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Medical News Today: What do you need to know about a polypectomy?
We look the polypectomy procedure, including the various surgical options, surgical risks and recovery process. Learn all you need to know here.
10/20/2017 12:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: What is a decompressive craniectomy?
We look at decompressive craniectomy, a technique to reduce skull pressure. Included is detail on the procedure, recovery process, and when they’re needed.
10/20/2017 10:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: All you need to know about hernia repair
In this article, we look at the types of hernia repair (herniorrhaphy, hernioplasty), including when to see a doctor, and the risk factors involved.
10/20/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.'
10/20/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Word processing duration may predict onset
Delayed word processing may predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, scientists find. The research may lead to new testing practices.
10/20/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: What is DNA?
DNA is perhaps the most famous molecule on earth. Here we explain what it is, what it does, its double helix structure, and why it is so important to life.
10/20/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: All you need to know about thyroglossal duct cysts
We look at thyroglossal ducts cysts, a condition where fluid builds up in the front the neck. Included is detail on recovery and potential complications.
10/19/2017 04:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: 'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy
A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds.
10/19/2017 04:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: Placenta: A 'superfood' or a dietary fad?
Eating placenta, or placentophagy, is becoming increasingly popular among new moms. But does consuming this temporary organ really offer health benefits?
10/19/2017 03:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: The 10 best autism blogs
Autism affects everyone differently depending on its severity. We have found the best autism blogs that support individuals, families, and carers.
10/19/2017 03:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: What are the best essential oils for sunburn?
We look at the eight best essential oils for sunburn. Included is information on what the scientific studies say, and the side effects to be aware of.
10/19/2017 02:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?
Migraines can severely impact daily functioning and productivity, but could they actually be a mark of the brain's self-protective mechanism?
10/19/2017 02:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: What you need to know about dyskinesia
We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here.
10/19/2017 12:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cryotherapy?
We look at the benefits of cryotherapy including weight loss, inflammation reduction, and the possibility of it preventing dementia. Learn more here.
10/19/2017 10:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: What is akathisia and why does it occur?
Learn about akathisia, a symptom that is sometimes caused by taking certain medications. This article looks at the causes, signs, and treatment options.
10/19/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: Under 2 hours of walking per week may considerably prolong life
New research suggests that walking regularly significantly reduces mortality risk, even if the physical activity is below the recommended guidelines.
10/19/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: How intermittent fasting can increase weight loss
Fasting intermittently seems to confer a range of benefits. A new study takes a look at the chemical pathways that might be involved.
10/19/2017 07:00 AM
 
Medical News Today: Why does the top of my foot hurt?
Learn about some of the more common causes of pain on top of the foot and what can be done to treat them. This article also looks at foot care tips.
10/18/2017 04:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: Researchers reveal how to boost brain power
Can we train our brains to improve our working memory and boost our learning capacities? A new study reveals which brain-training task is most effective.
10/18/2017 04:00 PM
 
Medical News Today: Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk
Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.
10/18/2017 03:00 PM