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Gleevec (imatinib)

Gleevec (imatinib)

What is Gleevec? Gleevec is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of blood cancers in adults and children. Gleevec is also used to treat a type of skin cancer and a type of gastrointestinal cancer. Gleevec contains the drug imatinib mesylate, which belongs to a class of drugs called tyrosine kinase […]

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Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

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Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms

Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms

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What to know about forehead veins

What to know about forehead veins

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What to know about brain aneurysms

What to know about brain aneurysms

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How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?

How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?

New research reveals, for the first time, how certain bacteria in the vagina and cervix prime cells to defend against the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Scientists reveal how vaginal bacteria can protect against chlamydia. Scientists have known for a while that the composition of microbes, or microbiome, in the vagina and cervix can […]

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‘Intensive blood pressure management’ may preserve brain health

‘Intensive blood pressure management’ may preserve brain health

New research compares intensive blood pressure control with standard blood pressure management and finds that the former correlates with a lower chance of developing white matter lesions later in life. Managing your blood pressure ‘intensively’ may prevent brain damage later in life, new research suggests. Numerous large, cohort studies have linked midlife hypertension to mild […]

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Osteoporosis drugs may lower mortality risk by 34%

Osteoporosis drugs may lower mortality risk by 34%

New research has found a correlation between taking osteoporosis drugs and a lower risk of premature mortality. However, many people ignore their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking medication for bone health, the investigators note. Researchers have found an association between taking drugs for osteoporosis and a significantly lower death risk. Osteoporosis is an […]

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Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It’s Tough at First

Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It’s Tough at First

Latest Travel Health News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking a vacation from social media and digital technology while you travel can cause withdrawal symptoms, but a small study suggests you’ll come to enjoy the offline experience. The British study included 24 people. During their travels to 17 countries and regions, most unplugged […]

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Health Tip: Using Aloe Vera

Health Tip: Using Aloe Vera

(HealthDay News) — Aloe vera is a plant that has been widely used for its healing abilities, the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says. Latest Skin News Topical aloe vera is likely to be safe and helpful for psoriasis and certain skin rashes, the center says. But the center warns against consuming […]