Cancer / Oncology

What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

Throat cancer is any cancer that develops within a person’s throat. There are two main types of throat cancer: pharyngeal cancer and laryngeal cancer. Pharyngeal cancer develops in the pharynx, which is the part of the throat that sits behind the mouth and nasal cavity. Laryngeal cancer develops in the voice box, or larynx. The […]

Blood / Hematology

Bruising after a blood draw: What to know

After a person has a blood draw, a bruise may appear. Bruising is not an uncommon occurrence, but it can be uncomfortable. In this article, we discuss why bruises may appear after a blood draw, when to see a doctor, and how to reduce the likelihood of a bruise occurring. When a healthcare professional draws […]

Eating Disorders

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 0.6% of adults in the United States experienced anorexia between 2001 and 2003, compared to 0.3% who experienced bulimia. There are essential differences between anorexia and bulimia, […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Smoking / Quit Smoking

Stroke: Smoking both traditional and e-cigarettes may raise risk

A team at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, has uncovered another electronic cigarette health concern. This time, it relates to stroke risk. In recent years, the popularity of e-cigarettes has soared. A 2016 study found that 10.8 million adults in the United States were current e-cigarette users. It is common for people to switch from […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Parkinson's Disease

New study could ‘drastically’ change how we understand Parkinson’s

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are motor symptoms that include shaking hands and slowness of movement, but specialists still do not entirely understand what causes this disease. Newly published research may now overturn prevailing notions about key Parkinson’s mechanisms. Share on PinterestMotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease may be due to brain changes that take […]

Cancer / Oncology

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?

Bitter melon, or bitter gourd, has served as a traditional Indian remedy for centuries. Recently, bitter melon extract supplements have been gaining popularity as an alternative medication for diabetes. Now, new research in mice seems to suggest that bitter melon extract may help fight cancer. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), also known as bitter gourd, is […]

Hearing / Deafness

Testing hearing by looking at the eyes

New research introduces an innovative hearing test that may help people who are unable to respond, such as babies or people who have had a stroke. The new test relies on measuring the dilation of an individual’s pupils. Share on PinterestMeasuring the dilation of a person’s pupil may indicate whether they can hear or not. […]

Immune System / Vaccines

Body temperature: What is the new normal?

A recent analysis of temperature trends suggests that the average human body temperature has dropped since the 19th century due to physiological changes. The authors of the new study also highlight potential causes of these alterations. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that our regular body temperature has dropped over time. Most of us only take […]