Personal Health

An Alarming Number of Adults Aren't Aware HPV Can Cause Cancer

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. According to the Center for Disease Control, 79 million Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s, are infected with HPV. Yet recently-published research out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that more than 70% of adults living in […]

Health Problems

How phubbing can threaten your love life

(HealthDay)—As helpful as your smartphone is, it’s easy to develop an unhealthy attachment to it, one that can even become an addiction. It also can isolate you from other people. For instance, looking at your phone in social settings keeps you from looking at others, whether loved ones, friends or co-workers, and missing the connection […]

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Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are at heightened risk. Being able to intervene before birth to aid in protecting the newborn brain may prevent the often-devastating effects of brain injury. In ongoing […]

Health Problems

Study reveals how stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications. The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to develop treatments for a serious eating disorder called […]

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What causes excessive sweating and how can you treat it?

Most of us sweat while we exercise, when it’s too hot, or if we’re on the London Underground (particularly the Central line). Perspiring is important because of how the body regulates temperature – sweat keeps us cool and comfortable and prevents the body from overheating. But you shouldn’t be sweating if your body doesn’t need […]

Health Problems

Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?

Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy to dramatically reduce the recurrence of genital herpes. Their study, co-led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, was published in the journal npj Vaccines. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) […]

Personal Health

The Most Severe Type Of Psoriasis Can Actually Be Deadly

Psoriasis is a skin disease hallmarked by red, scaly skin that can be painful or hot to the touch, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS); and while it's definitely not a fun thing to suffer through, it's relatively common (about eight million Americans have it, per the National […]

Health Problems

Can red cell exchange treat advanced sickle cell disease?

Medical advances have dramatically increased the life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease, but as patients are living longer, they are increasingly experiencing organ damage leading to early death. Now, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, supported by a $19.2 million National Institutes of Health grant, will lead the largest clinical trial […]