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15 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

15 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

15 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week 5 During week 15 of your pregnancy, your baby’s organ systems continue to mature and develop. As with other earlier weeks, week 15 is no exception when it comes to making developmental strides. In addition to moving around like wild in your […]

Protein helps cancer cells pave way for migration

Protein helps cancer cells pave way for migration

Protein helps cancer cells pave way for migration Metastasis – where cancer cells leave the original tumor and spread to other parts of the body – is responsible for 90% of cancer deaths. Any research that sheds light on it brings us closer to saving millions of lives. Now, a […]

Hormone-disrupting chemical detected in bottled water

Hormone-disrupting chemical detected in bottled water

Hormone-disrupting chemical detected in bottled water 4.52 Many of us prefer to drink bottled water, swayed by the belief that it is fresher and better for us. But now, researchers have uncovered an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) in commercialized bottled water, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. […]

FDA's New Food Labels: What to Know

FDA's New Food Labels: What to Know

FDA’s New Food Labels: What to Know 1:45 FDA That’s because many of the new labels will have to reflect what people really eat, not what they should eat. So even if a package of caramel corn is meant to serve six, the label will have to acknowledge that it’s […]

What is a facelift? What is a rhytidectomy?

What is a facelift? What is a rhytidectomy?

What is a facelift? What is a rhytidectomy? 763 A facelift is a surgical procedure that is typically used to give a more youthful appearance to the face. Technically, it is also called a rhytidectomy. This type of cosmetic surgery reshapes the lower one-third of the face by removing excess […]

Rising Infertility And Cancer Rates Possibly Linked To Pharmaceuticals And Household Chemicals

Rising Infertility And Cancer Rates Possibly Linked To Pharmaceuticals And Household Chemicals

Rising Infertility And Cancer Rates Possibly Linked To Pharmaceuticals And Household Chemicals 3.51794 According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), household products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food all contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which may be causing significant increases in diabetes, obesity, cancers and increasing infertility. In recent decades, the incidence […]

Hemorrhoids: Facts, Causes and Treatments

Hemorrhoids: Facts, Causes and Treatments

Hemorrhoids: Facts, Causes and Treatments 427 Hemorrhoids (or hemroids) are also known as piles. Although they can be extremely unpleasant and painful for many people, they can be easily treated and are very preventable. As hemorrhoids generally get worse as time goes by, health care professionals suggest they should be […]

Tinnitus Loudness Reduced In Small Trial Of A Non-Invasive Therapy

Tinnitus Loudness Reduced In Small Trial Of A Non-Invasive Therapy

Tinnitus Loudness Reduced In Small Trial Of A Non-Invasive Therapy 4.52596 The results of a small phase 1 clinical trial of a non-invasive tinnitus therapy where the patient listens to sounds through headphones claims that compared to placebo, the treatment reduced tinnitus loudness and annoyance within 12 weeks in 7 […]

Killer Pancreatic Cancer Stems From Drinking Without Smoke

Killer Pancreatic Cancer Stems From Drinking Without Smoke

Killer Pancreatic Cancer Stems From Drinking Without Smoke 3.5672 Smoking causes cancer. We know this. However, if you are a heavy drinker and actually pass on those tobacco smoke cravings that often come with a few cocktails, you still have a 36% higher risk of dying from cancer of the […]

Heart Failure: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Heart Failure: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Heart Failure: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 49 Even though it may sound like it, heart failure does not necessarily mean that the heart has failed. Heart failure is a serious condition in which the heart is not pumping blood around the body efficiently. The patient’s left side, right side, or […]

Bladder Infection In Females – Cefpodoxime Disappoints

Bladder Infection In Females – Cefpodoxime Disappoints

Bladder Infection In Females – Cefpodoxime Disappoints According to a study published in the February 8 issue of JAMA, cefpodoxime, an antibiotic used as a short-term therapy in women with uncomplicated bladder infection (cystitis), failed to meet criteria for non-inferiority in comparison to ciprofloxacin. There have been concerns that ciprofloxacin, […]

Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS

Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS

Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS 4.52 New research concludes that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting should be further investigated as a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. It reduced symptoms in mice, and even reversed them in some animals. Early results of a pilot […]

Cognitive behavioral therapy alters Tourette syndrome brains

Cognitive behavioral therapy alters Tourette syndrome brains

Cognitive behavioral therapy alters Tourette syndrome brains 1 A new study has found the cognitive behavioral therapy used to reduce chronic tics in people with Tourette syndrome can also alter the functioning of their brains. The researchers found that cognitive behavioral therapy normalized activity in the supplementary motor area of […]