Riskier male sex pushes Europe’s syphilis rates up 70% since 2010

Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Syphilis cases have soared in Europe over the last decade and become, for the first time since the early 2000s, more common in some countries than new cases of HIV,...

What causes uncontrollable cramps or shaking?

There are many reasons a person may suffer bouts of shaking or cramps, though hydration and rest can often alleviate the affliction. Uncontrollable shaking is not necessarily a sign of serious illness, but it...

Novel therapy for acute migraine shows promise in phase 3 clinical trial

by Albert Einstein College of Medicine A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported...

Study suggests possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

by British Medical Journal A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing...

Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday. The findings of...

Hinge-like protein may open new doors in cystic fibrosis treatment

In recent decades, treatment options for people with cystic fibrosis have improved dramatically. The newest drugs, known as potentiators, target a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, which is mutated in people with...

Flu fact sheet for parents increases vaccination rate in children

Young children are more likely to suffer severe, even life-threatening complications from the flu, but only around half of children in the US get the flu vaccine. A cheap and simple pamphlet about the flu,...

Erectile dysfunction: treatment tips and at-home exercises to overcome persistent erection issues

A sex therapist offers expert advice and tips you can try at home to overcome impotence problems. By Sarah Berry Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erect penis...

Food cravings: how to combat the urge for junk food

There's a reason why your tummy keeps telling you it wants sugar, explains dietician Juliette Kellow. By Juliette Kellow Food cravings are usually our body's way of telling us we're hungry and it's time to eat. But...

Are Paint Fumes a Health Concern? Here’s What the Latest Science Says

By Markham Heid - Time If you’re one of the many homeowners considering using this summer to repaint your house or apartment, you might have been concerned to hear that, according to a just-published study...

Drinking less might be tied to higher quality of life

Lisa Rapaport Moderate drinkers who quit may be able to achieve bigger improvements in well-being than the rest of us, a new study suggests. In moderation, alcohol consumption has been linked to improved quality of life...

Computing hubs in the hippocampus and cortex

Neural computation occurs in large neural networks within dynamic brain states, yet it remains poorly understood if the functions are performed by a specific subset of neurons or if they occurred in specific, dynamic...

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline....

5 hydration myths this nutritionist wants you to stop believing

Our expert separates fact from fiction on essential hydration advice. By Kelly Pigram Trying to down eight glasses of water a day, without really knowing why? We feel you. Water is tipped as a miracle cure for everything,...

Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet: study

A three-fold jump since 1975 in the percentage of adults worldwide who are obese has been driven mainly by a shift in diet and lack of exercise, but genes do play a role as...

Catarrh: causes, symptoms and treatment tips

Can't shake a stuffy feeling in your sinuses, throat, ears or chest? Here's how to treat catarrh. By Dr Roger Henderson Constantly fighting the urge to clear your throat or unblock your nose? If your symptoms include a build...

What to do when dandruff strikes

Itchy, flaky scalp getting you down? Here’s everything you need to know about dandruff – including how to get rid of it. By Abbas Kanani If you’re plagued by dandruff, you’ll know just how uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing...

Scientists Say They Found A Cure For HIV In Some Mice; Humans Can Be...

Clinical trials for the gene-editing component of the cure could start as early as next year if the Food and Drug Administration approves them. Hannah Knowles, The Washington Post HIV infects 37 million people worldwide,...

Protein-linked sugars are crucial for the uptake of proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 6 million people worldwide, is caused by the buildup of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. The biological function of alpha-synuclein is still not well understood,...

Scientists discover autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer

by University of California, San Francisco Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular...