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High-salt diet blocks tumor growth in mice

Cancer - Παρ, 06/07/2019 - 13:00
New research in mice suggests that a high intake of dietary salt triggers the immune system in a way that enables it to fight off tumors.
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Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention

Genetics - Παρ, 06/07/2019 - 10:00
Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective.
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What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 06/07/2019 - 07:00
Pain around the ribs is a common complaint during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the possible causes of rib pain during pregnancy and provide tips for relieving pain.
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Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know

Hematology - Πέμ, 06/06/2019 - 21:00
There are many different types of kidney function tests, usually involving the blood or urine. In this article, learn about the tests and what to expect from the results.
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Butt pain during pregnancy: Everything you need to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Πέμ, 06/06/2019 - 03:00
Feeling pain in the buttocks is common during pregnancy. Often, it is due to extra pressure from the growing uterus, which can cause sciatica or hemorrhoids. Here, learn about these and other sources of butt pain during pregnancy.
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Causes of vivid dreams

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 06/05/2019 - 23:00
Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here.
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Why 6 fingers per hand are better than 5

Genetics - Τετ, 06/05/2019 - 10:00
People with polydactyly — who have more than five fingers per hand — have better dexterity and rewired brains that can control these extra digits.
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What to know about liver metastases

Cancer - Τετ, 06/05/2019 - 01:00
Liver metastases occur when cancer spreads to the liver from another part of the body. Diagnosis may involve ultrasound. Prognosis depends on how far the cancer has spread. Learn more about liver metastases here.
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What can cause lower back and testicle pain?

Cancer - Τρί, 06/04/2019 - 23:00
Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here.
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What to know about precum and pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Σάβ, 06/01/2019 - 05:00
It is possible to get pregnant from precum. Precum is a fluid that the penis releases before ejaculation. The fluid is a lubricant that may contain sperm. Learn more here.
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Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link

Genetics - Παρ, 05/31/2019 - 13:00
New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors.
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Gout: Why the stigma?

Genetics - Παρ, 05/31/2019 - 10:00
There is a stigma attached to gout, and it tends to be linked to heavy drinking and a bad diet. Here, we explore that stigma and the truth about gout.
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Is leukemia hereditary?

Cancer - Παρ, 05/31/2019 - 03:00
Leukemia is a genetic condition, but in most cases, it is not hereditary. In this article, we explore the links between leukemia and family history, genetics, and lifestyle and environmental factors.
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Is leukemia hereditary?

Genetics - Παρ, 05/31/2019 - 03:00
Leukemia is a genetic condition, but in most cases, it is not hereditary. In this article, we explore the links between leukemia and family history, genetics, and lifestyle and environmental factors.
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What to know about muscle atrophy

Genetics - Πέμ, 05/30/2019 - 21:00
Muscle atrophy can occur due to poor nutrition, age, and genetics. Symptoms vary, and treatment may include physical therapy, functional electric stimulation, or surgery. Learn more about muscle atrophy here.
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Early-onset Alzheimer's: Is 'bad cholesterol' a factor?

Genetics - Πέμ, 05/30/2019 - 18:00
A new study connects high blood levels of 'bad' cholesterol with the presence of early-onset Alzheimer's. The link, the authors suggest, could be causal.
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What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females

Hematology - Πέμ, 05/30/2019 - 07:00
Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may arise after an infection or injury. Some causes are specific to females or more likely to affect females than males. Learn more here.
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What to know about the protein test and results

Hematology - Πέμ, 05/30/2019 - 05:00
Total protein tests measure the amount of protein in a person's urine or blood. In this article, we discuss the total protein test, including its uses, normal protein levels, and what abnormal levels mean.
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What to know about bumps on the cervix

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 05/29/2019 - 22:00
Bumps on the cervix are usually benign, or noncancerous, so they do not usually need treatment. In other cases, bumps can indicate cervical cancer, which will require treatment. Learn about the causes and treatments for bumps on the cervix here.
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What to know about folate deficiency

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 05/29/2019 - 20:00
Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here.
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