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Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who are “mindful” in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn’t prove that it was the mindfulness that was keeping symptoms at bay, but it does add to evidence for a link, […]

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Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The percentage of U.S. liver transplant recipients with alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) doubled over 15 years, but significant regional variations remain, a new study finds. ALD has replaced hepatitis C as the most common reason for U.S. liver transplants. One reason is that hepatitis C […]

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Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy

Liver Disease Symptoms, Signs, Treatment, and Life Expectancy

Cancer and other causes of liver disease Cancers. Primary cancers of the liver arise from liver structures and cells. Two examples include hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Metastatic cancer (secondary cancer of the liver) begins in another organ and spreads to the liver, usually through the blood stream. Common cancers that spread to the liver begin […]

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Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health. Now, a new evidence review suggests that some healthy seniors and middle-aged […]

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Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.

Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the lifesaving drug nearly doubled over a five-year period. Latest Diabetes News The annual amount that people with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to […]

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Eating Before Bedtime Won’t Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

Eating Before Bedtime Won’t Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding food before bedtime probably won’t help your blood sugar levels and health, a new study suggests. Some experts say not eating for two hours before going to bed helps prevent high blood sugar (glucose) levels and related health problems such as diabetes and heart […]

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‘Poop Transplants’ May Help Ease Painful Colitis

‘Poop Transplants’ May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer. But now, research suggests that fecal transplants — basically, delivering a healthy person’s stool into the colitis patient’s digestive tract — may be […]

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Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

(HealthDay News) — Before a new cancer treatment is available to the public, it must undergo vigorous evaluation, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News Typically, a new treatment is tested on cancer cells in a laboratory. If testing is deemed successful, there may be testing on animals, followed by testing on people. Ultimately, […]

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Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery

What is Mohs surgery? Mohs surgery, also referred to as Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), is a special technique that utilizes both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancers in a physician’s office. Tissue containing the tumor is frozen on a cryostat, and very thin horizontal slices of tissue are cut from the bottom-most layers of […]

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How to identify a hepatitis C rash

How to identify a hepatitis C rash

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation in the liver. The liver plays a role in other body systems, including the skin. As a result, hepatitis C may cause rashes and other changes in the skin. Hepatitis C can cause scarring in the liver and lead to further issues, such as liver failure. […]