Category: Health News

Bleeding tongue: Causes, treatments, and remedies

The most common causes of a bleeding tongue include: sudden harsh biting of the tongue mouth sores injuries from dentures or braces eating sharp or hard foods radiation treatment for cancer This article provides a brief overview of the possible reasons for a bleeding tongue, how to diagnose and treat the condition, and when it

Big data from world’s largest citizen science microbiome project serves food for thought: How factors such as diet, antibiotics and mental health status can influence the microbial and molecular makeup of your gut

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. The project, described May 15 in mSystems, is the largest published study to date of the human microbiome — the unique microbial communities that inhabit our

IgG antibodies activate blood platelets and contribute to the severity of anaphylaxis

The most severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock), is the result of an inappropriate immune reaction following the introduction of a usually harmless antigen into the body. The production of antibodies against this antigen (or allergen) allows the formation of antibody-antigen complexes that trigger a massive secretion of potent mediators, resulting in organ failure,

Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis in Women Spikes 50% in Less Than a Decade

Women are drinking more, and they’re paying for it with their health. Drinking rates among women have risen in recent decades, and now they’re getting hit with related complications in higher numbers. These are the findings of a seven-year study published in the medical journal Hepatology. The study followed more than 100 million privately insured

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly: study

Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society’s preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday. This was over and above those aborted simply for being female, researchers wrote in The Lancet medical journal. “Gender-based discrimination towards girls doesn’t simply prevent them from

Nineteen people have died in the latest Ebola outbreak

Nineteen people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak after health officials warned it may be the ‘worst’ epidemic yet Nineteen people are thought to have passed away due to the virus  Thirty-nine cases have been suspected, probable or confirmed since April 4  The WHO is ‘very concerned’ and preparing for ‘the

How humans repress prejudices: Even people who would describe themselves as liberal and open-minded might not be free of unconscious racism

Bochum-based philosopher Dr Beate Krickel has used psychoanalysis to investigate why people are often not aware of their prejudices. In her accounts, she has been elaborating how prejudices can become unconscious. As researcher at the Institute of Philosophy II at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, she outlines her theory in the journal Philosophical Psychology from May 15, 2018.

Mucous cyst: Types, causes, and treatment

This article looks at the different types of mucous cyst, their causes, and how they can be treated. Types of mucous cyst There are two main types of mucous cysts that this article looks at: Oral mucous cysts Oral mucous cysts develop in the mouth. They appear near salivary gland openings, often on the lips

Religious leaders and health practitioners could face prosecution for gay "conversion"

Rogue religious leaders and health practitioners who claim that homosexuality can be “fixed” could end up being prosecuted as the Andrews government orders an unprecedented inquiry into gay conversion therapy. Health Minister Jill Hennessy has asked Victoria’s Health Complaints Commissioner to conduct a broad-ranging investigation, and has not ruled out tougher laws to crack down on

Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success—it was within 1 percent of meeting its financial target in its first year and has now been expanded to cover about 18 percent of the state’s population, officials said. Last year, OneCare

Study shows ‘giant’ problem looms for ageing population

Urgent attention needs to be paid to frail older New Zealanders’ oral health, a University of Otago study has highlighted. In a world first, Otago researchers surveyed the oral health of 987 people living in aged residential care and found those with dementia, and older men in general, have dirtier and more decayed teeth. Otago

Sex after pregnancy: When can I resume intercourse?

In general, it is recommended that sexual intercourse is avoided for the first 4-6 weeks following a vaginal or cesarean (C-section) delivery; however, it is important to speak with your health care provider before resuming sex. Most often, especially in cases of a C-section, perineal tear or episiotomy, it is recommended to wait until after