Want Reliable Medical Information? The Trump Administration Doesn't

OpinionWant Reliable Medical Information? The Trump Administration Doesn’tThe government has shut down a dependable database on health science.By The Editorial BoardThe editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.July 19, 2018ImageCreditLilli CarréThe National Guideline

8 Bug Bites That Need Medical Attention—Now

Everyday Wellness Lisa MilbrandJul 19 Most bug bites are perfectly harmless—unless they look like one of these. Go to see your doctor right away if you get a nip from these insects and spiders. Mosquitoes MIA Studio/Shutterstock Mosquito bites on their own aren’t a huge deal, but mosquitoes can pass on two potentially serious

Florida approves $13.3 million for medical marijuana office

A joint committee of state lawmakers reluctantly approved another $13.3 million in funding for the state office regulating medical marijuana Thursday, despite being frustrated by delays in implementing the bill that broadly legalized the drug for medical use last summer. The request from the Office of Medical

Medical News Today: Vaginal pH balance: Symptoms, remedies, and tests

Table of contentsNormal vaginal pH levelsWhat changes vaginal pH?Natural remediesSummary Maintaining the pH balance of the vagina is essential to keeping it healthy. A pH below 7 is acidic, while a pH above 7 is basic. A normal vaginal pH is usually less than 4.5. The lower the number, the more

Medical school class will get free tuition after $3M donation

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Medical News Today: Enlarged ovaries: Everything you need to know

Table of contentsSymptomsCausesEnlarged ovaries and pregnancyTreatmentsTakeaway The ovaries are two small egg-shaped organs in the female reproductive system. They produce egg cells and also release the hormones progesterone and estrogen, which are vital to ovulation, pregnancy, and the development of female sex characteristics.Although their size can vary naturally from person to

Medical News Today: Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Which is better?

Table of contentsWhat is the difference?BenefitsDosageDosage in childrenRisksAlternativesOutlook Many people use dietary supplements to relieve constipation and other digestive issues. Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular options, but which is best?Benefiber and Metamucil are fiber supplements designed to relieve constipation. The two brands work in very similar ways, but they may

Medical News Today: What religion does to your brain

Whether or not a divine power truly does exist might be a matter of opinion, but the neurophysiological effects of religious belief are scientific facts that can be accurately measured. Here, we take a look at some of these effects, as shown by the latest research.The effects of prayer on