesses, other symptoms, means of prevention, and treatments, including medication, surgical intervention, and home remedies.
Medical News Today: What to know about shoulder subluxation
Thu, 24 May 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of shoulder subluxation here.
Medical News Today: What causes an underarm rash?
Thu, 24 May 2018 03:00:00 PDT
There are many different causes of armpit rashes, including chafing and eczema. Some rashes are harmless and go away in time, but others may signify a more serious condition. In this article, we look at different types of underarm rash and the treatment options and home remedies that are available to treat them.
Medical News Today: ALS: Immune cells may slow disease progression
Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
For the first time in humans, researchers administered immune T cells to patients with ALS. This slowed down the progression of the disease.
Medical News Today: 'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says
Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments.
Medical News Today: What to know about otomycosis
Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Otomycosis is a fungal infection in the outer ear canal, usually caused by the Aspergillus fungus. It can be painful, causing inflammation, flaking skin, and ear discharge. Otomycosis usually responds well to antifungal eardrops or creams. Learn about otomycosis here and how it can become chronic.
Medical News Today: What is formication?
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 PDT
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it.
Medical News Today: Can BPH cause kidney failure?
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.
Medical News Today: How does the Conners rating scale work?
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:00 PDT
There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines the severity and likelihood of ADHD. Learn more about it here.
Medical News Today: Is krill oil better than fish oil for omega-3?
Wed, 23 May 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here.