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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about essential oils
Friday, October 18, 2019
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here.
Medical News Today: Vegan keto diet: Everything you need to know
Friday, October 18, 2019
A vegan keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that does not include any animal products. Learn about the possible benefits and risks and what to eat on a vegan keto diet here.
Medical News Today: What is an echocardiogram?
Friday, October 18, 2019
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound image of the heart. It can help doctors diagnose a range of heart problems. This article discusses the uses, types, and results of echocardiograms.
Medical News Today: What can cause a hard lump in the anus?
Friday, October 18, 2019
Various health conditions and infections can cause a hard lump to appear on the anus. The accompanying symptoms may range from mild to severe. Learn about the causes of a hard anus and some potential treatments here.
Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation: Daily alcoholic drink riskier than binge drinking
Friday, October 18, 2019
New research finds that frequent low alcohol consumption, such as one daily drink, has a higher risk of atrial fibrillation than infrequent binge drinking.
Medical News Today: 'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS
Friday, October 18, 2019
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain.
Medical News Today: Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans
Friday, October 18, 2019
In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans.
Medical News Today: Some keto diets may exacerbate skin inflammation
Friday, October 18, 2019
A study in mouse models with psoriasis-like skin inflammation suggests that ketogenic diets with a very high fat content may exacerbate skin problems.
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells
Friday, October 18, 2019
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons.
Medical News Today: What to know about serotonin syndrome
Friday, October 18, 2019
Serotonin syndrome occurs when a person takes one or more drugs that cause a buildup of serotonin in the body. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatments of serotonin syndrome here.
Medical News Today: How does taurine affect the body?
Friday, October 18, 2019
Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. People can also get taurine from supplements and other dietary sources. This article outlines the health benefits and potential risks of taurine.
Medical News Today: What is a neurologist?
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform.
Medical News Today: What is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a condition that some long term users of marijuana develop. The hallmarks of the condition include repeated and severe episodes of nausea and vomiting. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What to do if you cannot feel an IUD's strings
Thursday, October 17, 2019
An IUD has strings that hang down into the vagina. People should locate these strings regularly to make sure that the IUD is still in place. Learn why the IUD strings might be missing and what to do here.
Medical News Today: What to know about cramping and IUDs
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Many people experience cramping after the insertion or removal of an IUD. Cramping usually disappears fairly quickly. However, some people may experience cramping for days or months after the procedure. Learn more about IUD-related cramping here.
Medical News Today: Scientists liken mitochondria to Tesla battery packs
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Using high resolution microscopy, scientists show that mitochondria comprise many bioelectric units rather than a single one, as they previously thought.
Medical News Today: Could a unique new fungus offer an opioid alternative?
Thursday, October 17, 2019
A new discovery in the estuarine waters of Tasmania may lead to the development of a safe and effective alternative to opioids, scientists reveal.
Medical News Today: Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in dogs and their human family members.
Medical News Today: Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women
Thursday, October 17, 2019
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women.
Medical News Today: What is a nephrologist?
Thursday, October 17, 2019
A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. This article looks at what they do, the medical conditions they treat, and the procedures they can perform.