Category: Health News

New mechanism may safely prevent and reverse obesity

Obesity, a global epidemic, is a known contributor to several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic. Stopping the obesity epidemic could be a critical aid in preventing and treating numerous cancers. Researchers with the laboratory of Craig Tomlinson, Ph.D., at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found a critical target in this cause.

Plant based vs vegan: What’s the difference?

You’ve reached a point where you decide that eating fish and meat is not an option for you anymore. But you’re not too keen on the idea of giving up eggs or dairy, and you can hear the sound of your heart breaking when you’re told that butter could well enter the exclusion zone. What

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to reading problems

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of reading problems. The study was published in the January 2020 print edition of Environmental International. An estimated 2 million children have learning disorders; of these, about 80% have a

California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label under a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Thursday in a bid to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market. Newsom wants the nation’s most populous state, home to nearly 40 million people, to contract with generic drug companies to make

The Four Different Stages of Endometriosis, Explained

An estimated 11 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 are affected by endometriosis, a painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. “The tissue often travels backwards from inside the uterus, through the fallopian tubes, into the pelvis and becomes trapped in the pelvic cavity,”

Warning, the mold-poison discovered: fruit bars recalled nationwide

"In the context of a routine Review, it was in a Batch, an increased content of figs at OTA festgestellt", informed the manufacturer on Thursday. These products are affected: Lubs Fruit Bar Almond And Vanilla Date of minimum durability: 14.10.2020, 11.11.2020, 12.12.2020 Lubs Fruit Bar Banana-Almond Date of minimum durability: 23.09.2020, 20.10.2020, 13.11.2020, 12.12.2020 Other

Glaucoma patients left to go blind due to delays for NHS appointments

NHS patients are being left to go BLIND because of year-long delays in getting appointments for glaucoma and other vision-robbing conditions, damning report warns Probe finds lengthy delays at NHS eye services caused by severe lack of staff Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch predicts 22 people a month go blind Investigation launched after mother-of-three went blind

Women’s wellness: The morning-after pill

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency birth control (contraception). Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy for women who’ve had unprotected sex or whose birth control method has failed. The morning-after pill is intended for backup contraception only, not as a primary method of birth control. Morning-after pills contain either levonorgestrel (Plan B

Eczema: Key tips to avoid eczema flare-ups in the winter

Eczema is a common skin condition that is often the result of having very dry skin because the skin is unable to retain moisture. As the NHS explained: “This dryness may make the skin more likely to react to certain triggers, causing it to become itchy and sore.” Now the winter is in full-swing, some