Health Problems

Hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis, prognosis and treatment may improve by identifying a protein

Analysing the levels of a protein called TonEBP could provide valuable insight into the likelihood of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma, an aggressive cancer of the liver, following its surgical removal. Drugs that target TonEBP could also be investigated for liver cancer treatment. Tonicity-responsive enhancer-binding protein (TonEBP) helps protect cells from stress, but also elevates the […]


Food or heart meds? Many Americans must make a choice

(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans with heart disease say they face financial strain because of their medical care, with some skipping meds or cutting back on basics like groceries. That’s the finding of a new national study of heart disease and stroke patients younger than 65—a group that’s too young for Medicare but often lack health insurance, […]

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My day on a plate: Ky Hurst

Athlete Ky Hurst, 37, shares his day on a plate. Former Australian Olympian and Ironman Ky Hurst,.Credit:James Brickwood 5.45am A mug of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it. 7.45am After a 12-kilometre run, I have a bowl of Special K with coconut milk with my kids. 8.05am I sip on coffee with […]

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Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men’s Fertility?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Forget the mellow slacker image — pot smoking might actually make men more potent. Men who’ve smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who’ve never given it a try, a new study reports. There’s also a potential link between pot use and testosterone, said senior researcher […]

Kids Health

Got a Picky Eater? Try This

Help! My toddler won’t eat anything! He was so adventurous, and then toddlerhood kicked in and suddenly, he is impossible to please. I am so unsure of which tactic to take — offering a million things to get him to eat, being super strict and saying if he doesn’t want what’s available he doesn’t get to […]

Health Problems

As Ebola outbreak marks 6 months, health centers a concern

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is marking six months with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers. Such infections are seen as a major problem that highlights poor practices and the risk of spread among patients and workers. Combined with community resistance in an unstable, densely populated region […]

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6 Easy Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

If the early bird catches the worm, what does the night owl get? Pressure to wake up sooner and a big old guilt trip for hitting snooze, says Fiona Barwick, PhD, clinical assistant professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. “As a society, we have come to believe that a person is weak […]