Featured Health News from Medical News Today
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of jackfruit?
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Jackfruit is a healthful source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Research suggests that substances in the fruit and plant may have a variety of health benefits. Cooked, unripe jackfruit is a popular meat substitute among vegetarians and vegans. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What to know about smoking and ulcerative colitis
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Smoking has links to major health issues, but nicotine replacement products may help with ulcerative colitis. Some studies suggest that nicotine can ease symptoms in some people. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: The best ways to get rid of acne scars
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Acne scars can form as a result of moderate-to-severe acne. Many home remedies and medical treatments can help smooth the skin and reduce scarring. Learn about how to get rid of acne scars here.
Medical News Today: What to know about tooth cavities
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Tooth cavities can occur when there is a buildup of plaque on the teeth. People can prevent cavities by practicing good oral hygiene. Learn more about tooth cavities, including their possible symptoms, here.
Medical News Today: Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT
Genome analysis and 3D DNA studies helped scientists to identify two new genes that impact bone-producing cells to potentially alter osteoporosis risk.
Medical News Today: More evidence links weight gain to meal times
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A recent study on obesity and weight gain finds that it is not just what we eat but when we eat it that is important. Evidence for this theory is mounting.
Medical News Today: The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 PDT
New research shows that light and moderate exercise benefits the brain both immediately and in the long run, providing a person is active frequently.
Medical News Today: Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Vitamin D is essential for good health. However, a new study has found that too much can have a negative effect on some members of the population.
Medical News Today: Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study finds an association between sugary drinks and higher rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease, as well as higher cancer rates.
Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: Existing drug may improve lung function
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
According to a recent study, a commonly used antifungal medication could be useful for treating lung infections related to cystic fibrosis.
Medical News Today: Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments.
Medical News Today: Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:00:00 PDT
New research in human participants explores a novel intervention that aims to weaken traumatic memories and lessen their psychological impact.
Medical News Today: Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A recent study investigates whether prescribing healthful food could, in time, save money and improve health. The results are surprising.
Medical News Today: What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:00:00 PDT
Cysts and boils are both lumps that appear under the skin. Although the symptoms are similar, the causes and treatments are different. Learn more about the differences between cysts and boils and how to identify each of them here.
Medical News Today: Can home remedies help regulate your period?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Certain home remedies and lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, can help people to regulate irregular periods. In this article, we look at home remedies that are backed by science, along with those that are not, such as eating turmeric and pineapple.
Medical News Today: What causes pain in the testicles?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:00:00 PDT
A range of medical conditions can cause testicular pain, from infections to testicular torsion, a medical emergency. Learn about these and other causes of pain in the testicles here.
Medical News Today: How to get rid of tonsil stones
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Tonsil stones occur when bacteria, food, and other debris collect in the folds of the tonsils. In this article, learn how to remove tonsil stones at home.
Medical News Today: 6 innovations from Future Healthcare 2019
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT
Medical News Today attended the Future Healthcare 2019 conference and exhibition. Here, we outline a handful of the innovations that piqued our interest.
Medical News Today: Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications.
Medical News Today: How sugary drinks can fuel and accelerate cancer growth
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:00 PDT
New research in mouse models reveals that consuming sugary drinks can boost the growth of cancer tumors, and it also explains the underlying mechanisms.