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Medical News Today: Is carrageenan safe to eat?

Carrageenan is a common food additive extracted from red seaweed. Manufacturers often use it as a thickening agent. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved the additive for use, but concerns about its safety remain. Some scientists believe that carrageenan can cause inflammation, digestive problems, such as ... Read More »

Medical News Today: How to do a foot detox

Health spas and alternative health businesses are increasingly offering foot detoxes as a way to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body. However, there is no scientific evidence to confirm that they work. People claim that it is possible to detox the feet using a range of techniques, including ... Read More »

Medical News Today: How to give an intramuscular injection

An intramuscular injection delivers medication into a muscle. Doctors frequently use intramuscular injections to administer vaccines and certain other drugs. People with specific conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, may need to give themselves this type of injection at home. They can also ask a caregiver to help. ... Read More »

Medical News Today: What are the stages of Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Doctors do not categorize Crohn’s into different stages because symptoms can vary considerably over time, which can make it unpredictable. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a progressive condition, which means that ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Fifteen healthful high-carb foods

Carbohydrates are an essential component of the diet, and many high-carb foods offer excellent health benefits. There has been a lot of negativity surrounding carbs in recent decades. However, they are one of the main nutrients that the body needs, along with protein and fats. Carbs are essential not only ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Aortic dissection

Timo Söderlund co-founded Global Aortic Awareness Day, which takes place yearly on September 19, after being diagnosed with aortic dissection in 2012. He spoke to us about the condition, how it changed his life, and his mission to raise awareness globally. Timo Söderlund set up an awareness day following his ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age

A first-of-its-kind study reveals that, as we age, levels of a certain molecule increase, which silences another molecule that creates healthy bone. It also suggests that correcting this imbalance may improve bone health, possibly offering new avenues for treating osteoporosis. Senior women are at a particularly high risk of osteoporosis. ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes

Some people with type 2 diabetes need to regularly inject themselves with insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Many others can manage the condition with lifestyle and dietary changes alone or in combination with oral or other injectable medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ... Read More »

Medical News Today: What can make urination painful?

A condition affecting the bladder or nearby parts of the body can cause painful urination. Doctors may also refer to painful urination as dysuria. Multiple potential causes for this symptom exist, and many of them are treatable. People with dysuria should make their doctor aware of any other symptoms that ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Thumb arthritis: What to know

Arthritis is a condition that happens when a joint begins to wear away or develop irritation. It can affect any joint, including the thumb. Thumb arthritis is sometimes called basal joint arthritis. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, thumb arthritis usually occurs after 40 years of age and ... Read More »

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of protein powder?

Protein powder is a popular nutritional supplement. Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones. Using protein powder may also aid weight loss and help people tone their muscles. There are many different types of protein powder, including dairy-based and plant-based powders. ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

A double mastectomy is the surgical removal of both breasts. In addition to physically recovering from the surgery, people undergoing a double mastectomy will need to consider their emotional recovery in the weeks and months that follow the procedure. According to research, approximately 17 percent of women with early-stage breast ... Read More »