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Folate vs. folic acid: What to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Πέμ, 12/12/2019 - 05:00
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both are important for pregnancy. Learn more here.
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Folate vs. folic acid: What to know

Hematology - Πέμ, 12/12/2019 - 05:00
Folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B-9. Folate occurs naturally in a range of foods, while folic acid is synthetic and present in fortified foods. Both are important for pregnancy. Learn more here.
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What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Πέμ, 12/12/2019 - 00:00
An abortion is unlikely to affect a woman’s fertility or future pregnancies. Also, it is possible to become pregnant shortly after an abortion. Learn more here.
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What to know about HCG pregnancy tests

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 12/11/2019 - 21:00
An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results.
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Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage

Hematology - Τετ, 12/11/2019 - 17:00
Researchers have identified the mechanism through which high blood fat levels induce inflammation, raising the risk of organ damage and vascular problems.
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Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

Cancer - Τετ, 12/11/2019 - 10:00
New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer.
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What to know about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Hematology - Τετ, 12/11/2019 - 05:00
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma refers to a group of cancers that start in the white blood cells. This article looks at their types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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What to know about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Cancer - Τετ, 12/11/2019 - 05:00
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma refers to a group of cancers that start in the white blood cells. This article looks at their types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 12/10/2019 - 22:00
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments.
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Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning

Hematology - Τρί, 12/10/2019 - 10:00
The FDA have issued warnings to several companies marketing potentially unsafe products involving stem cells and other cellular material.
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Physical activity may protect against prostate cancer

Cancer - Δευ, 12/09/2019 - 10:00
A large study that took a different approach has found that higher levels of physical activity could lower the risk of prostate cancer by 51%.
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Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

Cancer - Κυρ, 12/08/2019 - 13:00
A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context.
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Is marijuana use associated with a higher risk of cancer?

Cancer - Κυρ, 12/08/2019 - 10:00
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of existing studies.
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New diet that matches biological clock may be better for diabetes

Genetics - Σάβ, 12/07/2019 - 10:00
New research suggests that a three meals per day — and not a six meals per day — approach brings more benefits to people with type 2 diabetes.
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Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

Cancer - Παρ, 12/06/2019 - 18:00
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer.
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Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition

Genetics - Παρ, 12/06/2019 - 13:00
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4.
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14 myths about pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 12/06/2019 - 05:00
Many myths surround pregnancy. In this article, we investigate 14 common pregnancy-related myths and explain the truth behind each of them.
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What is the prognosis for hepatitis C?

Hematology - Πέμ, 12/05/2019 - 22:00
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about life expectancy with HCV here.
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Can essential oils help lower hypertension?

Hematology - Πέμ, 12/05/2019 - 21:00
Many people look for natural treatments, such as essential oils, for high blood pressure. Learn which of these oils may help and how to use them safely.
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Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'

Cancer - Πέμ, 12/05/2019 - 13:00
A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination.
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