Posted by
Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women

Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Feeling trapped behind a desk, a counter or on the factory floor does no favors for the mind. Now, research helps confirm that women with jobs that demand long hours may be more prone to depression. Researchers found that compared with […]

Posted by
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

What are NSAIDs and how do they work? Prostaglandins are a family of chemicals that are produced by the cells of the body and have several important functions. They promote inflammation that is necessary for healing, but also results in pain, and fever; support the blood clotting function of platelets; and protect the lining of […]

Posted by
Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Always Doom Fertility

Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Always Doom Fertility

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young men diagnosed with testicular cancer often worry that treating the disease may jeopardize their chances of having children, but new research should ease their minds. In the study, sperm counts rebounded in men who received one course of chemotherapy or radiation therapy after surgery […]

Posted by
What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

Doctors start calculating pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period. For this reason, women are not actually pregnant in the first week of pregnancy, and they may not be pregnant during the second week either. Instead, in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, the body is preparing for possible conception.Often, week […]

Posted by
How to recognize and treat a burn blister

How to recognize and treat a burn blister

A burn blister is a fluid-filled blister that may form as a result of a burn. While some people find these blisters unsightly, they can help prevent infection and other complications. People should avoid popping or damaging a burn blister. These blisters are the body’s way of protecting the underlying burnt skin while it heals. […]

Posted by
How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can have a significant effect on a woman’s sex drive. Increases and decreases in libido are both normal, and arousal levels can change at different stages of pregnancy. Some women have higher levels of arousal and more intense orgasms during pregnancy, while other women notice the opposite. Although every woman’s experience is unique, there […]

Posted by
Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

A recent study has linked a common prescription drug that people with arthritis use to relieve pain and inflammation to a heart valve problem. New research suggests that the pain reliever celecoxib may raise the risk of heart valve disease. The drug, which has the generic name celecoxib and the brand name Celebrex, belongs to […]

Posted by
New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

Some types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, tend to remain undetected until they are too advanced for treatment to be effective. Now, an innovative tool may be able to detect cancer easily, quickly, and in minuscule amounts of blood. A newly developed, highly sensitive device can detect cancer in very small clinical samples. In […]

Posted by
What to know about DEXA scans

What to know about DEXA scans

A DEXA scan usually assesses or measures bone density. It may also have uses in determining body composition, such as the percentage of lean muscle and fat. The dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan uses two low-energy X-ray beams, which doctors direct toward the bones. Using dual energy levels separates the images into two components, including […]