Featured Health News from Medical News Today
Medical News Today: How does exercise support health later in life?
Sat, 25 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
A new study reviews the effects of exercising in older life. Greater independence and higher self-worth are only some of the benefits of physical activity.
Medical News Today: Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain
Sat, 25 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research finds that self-weighing and seeing a graphical representation of their weight changes can prompt people to lose or maintain their weight.
Medical News Today: What is systemic lupus erythematosus?
Fri, 24 May 2019 22:00:00 PDT
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus. It is a chronic condition that can affect multiple tissues and organs. As a result, the symptoms of SLE vary widely. Although doctors do not know the cause, they can treat the condition with medications. Learn more about SLE here.
Medical News Today: Can probiotics help you lose weight?
Fri, 24 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the gut. Some research suggests a link between these good bacteria and a healthy weight. Learn more about probiotics for weight loss here.
Medical News Today: What to do about dry skin on the penis
Fri, 24 May 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Dry skin on the penis may have a variety of causes, including unlubricated sex or masturbation, eczema, or psoriasis. Many home remedies, such as moisturizers, can help. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What types of massage are there?
Fri, 24 May 2019 17:00:00 PDT
There are several types of massage, such as hot stone, deep tissue, and sports massages. Benefits include relief from muscle aches and relaxation. Learn more about the different types of massages here.
Medical News Today: How to get rid of ice pick scars
Fri, 24 May 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Ice pick scars are small, deep scars that can develop following severe acne. A person cannot usually treat ice pick scars at home, but a number of professional treatments can help reduce their appearance. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What to know about sleeping with earplugs
Fri, 24 May 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Sleeping with earplugs is usually safe. One potential risk of using them regularly is earwax buildup, but people can treat most complications with home remedies. Learn more about sleeping with earplugs, including the specific benefits, here.
Medical News Today: Supplements for vegans: What to know
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:00:00 PDT
A vegan diet can have many health benefits, but vegans may also need to take some supplements to ensure that they get all the required nutrients. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What are the side effects of tramadol?
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. Some side effects are more common than others. This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol.
Medical News Today: What causes a loss of taste?
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:00:00 PDT
A lost sense of taste is a common symptom, with possible causes ranging from a simple cold to a head injury. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a loss of taste here.
Medical News Today: This mechanism could be why fermented foods benefit immune health
Fri, 24 May 2019 09:00:00 PDT
Scientists find a cell receptor that evolved only in humans and great apes allows a bacterial byproduct of fermented foods to activate immune cells.
Medical News Today: Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism
Fri, 24 May 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A study in rats identifies a key driver of anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. This finding may lead to new therapies not just for depression.
Medical News Today: How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure
Fri, 24 May 2019 07:00:00 PDT
New research in mice and human cells finds that a fruit compound lowers blood pressure. The study also reveals the mechanism by which it does this.
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: High functioning autism
Fri, 24 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.
Medical News Today: In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?
Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists often use animal models such as mice and rats in biomedical research. But what can these studies tell us about human health?
Medical News Today: What causes floating poop?
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:00:00 PDT
Floating poop is not usually a cause for concern when it happens occasionally. Gas and dietary changes are common culprits. However, some medical issues, such as malabsorption and infections, can also cause floating stool. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
Medical News Today: Should I get checked for cancer?
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:00:00 PDT
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.
Medical News Today: Different types of nipples
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT
There are many types of nipples, including puffy, hairy, protruding, and inverted. These types are based on appearance and come with no health risks. Learn more about types of nipples here.
Medical News Today: Should I see a doctor about my cough?
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:00:00 PDT
Signs that a person should see a doctor for a cough include when it occurs alongside dizziness, weight loss, or fever. There are many potential causes of a cough, and some require medical attention. Learn more here.