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 […]

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What are Superfoods really?

Chia seeds, Açai or Goji berries: The supply of exotic foodstuffs in which particular effects can be attributed to the health or well-being is great. The German cancer research center (Deutsches krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) has now come to the judgment that it is in many of these Superfoods to be a sham. So-called Superfoods to protect […]

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Confused about what to eat? Science can help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not alone: More than 80% of Americans are befuddled. Yet it’s a lament that’s getting quite tiring—if you’re a nutrition scientist, that is. So […]

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Boy, 11, with a rare blood cancer is told nothing more can be done

Parents of ‘the only boy in Britain’ with a rare blood cancer are told there is NOTHING else doctors can do for their 11-year-old after a second bone marrow transplant failed Oliver Brown has myelodysplastic syndrome; affects four in 100,000 people  Over the past three years, Oliver has undergone two bone marrow transplants Youngster was […]

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This Diet Can Help Heal Your Chronic Pain

When it comes to diets, it often feels like there’s a new one every week. But for our health, it’s often best to stick with tried and true tactics that actually work. In this case, we’re talking about the anti-inflammatory diet. Sure, it isn’t new, but there are plenty of reasons it’s worth trying. After […]

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Women Can Tell You're Insecure if You Do These Things

As we continue to have more complex conversations about what it means to be a man today, the more our old-fashioned ideas of masculinity come into question. In a recent thread on Reddit, women started sharing some of the things that they’ve noticed straight guys do that are meant to show how manly they are… […]