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'Unseen' stool blood may predict mortality risk

Hematology - Τρί, 07/17/2018 - 02:00
New research suggests that the results of a 'fecal occult blood test' may help to predict the risk of premature death from all causes.
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How does perimenopause affect periods?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 07/17/2018 - 01:00
Perimenopause causes many hormonal changes in the body. This affects the frequency, regularity, and symptoms of periods and monthly cycles. People usually begin to skip periods and have longer or shorter cycles. In this article, we look at what to expect during perimenopause and how to manage periods during this time.
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What to know about complex ovarian cysts

Cancer - Δευ, 07/16/2018 - 22:00
Ovarian cysts can be either simple or complex. Complex ovarian cysts contain blood or solid materials. They are more likely to need treatment than simple cysts. Ovarian cysts are usually benign but, in rare cases, can become cancerous. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for complex ovarian cysts here.
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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

Cancer - Δευ, 07/16/2018 - 18:00
A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties.
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What to know about end-stage kidney disease

Hematology - Δευ, 07/16/2018 - 16:00
End-stage kidney disease is the last stage of chronic kidney disease when the kidneys stop functioning properly. Without sufficient kidney function, waste products begin to build up in a person's blood, causing a variety of symptoms. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of end-stage kidney disease.
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Is it safe to make your waters break?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 07/16/2018 - 15:00
In the final stages of pregnancy, women often want to speed up the onset of labor. Women can get their water to break with the help of a doctor, but it is not safe to try this at home as it can cause infections. In this article, learn about the risks of breaking your water, and tips for inducing labor safely.
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?

Cancer - Σάβ, 07/14/2018 - 01:00
When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.
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How can you tell if your baby is head down?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Παρ, 07/13/2018 - 23:00
Baby dropping is when the baby's head faces downward in the womb before birth. It usually happens toward the end of the third trimester. There is no specific week that women should expect their baby to drop. Signs include a lower belly and pressure in the pelvis. Learn more about signs of baby dropping here.
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Can high blood pressure lead to headaches?

Hematology - Παρ, 07/13/2018 - 20:00
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, has many potential symptoms. These may include back pain, difficulty sleeping, and shortness of breath. Some research also suggests that very high blood pressure can cause headaches. Treatment depends on the causes. Learn more about high blood pressure and headaches here.
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Acupuncture may reduce cancer drug side effects

Cancer - Παρ, 07/13/2018 - 18:00
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.
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Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

Genetics - Πέμ, 07/12/2018 - 10:00
For the first time, scientists use gene therapy to successfully reverse obesity and insulin resistance in an animal model of type 2 diabetes.
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What is lisinopril?

Hematology - Πέμ, 07/12/2018 - 04:00
Lisinopril is an oral medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
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Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

Cancer - Τετ, 07/11/2018 - 10:00
Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that is often therapy resistant. New research finds hope in an existing drug that may enhance treatment.
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Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys

Genetics - Τρί, 07/10/2018 - 17:00
In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials.
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Are babies fully developed at 36 weeks?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 07/10/2018 - 14:00
Full-term pregnancies last about 40 weeks. However, some women deliver earlier or later than this. This article investigates what happens when a baby is born at 36 weeks, which is known as late preterm. We look at the potential impact on the infant's development and discuss other possible complications.
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Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

Cancer - Τρί, 07/10/2018 - 13:00
A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet, which is very low in carbohydrates but high in fats, may give cancer therapy a much-needed boost.
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Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

Genetics - Τρί, 07/10/2018 - 13:00
A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet, which is very low in carbohydrates but high in fats, may give cancer therapy a much-needed boost.
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'Backpacked drugs' can boost immunotherapy for solid tumors

Cancer - Τρί, 07/10/2018 - 10:00
Researchers have designed a drug-carrying nanoparticle capable of enhancing the effect of immune cells on solid cancer tumors without harmful side effects.
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How can you tell if you are having a boy or a girl?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Δευ, 07/09/2018 - 19:00
Some people believe that aspects of pregnancy, such as cravings, morning sickness, and the bump’s position, show that the baby will be a boy. These are myths. Only medical methods, such as ultrasounds and blood tests, can identify the sex of a fetus. In this article, we explore the research that busts these myths.
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What does a serum albumin test tell you?

Hematology - Δευ, 07/09/2018 - 19:00
A serum albumin test measures the levels of albumin in the blood. It is done to check for liver disease if other symptoms like unexpected weight loss are present. The test is safe overall while low albumin levels may indicate an underlying health problem. Treatment may be needed if levels are outside the normal range.
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