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Why you shouldn't give your children cold or cough medicines - and what they should have instead

Parents treating their sick kids who have a cold should ditch cough syrups and medicine in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon, a top doctor …

What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

Acral lentiginous melanoma is a form of skin cancer that appears on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, or under the nails.<p>Though …

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

Pregnancy

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

One of the reasons that cancer is so hard to beat is the way that it ropes our immune system into working against us. Treatment kills off some cancer …

Cancer immune therapy developed from 'miraculous' recovery patients

A new immune therapy developed from “miraculous” cases of cancer recovery could be tested on human patients next year. The treatment uses …

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

Researchers Have a New Explanation for Adult Acne

Smarter ways of treating it could also be on the way.<p>Despite being a scourge for many teenagers, acne isn't completely understood among scientists. It's a disease affecting hair follicles on the skin, but it's not clear what exactly causes the condition. New research, though, suggests acne may be …

Study: Sugar consumption makes cancer cells multiply faster

<b>(Getty/oversnap)</b><p>This doesn’t mean sugar causes cancer — to the contrary. But consuming it may speed up the rate that tumors grow<p>Charlie May<p>October 18, 2017 8:57am (UTC)<p>Research conducted by microbiologists and molecular biologists at three institutions in Belgium highlights the relationship between …

Cancer Cells

The FDA Just Approved Another Promising Immunotherapy For Cancer

On Wednesday—for only the second time—the Food and Drug Administration approved a cutting-edge therapy that genetically modifies a patient’s blood …

Immunotherapy

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

New antibiotic could eliminate the global threat of antibiotic-resistant infections

Modified vancomycin antibiotic (credit: Akinori Okano et al./PNAS)Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a way to …

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins

The benefits of statins for people older than 75 remain unclear, a new analysis finds. Statins did not reduce heart attacks or coronary heart disease …

Medical Research

Drug-resistant cancers kill millions – here's how we're tackling them

Cancer treatment is often highly effective at first, yet patients’ tumours sometimes stop responding – even to the most advanced therapies. Or in …

Cancer

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all …

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 …

What is a Gleason score?

Most people who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will want to know their outlook and treatment plan quickly. The Gleason score plays a major …

I Have a BRCA Gene Mutation and the AHCA Scares the Hell Out of Me

Nestled into my seat next to a window offering up views of industrial Pennsylvania, I sobbed quietly so as not to disturb those around me wishing for …

Effects of diabetes on the body and organs

Over time, the raised blood sugar levels that result from diabetes can cause a wide range of serious health issues. But what do these health issues …

For women, baby aspirin may reduce risk of breast cancer

The question<p>Millions of people take a low-dose aspirin daily in hopes of reducing their chances of having a heart attack. For women, might aspirin also help prevent breast cancer?<p>This study<p>The researchers analyzed data on 57,164 women, most in their early 60s, who had no history of breast cancer. …

Breast Cancer

Five of the best online yoga workouts

Yoga has been shown to pack a healthful punch when it comes to all the associated health benefits. However, in our busy lives, there is not always …

Powassan Virus Is the Scary New Reason to Avoid Ticks

Lyme disease isn’t the only tick-borne illness that can come from a walk in the woods. Health experts are warning that another pathogen, Powassan …

Disease

Autism linked to many other health issues

Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. Challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal …

Energy Drinks’ Potential Effects on the Heart

A study, published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAMA), concludes that consuming an energy drink produces more …

Deep Learning Is a Black Box, but Health Care Won’t Mind - MIT Technology Review

Earlier in 2017, artificial intelligence scientist Sebastian Thrun and colleagues at Stanford University demonstrated that a “deep learning” …

Deep Learning

High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit

Salt has long been vilified as the harbinger of hypertension. However, as research into the condition has delved deeper, it is becoming clear that …

Artery-clogging saturated fat myth debunked

Among doctors and the public alike, there is a popular belief that dietary saturated fat clogs up the arteries and results in coronary heart disease. …

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots

(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn.<p>That’s because bacteria in the intestines interact with choline to produce a compound that encourages platelets to clump together and form …

Biomedicine

Tip: 10 Spices That Help You Live Longer

Boost your health and punch your taste buds right in the face with these medicinal spices.<p>1 – Turmeric<p>Curcumin is the main health-boosting compound …

Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis

Over the years, there has been much research on the potential cognitive benefits of exercise on mental performance in older adults. Overall, results …

Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

While advanced or inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma patients treated with selective internal radiation therapy showed similar overall survival to …

Cancer