Trending Topics in Health

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Apr 24, 2017
Commuting to work on a bicycle reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and death from all causes. Forget the bus, and get back in the saddle.
Apr 23, 2017
Researchers have uncovered a number of genetic variants that affect what foods we choose to eat, including one variant linked to higher chocolate intake.
Apr 22, 2017
In this article, we take a close look at ways to manage and reduce the effects of diabetes, and ask if they will someday cure the condition.
Apr 22, 2017
In this article, we look at a number of nutritious breakfast options for people with type 2 diabetes, including smoothies, poached eggs, and avocado.
Apr 22, 2017
What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?

Women's Health

Apr 21, 2017
A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor for...
Apr 20, 2017
One of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women's quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms.
Apr 18, 2017
In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.
Apr 18, 2017
A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer...
Apr 17, 2017
In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.

Men's Health

Apr 21, 2017
What are the causes of male baldness and what are the options for prevention and treatment of hair loss? What are the coping strategies for hair loss?
Apr 20, 2017
What is horny goat weed and what are its uses? Can it help with erectile dysfunction, are there side effects, and what is the recommended dosing?
Apr 19, 2017
One common cause of erectile dysfunction is diabetes, but why might diabetes lead to this condition? Learn why, along with symptoms and treatment options.
Apr 18, 2017
Overactive bladder is a urinary disorder that can affect men and women. What are the causes in men and can lifestyle changes or medical treatments help?
Apr 13, 2017
Sex can have a multitude of positive effects on health. Medical News Today take a look at the top physical and psychological health benefits of sex.

Children's Health

Apr 24, 2017
A favorite childhood pastime - swinging on the playground swing set - also may be teaching kids how to get along.
Apr 24, 2017
Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages...
Apr 21, 2017
New research in mice offers evidence that Clostridia gut bacteria could protect against the complications of gastrointestinal infections in infants.
Apr 20, 2017
Canada has amongst the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.
Apr 20, 2017
Two studies published by JAMA examine the risk of autism and other adverse birth outcomes among women who use antidepressants during pregnancy.

Senior Health

Apr 24, 2017
Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans.
Apr 20, 2017
A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability of older mice.
Apr 19, 2017
Older adults who drank a beetroot juice supplement before exercising showed greater connectivity in an area of the brain that helps to control movement.
Apr 18, 2017
Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice, McMaster University researchers have found.
Apr 14, 2017
Finding in zebrafish may contribute to understanding cognitive decline of aging.

Medical Innovation

Apr 22, 2017
In this article, we take a close look at ways to manage and reduce the effects of diabetes, and ask if they will someday cure the condition.
Apr 21, 2017
A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3-D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.
Apr 20, 2017
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are constantly pushing boundaries. In this Spotlight feature, we will discuss some recent advances.
Apr 17, 2017
New research explains the brain chemistry behind chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction and finds a potential new therapy for preventing it.
Apr 13, 2017
A nasal spray containing nanoparticles could be a safe, effective way to deliver drugs to the brain, say scientists, after testing the method in locusts.

Alzheimers

Apr 24, 2017
Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.
Apr 21, 2017
Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall...
Apr 21, 2017
A new study reports an antibody therapy in development for the neurodegenerative disorders known as tauopathies may be eventually used as a marker to screen patients for disease progression, which...
Apr 20, 2017
Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease.
Apr 20, 2017
A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability of older mice.

Emergency Medicine

Apr 24, 2017
An emergency treatment that could save the lives of car crash victims and others with life-threatening bleeding injuries is to be trialled as part of a new £1.
Apr 19, 2017
Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.
Apr 5, 2017
A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients -including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in...
Apr 4, 2017
Firefighters have an increased risk of dying from cardiovascular events. A study investigates why this might be the case and how it might be tackled.
Mar 29, 2017
People who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital have a better chance of survival if they are taken immediately to a specialist heart centre rather than to the nearest general hospital...

Heart Disease

Apr 18, 2017
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Apr 15, 2017
A new study investigates the link between the hot flashes experienced during menopause, and endothelial function in younger midlife and older women.
Apr 10, 2017
Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have found that a class of heart failure drugs might decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels in patients who do not...
Apr 9, 2017
A new observational study finds a correlation between the amount of gray hair in adult men and their risk of coronary heart disease.
Apr 7, 2017
Results of a large randomized trial indicate that monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.