Medical News Today: Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

New research, now published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, suggests that a small dose of the popular male impotence drug Viagra, when administered daily, may significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.A small daily dose of the erectile dysfunction drug may prove invaluable for treating and preventing colorectal cancer. The

Medical News Today: Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria

It is known that taking antibiotics can disrupt our gut bacteria and result in unintended consequences for health and disease. Now, a new study reveals that many non-antibiotic drugs might also alter the composition of our gut bacteria in a similar way.Lots of non-antibiotic drugs could contribute to antibiotic resistance

Medical News Today: Is it a pimple or a boil?

Table of contentsCausesDiagnosisTreatmentsWhen to see a doctor Pimples and boils are troublesome skin problems that can sometimes cause similar symptoms.Pores are tiny openings in the skin that allow oil to seep out and keep the skin soft. A pimple is a result of a pore becoming clogged. A boil, or furuncle, is

Medical News Today: Can aloe vera help with acne?

This content requires JavaScript to be enabled. Aloe vera. (2016, September). Retrieved from Boudreau, M. D., Mellick, P. W., Olson, G. R., Felton, R. P., Thorn, B. T., & Beland, F. A. (2012, January). Clear evidence of carcinogenic activity by a whole-leaf extract of Aloe barbadensis miller (aloe vera) in

Medical News Today: Booze may make the heart beat faster

A few years back, I was in a bar one Saturday night celebrating a friend's birthday. Drinks were flowing — down my neck, mainly — and I made a bit of a fool of myself on karaoke, belting out my special rendition of "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite.A

Medical News Today: Platypus milk: The key to preventing deadly infections?

Although platypuses are deeply unusual animals, as researchers dig deeper into their biochemistry, it seems that they might hold the key to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.The platypus is a conundrum of a creature with miraculous milk. Antibiotic resistance is a topic that sits squarely in the center of medical

Medical News Today: Cholesterol deposits in the eyes: Symptoms and treatment

Table of contentsSymptomsCausesDiagnosisTreatmentOutlook Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes to form fatty, yellowish lumps. Though they are usually harmless, these deposits sometimes signal a serious underlying condition.Natural fats, including cholesterol, can form growths around the eyelids. One of these growths is called a xanthelasma (zan-the-laz-mah). Several growths together are called xanthelasmata. A

Medical News Today: Why you should choose your plane seat wisely

Have you ever woken up with a nasty cold the day after a flight? Airplane environments are notorious for the transmission of viral infections. Fear not, though; a new study elucidates the most common trajectories for germ transmission on an aircraft.What puts us at risk of catching a viral disease

Medical News Today: What could be causing my collarbone pain?

Table of contentsFractures and breaksThoracic outlet syndromeJoint injuryOsteoarthritisSleeping positionDistal clavicular osteolysisCancerOsteomyelitisWhen to see a doctorTakeaway Many injuries can damage the collarbone, and some require immediate attention. When should a person seek emergency treatment, and when will a routine trip to the doctor be enough? We address these questions and more.The collarbone,

Medical News Today: The 10 best blogs for fibromyalgia

Are you feeling alone with fibromyalgia? We have found the best blogs — written by medical professionals and people living with fibromyalgia — that can provide hope, coping strategies, and support for those with the condition.Blogs are available to provide support, encouragement, and coping strategies for those with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is