Acidosis refers to high levels of acid in the body. If the body becomes too acidic or too alkaline, this can cause serious health problems. Learn more here.
A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer.
Shock is a medical emergency that causes several symptoms, some of which are life threatening. Learn more about shock and how to treat it in this article.
Scientists have found that manipulating a cell signal, involving vitamin D, can slow the growth of melanoma cells and their advance to the lungs in mice.
Hepatic encephalopathy is a decrease in brain function that occurs in some people who have liver damage. Read on to learn more about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Red blood cells (RBC) in the urine can signal problems with the urinary tract, kidneys, or bladder. Learn more about RBC in urine, and what results from a urine sample might mean, here.
People who experience unexplained bug bites may wonder if they have fleas or bed bugs in the home. In this article, learn how to identify flea and bed bug bites, and what to do after discovering them.
Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.
Running, even infrequently and for short periods, is associated with a significantly lower risk of death from all causes, a new review suggests.
Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs. This article looks at female body parts and their functions, and it provides an interactive diagram.
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer.
Researchers from the United Kingdom are developing a blood test that could help doctors easily detect breast cancer up to 5 years before symptoms occur.
Doctors categorize ovarian cancer into four stages, depending on how far the disease has spread. Here, learn more about each ovarian cancer stage and the prognosis.
Feeling dizzy after a workout is sometimes a sign that a person has overexerted themselves, is dehydrated, or has low blood pressure. Learn more about these and other causes in this article.
Data from three different studies suggest that lower brain volume and a propensity for alcohol use may have the same underlying cause: genetic factors.
A new study reveals a key protein that can encourage or slow the progression of the herpes simplex virus 1 and tests a compound that blocks the virus.
Blood test results can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks to come back. This article looks at the waiting times for different types of tests and which factors affect timings.
In a series of recent papers, a group of scientists outlines the importance of exercise for individuals with cancer and those who have survived cancer.
In this article, we discuss different types of heart murmur, what causes them, and when they could be serious. We also discuss some treatment options.
Aplastic anemia is a rare condition that damages vital stem cells in the bone marrow. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for aplastic anemia here.