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Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’

Risks of long-term aspirin use ‘outweighed by cancer benefits’ 4.52 Past research has linked long-term aspirin use to adverse side effects, such as internal bleeding. But according to a new study, the benefits of longstanding aspirin therapy outweigh such risks; it can significantly reduce the risk of major cancers of […]

Surveillance May Be Best For Small Kidney Tumors

Surveillance May Be Best For Small Kidney Tumors

Surveillance May Be Best For Small Kidney Tumors Surveillance, or the watch and wait approach, may be the best option for older patients with small kidney tumors. The finding came from a large retrospective study which showed that surveillance is a safe alternative to surgery. The research will be presented […]

Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Health apps: do they do more harm than good?

Health apps: do they do more harm than good? 184 Almost 20% of smartphone users have one or more applications on their device that helps them track or manage their health. It is estimated that by next year, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a health app. There […]

Antibiotics are an alternative to appendectomy, study suggests

Antibiotics are an alternative to appendectomy, study suggests

Antibiotics are an alternative to appendectomy, study suggests 5 A randomized controlled trial has brought into question the established medical doctrine that appendicitis should be treated by surgical removal, finding that a level of success can alternatively be achieved by use of antibiotics. Surgery to remove an appendix is a […]

Tai Chi Improves Diabetes Control

Tai Chi Improves Diabetes Control

Tai Chi Improves Diabetes Control 4.52142 According to two small studies published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in April 2008, Tai Chi exercises can improve blood glucose levels and improve the control of type 2 diabetes and immune system response. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that […]

Fasting: health benefits and risks

Fasting: health benefits and risks

Fasting: health benefits and risks 4.54628 Fasting is commonly associated with the month of Ramadan. As you read this, billions of Muslims around the world are engaging in this declaration of faith that involves abstaining from food and drink from dawn until dusk. While fasting for Ramadan is down to […]

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study Genetic research, focusing on Seychelles warblers, finds that inbreeding not only speeds up aging in the individual, it also creates rapid aging in its offspring. The Seychelles warbler is the perfect candidate for studying inbreeding.Image credit: UAE The science of aging is […]

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions

Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, Precautions 41,8254 Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health […]

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 3.595 Although the word “arthritis” means joint inflammation, the term is used to describe around 200 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue.5 The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Other common rheumatic conditions […]

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide

Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide 5 Concussion multiplies the long-term risk of suicide in adults, especially if it happens on the weekend, according to research published in the CMAJ. Concussion symptoms abate quickly, but the long-term effects can be severe. Suicide is the 10th most common cause of […]

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Leprosy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Leprosy is a slow-growing bacterial infection that can have severe health consequences if left unchecked. It attacks the immune and nervous systems, leading to significant disfigurement. With modern drug-based interventions, leprosy is entirely curable; the World Health Organization (WHO) and other groups are focused on […]

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations

Flu risk: cover your cough at Superbowl celebrations Having a local team in the Super Bowl means a greater risk of death from influenza among those aged over 65 years, according to research published in the American Journal of Health Economics. Sharing food can encourage flu virus transmission, researchers warn. […]

Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention

Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention

Antibiotic prescribing for UTIs improves with intervention Around the world, health care professionals have cautioned that antimicrobial resistance poses an immediate threat; meanwhile, the overuse and overprescribing of antibiotics is contributing to the problem. Now, a new initiative that aimed to improve prescribing of antibiotics for urinary tract infections has […]

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Health

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Health

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Health 4.5 A UK study reveals that owning a dog is good for your health. And having a pet dog improves your physical and mental wellbeing more than having a cat. This is the conclusion of a study by a senior lecturer, Dr […]

Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring’s later-life disease risk

Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring’s later-life disease risk

Maternal and infant microbiomes affect offspring’s later-life disease risk 51 Researchers highlight the importance of a healthy microbiome for both expectant mothers and their offspring in a new review, suggesting that any disturbances to microbiota in early life could impact the risk of later-life disease. Disruptions to the microbiome in […]

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cervical Cancer: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 429516 Cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix, is cancer of the entrance to the uterus (womb). The cervix is the narrow part of the lower uterus, often referred to as the neck of the womb. Cervical cancer occurs most commonly in women over […]