Medical News Today: Why does obesity blunt our sense of taste?

Obese people have a dull sense of taste. A new study uncovers the molecular mechanism behind this phenomenon, revealing how obesity blunts your taste buds.

Medical News Today: How do you lower your resting heart rate?

Having a low resting heart rate, or pulse, is often a sign of good health. But are there easy ways to achieve this? Here, we discuss eleven ways to lower the heart rate. Some methods are immediate, while others will work in the long term. We also look ...

Medical News Today: Is this how abdominal fat leads to diabetes?

New research shows that an enzyme produced by the liver causes inflammation in the abdominal fat, raising the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.

Medical News Today: Can baking soda treat a UTI?

In this article, we take a closer look at how safe and effective baking soda is for treating urinary tract infections, otherwise known as UTIs. Also, we recommend other home remedies and treatments for the symptoms of UTIs, which can be uncomfortable a...

Medical News Today: What does a headache on top of the head mean?

Headaches strike different areas of the head. One of these areas is on the top of the head. Learn here what a headache on the top of the head means, and about 11 different types of common headaches that can cause pain on top of the head. Plus find out ...

Medical News Today: What to do when you can't stop sneezing

Sometimes sneezing is a mild annoyance, other times it can impact everyday life. Fortunately, there is a range of things to try that might stop the sneezing. This article looks at some simple tips and tricks that may work, including pinching the nose o...

Medical News Today: What does a high MCHC mean?

MCHC levels are measured during a complete blood test to identify the amount of hemoglobin in a single blood cell. High levels of MCHC can indicate a range of conditions, such as liver disease and hemolytic anemia. It can also be a side effect of some ...

Medical News Today: What foods can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

People are advised to eat soft or liquid foods after having a wisdom tooth removed. Learn about the best foods to eat after having this type of surgey, including soups, smoothies, and mashed vegetables. We also look at foods to avoid, other recovery se...

Medical News Today: Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

A new study has found that people with depression are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. In fact, they are around 30 percent likelier to develop it.

Medical News Today: Being nice, or being smart: What leads to success?

Do nice people really finish last? If so, who is most likely to succeed? A new study claims to hold the answer to these burning questions.

Top-quality nursing homes harder to access with mental health issues

(Reuters Health) - Even people with common and often treatable mental health problems like depression and anxiety may have a harder time than patients without these diagnoses getting admitted to a high-quality nursing home, a U.S. study suggests.

Obesity, overweight tied to shorter life, more years with heart disease

(Reuters Health) - Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are a healthy weight, a U.S. study suggests.

Losing sleep might make it harder to lose body fat

(Reuters Health) - Even when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests.

FDA moves to limit ingredients for bulk drug compounding

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to restrict what pharmaceutical ingredients large compounding pharmacies can use to manufacture drugs in bulk that do not go through the agency's approval processes.

Trump says will sue drug companies over opioids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will be suing some drug companies as part of its fight against the opioid drug crisis, without giving more detail.

Medical News Today: Why self-love is important and how to cultivate it

Moving from a self-criticizing inner voice — the hallmark of perfectionism — to a more compassionate one can be challenging. Here's our guide to help you.

Medical News Today: What to know about adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition where cells from the uterus lining grow into the uterus muscle. It is related to endometriosis and has similar symptoms, such as heavy, painful periods. Diagnosis involves ultrasound, MRI scans, or a biopsy. Treatment is not ...

Abbott's Alere resolves U.S. diagnostic device probe for $33.2 million

BOSTON (Reuters) - Alere Inc has agreed to pay $33.2 million to resolve claims it knowingly sold unreliable diagnostic testing devices to hospitals prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories last year, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks

STOCKHOLM(Reuters) - Growing numbers of Swedish investors are getting a buzz from trading in listed marijuana stocks even though the country has some of Europe's most restrictive drug laws.

Costly menopause vaginal treatments no better than placebo

(Reuters Health) - For women bothered by vaginal symptoms after menopause, prescription local estrogen treatments and expensive specialty lubricants may provide relief, but no more so than a dummy drug, researchers say.

Medical News Today: Sex anxiety: How can you overcome it?

Both men and women can experience anxiety related to sexual intercourse, which may affect their life quality. What are some ways to overcome these worries?

Medical News Today: Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

Researchers have developed a drug-infused hydrogel that has the potential to stop cancer recurrence and metastasis after the surgical removal of a tumor.

Medical News Today: Midlife tooth loss may compromise heart health

Midlife tooth loss is tied to higher risk of cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, a study finds.

EMA panel for conditional OK to Clovis's ovarian cancer drug

(Reuters) - A panel of European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended granting conditional marketing approval to Clovis Oncology's drug for ovarian cancer, citing anti-tumour activity.

EMA panel recommends against Portola's clot prevention drug

(Reuters) - A panel of European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended against granting marketing approval to Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc's oral blood thinner, saying the benefits of the drug did not outweigh risks.

Medical News Today: What to know about endometritis

Endometritis is an inflammation of the uterus lining, also called the endometrium. An infection from childbirth, surgery, or an STI, such as chlamydia, are among the causes. This condition is different from endometriosis, but it may also affect pregna...

Pfizer's quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Friday its study to test safety and effectiveness of its anti-smoking treatment Chantix in adolescent smokers failed to meet the main goal.

GSK's two-drug HIV regimen wins European panel approval

(Reuters) - A panel of European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended approval for GlaxoSmithKline's two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Indivior loses another case in battle to protect opioid addiction drug

(Reuters) - Shares in Britain's Indivior were hammered on Friday after it lost a second legal case in recent months in its battle to protect the patent of its opioid addiction treatment that generates 80 percent of its revenues.

South Africa detects avian flu in seabirds

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has detected an outbreak of avian flu in seabirds, citing the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain that infected the country's poultry industry last year.

Medical News Today: Epithelial cells in urine: What does it mean?

This article explains how and why urine tested for epithelial cells, what the results mean, and which conditions cause an increase in epithelial cells.

Medical News Today: Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee): Treatment and recovery

Patellar tendonitis involves small tears in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin. Learn more about this injury common in athletes who jump.

Indivior plunges after losing opioid addiction patent case

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior is set to face cheap competition to its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film after losing a patent protection case, sending its shares more than 20 percent lower on Friday.

Indivior to fight U.S. court ruling in favor of competitor drug

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior, the maker of opioid addiction treatment Suboxine Film, said it would fight a U.S. court ruling in favor of would-be generic competitor Alvogen that could pave the way to the launch of a rival to its major product....

Medical News Today: This tooth-mounted sensor helps you watch what you eat

A tiny sensor that can be attached to your teeth may soon be able to track exactly what you are eating and when you are eating it.

Medical News Today: What causes high testosterone in women?

Women usually produce very little testosterone. Learn about conditions that cause high testosterone in women, as well as about symptoms and treatment.

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: Does the thyroid play a role?

Chronic fatigue syndrome remains a puzzling condition with unknown causes. A recent study now asks whether or not thyroid hormones could be at its root.

Novartis touts U.S. filing plans for MS drug as patent losses loom

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis plans to file its BAF312 multiple sclerosis drug for U.S. approval within weeks, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday, as it seeks to refresh its portfolio of neurological medicines that is about to be hit by patent losses.

Severe combat wounds, PTSD tied to high blood pressure

(Reuters Health) - Members of the military who received severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an amplified risk of high blood pressure as well, according to a U.S. Veterans Affairs study.

E-cigarettes tied to less smoking cessation

(Reuters Health) - Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests.