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Pain in left arm: Possible causes, other symptoms, and treatment

Though small aches and pains are a normal part of aging, sudden or unusual left arm pain can be linked to a more serious condition.<p>This may be a …

Pain

Eczema herpeticum: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

When the skin of someone with eczema comes into contact with the herpes virus, they may develop eczema herpeticum.<p>A rare and sometimes serious …

Public Health

Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect

After having a breast or breasts removed, many women choose to undergo reconstructive surgery.<p>While there are several reconstructive options …

Cancer

Fathers more responsive to toddler daughters than sons

Fathers' brains react differently to daughters than sons, according to a study published in the journal <i>Behavioral Neuroscience</i>. The research reveals …

Parenting

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Although the use of statins for treating people at risk of heart disease has been historically quite controversial, new research suggests that …

Medicine

The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life

Her heart had stopped beating and she was no longer breathing. Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead. At 91 years old, she had lived a long life. But …

Medicine

Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism

A small trial involving 10 boys with autism spectrum disorder showed promising results from treatment with a drug called suramin, which was …

Autism

Nausea after eating: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Many people will experience feelings of nausea after eating too much food in one sitting. However, feeling nauseated after eating on a regular basis …

Alternative Medicine

Stress rash: How stress affects the skin

Most people experience a degree of stress as part of their daily life. The development of rashes on the skin is a common physical symptom of stress …

Medicine

Letter from the Editor: May 2017

In last month's Letter from the Editor, I introduced you to our growing editorial team, which includes scientists, journalists, poets, and …

Allergies

Depression after surgery: What you need to know

Experiencing depression after surgery is common. Having less than perfect health, the cost of surgery, plus other worries, may trigger feelings of …

Depression

Best apps for quitting smoking

Want to stop smoking? <i>Medical News Today</i> have found the best apps to help you on your journey to kicking the habit. These top quit smoking apps have …

Hypnosis

Low physical activity increases risk of bladder, kidney cancer

Most of us know that physical activity is good for us. But a new study shows that a chronic lack of physical activity can drastically increase the …

Cancer

Is it menopause? Tests and diagnosis

Menopause is a stage in a woman's life at which point she has not menstruated for 12 months or more. Although going through menopause means that a …

Health

Coconut palm sugar: Can people with diabetes eat it?

In order to manage their condition, people with diabetes need to monitor their sugar intake. A good way of doing this might be by choosing a natural …

Sugar

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

A recent study, published in the <i>Journal of the American Heart Association</i>, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have …

Diabetes

Diet tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease and type of arthritis. It usually causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the spine …

Nutrition

Yawning: An unsolved mystery

Despite the fact that virtually every human yawns on a daily basis, its function is still largely a mystery. In this Spotlight feature, we delve into …

Psychology

Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, …

Pain

Prostate biopsy: What to expect

Prostate cancer is a very common form of cancer for men. It is most common in men over the age of 50, but it can develop at any time during a man's …

Cancer

Spotting vs. period: How to tell the difference

Most women experience at least one instance of non-period spotting, and for some, spotting is quite common. But how do women tell the difference …

What's the Difference

Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Of all cancers, people with lung cancer are at greatest risk of committing suicide, finds new research presented at the American Thoracic Society's …

Cancer

Listerine foot soak: Does it work?

Promises that a Listerine foot soak will leave dry, cracked feet rejuvenated and smooth have been making their way around Pinterest. But will a …

Alternative Medicine

Omega-3 fatty acids weaken Listeria, study finds

Numerous studies have documented the potential health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, which include a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, asthma, and …

Vitamins

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Most of us know that a good night's sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects …

The Brain

Alzheimer's disease: Family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene

For years, scientists have contemplated the link between the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and a metabolic gene called TOMM40, which affects …

Dementia

Prostate cancer: Stages and outlook

Prostate cancer is a male-only disease and is the second most common male cancer in the United States, after skin cancer.<p>In the case of prostate …

Cancer

Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

Radiation therapy, which is also called radiotherapy, can be used to treat cancer and is commonly recommended for people with prostate …

Cancer

Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women across the globe. New research suggests that as little as one alcoholic drink per day can …

Cancer

Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP

Parents should avoid offering fruit juice to infants under the age of 1 year, unless advised by a doctor, as it provides "no nutritional benefit" and …

Sugar