ABDOMINAL OR BACK PAIN

Symptoms often aren’t noticeable until the disease is in the advanced stages, but if you notice any of the following pancreatic cancer signs, talk to your doctor. ‘Jaundice is one of the clearest signs of pancreatic cancer,’ says Christopher DiMaio, MD, a gastroenterologist...

New England well water tied

Low to moderate levels of arsenic in New England well water may be responsible for an increased risk of bladder cancer in that region, suggests a new study. “It’s an important disease to be concerned about,” said senior author Debra Silverman, of the National...

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery may be the only option left for obese teens who desperately need to lower their heart disease risk. Obese teens are increasingly resorting to surgery to achieve the weight loss results they need. A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati collaborated...

Air pollution Benefits of cycling

The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution, a study has suggested. Even in cities with high air pollution levels, the benefits are greater than the risks, the University of Cambridge research found. Regular exercise can reduce the...

Dolmio’s sugar announcement

When’s your Dolmio day? If an announcement by parent company, Mars Food, is to be followed, the answer should be ‘occasionally’. Mars Food recently made headlines by advising consumers to only eat some of their products once a week, due to their high salt, sugar or fat content....

Alzheimer's disease

People with the chronic inflammatory skin disorder rosacea may have a slightly increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers in Denmark drew a link between the two conditions, which are both marked by an elevated expression of certain proteins. In a study...

Blackberries

Tired of root vegetables and winter squash? As the weather gets warmer, fresh fruits are more likely to grace your refrigerator. Fruits are naturally low calorie, sweet, and nutritionally invaluable, as they provide a range of vitamins and minerals. These five fruits pack a powerful...

Miracle' surgeries

When Diana Periera’s daughter Nicolly was born deaf and with glaucoma, a condition most common in older adults, she didn’t know if the little girl would ever see her or hear her voice. After seven failed surgeries in their home country of Brazil, 2-year-old Nicolly can now see...

When cooked a certain way, even healthy foods may affect breast cancer risk, a new study finds. In the study, researchers found that women who ate flamed-broiled fish more than once a week had a 2.3 times greater risk of breast cancer compared with those who ate this style of fish...

Obese patients denied surgery

Surgeons are worried overweight patients and smokers in England and Wales are being denied surgery to save money. A report by the Royal College of Surgeons found a third of local NHS health bosses in England put restrictions on access to surgery. But it says this goes against...