Posted by
Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk

Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk

New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. In addition to lifestyle factors such as physical activity, optimistic personality traits may lower diabetes risk. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors — such as diet, physical […]

Posted by
Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

New research finds that a structural analog of a compound found in an endangered Chinese fir tree has cancer-fighting properties when combined with an existing cancer drug. Scientists devised a chemical analog of a compound from a rare Chinese tree that, combined with another drug, has cancer-fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimate that […]

Posted by
How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer’s

How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer’s

In a new study, researchers have found that a bacterium largely responsible for gum disease also contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A bacterium involved in gum disease boosts Alzheimer’s toxicity. According to data from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 8.52 percent of adults between 20 and 64 years of age […]

Posted by
Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for […]

Posted by
Which foods can help with breastfeeding?

Which foods can help with breastfeeding?

To produce milk, the body requires extra calories. Certain foods and drinks may also influence the amount of milk that a woman produces. Read on to discover some of the best foods to help lactation, along with some other tips to encourage a steady flow of breast milk. There has been very little research into […]

Posted by
How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV

How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV

Similarly to other viral infections, an early symptom of HIV is a rash that can appear anywhere on the body, including the penis. When HIV causes a rash, it appears as a flat red patch with small red bumps. Itchiness is the primary symptom of an HIV rash. HIV rashes typically appear on the upper […]

Posted by
How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

Recent research has tied regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. Aspirin may improve the outlook for some people living with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a clinical trial to test the effectiveness and safety […]

Posted by
Even low-level activity may help reduce dementia risk

Even low-level activity may help reduce dementia risk

Recent research suggests that doing even low-intensity physical activity allows older people to reduce their risk of dementia. Carrying out even basic activities in older age might help maintain brain health. Several factors can affect a person’s chance of developing dementia. Some of the factors, such as age and genetics, are unavoidable. Others, such as […]

Posted by
‘Genetic dice are loaded against’ obese people

‘Genetic dice are loaded against’ obese people

Everyone who has tried to lose weight will be familiar with the frustration that often accompanies weight loss efforts. Sometimes, it may seem as though people who are overweight are fighting a losing battle, while slim people can eat whatever they want. New research suggests that this may be true — at least from a […]

Posted by
Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns

A new study featuring in The BMJ cautions that women over 50 who regularly eat fried foods may be increasing their own death risk. Are you a fan of fried foods? If you eat them too frequently, you may increase your death risk, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a […]