Medical News Today: Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

Although hemp has fallen out of favor over the years, some scientists believe that a certain strain could help in the battle against ovarian cancer.

Trauma centers serving vulnerable patients on shaky financial ground

(Reuters Health) - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been good for the financial health of Level 1 trauma centers in hospitals that serve vulnerable patients, but these critical facilities remain at risk of future financial problems, U.S. researchers s...

Global study finds 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

LONDON (Reuters) - International scientists have identified 44 genetic variants that can increase the risk of developing major depression and found that all humans carry at least some of them.

Medical News Today: Researchers use light to battle chronic pain

An innovative technique uses pulses of light to trim oversensitive neurons. It could, one day, help in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

AbbVie's beat fueled by demand for Humira, Hep C drugs

(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, on higher sales of its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira and its Hepatitis C drugs, leading the company to raise its full-year earnings forecast.

German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's food industry must label unhealthy products more clearly, the country’s new agriculture and consumer protection minister said on Thursday.

U.S. judge blocks cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants

(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grants issued through a teen pregnancy prevention program, marking the third time in a week that a court has held that the administration's 2017 decision w...

Medical News Today: These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia

A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson's, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later.

EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases

(Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures.

Medical News Today: What should you do about a pimple on the penis?

Pimples can occur anywhere on the body, including the genitals, and a pimple on the penis can have a range of causes. Knowing the signs of an STD can help people determine when to see a doctor or whether treatment is not needed. Learn more about the ca...

Medical News Today: What to know about trochanteric bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This cond...

Medical News Today: What does it mean when you have a lot of clear watery discharge?

Vaginal discharge varies according to the menstrual cycle, and it often changes color and consistency. Clear, watery discharge is common and not usually a concern. We describe types of discharge that may indicate an infection or another issue. Here, le...

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of an Epsom salt detox?

Epsom salt can be added to a warm bath or foot soak to provide a variety of benefits, including soothing the skin, reducing stress, and relieving pain. In this article, we look at the evidence behind the benefits, how to make an Epsom salt detox bath, ...

Medical News Today: What to know about cuboid syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is an injury related to a dislocation of the cuboid bone in the middle of the foot. Cuboid syndrome often results from injury or overuse and is more common in athletes and dancers. It causes pain in the outside of the foot. Learn more a...

Medical News Today: How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

The latissimus dorsi is a large muscle that stretches from the middle to lower back. While overuse can lead to pain, some movement may provide relief. We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here, l...

Medical News Today: Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda is a kitchen staple and go-to home remedy for many conditions. But how and why might it help to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis?

Medical News Today: Alcohol promotes disease by altering oral bacteria

Drinking alcohol disrupts the fine balance of our oral bacteria, a new study shows. Thus, harmful types are fostered over helpful ones, promoting disease.

Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices.

Income, education tied to physical function in old age

(Reuters Health) - People with lower socioeconomic status may have fewer years of good physical functioning in old age than their more affluent, educated counterparts, a recent study suggests.

'Adrenal support' supplements may contain unsafe ingredients

(Reuters Health) - Many "adrenal support" supplements sold online as energy boosters may contain thyroid hormones and steroids that aren't listed on the labels and can cause dangerous side effects, a study suggests.

FDA says reviewing Acadia's Parkinson's medication, shares fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it was reviewing Acadia Pharmaceuticals' Parkinson's medication, the only approved drug used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with the disease.

Court rules gravely ill UK child cannot travel to Vatican hospital

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - A British court rejected an appeal on Wednesday from parents of a gravely ill 23-month-old boy to take their son to Italy for treatment, a case that has drawn international attention, including from Pope Francis.

Fatigue a major risk in ridesharing industry

(Reuters Health) - Fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry today, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns.

Mom's depression tied to kids' emotional, intellectual development

(Reuters Health) - A mother’s depression is linked with her children's development from infancy through adolescence, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Caring for a child with ADHD: 21 tips

Parenting or caring for a child with ADHD can be both challenging and rewarding. In this article, we give tips on how to encourage positive behaviors and development in a child, as well as how to talk to them about their condition. We also look at how ...

Medical News Today: What is the cause of drooling?

A person usually drools while asleep, when they have less control over their mouth. Infections, neurological conditions, and other issues can lead to more frequent drooling. We describe tools, tips, and medications that can reduce or eliminate this sym...

U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judge

(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.

Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa's Tiger Brands' plant

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of ...

Medical News Today: Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment

Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia characterized by abnormally large red blood cells. The size of the red blood cells means there are fewer of them to help the body function. In this article, learn about the causes of macrocytic anemia, including fo...

Medical News Today: How dogs could help us explore our own gut health

The proverbial best friends of humankind give us unconditional love and moments of joy. But can they also enrich our knowledge of our own gut microbiomes?

U.S. court upholds dismissal of $200 million Merck verdict against Gilead

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a ruling that pharmaceutical company Merck & Co dishonestly obtained patent rights and was not entitled to collect a $200 million infringement verdict it won against rival Gilead Sciences Inc.

Medical News Today: Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

Researchers reveal how a compound called acyclic retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A, can target and destroy liver cancer stem cells.

Medical News Today: Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker

The first population study of sense of smell and cognitive performance by age suggests that testing sense of smell could be a marker for cognitive decline.

Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Winds of change

The winds of change are blowing at Medical News Today. Read Managing Editor Marie Ellis' monthly update to learn about what's on the horizon.

Medical News Today: What are the main functions of the muscular system?

The human muscular system is complex and has many functions in the body. These include mobility, stability, posture, circulation, digestion, and more. There are several different types of muscles that enable these roles, including skeletal and cardiac ...

Medical News Today: What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for women transitioning to menopause. It is caused by a drop in levels of the hormone estrogen. Treatment options include medications to boost estrogen levels and home remedies that can also improve symptoms. We exam...

Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - A British court will hear an appeal on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis.

Medical News Today: What to do about a hyperextended elbow

A hyperextended elbow can occur when the elbow moves outside its normal range of motion. This can result in a variety of symptoms, such as pain, swelling, and muscle spasms. Treatment involves rest, using a brace, and sometimes, surgery. It can often b...

Medical News Today: What are the risks of being underweight?

A person is considered to be underweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) of under 18.5. Being underweight is associated with a range of health risks including bone, skin, teeth, and fertility problems. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and tr...

Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach

A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a nervous stomach is usually related to a person's "fight-or-flight" response. This artic...