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Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

Cancer - Τετ, 09/19/2018 - 10:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.
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Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 09/18/2018 - 21:00
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position.
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Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

Cancer - Τρί, 09/18/2018 - 16:00
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time.
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High blood pressure breakthrough: Over 500 genes uncovered

Genetics - Τρί, 09/18/2018 - 13:00
The world's largest genetic study of hypertension finds that the number of genetic loci involved is three times larger than previously thought.
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Leukemia rash pictures

Hematology - Τρί, 09/18/2018 - 00:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.
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Leukemia rash pictures

Cancer - Τρί, 09/18/2018 - 00:00
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Learn what a leukemia rash looks like and when to see a doctor here.
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Safest condoms and methods of use

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 09/17/2018 - 23:00
Most condom brands are safe, but people should still check the labels to make sure they are effective against pregnancy and STIs. Novelty and natural condoms may not be as safe as others. Male and female condoms have slightly different safety levels. In this article, we look at the safest condoms and how to use them.
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What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 09/17/2018 - 22:00
Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare shortly after childbirth. In this article, learn how rheumatoid arthritis affects pregnancy, including the possible risks and impact on symptoms.
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Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets?

Hematology - Δευ, 09/17/2018 - 15:00
People with diabetes need to know how the food and drink they consume affects their blood sugar levels. However, it is a common misconception that they must avoid all sweets or sugary foods. A person with diabetes can still have sweets, as part of a healthful meal plan, or if combined with exercise. Learn more here.
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Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

Cancer - Παρ, 09/14/2018 - 19:00
Scientists reveal that targeting a pathway in cancer cells that controls the motion of their mitochondria could make them more yielding to radiotherapy.
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Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks

Genetics - Παρ, 09/14/2018 - 10:00
New research suggests that a drug commonly used for hypertension could be used as a quick-acting nasal spray to prevent anxiety attacks.
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What does it mean if your ESR is high?

Hematology - Πέμ, 09/13/2018 - 20:00
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diagnosis. The ESR test poses few risks. Learn more about it here.
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Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Πέμ, 09/13/2018 - 19:00
Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives.
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Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

Cancer - Πέμ, 09/13/2018 - 19:00
Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs.
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Cancer: New target found for drug-resistant tumors

Genetics - Πέμ, 09/13/2018 - 19:00
Scientists have uncovered a previously uncharted mechanism of cell growth that helps several cancers resist rapamycin and similar drugs.
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Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?

Cancer - Πέμ, 09/13/2018 - 17:00
Infections with one type of bacteria increase the risk for stomach cancer. Now, specialists have identified exactly which bacterial strain may be at fault.
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Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Genetics - Πέμ, 09/13/2018 - 13:00
A new database of circadian changes in genetic expression can help physicians time drugs so that they're synched up to the patient's body clock.
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Can you get pregnant after tubal ligation?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 09/12/2018 - 20:00
Tubal ligation, or getting your tubes tied, is considered a permanent method of birth control. However, it is possible to become pregnant after undergoing the procedure. Here, learn how a woman can get pregnant following tubal ligation surgery, what the risks are, and when to see a doctor.
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Breast cancer: Discovery of new factor may improve therapy

Cancer - Τετ, 09/12/2018 - 17:00
Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism in the development of breast cancer, involving an enzyme that plays a key role in lactation.
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Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 09/12/2018 - 15:00
Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may require caution depending on their ingredients, such as those containing alcohol. Learn more about the impact of using NyQuil while breastfeeding.
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