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Letter from the Editor: Making plans

Letter from the Editor: Making plans

Being based in England, you’d think that the Medical News Today editorial team would be used to less-than-ideal weather conditions. But, we’d be lying if we said that the glacial temperatures of New York City weren’t a shock to the system. The MNT editorial team paid a visit to NYC earlier this month for the […]

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Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

New research in the journal Learning and Memory explores the impact of environmental cues on addiction. The findings could enhance the process of recovering from addiction. Walking down the same street a person used to smoke on can trigger memories that could make them want to light up. When we enter a restaurant, exposure to […]

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What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are an aquatic tuber vegetable. They grow in parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and many Pacific islands. A water chestnut resembles an actual chestnut in both color and shape, but it is not a nut.Water chestnuts are popular in many cuisines and have a variety of potential health benefits. These benefits may […]

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What are the main symptoms of mania?

What are the main symptoms of mania?

The mania phase of bipolar disorder involves an unusually high level of energy and activity. It is common for people in this phase to experience racing thoughts, a lower need for sleep, and difficulty concentrating. Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes extreme changes in mood. There are different forms of the disorder, some of […]

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Does artemisinin help treat cancer?

Does artemisinin help treat cancer?

Artemisinin is a chemical compound in a traditional Chinese herb called Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood. Some research suggests that it may show promise in future cancer treatments. Research indicates that the compound could inhibit the growth of tumors and metastasis. However, this research has typically used animal models. No strong clinical trials in humans […]

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Bachman Pretzels Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

One lot of Bachman pretzels is being recalled because it contains undeclared milk, which could trigger a serious or life-threatening reaction in people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk. Latest Allergies News The recall by Utz Quality Foods is for 10-ounce Twist Pretzel packages with UPC code 0-77817-10580-8 and an expiration date of […]

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Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that skin plays a major role in food allergies. Their study of 62 children with eczema found that those with food allergies had skin irregularities not present on others. Those irregularities included a lack of structural […]

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Tick Bites More Likely to Cause Red Meat Allergy Than Thought

Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain tick bites can cause a red meat allergy, and now scientists are shedding new light on the condition, known as alpha-gal syndrome. Alpha-gal is a sugar found in most mammal blood, but not in humans. “Our original hypothesis was that humans developed the allergy […]