Thursday, August 18, 2022
Home Medicine

Medicine

The rise of Dr. Google: The risks of self-diagnosis and searching symptoms online

Virtual health care was adopted more widely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people accessing health-care providers remotely. However, easy and convenient access to technology...

New nasal spray may protect brain from Alzheimer’s, epilepsy

Scientists from Augusta University found that a novel peptide augments the brain's natural mechanism to help prevent seizures and protect neurons in Alzheimer's and...

Cutting 1 gram salt from daily diet could prevent nearly 9 million cases of...

In a study from the Queen Mary University of London, scientists found that a modest cut of just 1 gram in daily salt intake...

COVID-19 pandemic linked to more cancer deaths in US

In a study from the American Cancer Society, scientists found that the COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of cancer-related deaths by 3.2% in the...

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins may lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

In a study from Rush University, scientists found that older people taking statin drugs have a lower chance of developing parkinsonism later compared to...

Heart failure at age 30 brought on by pregnancy

Fatima Mathews knew something wasn't right. She was more tired than she'd ever felt in her life. "You just had a baby," her doctor reminded...

Drug combo could help people with lung cancer live longer

In a study from Cedars-Sinai, scientists found that people with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer lived much longer when treated with a combination of ramucirumab...

Just how bad is all that sugar for your heart?

Enjoying a lunch of processed meats and bread, sweetened pasta sauce, or even a salad drenched in dressing? Sugar makes all of these foods delicious....

Gut troubles: Pain, gassiness, bloating, and more

Everyone has pain or discomfort in their gut occasionally. Maybe you ate something that didn’t agree with you. Or you had an infection that made...

Link between ‘bad’ cholesterol and heart disease ‘inconsistent’, study finds

Scientists from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences found that the link between 'bad' cholesterol (LDL-C) and poor health outcomes, such as heart...