Kidney stones: causes, symptoms and treatment

They can be excruciatingly painful – but what exactly are kidney stones? And what can you do about them? By Dr Rebecca McKenzie They have made it onto the list of top 20 most painful conditions according to the...

Aging: The Surprises of Getting Older

MedicineNet.com Brain Changes for Aging Adults There’s a bit of good news and a bit of bad news for aging adults when it comes to mental work. Let’s start with the bad. After your 30s, your...

The more cigarettes you smoke, the more your chance of becoming obese

By Kim Hyun-bin- Korea Times Losing weight and quitting smoking are two of the most common New Year resolutions. However, it is commonly known that in the process of quitting smoking, a person's appetite increase,...

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

by Cancer Research UK Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by...

Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons

by Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Dr. Xin-Yun Lu, molecular behavioral neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Credit: Phil Jones, Augusta University Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory...

8 Ways To Help Relieve Bunion Pain

Surgery isn’t your only option. By Sarah Bradley Quick, what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "bunions"? People who are slightly...older, right? Well, those little (or not-so-little) bumps don't discriminate by age....

Peanut Butter Lovers, This Pump Was Made With You In Mind

No knife, no problem. By Madison Flager Those who fall into the peanut butter-obsessed camp would likely agree — there are few things wrong with the snack. It's filling, you can eat it on the go, it's...

Breakthrough Device Takes Lebanon by Storm—Melts Away Neck Pain in 10 Minutes

by Tony Parsons -Tech Gadgets Finally, an easy solution for that chronic neck pain that never seems to go away... As you probably know, everyday use of computers and smartphones can cause severe neck pain. You know...

Here’s How Far Germs Spread Through Sneezing and Coughing

By Colleen Stinchcombe  -  Self Getty / Cecilie_Arcurs There are plenty of times when you might wonder how far germs spread through sneezing and coughing. Maybe you’re sitting in a meeting when the person across from...

Why Are Heart Attacks Becoming More Common in Women Under Age 54?

By Korin Miller - Self Getty / Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell Heart disease is the most common cause of death in men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But some people still...

What Does It Mean if You Fall Asleep Instantly Every Night?

By Nina Bahadur - Self Westend61/Getty Images If getting into bed at night is the best part of your day, I feel you. What happens next, though? Is it lights out in your brain as soon...

5 Times in Your Life You Really Need to Be a Better Listener

By Lindsey Lanquist - Self Arman Zhenikeyev/Getty Images “Stories don’t describe our lives, they shape our lives.” That’s the mantra Murray Nossel, Ph.D., lives by—and the one he’s spent 25 years sharing with others. It’s also...

Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study

Manas Mishra (Reuters) - A combination of Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data...

Diet Sodas and Juices Are Linked to Higher Stroke Risk, Study Says

By Alice Park - Time Diet drinks may seem like healthier options than sugary sodas and fruit drinks, but studies haven’t all backed up their health benefits. In the latest look at the popular beverages, researchers...

What Exactly Is Sous Vide Cooking?

Sounds fancy. By Marissa Miller The term “sous vide” was once reserved for Michelin-starred menus. But now it's cropping up on recipe blogs all over the web and on egg offerings at Starbucks. It sounds fancy AF—but is...

Immune stimulant molecule shown to prevent cancer

by Etty Coffman, University of Louisville A research team at the University of Louisville has discovered that an immune checkpoint molecule they developed for cancer immunotherapy, also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer...

Study on measles transmission in China have implications for controlling the epidemic worldwide

by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health A new study on the measles epidemic in China has far-reaching implications for eliminating the infection globally, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health....

We want to hear your thoughts on female hair loss

We're compiling data from all over the UK to help women suffering from hair loss By Jamie Carson Hair loss can be a difficult subject to speak about, but it’s a condition that affects women of all...

How to combat earwax build-up

Our resident pharmacist looks at the causes, symptoms and best treatments for excess earwax. By Rita Ghelani If your hearing is muffled and your ears are starting to feel blocked or painful, you might have earwax build-up. Excess earwax...

Hyperemesis gravidarum: severe pregnancy sickness explained

Extreme morning sickness can take its toll. We speak to the experts about pregnancy sickness causes, treatments and available support. By Claire Lavelle Experiencing extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a pregnancy complication characterised...