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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.
Medical News Today: Foods to eat for better sex
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:00:00 PDT
Many people look to their diet to find ways of improving their sex lives. People sometimes try known aphrodisiacs to boost libido, or they might want to try heart-healthy foods to improve their stamina. In this article, learn which foods are best for sex and about the research behind the claims.
Medical News Today: Ten tips to prevent stretch marks
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Rapid weight or muscle gain, growth spurts, and pregnancy can all cause stretch marks. Genetics may also be a contributing factor. These lines are not harmful to health, but some people dislike their appearance. In this article, learn about ways to help prevent stretch marks and keep the skin looking supple and smooth.
Medical News Today: Is it safe to reheat rice?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:00:00 PDT
People often believe it is unsafe to reheat rice. This is because certain bacteria in rice can survive the cooking process. In fact, it is safe to eat reheated rice if it is cooked, stored, and reheated correctly. In this article, we discuss the best ways to manage leftover rice to limit the risk of food poisoning.
Medical News Today: What happens at each stage of breast cancer?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
There are multiple stages of breast cancer, ranging from 0–4. Each has it’s own particular set of symptoms and treatment possibilities. There are treatment options for each stage with varying outlooks for success depending on the stage and person. The earlier the stage, the more likely treatment will be successful.
Medical News Today: What are monk fruit and stevia?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Monk fruit and stevia are natural, plant-based sweeteners. The products tend to contain few, if any, calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and people use them as alternatives to sugar, honey, and other sweeteners. Here, we describe what monk fruit and stevia are and how to choose between them.
Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a UTI in older adults?
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect people at any age. However, UTIs are one of the most common causes of infection in older adults. Symptoms of a UTI in older adults may include restlessness, agitation, and confusion. UTIs are treatable with medication. Learn more about UTIs in seniors here.
Medical News Today: What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
Medical News Today: Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that a dysfunctional nitrogen metabolism may be an early sign of cancer. The findings may lead to better diagnostic tools.
Medical News Today: How to treat peeling skin
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PDT
There are many reasons why skin peels. People may notice their skin peeling several days after they get a sunburn. As the skin heals, it sheds layers of old damaged skin and replaces it with new layers. People can prevent peeling with moisturizer and staying hydrated. Learn more about how to stop peeling skin here.
Medical News Today: Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer.
Medical News Today: Migraines are more common in women, but why?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:00:00 PDT
Migraines are disruptive, debilitating events, but what causes them remains unclear. Notably, they are more common in women, and a new study asks why.
Medical News Today: Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence.
Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:00:00 PDT
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs.
Medical News Today: What are the long-term side effects of birth control?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 PDT
People often stay on hormonal birth control for much of their adult lives, either for contraception or to manage long-term medical conditions. Many wonder if it is safe to take birth control for extended periods. In this article, we look at the short-term and long-term side effects and risks of hormonal birth control.
Medical News Today: Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame.
Medical News Today: New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.
Medical News Today: Why can the birth control pill make your breasts bigger?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:00:00 PDT
The hormones in birth control pills can affect the body in various ways. In some people, the pills cause an increase in breast size. However, this change is usually temporary, and it may reverse within a few months. In this article, learn how birth control pills can affect breast size and other side effects.
Medical News Today: Which fruits should you eat during pregnancy?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:00:00 PDT
Eating a healthful diet is particularly important during pregnancy. The right nutrients help the fetus to develop and grow as it should. Pregnant women should eat a variety of fruits to provide them with healthful nutrients that may also help to relieve their symptoms. Learn which fruits to eat during pregnancy here.
Medical News Today: What is the outlook for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:00:00 PDT
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Although doctors can very rarely cure CLL, survival rates for this cancer are typically good. A person’s life expectancy for CLL depends on how far the cancer has progressed and when they receive treatment. Learn more here.