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How does methotrexate affect pregnancy?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - πριν από 13 ώρες 34 λεπτά
It is not safe to take methotrexate during pregnancy. The drug affects folic acid levels in the body and can lead to birth abnormalities. In this article, we look at the effects of taking methotrexate during conception or pregnancy, how to stay safe, and alternative medications.
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When do periods start again after an abortion?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - πριν από 16 ώρες 34 λεπτά
Women often experience bleeding right after having an abortion, which may last for 1–2 weeks. However, their first period will usually occur several weeks later and may be lighter or heavier than usual, depending on the type of abortion. Most women's periods return to normal after two to three cycles. Learn more here.
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How does the cervix change in early pregnancy?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - πριν από 17 ώρες 34 λεπτά
The cervix has a different position and texture in early pregnancy. Cervical discharge also changes. In this article, we look at changes to the cervix during early pregnancy.
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Intermittent fasting: How I got started

Cancer - Παρ, 06/21/2019 - 18:00
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week.
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What to know about cardiac muscle tissue

Hematology - Παρ, 06/21/2019 - 07:00
Cardiac muscle tissue exists only in the heart. Here, it is responsible for keeping the heart pumping and relaxing normally. Conditions that affect this tissue can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Doing aerobic exercise can help keep cardiac muscle tissue strong and healthy. Learn more here.
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What to know about bruising easily

Hematology - Παρ, 06/21/2019 - 03:00
Possible causes of easy bruising include certain medications, liver disease, and vitamin deficiencies. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about why some people may bruise more easily here.
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Study ties unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk

Cancer - Πέμ, 06/20/2019 - 19:00
A large study finds that people with unhealthy gums and teeth have a higher risk of liver cancer, which kills nearly 32,000 people per year in the U.S.
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Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

Cancer - Πέμ, 06/20/2019 - 18:00
New research confirms that women who have undergone breast cancer therapy are more at risk of cardiovascular disease, and it also shows why this may be.
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Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

Cancer - Πέμ, 06/20/2019 - 10:00
A new study has found that men who eat yogurt regularly have a lower risk of abnormal growths in the bowel, or adenomas, which can precede colon cancer.
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How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer

Cancer - Τετ, 06/19/2019 - 19:00
Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows.
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Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'

Cancer - Τετ, 06/19/2019 - 13:00
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests?
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Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

Cancer - Τετ, 06/19/2019 - 00:00
Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here.
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Scientists synthesize anticancer drug in 'landmark discovery'

Cancer - Τρί, 06/18/2019 - 13:00
In a 'landmark in drug discovery,' researchers achieved, for the first time, the total synthesis of a potent anticancer compound called halichondrin.
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Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

Hematology - Κυρ, 06/16/2019 - 13:00
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice.
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How long is acid detectable in the body?

Hematology - Σάβ, 06/15/2019 - 07:00
Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.
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What to know about Neurobion

Hematology - Τετ, 06/12/2019 - 07:00
Neurobion is a brand of vitamin B supplements that aims to improve nerve function. Learn about the benefits and side effects of Neurobion here.
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Medical conditions that cause muscle wasting

Genetics - Τρί, 06/11/2019 - 20:00
Conditions that can cause muscle wasting include muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Treatment may include dietary changes and exercise. Learn more here.
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Normal time between poops

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 06/11/2019 - 05:00
The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here.
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Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Cancer - Κυρ, 06/09/2019 - 13:00
A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it.
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Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Genetics - Κυρ, 06/09/2019 - 13:00
A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it.
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