Spending long periods looking at computer, phone, or tablet screens can strain the eyes. Using the 20-20-20 rule can help to prevent this problem. The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Following the rule is a great […]
A new drug offers fresh hope to the millions of people living with treatment-resistant migraine. The compound, called erenumab, has proven successful in people who had been failed by up to four previous preventative treatments. People with chronic migraines may soon find relief in a new drug. The new study was led by Dr. Uwe […]
Many people experience headaches on the right side of their head only. The pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, and visual disturbances. Almost 50 percent of adults each year report headaches, making them among the most common health complaints. Read on to learn more about headaches on the right side of […]
A new study finds that two iron compounds, which are used in supplements and food additives, raise levels of a cancer biomarker — even when consumed in low amounts. Certain iron supplements may raise the risk of colorectal cancer, a study shows. The new research comes from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, […]
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects behavior. It causes people to be hyperactive and impulsive. They may also be easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating or sitting still. Known as ADHD, the condition is a mental health disorder that affects both adults and children and is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association […]
When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a person can use to help cope with the symptoms of a Vyvanse crash.
A new study, published in the journal BMJ Case Reports, examines the “unusual cause of thunderclap headache” in a man who ate the world’s hottest chili pepper — a species aptly named The Carolina Reaper. The Carolina Reaper — shown here — may cause artery constriction and excruciating headaches. Here at Medical News Today, we’re […]
Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the molecular survival kit of lung tumors. Understanding how lung tumors survive and grow leads to an innovative new treatment. Lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, […]
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when bending over is a common complaint. Many of the causes of dizziness are not harmful, such as low blood pressure or a medication. It can also indicate treatable conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, and inner ear infections. Learn more about the causes and when to see a doctor.
Better treatments for colon cancer may be in sight, thanks to a new study, which reveals new ways in which a single protein could stop the disease in its tracks. Researchers have found new mechanisms by which a protein prevents colon cancer. Researchers found that a protein known as APC can “put the brakes” on […]