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New Study Connects Exercise to Brain Health, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease

The physical health advantages of frequent exercise are seemingly endless: weight loss, decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes, lower blood …

Alzheimer's Disease

Top 10 Amazing Exercises to Prevent and Treat Low Back Pain

Back pain is a major problem faced by many working people. Regular pain in the back muscles can hinder your functioning, concentration level, your …

Pain

Physiotherapist-Led Physical Activity Interventions Are Efficacious at Increasing Physical Activity Levels

Physical activity (PA) interventions to address noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk are commonly delivered in private practice and outpatient …

Research

Dr. Is In: Tips on how to deal with back pain

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Most people will suffer from back pain at least once in their life. It is only occasionally that people need treatment …

Pain

As Nevada rolls toward 2nd year of recreational marijuana, pot legalization in other states all over the map

In spite of uncertainty in the executive branch and a lack of progress in Congress, 64 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state where …

Cannabis

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

Cardiovascular System

Science-Based Medicine

Jennifer Daniels says turpentine is the Fountain of Youth, able to cure many ailments, both real and imaginary. It isn't; it's a poison with no …

Evidence-Based Medicine

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Elsbeere (Sorbus torminalis)<p>Dezember 2017<p>Die Gattung Sorbus aus der Familie der Rosengewächse umfasst in unserer einheimischen Flora Vogelbeer- und …

Energy Drinks Pose Wide Range Of Health Risks, Could Also Compromise Mental Health, Experts Warn

It’s not unusual to read about studies that warn against energy drinks and their health risks. And it would now seem that energy drinks could pose …

Sugar

Sugar Was Linked to Heart Disease 50 Years Ago, but the Industry Covered It Up

Sugar has detrimental effects on our health, and not just because sweet foods tend to have a lot of calories. Plenty of research has shown that the …

Sugar

New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. The medicines are given as shots every month or so, and studies of two of them found they cut the frequency of the notoriously painful and disabling headaches.<p>The drugs are the first preventive medicines …

Medicine

The Most Promising Cancer Treatments In a Century Have Arrived—But Not For Everyone

In 1891, a New York doctor named William B. Coley injected a mixture of beef broth and <i>Streptococcus</i> bacteria into the arm of a 40-year-old Italian …

Cancer

Is there a link between poultry and infertility? We deserve to know

I have been told that no research is being done in Britain to establish whether there is a causal factor between eating chicken and declining male sperm counts, writes Baroness Jean Corston<p>Letters and articles on the apparent decline in male fertility, and its probable causes, have been in our …

Health

Diabetics with related eye damage have increased falling risk

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes and related eye damage known as retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests.<p>Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina leading to …

Diabetes

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?

A mysterious bacterium found in up to half of all colon tumors also travels with the cancer as it spreads, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Whether the bacterium, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, actually plays a role in causing or spurring the growth of cancer is not known. But the new study, …

Cancer

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

• <b>Advances in machine learning now mean that doctors can take a photo and identify the disease or condition depicted.</b>• <b><br>Apple is a fan of one specific app, VisualDx, that uses new machine learning software to assist with diagnosis on an iPhone.</b>• <b><br>VisualDx has built a database of 32,000 high-quality medical</b> …

Medical Technology

Diabetes rises to more than 100 million in the US, costing $850 billion per year globally

The U.S. is dealing with a potential health epidemic as more than 114 million Americans are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S. with nearly one in …

Diabetes

Chronic atrial fibrillation: Risk factors, treatment, and outlook

Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the upper two chambers of the heart beat quickly and irregularly. Chronic atrial fibrillation is a term …

Medicine

Shock Study: Sperm Counts Have Dropped By Half Since 1973

In a shocking new article from Haaretz, Netta Ahituv writes that "in the past 40 years, Western men’s sperm count has declined by half."<p>In 2015, Dr. …

Sperm

Scientists reveal Zika treatment: Anti-malaria drug could fight Zika virus, says study

A new research has revealed that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria has the potential to fight the deadly Zika virus. The study that has …

Viruses

Single blood test could rule out imminent heart attack risk

Professor Cullen said the study was based on recent developments of the blood test that allowed the protein troponin I to be detected in much smaller …

Medicine

Antibiotic-resistant STI mycoplasma genitalium may soon be as great a health risk as chlamydia

A sexually transmitted disease that may be infecting up to 700,000 Australians without them knowing is becoming so resistant to treatment it may soon …

Medicine

Hacking The Rhythm of DNA Replication Could Kill Off Cancer Cells

It sends them into overdrive.<p>Throughout our lifetimes, our cells divide to create new cells to keep the body running, ensuring a steady supply of …

Biology

This man discovered a dirty little secret that reinvented medicine

The only place you’d expect to encounter the “unmistakable smell of rotting flesh” these days would be at a slaughterhouse.<p>In Victorian London, you’d …

Medicine

FDA expands approval for Pfizer cancer drug Sutent

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the use of Pfizer Inc's cancer drug Sutent to help prevent kidney cancer from returning following surgical removal of a kidney.<p>Sutent was approved in 2006 for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors and advanced kidney …

Cancer

Cardiac Proteome: Atlas of heart to map cardiac problems for first time

The researchers have come up with an exceedingly new idea to determine which and how many individual proteins are present in each type of cell in the …

Medicine

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

<b>Depression in fathers, as well as mothers, has an impact on children despite mothers often being the focus when treating adolescent depression, a study suggests.</b><p>The University College London (UCL) report looked at 14,000 families in the UK and Ireland.<p>It said both parents had a role to play in …

Parenting

'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

<b>Two new "breakthrough" drugs to treat breast cancer have been given the green light for use on the NHS.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved palbociclib and ribociclib after negotiating prices for the treatments.<p>Research shows the drugs slow down advanced cancer for …

Cancer

Should you put hemorrhoid cream on your face? Why some experts say yes

Preparation H ... on your face? Yes, you read that correctly.<p>TODAY Style recently asked dermatologists to share their favorite solutions for reducing under-eye puffiness, and we were surprised to find so many recommending hemorrhoid cream<p>"Preparation H is a vasoconstrictor," explained Dr. Sejal …

Skin Care