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9 home remedies for a toothache

A toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it.<p>If the …

Alternative Medicine

3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy

A groundbreaking 3-D prostate model lets surgeons explore a patient's anatomy in detail before operating. This new level of simulation could improve …

Medicine

Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?

Researchers have discovered that a molecule in the tapeworm drug niclosamide might be able to protect against Parkinson's disease-related neuronal …

Medicine

Treacher Collins syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Treacher Collins syndrome is a rare medical condition caused by a genetic mutation. It affects the development of bones and other tissues of the face …

Medicine

From brain to lips: What causes stuttering?

We already know that stuttering is linked with unbalanced brain activity, but the nitty-gritty of the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. But now, …

The Brain

Leukopenia: Causes, treatment, and outlook

• What is leukopenia?<br>• Leukopenia vs neutropenia<br>• Symptoms<br>• Causes<br>• Stages<br>• Treatment<br>• Outlook<p>Leukopenia is a condition where a person has a reduced number of …

Medicine

Could these psychological traits help us live longer?

Optimism, stubbornness, a good work ethic, and a strong family bond — could these be the ingredients to a long, happy life? A new study suggests that …

Southern Italy

6 of the best BMJ Christmas papers

Sword-swallowing, chocolate-scoffing, spoon-hiding, unicycling silliness: it's not what you'd expect from <i>The BMJ</i> at all. Not unless it's Christmas, …

Research

Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand

Scientists in Switzerland have discovered that a type of immune cell that normally helps to fight infection can actually work in favor of lung …

Cancer

Tubular breasts: Symptoms, causes, and augmentation

While almost every woman and man may have some differences in the size of their natural breasts, people with tubular breasts may experience more …

Cancer

Carrot juice: Benefits and nutrition

• Nutrition<br>• Benefits<br>• Risks<br>• Recipes<br>• Takeaway<p>Juicing has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now a multi-million dollar industry.<p>Fresh fruit …

Healthy Eating

Christmas tree syndrome: Is it real?

As Christmas edges closer, the media is rife with seasonal health stories. But can our Christmas trees really make us sick?<p>Constantly on the lookout …

Medical Journals

Cancer breakthrough: Nanoparticles used to detect micro tumors

New research conducted by Rutgers University has successfully used cutting-edge technology to spot minuscule, hard-to-detect cancerous tumors. The …

Cancer

How to stop an A-fib episode: 13 ways to prevent an attack

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular heartbeat. People with A-fib may have a rapid heart rate or feel a fluttering sensation in their chest. …

Wellness

Does pride raise the risk of falling?

Each year, the prestigious academic journal <i>The BMJ</i> releases a Christmas issue, putting together a series of more lighthearted studies. As part of …

Research

Nopal cactus: Nutrition, health benefits, and recipes

The nopal cactus is more commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. It is native to Mexico and famous for its health benefits due to its high …

Healthy Eating

Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians

A recently published study found that urban-dwelling American Indians and Alaskan Natives have much lower survival rates associated with prostate and …

Cancer

Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age

Meat, fruits, and vegetables – studies have suggested that these foods have the potential to boost mood and mental health. But which are best? Well, …

Nutrition

'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates

The brain treats talking inside of our heads as essentially the same thing as talking out loud, according to new research published in the journal</i> …

The Brain

Low blood pressure during pregnancy: Causes and remedies

• Causes<br>• Normal levels<br>• Symptoms<br>• Risks<br>• Treatment<br>• Home remedies<p>Low blood pressure during pregnancy is a normal occurrence. Fluctuating hormones and changes in …

Diabetes

White hair: Causes and ways to prevent it

It is normal for hair color to change, as people age. But white hair can appear at almost any time in life. Even teenagers and people in their 20s …

Longevity

Pearly penile papules (white spots on the penis): Symptoms and removal

Pearly penile papules are small pink-white growths that develop around the head of the penis. Any male can develop pearly penile papules, but they …

Medicine

Man flu: Urban myth or scientific reality?

The phenomenon of "man flu" has been around for decades. But is the condition just an urban myth, or does science back it up? New research …

Research

A regular 'proper workout' may stall Parkinson's symptoms

New research into the effects of exercise in the management of Parkinson's disease suggests that regular high-intensity physical activity may help to …

Research

Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

Identifying certain types of alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder has proven challenging, but a new approach using a computer-based facial …

Research

Cervical ectropion: Symptoms, treatment, and causes

• Overview<br>• Symptoms<br>• Causes<br>• Other conditions<br>• Diagnosis<br>• Treatment<br>• Outlook<p>Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, …

Cancer

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

Women who have survived breast cancer might want to pile their plates up with Brussels sprouts this Christmas; a new study has shown that eating …

Cancer

How inhibiting one protein could help to treat pancreatic cancer

Targeting an enzyme that makes pancreatic cancer cells more aggressive by silencing some of their genes could make the deadly disease less resistant …

Cancer

How to make yourself sneeze: 13 ways to sneeze on demand

• What causes the body to sneeze?<br>• Ways to trigger sneezing<br>• Takeaway<p>Sneezing or sternutation is an involuntary release of air from the nose. It is the …

Alternative Medicine

Effective ways to get rid of hives

Hives is an itchy, sometimes lumpy rash that appears on the surface of a person's skin. It is a condition also commonly known as weals, welts, or …

Alternative Medicine