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Medical News Today: How blood vessel health may drive IBD Medical News Today: How blood vessel health may drive IBD

Medical News Today: How blood vessel health may drive IBD

By 15 hours ago

Inflammatory bowel diseases affect millions of people worldwide, causing debilitating symptoms. Researchers have been unsure about what factors cause these conditions. However, new research may now have identified a culprit — blood vessel dysfunction. Share on PinterestResearch shows, for the first time, that blood vessels likely play a role in IBD.According to the Centers for…

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Medical News Today: Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood Medical News Today: Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

Medical News Today: Douching linked to dangerous chemicals in blood

By 15 hours ago

Doctors generally advise women against vaginal douching, warning that this practice can upset the delicate balance of vaginal flora and increase the risk of infection. Now, a new study also shows that douching has associations with a higher blood concentration of harmful chemicals. Share on PinterestA new study adds to the evidence that vaginal douches…

What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD? What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?

What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?

By 19 hours ago

In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify similarities in the brain activity of people with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders.Share on PinterestA new study looks for the neural links between a range of mental disorders.Mental health disorders, although incredibly prevalent, remain poorly understood.According to the National Institute…

Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

By 1 day ago

Two cannabis-based medicines, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, have been approved for use by the NHS in England. It follows new guidelines from the drugs advisory body NICE, which looked at products for several conditions.Charities have welcomed the move, although some campaigners who have been fighting for access to the drugs have said…

Medical News Today: What side effects can the shingles vaccine cause? Medical News Today: What side effects can the shingles vaccine cause?

Medical News Today: What side effects can the shingles vaccine cause?

By 2 days ago

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is an infection caused by the chicken pox virus, Varicella zoster. The shingles vaccine is effective, and like most medications, it carries a risk of side effects.Adults who had chicken pox as children carry the dormant virus. The virus can reactivate to cause shingles in later life, but the vaccine can…

Alcohol intake and reduced brain volume: What explains the link? Alcohol intake and reduced brain volume: What explains the link?

Alcohol intake and reduced brain volume: What explains the link?

By 3 days ago

Does drinking more alcohol shrink the brain, or does a smaller brain volume actually predispose individuals to drink more alcohol? Share on PinterestA new study confirms the link between alcohol use and lower brain volume and proposes a shared underlying cause.Excessive alcohol consumption carries many risks, including heart and liver problems, a higher risk of…

Yogurt, fiber, and lung cancer: What’s the link? Yogurt, fiber, and lung cancer: What’s the link?

Yogurt, fiber, and lung cancer: What’s the link?

By 3 days ago

A recent analysis investigated whether consuming dietary fiber and yogurt might be linked to a lower risk of lung cancer. Perhaps surprisingly, the team concludes that it is.Share on PinterestCould yogurt and dietary fiber reduce lung cancer risk?A recent paper in the journal JAMA Oncology looks for a relationship between diet and lung cancer.In particular,…

Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD? Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

By 4 days ago

Could people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from using cannabis to help reduce depressive episodes and thinking about suicide? A study of a population survey from Canada suggests that the preliminary answer is yes.Share on PinterestNew research looks into the benefits of cannabis for relieving depressive symptoms in PTSD.A recent paper on the findings…

Upset stomach: Crohn’s disease or something else? Upset stomach: Crohn’s disease or something else?

Upset stomach: Crohn’s disease or something else?

By 5 days ago

An upset stomach can cause symptoms similar to those of Crohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although persistent gastrointestinal symptoms may indicate an IBD, such as Crohn’s disease, there are numerous other possible causes to consider.The symptoms of an upset stomach often occur after eating a big meal or drinking…

Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma

Hair follicles can be a site of origin for melanoma

By 6 days ago

New research argues that melanoma can start not only in the skin, but also inside hair follicles. When they become cancerous, the cells then leave the follicles and move into the skin’s outermost layer, or epidermis.Share on PinterestNew research suggests that melanoma could originate in hair follicles, shown here.The scientists demonstrated this effect in a…

Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of neck pain? Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of neck pain?

Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of neck pain?

By 6 days ago

Many people experience neck pain or stiffness from injury, overuse, or inflammation. There are many treatment options available for neck pain, depending on what is causing it.The neck consists of seven vertebrae. These are interlocking bones, separated by disks, that enable movement and stability. The neck is less protected than the rest of the spine.…

Medical News Today: What to know about thyroid function and hair loss Medical News Today: What to know about thyroid function and hair loss

Medical News Today: What to know about thyroid function and hair loss

By 6 days ago

Hair loss can occur when the thyroid gland is not working correctly. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland situated in the lower front part of the neck.The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones, which the body uses for energy, to stay warm, and to keep the organs and muscles working properly.The most common thyroid-related problems…

Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer? Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?

Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?

By 1 week ago

When cells in the human body age incorrectly, this can sometimes make it easier for cancer to develop or spread. For this reason, scientists are looking for new drugs able to act on processes that relate to cell aging. But could an existing drug come in handy? Share on PinterestResearchers believe an existing heart drug…

Impulsive behavior: What happens in the brain? Impulsive behavior: What happens in the brain?

Impulsive behavior: What happens in the brain?

By 1 week ago

What makes us impulsive? Why do we find it so easy to say “yes,” when we know that “no” would be better for us in the long run? A recent study in rodents explores the neural mechanisms behind impulsivity.Share on PinterestCan neuroscientists come to grips with the neural basis of impulsive decisions?Controlling our impulses can…

Ewing sarcoma: What to know Ewing sarcoma: What to know

Ewing sarcoma: What to know

By 1 week ago

Ewing sarcoma is a form of bone cancer that usually affects children and adolescents.Ewing sarcoma can be very aggressive, but the cells tend to respond well to radiation therapy. Ideally, doctors will diagnose the cancer before it has spread.According to the National Library of Medicine, an estimated 250 children in the United States receive a…

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