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Treatment Advances Making Pancreatic Cancer a Less Deadly Disease

Treatment Advances Making Pancreatic Cancer a Less Deadly Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Advances in chemotherapy and cancer monitoring can dramatically extend the lives of almost one-third of pancreatic cancer patients with tumors previously considered inoperable, researchers report. It’s good news for patients with a particularly deadly form of cancer that’s been highlighted by […]

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Brain Scans Spot, Track Alzheimer’s

Brain Scans Spot, Track Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brain scans can improve diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study claims. Researchers assessed the use of PET scans to identify Alzheimer’s-related amyloid plaques in the brain. The study included more than 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries with mild thinking impairment or dementia of uncertain […]

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Health Tip: Taming Allergies

(HealthDay News) — To prevent allergic reactions — from latex to pollen — having an allergy management plan is essential, says the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Latest Allergies News The AAFA asks people to: Avoid contact with allergens. Take medicines as prescribed. Keep epinephrine with you if you are at risk for anaphylaxis. […]

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Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Gastrointestinal problems — from diarrhea to issues caused by food allergies to inflammatory bowel disease — have one common characteristic. A new study suggests an innovative way of tackling it to both prevent and treat gastrointestinal conditions. New research may have opened up a promising avenue for IBD treatment and prevention strategies. Inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Why do I have chills without a fever?

Why do I have chills without a fever?

Chills are the sensation of feeling cold. They often occur alongside a fever, which is when a person’s body temperature is higher than normal. However, a person can also experience chills without a fever, and there can be many different reasons for this. Potential causes include: being cold having hypothyroidism, which causes more sensitivity to […]

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What causes a low libido?

What causes a low libido?

Low libido, or reduced sexual desire, can affect both men and women. It is not unusual for a person’s interest in sex to fluctuate over different periods of their life due to hormonal changes, age, and stress. However, low libido can be a problem if it causes stress, affects a person’s overall well-being, or leads […]

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How long does it take a cold to go away?

How long does it take a cold to go away?

The cold is a common type of viral infection in the upper airways. Everyone gets a cold from time to time. It usually causes familiar symptoms in the nose, sinuses, and throat. Most colds do not last very long. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that most people recover from […]

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What do lice look like?

What do lice look like?

Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the human head and feed on blood from the scalp. They are common in children and spread as a result of head-to-head human contact, not through pets.Head lice are neither dangerous nor a sign of poor hygiene, and they do not spread any diseases. The main symptom […]

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What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?

What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?

Conjugated linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. People more often refer to it as CLA and use CLA supplements for weight loss, bodybuilding, and diabetes. So, does CLA work and what are the risks? Although weight-loss diets traditionally suggest avoiding foods with too much fat, there are good and bad types of fat. Nearly […]

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Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins

Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins

Vitamin B refers to not one, but eight different vitamins. All B vitamins play a role in converting food into energy in the body. Each vitamin also has a unique role in a person’s health.Vitamin B-complex supplements include all of the essential B vitamins in one pill. Some contain 100 percent of the recommended daily […]