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Medical News Today: Cancer: Even healthy tissue is 'riddled with mutations'
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A new study charts the slow build-up of genetic mutations. The researchers are surprised to find that even healthy human tissue carries many mutants.
Medical News Today: Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones.
Medical News Today: 12 natural muscle relaxers
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PDT
Having muscle tightness and pain is a common but bothersome problem for people who exercise or those with underlying conditions. Learn about a variety of natural muscle relaxers in this article.
Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause fatigue?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PDT
It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes can help a person reduce fatigue. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:00 PDT
Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found.
Medical News Today: 5 strange, rare, and fascinating medical conditions
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:00:00 PDT
Our bodies can work in mysterious ways, which sometimes give rise to strange medical conditions. In this Spotlight we look at five of these rare diseases.
Medical News Today: Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PDT
A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses.
Medical News Today: What is orthopnea?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Does the hCG diet work?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PDT
The hCG diet combines using a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone supplement and restricting food intake to 500 calories a day. However, hCG weight loss products are illegal in the United States, and there is no evidence to show that the diet is safe or effective. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What's the best way to get rid of a bunion?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Bunions are when a bump forms at the base of the big toe. Surgery is a treatment option, and the type of surgery depends on symptoms, size, and the shape of the bunion. Full recovery can take up to a year, but doctors will likely remove the stitches after 2 weeks. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:00:00 PDT
Researchers have been developing a 'universal' blood test that can quickly detect the presence of cancer. The scientists are now working to improve it.
Medical News Today: What are stem cells, and what do they do?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Stem cells are basic cells that can become almost any type of cell in the body. Human stem cells can come from an embryo or an adult human. They have many possible uses in science and medicine, yet controversy surrounds them.
Medical News Today: What are 10 risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
The exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unclear, but researchers have identified several risk factors. These range from genetic predispositions to gum disease. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Rheumatoid arthritis is a lifelong condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in two or more joints. It can also affect the heart, lungs, and other parts of the body. It can lead to joint damage and difficulty functioning in daily life. Treatment can help manage the symptoms. Find out more.
Medical News Today: What is health insurance?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Good health insurance coverage can mean that a company covers expensive medical treatments. However, with such a range of types of coverage, as well as the complicated nature of the insurance industry, knowing how to select an insurance provider may save a life further down the line. Read on for a guide on insurance.
Medical News Today: How to find private health insurance
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Health insurance can be costly, and insurers are firm about applying their often rigid policies. There are many factors in choosing cover for you and your family that can alter both the price and the treatments available in the plan, as well as the way the plan works. Read on for help in choosing a plan.
Medical News Today: What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints and also produces symptoms throughout the body. Find out more about how to recognize RA.
Medical News Today: How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner.
Medical News Today: How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help.
Medical News Today: What causes low energy in men?
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PDT
Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.