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Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Some people experience symptoms, such as headaches and sweating, after eating in Chinese restaurants. The medical community once called this group of symptoms Chinese restaurant syndrome. Doctors now call it MSG symptom complex. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that enhances flavor. It is commonly used in restaurants and pre-packaged foods. While there are […]

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How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

Previous studies have suggested that resveratrol — the chemical compound found in grapes and red wine — may have anticancer properties. But now, a new study shows how the compound can stop a mutated protein, which is present in more than half of all breast cancer cases, from aggregating. Resveratrol, which can be found in […]

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Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?

Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?

Omega-3 supplements are a popular natural remedy for psoriasis. How do they work, and which sources are best? Omega-3s have been shown to have various health benefits, which include improving skin conditions and boosting heart health. In this article, we look at the research behind the benefits of omega-3s for psoriasis symptoms. We also discuss […]

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Why does it hurt when I swallow?

Why does it hurt when I swallow?

Swallowing involves many muscles and nerves in the mouth, throat, and food pipe. Many people will experience pain when swallowing at least once in their lives. The medical term for painful swallowing is odynophagia. It is often possible to identify the cause of pain when swallowing by looking at the specific symptoms. Depending on the […]

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Could treating these immune cells cure IBD?

Could treating these immune cells cure IBD?

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered that there is a distinct group of cells in the immune system that induces and perpetuates inflammation in the gut. IBD is long-term condition that can affect quality of life to a great degree, so finding a cure is vital. They believe that the cells, […]

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Is salicylic acid safe to use during pregnancy?

Is salicylic acid safe to use during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, many women develop acne, or their acne gets worse. People may be more concerned about the safety of skin care products, such as those containing salicylic acid. Many acne treatments contain this acid. In this article, we discuss whether it is safe for people to use during pregnancy. We also describe a range […]

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Robots May Soon Join Ranks of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Robots May Soon Join Ranks of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Robots work on assembly lines and assist doctors in the operating room. They manage inventory in warehouses and vacuum floors in homes. And one day soon, they could help care for Alzheimer’s patients. Several teams of scientists from around the world […]