When people stop taking antidepressants, this can sometimes cause withdrawal symptoms or even a potential relapse. Knowing how to stop this medication safely can help people to manage these symptoms and safeguard their well-being. In this article, we look at why it can be hard to stop taking antidepressants and the symptoms that withdrawal can
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A recent study identified an unused psychotropic drug that might help in the fight against cancer. The molecule could help to minimize drug resistance. A new study sheds light on drug-resistant tumors. One of the most significant stumbling blocks to effectively treating cancer is its ability to develop immunity to some drugs. Cancer cells are
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Chlorophyll is present in most green vegetables, and some people take it as a health supplement. The potential benefits of chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, and fighting illnesses. In this article, we examine the possible benefits of chlorophyll and the evidence supporting them. We also look at how to take chlorophyll supplements. What is
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A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that regular intake of low-dose aspirin may prevent Alzheimer’s pathology from forming in the brain and protect the memory of those living with this form of dementia. If replicated in humans, the results of the new research will lead to the use of aspirin as
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Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that develop on the finger joints, otherwise known as the interphalangeal joints. They most commonly develop on the joints nearest to the fingertips and can cause the fingers to appear crooked. Heberden’s nodes only develop in people who have osteoarthritis, or OA, which is a degenerative bone condition. These growths
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Scientists are designing a blood test that could detect cancer before symptoms occur. Early detection allows early treatment and prevents cancer progression. Cancer is usually diagnosed after a patient has been experiencing symptoms. At this point, the tumor has already grown significantly and often has spread to other
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For some time, we have known that a region of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex is linked to violence, though it has been unclear whether particular patterns of activity in that area are, in fact, the cause behind aggression. Researchers investigate whether brain stimulation could be used to reduce aggressive behavior. The brain’s
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American Well, a start-up that helps hospitals and other physician groups integrate virtual consultations, has backing from a giant new partner: Philips. As of June 28, American Well had raised a fresh $291 million, according to an SEC filing, which indicates the company is aiming to raise a total of about $315 million. In January,
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According to a new study, the effects of natural aging processes, combined with those of obesity and a poor diet, affect certain brain mechanisms, thereby boosting the risk of Alzheimer’s. In a new study on mice, researchers find out how a high-fat, high-sugar diet renders the aging brain more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 5] Researchers compared the success of liver transplant surgery after the use of standard cold storage methods or a revolutionary new warm storage method. Liver transplant surgery is a widely accepted procedure for patients with failing livers due to cancer, cirrhosis, or other diseases. It has a high success
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A newly published JAMA Internal Medicine article has reported new findings on the association of smoking cigars and risk of mortality and morbidity. Smoking continues to be the number one preventable risk factor for mortality and morbidity. Despite strong evidence on the correlation between smoking cigarettes and mortality
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 4.3] A new review published in Toxicon describes the properties of animal venoms and highlights their use as potential therapeutic agents. Thinking of snake, scorpions, and spiders draws an image of poisonous creatures capable of inflicting deadly and debilitating poisonous bites. Who would have thought that some animal venoms
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Every woman’s experience of miscarriage is different. Some people might want to know how long the process lasts so that they can prepare both mentally and physically. Miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is classified as a pregnancy that ends before 20 weeks. It is more common than many people think, occurring in about 8–20 percent of
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