Does Sugar Cause Diabetes? (Part-2)

What About Natural Sweeteners? Though natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or agave are made from natural plant sources, they’re still highly refined — much like sucrose or table sugar. These products contain large amounts of sucrose and fructose and are considered sources of added sugar when used in cooking. Therefore, they should be consumed in

What is allergic eczema?

When your body comes into contact with something that could make you sick, your immune system promotes chemical changes to help your body ward off disease. You’re exposed to thousands of substances each day. Most don’t cause your immune system to react. In some cases, though, you may come into contact with certain substances that trigger

What Is Folic Acid, and Should You Be Taking It?

What is folic acid? Folic acid is the synthetic version of the water-soluble vitamin folate, a B-vitamin (B9). Foods are often “fortified” with folic acid because in its natural state, folate doesn’t do well when it comes to food storage and prep. “You need folate to properly make red and white blood cells, utilize carbohydrates

Exercise and movement may be the best medicine for back pain.

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. It’s also a little strange as far as ailments go. When you twist your ankle, you generally have pain that slowly goes away as the injury heals. Not so with back pain. Relief doesn’t

See: what can make urination painful? (Part-3)

Additional symptoms Other possible symptoms of bladder cancer include: frequent urination having difficulty urinating or passing a weak urine stream lowerback pain appetite loss weight loss fatigue foot swelling bone pain Differences in males and females Males and females can both experience pain when urinating, and the causes may be anatomy-dependent. For example, females have

See: what can make urination painful? (Part-2)

Additional symptoms People with ovarian cysts may experience: unusual vaginal bleeding pelvic pain difficulty recognizing that the bladder is empty after urinating painful periods breast tenderness a dull ache in the lower back 6. Interstitial cystitis Also known as bladder pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis  is a condition that causes chronic irritation of the bladder lasting

See: what can make urination painful? (Part-1)

A condition affecting the bladder or nearby parts of the body can cause painful urination. Doctors may also refer to painful urination as dysuria. Multiple potential causes for this symptom exist, and many of them are treatable. People with dysuria should make their doctor aware of any other symptoms that they are experiencing. If these

Are we close to a cure: the state of cancer (part-2)

“This could potentially be a game-changer in the way we treat people who have cancer,” said one of the researchers in charge of this project. These tiny vehicles can also be used to target cancer stem like cells , which are undifferentiated cells that have been linked to the resilience of certain types of cancer in

Are we close to a cure: the state of cancer (Part-1)

In the United States alone, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 cancer-related deaths in 2017. Currently, the most common types of cancer treatment  are chemptherapy , radiotherapy, tumor surgery, and — in the case prostate cancer  and breast cancer — hormonal therapy. However, other types of treatment are beginning to pick up steam: therapies that

Update Cancer: Research 2018

Many of the most promising investigations into novel cancer  therapies focus on the cellular mechanisms at play in cancer formation and progression, and how they can be manipulated in a way that ultimately benefits the patient. We have looked at several such studies over the past month, including one that examined how metastatic cancer cells can be