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  • Medical News Today: How do you know if you have pernicious anemia? July 17, 2018 8:00 pm
    Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.
  • Medical News Today: Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful? July 17, 2018 7:00 pm
    Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Tilapia farming occurs around the world, but some people worry about farming practices and whether or not tilapia is safe to eat. Here, we provide information about the farming, breeding, and safety of tilapia.
  • Medical News Today: How to cope with a depressive episode July 17, 2018 6:00 pm
    Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cover what a depressive episode is and 12 tips for coping with one.
  • Medical News Today: What is hypochlorhydria? July 17, 2018 5:00 pm
    People with hypochlorhydria are unable to produce enough stomach acid. This can lead to problems with digestion and nutritional deficiencies. Stress, advancing age, zinc deficiency, or certain medications may be responsible, but prompt treatment can ease symptoms and prevent serious complications. Learn more here.
  • Medical News Today: What causes a blocked tear duct in infants? July 17, 2018 4:00 pm
    A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a blocked tear duct in a baby here.
  • Medical News Today: What happens when you get an adrenaline rush? July 17, 2018 4:00 pm
    Certain situations will trigger an adrenaline rush, which is the release of adrenaline from the adrenal gland. This defense mechanism causes an increased heart rate, sweating, and pupil dilation. People can control an adrenaline rush with slow breathing and calming techniques. Learn more about an adrenaline rush here.
  • Medical News Today: MS: Iron levels in brain 'predict disability' July 17, 2018 4:00 pm
    A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability.
  • Medical News Today: E-counseling can lower blood pressure, heart disease risk July 17, 2018 3:00 pm
    New research shows that virtual counseling, when added to medical therapy, lowers high blood pressure and heart disease risk in people with hypertension.
  • Medical News Today: How emotions may impact tumor growth July 17, 2018 2:00 pm
    Our emotions can impact our physical well-being, but to what extent? New research suggests that they may even play a role in the immune response to cancer.
  • Medical News Today: How to deal with two-year molars July 17, 2018 1:00 pm
    Teething can be a difficult process for infants, toddlers, and caregivers. Two-year molars are the large teeth at the back of the mouth, and when they come in, it can cause even more discomfort and irritability. In this article, learn how to relieve related pain and which medications to avoid.
  • Medical News Today: What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction July 17, 2018 12:00 pm
    Allergic reactions are common in babies and may occur as a result of irritants, bug bites, certain foods, or underlying skin conditions. Allergies can cause various rashes, including eczema, hives, and papular urticaria. In this article, learn how to identify different allergic reactions and when to see a doctor.
  • Medical News Today: What causes head lice? July 17, 2018 11:00 am
    Head lice have existed on humans for thousands of years. These otherwise harmless parasites can cause itchiness and discomfort. In this article, learn about the causes of lice, which groups of people are most at risk, and what treatments are available. We also explore symptoms and when to see a doctor.
  • Medical News Today: Large study reviews the cardiovascular benefits of walnuts July 17, 2018 10:00 am
    The results of a meta-review of 25 years worth of research on the cardiovascular effects of nuts are in: a walnut-enriched diet keeps your heart healthy.
  • Medical News Today: Cancer: Can testosterone improve patients' quality of life? July 17, 2018 7:00 am
    Many patients with cancer experience 'cachexia,' a condition characterized by loss of body mass and debilitating weakness. Can testosterone treat it?
  • Medical News Today: 'Unseen' stool blood may predict mortality risk July 16, 2018 11:00 pm
    New research suggests that the results of a 'fecal occult blood test' may help to predict the risk of premature death from all causes.
  • Medical News Today: What to know about sex and yeast infections July 16, 2018 11:00 pm
    While it is possible for a person to have sex when they have a yeast infection, it may cause pain and other bothersome symptoms. In addition, having sex may increase the amount of time the infection takes to heal. In some cases, a person can pass on the infection to their sexual partner. Learn more here.
  • Medical News Today: How does perimenopause affect periods? July 16, 2018 10:00 pm
    Perimenopause causes many hormonal changes in the body. This affects the frequency, regularity, and symptoms of periods and monthly cycles. People usually begin to skip periods and have longer or shorter cycles. In this article, we look at what to expect during perimenopause and how to manage periods during this time.
  • Medical News Today: What is gaming disorder? July 16, 2018 9:00 pm
    The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss what gaming disorder is and what its classification may mean for gamers.
  • Medical News Today: What to know about macrocephaly July 16, 2018 8:00 pm
    Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. This can occur due to a family history of the condition, or it could indicate an underlying medical problem, such as a genetic syndrome. In this article, learn about the causes of an abnormally large head in infants and how doctors diagnose and treat the condition.
  • Medical News Today: What to know about complex ovarian cysts July 16, 2018 7:00 pm
    Ovarian cysts can be either simple or complex. Complex ovarian cysts contain blood or solid materials. They are more likely to need treatment than simple cysts. Ovarian cysts are usually benign but, in rare cases, can become cancerous. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for complex ovarian cysts here.