Medical News Today: What to know about HCG pregnancy tests
An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can peanut butter affect weight gain?
Peanut butter is high in protein and high in fat, but will it make you gain weight? Read this article to learn how peanut butter affects your weight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage
Researchers have identified the mechanism through which high blood fat levels induce inflammation, raising the risk of organ damage and vascular problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost
A new study, using survey responses, suggests that playing in a brass band may help improve respiratory health and psychological well-being. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system
New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about non-Hodgkin lymphoma
This article looks at their types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Depression on birth control: Everything you need to know
Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people might develop depression and mood changes when taking birth control. Find out what the research says in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pressure points to help you fall asleep
Some people use acupressure to help ease insomnia and encourage sleep. Here, learn which pressure points may be effective and what the research says. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it feel like to be high on marijuana?
Marijuana use can affect different people in different ways, and being 'high' can feel different to different people. Learn about what being high on marijuana might feel like here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Marijuana / Cannabis / CBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean to be asexual?
This article looks at what it means to be on the asexual spectrum. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: STDs: How do you get one?
People can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections, through several types of sexual contact. Learn more about STDs here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise
A new study suggests that athletes are better at processing external sounds due to a stronger ability to reduce the background noise in their brains. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Even 'dead,' this probiotic may be effective against inflammation
A new study in roundworms and elderly mice suggests that even the inactivated form of a probiotic bacterium could reduce inflammation and promote health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Global warming may cause birds to shrink
New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning
The FDA have issued warnings to several companies marketing potentially unsafe products involving stem cells and other cellular material. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 9 tips for sleeping with a stuffy nose
Having a stuffy nose can make falling and staying asleep difficult. In this article, learn about some home remedies for getting relief from a stuffy nose and sleeping well. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a dry mouth at home
There are many ways to treat a dry mouth at home, including using a humidifier, sucking on sugar-free lozenges, and trying alcohol-free mouthwash. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of bronchitis
Bronchitis causes inflammation of the airways within the lungs. Find out about the symptoms of bronchitis, how it develops, and the treatment options available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?
Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash. Rarely, it causes temporary hair loss. Learn how, and what people can to do treat it, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods for diverticulitis?
Some research suggests that certain dietary changes could help some people with diverticulitis. Find out what foods to eat and avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: BPA levels in humans may be much higher than previously thought
A more accurate method of testing BPA as it breaks down in the body suggests that human levels are considerably higher than previously estimated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex
New research in piglets suggests that the immune systems of males and females respond differently to pre- and probiotics as early as in infancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake
Researchers have found dozens of new fish species in just one African lake — a feat of diversity. The find also proves a key point in evolutionary biology. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How many head and neck injuries does cell phone use cause?
A new observational study has analyzed 20 years' worth of data to look at the link between cell phone use and head and neck injuries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Physical activity may protect against prostate cancer
A large study that took a different approach has found that higher levels of physical activity could lower the risk of prostate cancer by 51%. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?
A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is marijuana use associated with a higher risk of cancer?
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of existing studies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Marijuana / Cannabis / CBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How reducing air pollution benefits health
A new report looks at the effects of interventions that reduce air pollution on several health outcomes across different countries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New diet that matches biological clock may be better for diabetes
New research suggests that a three meals per day — and not a six meals per day — approach brings more benefits to people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Kissing bug bites: Symptoms, risks, and treatments
Sustaining a kissing bug bite may lead to Chagas disease or allergic reactions. In this article, learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments associated with kissing bug bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about becoming a vegetarian
People choose to become vegetarian for many different reasons, but there are a few things to consider before starting a vegetarian diet. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Vegan / Vegetarian Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Facing an existential crisis: What to know
An existential crisis occurs when a person often wonders if life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Though not a serious mental health condition in itself, it can lead to complications. Read more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Average IQ: What is it?
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score derived from standardized tests that measure a person ’s cognitive ability against that of similarly aged peers. In this article, learn about the average IQ. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about testosterone injections
Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the link between dairy and acid reflux?
Although dairy is not a recognized cause of acid reflux, some people who consume dairy products may experience acid reflux. Learn why here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent leg muscle cramps
Leg muscle cramps are common, but they can be uncomfortable and very painful. In this article, learn about how to treat and prevent them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that targeting inflammation can reverse some changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates
In the first study of its kind, researchers identify a surprising link between living in a cold, damp climate and increased rates of cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria
Mounting evidence shows that many beauty products — particularly makeup sponges — become contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know
The many different types of fibroid surgery include a myomectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and a hysterectomy. Learn about these and other surgery options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Reasons for discharge in males
Some types of male discharge are normal and healthy. Others may signal an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out what is normal and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 14 myths about pregnancy
Many myths surround pregnancy. In this article, we investigate 14 common pregnancy-related myths and explain the truth behind each of them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How effective are different hair transplant methods?
Hair transplants can be an effective treatment for hair loss. Here, we look at how the different types work, as well as their success rates and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Melatonin: Is it safe for babies?
Melatonin is a hormone in the body, and taking supplementary melatonin can help adults get to sleep. But is it safe for babies and kids? Find out here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the prognosis for hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral infection. Prognosis tends to depend on how soon a person receives a diagnosis and whether or not complications develop. Learn more about life expectancy with HCV here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils help lower hypertension?
Many people look for natural treatments, such as essential oils, for high blood pressure. Learn which of these oils may help and how to use them safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news