Medical Headlines

Subscribe to Medical Headlines feed
Latest featured health news - the top stories
Updated: 33 min 44 sec ago

Medical News Today: Ginger nanoparticles show promise for inflammatory bowel disease

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 07:00
Ginger, included for thousands of years in a range of treatments, could be used in nanoparticles to target cells in the intestines of people with IBD.

Medical News Today: Marijuana a better pain reliever for men than women

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 06:00
Compared with men who smoked marijuana, women did not experience a significant reduction in pain sensitivity, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Heel Pain: Exercises to Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Learn about stretches and exercises that can help with plantar fasciitis, as well as other treatments.

Medical News Today: Gallstones raise the risk of heart disease by a fifth

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Although gallstone disease and heart disease share many risk factors, a new analysis finds that, even without these, gallstones increase cardiac risk.

Medical News Today: Money on the mind: Breadwinning men have worse mental, physical health

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:00
Compared with men whose financial contributions match their partner's, those who are the primary breadwinners may have poorer physical and mental health.

Medical News Today: Notion of 'healthy obesity' further challenged

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:00
The existence of 'healthy obesity' has been questioned by health professionals and scientists. A new study provides further evidence against the condition.

Medical News Today: Anemia may raise risk of death for stroke patients

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 07:00
Stroke patients who have anemia or whose hemoglobin levels are too high may be at greater risk of death in the year after stroke, study finds.

Medical News Today: ADHD associated with unhealthy diet in pregnancy

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 06:00
Children with early-onset conduct problems may be more likely to develop ADHD symptoms if their mother had an unhealthy diet during pregnancy, study finds.

Medical News Today: How to Deal with a Sebaceous Cyst

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about sebaceous cysts, a type of fluid-filled bump on the skin. This article looks at the appearance, causes, and treatment of sebaceous cysts.

Medical News Today: Dementia risk increased with calcium supplements in certain women

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 23:00
In seniors who have experienced cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, calcium supplements may increase the risk of dementia, study finds.

Medical News Today: New opioid as effective as morphine, without the side effects

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 23:00
Researchers have identified a drug candidate that is as effective as morphine for relieving pain, but without the harmful side effects of opioids.

Medical News Today: Slower blood aging may explain why Hispanics live longer

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 08:00
Hispanics live longer than other ethnicities despite having higher rates of disease. New research finds this may be because they have slower blood aging.

Medical News Today: Chronic pain more common in partners of depressed individuals

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 07:00
Chronic pain and depression are both common and mysterious conditions. New research looks at the mix of environmental and genetic factors behind them.

Medical News Today: Pregnancy: Antipsychotic use does not increase the risk of birth defects

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 06:00
Exposure to antipsychotic drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of congenital or cardiac malformations.

Medical News Today: What is Hypovolemic Shock? Symptoms and Treatment

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 23:00
Learn all about hypovolemic shock, a severe loss of blood or fluid. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this medical emergency.

Medical News Today: Obesity-related cancer risk increased by overweight duration

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 23:00
A longer duration of overweight and obesity in adulthood is associated with increased risk of several cancers, including breast and endometrial cancers.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's-causing proteins could be reduced with a healthy diet, exercise

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 23:00
A healthy diet, a healthy BMI, and regular physical activity could reduce the buildup of proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Celiac disease: Season, region of birth linked with increased risk in children

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:00
Season and region of birth may be associated with an increased risk of celiac disease in children before the age of 15, study finds.

Medical News Today: Brain's empathy center identified

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 07:00
Empathy is a high level emotion that helps us navigate the complex social environment we live in. New research may have found its neural home.

Medical News Today: Prolonged sitting: 'Exercise does not offset health risks,' say AHA

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 06:00
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says physical activity does not counteract the health risks linked to sedentary behavior.

Pages