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Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health

Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health

Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health 59 Past research has suggested that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at greater risk for mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now, a new study suggests this may be down to hormonal imbalances before birth that affect […]

What is pepper spray? Is pepper spray dangerous?

What is pepper spray? Is pepper spray dangerous?

What is pepper spray? Is pepper spray dangerous? 42 Pepper Spray, or OC (oleoresin capsicum) spray is a lachrymatory agent – a compound that makes the eyes tearful. The active ingredient in pepper spray is also an inflammatory agent that swells up the eyes and mucous membranes of the upper […]

Mucosal Melanoma Treatment Targets Found With DNA Sequencing

Mucosal Melanoma Treatment Targets Found With DNA Sequencing

Mucosal Melanoma Treatment Targets Found With DNA Sequencing 4.5 Using DNA sequencing, researchers in the UK have discovered possible new treatment targets for a rare form of cancer known as mucosal melanoma. The more we know of the sub-types of melanoma, the more we can tailor treatment for patients and […]

Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women

Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women

Frailty risk lower in widowed than married older women 4.51 It is generally well accepted that being married is linked to better health and lower risk of disability in older people, but a new study reveals a surprising exception to this view. It finds that among older women, those who […]

How Do Brain Cancer Cells Spread? New Study Finds Clues

How Do Brain Cancer Cells Spread? New Study Finds Clues

How Do Brain Cancer Cells Spread? New Study Finds Clues 3.542 Glioblastoma is the most prevalent and deadliest type of brain cancer, and each year around 10,000 individuals in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disease. Now, researchers have found a protein that may provide insight into how the disease […]

Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression – is it a myth?

Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression – is it a myth?

Serotonin deficiency as cause of depression – is it a myth? 54412 A new study in mice suggests that serotonin deficiency may not play as influential a role in depression as has previously been thought. Because of the widespread use of Prozac, the theory that low levels of serotonin caused […]

Gene test for ankylosing spondylitis steps closer

Gene test for ankylosing spondylitis steps closer

Gene test for ankylosing spondylitis steps closer 51 A new study has discovered natural variations in an immune system enzyme that can leave individuals susceptible to the inflammatory rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis. The new study finds that certain pairs of variants in the ERAP1 gene are found only in people […]

Drinking beetroot juice reduces high blood pressure, trial shows

Drinking beetroot juice reduces high blood pressure, trial shows

Drinking beetroot juice reduces high blood pressure, trial shows 42,69914 One glass of beetroot juice a day is enough to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, conclude researchers who conducted a placebo-controlled trial in dozens of patients. Beetroot contains high levels of inorganic nitrate. Other leafy […]

Tanning Beds: FDA To Debate Tougher Cancer Warning

Tanning Beds: FDA To Debate Tougher Cancer Warning

Tanning Beds: FDA To Debate Tougher Cancer Warning 513 Advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration are planning hold a public debate in the spring to discuss the pros and cons of stricter regulations on the use of tanning beds, including stronger warnings on cancer risks and reclassifying them. […]

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee 4 Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease and is the most common chronic condition of the joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans. Osteoarthritis (OA) is most common in the knees, hips, lower back, […]

Syncope (Fainting): Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Syncope (Fainting): Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Syncope (Fainting): Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment 4.518 The medical term for fainting is syncope. Fainting is a sudden loss of consciousness, usually temporary and typically caused by a lack of oxygen in the brain. The brain oxygen deprivation has many possible causes, including hypotension (low blood pressure). The following words […]

Surgeon General Confirmation Held Up In Senate

Surgeon General Confirmation Held Up In Senate

Surgeon General Confirmation Held Up In Senate Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong Florida Department of Health After narrowly escaping an earlier panel, state Surgeon General John Armstrong on Tuesday did not get a scheduled confirmation hearing before the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee. Committee chairman Garrett Richter, R-Naples, said […]