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Medical News Today: Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Treat Psoriasis?

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 05:00
Some people use apple cider vinegar as a home remedy to treat their psoriasis. This article looks at whether it is effective, along with other options.

Medical News Today: IUD Removal: All You Need to Know

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
An IUD is an effective form of birth control, but sometimes they need removing. This article looks at when and how this is done, as well as IUD types.

Medical News Today: What PTSD interventions are best for military personnel? Study investigates

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
PTSD effects more than 1 in 10 active military personnel. Breaking research examines whether one-on-one or group sessions are more effective.

Medical News Today: Surgery may raise risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 23:00
New study examines the link between having surgery and developing Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other autoimmune disorders and cancer may increase the risk.

Medical News Today: Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 08:00
A mouse study has found that prolonged sleep deprivation - or 'social jet lag' - may disrupt normal liver functioning, increasing the risk of liver cancer.

Medical News Today: Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 07:00
Sudarshan Kriya yoga - which focuses on controlled breathing - may be beneficial for patients with major depression who do not respond to antidepressants.

Medical News Today: Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 06:00
Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis vs. Rosacea: Differences in Symptoms and Treatment

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 05:00
What is psoriasis and what is rosacea? Learn about the treatment options for both as well as other skin conditions that may cause similar symptoms.

Medical News Today: Inverse Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
What is inverse psoriasis? When should a doctor be consulted? Learn about the treatment for inverse psoriasis as well as the causes and symptoms.

Medical News Today: Dads who embrace fatherhood likely to have well-adjusted pre-teens

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
New research finds that a father's level of confidence and emotional engagement in his new role predict his child's levels of behavioral adjustment.

Medical News Today: Vegetable compounds found to improve cognition in old age

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 23:00
New research suggests the pigment that gives vegetables and plants their vibrant color may improve cognitive function in elderly adults.

Medical News Today: Occupational therapy fails to aid functioning in Alzheimer's patients

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 08:00
New research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.

Medical News Today: Muscular dystrophy: Cancer drug may boost muscle strength for some patients

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:00
Researchers reveal how the cancer drug sunitinib may reduce muscle weakness for patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy - a form of muscular dystrophy.

Medical News Today: Heart failure: Faulty gene carried by 1 percent of people

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 06:00
A gene variant carried by 1 percent of people could trigger heart failure if the organ is stressed, e.g. by high blood pressure or pregnancy, study finds.

Medical News Today: Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 05:00
Can people with asthma use essential oils to treat their symptoms? Learn about which oils may be of benefit, along with possible risks and precautions.

Medical News Today: Psoriasis and Hair Loss: What's the Connection?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
What are the symptoms of scalp psoriasis? Learn about the causes, risk factors, and triggers for scalp psoriasis and its connection to hair loss.

Medical News Today: Lying flat on back in late pregnancy may raise stillbirth risk

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
Expectant mothers who lie flat on their back in the third trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of stillbirth, new research finds.

Medical News Today: Scientists recondition brain to fight fear

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 23:00
Using artificial intelligence and brain-scanning techniques, a team of international researchers may have found a way to unconsciously reduce fear.

Medical News Today: Dementia rates falling in the U.S.

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 08:00
Despite worries that dementia will escalate in the coming years, new research suggests the prevalence of the disorder may be decreasing.

Medical News Today: Viagra may benefit heart health for men with type 2 diabetes

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 07:00
Viagra - a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction - has shown promise for reducing heart attack incidence and death among men with type 2 diabetes.