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Medical News Today: Can apple cider vinegar help with arthritis?

Many people believe that apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties, and some sources say that it can relieve the symptoms of arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints, which can restrict mobility and damage the joints. Arthritis medications are usually effective, though some ... Read More »

Medical News Today: What to know about chicken allergies

People with a chicken allergy may have an allergic reaction after eating chicken meat, or, sometimes, after their skin comes into contact with chicken feathers. While fish and seafood are often the primary sources of food allergies, allergies to other types of meat are less common. Most people with an ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Is there a cure for Crohn’s disease?

At present, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease. Doctors do not fully understand what causes the condition, which complicates the search for a cure. Crohn’s disease is a chronic disorder that can cause irritation and inflammation anywhere along the digestive tract, from the mouth all the way to the ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Although it is not a common allergy, people can be allergic to strawberries. The symptoms of a strawberry allergy range from mild to very severe. Strawberries are a favorite fruit for many Americans. The United States produced an estimated 3 billion pounds of strawberries in 2014 alone. In many areas, ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

Scientists have recently identified a molecular pathway that links the movement of energy-producing centers, or mitochondria, in cancer cells to resistance to radiotherapy. This, they say, could lead to improved cancer treatments. Targeting the pathway that controls mitochondria could, say scientists, boost radiotherapy’s effectiveness. Although previous studies had already revealed ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Home remedies for relieving a dry nose

When the inside of the nose is dry, it can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but a person can usually treat it at home. Homes remedies for a dry nose include steam inhalation, using a humidifier, and using nasal sprays or rinses. The medical term for a sensation of dryness ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Using the immune system to combat addiction

According to new research, harnessing specific proteins that the immune system produces may lead to improved treatments for addiction, which is a notoriously difficult condition to treat. New research pits the immune system against addictive behavior. In 2011, at least 20 million people in the United States had an addiction, ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks

Amiloride, a drug that’s used to treat hypertension, successfully relieves signs of anxiety and panic in a preclinical study. The findings are underpinned and strengthened by epigenetic changes caused by anxiety and panic disorder. An inhaled version of amiloride may relieve hyperventilation, which often accompanies panic attacks. As many as ... Read More »

Medical News Today: How to cope with COPD fatigue

Chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD is a long-term, progressive lung disease that encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult, which affects a person’s energy levels and can cause fatigue. Symptoms of COPD often vary in severity. In the early stages of COPD, symptoms can be mild and ... Read More »

Medical News Today: What does it mean if your ESR is high?

The ESR test measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample. Doctors cannot use the results of the test to diagnose a specific disease because many different health conditions can cause the ESR to be high or low. ... Read More »

Medical News Today: What is the link between lupus and arthritis?

Lupus and arthritis are different conditions, but lupus often causes people to develop arthritis or joint pain. The causes and treatments for lupus and arthritis are different, so people should be aware of the differences between the two conditions. There may be a genetic link between lupus and arthritis, though ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?

Pepto-Bismol helps relieve several digestive issues that pregnant and breastfeeding women often experience, including gas, heartburn, and nausea. Many women may be aware that they should avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during pregnancy, but what about while breastfeeding? It is unclear whether Pepto-Bismol is safe to take while breastfeeding, but most experts ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Do bacteria cause stomach cancer?

Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium, is usually found in the stomach. It does not always cause problems, but some strains are linked to ulcers and gastritis. Now, scientists have found that one H. pylori strain can increase the risk of stomach cancer. Researchers have identified the bacterial strain that may contribute ... Read More »