Since so many types of cancers are now curable when found at early stages, having regular physical exams and screening tests is critical. Here’s what you need to know about breast cancer screening.
Revolutionary drugs that block or stop estrogen are extending the lives of women with breast cancer.
Roughly one-third of North Americans have forgotten one of the most basic lessons their mothers taught them: Wash your hands. Though 95 percent of North American adults say they scrub after using public rest rooms, researchers found that only 67 percent actually do.
There are no medical tests for autism.
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Manufacturers of processed foods pile on the salt to help create big, attractive flavours.
Our hands were just not designed for the kind of repetitive work we do these days, especially the hours we spend typing. (Sewing, knitting, and guitar playing are other culprits.) And so we have an explosion of carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand condition.
Most people will have some degree of osteoarthritis by the time they hit 70. What causes it?
Perhaps no disease more clearly represents the terrible toll oxidation can take than Parkinson’s disease.
Many people view aging like a game of Russian roulette-if you’re unlucky enough to land on the chamber with the bullet, you’ll get Alzheimer’s, and if you do, you’re out of luck because there are no treatments.
Sometimes you’ve just got to go. And it seems that the older you get, the more often this happens – with or without your conscious control.
UTIs all come down to the same thing: an infection somewhere along the route that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The infection is most likely bacterial, although fungi, viruses, and parasites can also cause a UTI.
Kidney stones are common, and 4 to 8 per cent of adults will suffer from kidney disease at some stage in their life. The incidence is two to three times higher in men, possibly because of their failure to drink enough water to ensure adequate rehydration after sweating. About 30 to 50 per cent of those who suffer one attack will have another.
Modern science has proved what folk healers have long claimed: These bothersome and potentially serious infections, one of the most common health problems for women, can often be relieved with some of nature’s own remedies.
Like a little bullet that dams up your urinary tract, a kidney stone can stop you in your tracks and leave you writhing in agony. Stones can exist silently for years, but when a stone starts to move through one of the narrow tubes from the kidneys, the pain is so intense that women who’ve had attacks say it’s worse than the pain of labor.
There’s nothing worse than a painful fever blister, which always seems to appear just when you least want one. Fever blisters are caused by a herpes simplex virus similar to the virus that causes genital herpes.
Kidney stones can form anywhere along the urinary tract, generally for two reasons: because your urine becomes too saturated with salts (primarily calcium salts) that result in stones, or because your kidneys don’t make enough of substances like citrate that prevent stones.