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21:47 EDT 22nd October 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Monday 22nd October 2018

Medical News Today: Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?

Doctors prescribe metformin to treat people with type 2 diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In rare cases, metformin may cause hair loss. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: What is turf toe and how do you treat it?

Turf toe is a common sports injury that occurs when the bones and tissue around the big toe become damaged. This damage can occur when pushing down on the toe repeatedly puts stress on this part of the body. Most cases resolve with rest alone, but some severe injuries may require surgery. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Scientists create genetic score that predicts lifespan

New research uncovers 21 genetic variants that are associated with changes in lifespan and presents a genetic score that predicts a person's survival.

Medical News Today: Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn's disease

Cannabis oil relieves symptoms and improves quality of life in people with Crohn's disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation, study reveals.

Medical News Today: Acupressure for inducing labor: What to know

Some people use acupressure to help induce labor, but is it effective? In this article, we discuss four acupressure points to try and look at the research behind the claims.

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of infertility

In this article, learn about possible signs of infertility in men and women, as well as about other risk factors, the treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of lion's mane mushrooms?

Lion’s mane mushrooms may offer some health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting immune function, and improving cognitive health. People can cook with the mushrooms or take supplements. There are no known side effects, and they should be safe for most people to eat in moderation. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

David Brown has bilateral hip dysplasia. He lived without a diagnosis for many years, so his life changed when he learned the details of his condition.

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors

New research finds that the derivative of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree bark can destroy drug-resistant pancreatic tumors.

Sunday 21st October 2018

Medical News Today: Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

A combination of antibiotics and probiotics has successfully wiped out MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — two drug resistant bacteria.

Saturday 20th October 2018

Medical News Today: Cancer: Even healthy tissue is 'riddled with mutations'

A new study charts the slow build-up of genetic mutations. The researchers are surprised to find that even healthy human tissue carries many mutants.

Friday 19th October 2018

Medical News Today: Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones.

Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause fatigue?

It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes can help a person reduce fatigue. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: 12 natural muscle relaxers

Having muscle tightness and pain is a common but bothersome problem for people who exercise or those with underlying conditions. Learn about a variety of natural muscle relaxers in this article.

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution

Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found.

Medical News Today: 5 strange, rare, and fascinating medical conditions

Our bodies can work in mysterious ways, which sometimes give rise to strange medical conditions. In this Spotlight we look at five of these rare diseases.

Medical News Today: Does the hCG diet work?

The hCG diet combines using a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone supplement and restricting food intake to 500 calories a day. However, hCG weight loss products are illegal in the United States, and there is no evidence to show that the diet is safe or effective. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: What's the best way to get rid of a bunion?

Bunions are when a bump forms at the base of the big toe. Surgery is a treatment option, and the type of surgery depends on symptoms, size, and the shape of the bunion. Full recovery can take up to a year, but doctors will likely remove the stitches after 2 weeks. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: What is orthopnea?

Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases

A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses.

Thursday 18th October 2018

Medical News Today: Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?

Researchers have been developing a 'universal' blood test that can quickly detect the presence of cancer. The scientists are now working to improve it.

Medical News Today: How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer

The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help.

Medical News Today: How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates

Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner.

Medical News Today: What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints and also produces symptoms throughout the body. Find out more about how to recognize RA.

Medical News Today: How to find private health insurance

Health insurance can be costly, and insurers are firm about applying their often rigid policies. There are many factors in choosing cover for you and your family that can alter both the price and the treatments available in the plan, as well as the way the plan works. Read on for help in choosing a plan.


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