FDA Approves New Drug For Sickle Cell Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first new drug for sickle cell disease in nearly two decades. Endari (L-glutamine oral powder) helps reduce severe complications associated with the blood disorder, the agency said. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in which the red blood cells…

Are You Suffering From A Parathyroid Condition?

You may have heard about the function of the thyroid, or at least about people dealing with thyroid issues. You might not know, however, about another group of glands in your neck called parathyroid glands. Like the thyroid, these can sometimes run on overdrive too, resulting in hyperparathyroidism. More specifically,…

Researchers Are Working On A Blood Test To Help Find Brain Cancer

Doctors currently rely on MRI scans and other imaging techniques to diagnose brain tumors ― tests that aren’t typically part of a regular check up with your general practitioner. A combination of headaches, memory loss, personality changes, blurred vision or slurred speech typically lead doctors to suspect, test for and…

Why Using Coca-Cola As Tanning Oil Is A Terrible Idea

There’s a lot of information out there that warns against the dangers of tanning, but despite the amount of statistics available, some people still choose to head outside with a bottle of tanning oil…or Coca-Cola? Yep, you read that right right: the soda. As noted by Allure, people are pouring…

Hear Ringing In Your Ears? Why You Might Want To See A Doctor

These strange symptoms could be signs that something more serious is going on with your body. Sometimes your body tries to send you signals in weird ways. Maybe your taste buds have suddenly changed or you’re hearing ringing in your ears — these strange symptoms could be signs that something…

Why Light Cigarettes Might Be Worse

Smokers often switch to light cigarettes as a way to wean themselves off the habit, or for a “healthier” alternative, but are they any less cancer causing? A new study says that not only are light cigarettes unhealthy, but they’re likely one of the reasons that rates of a specific type of lung…

Plastic Surgery: A Gift Not Geared For Young People

Nearly everyone has those self-conscious quirks through high school and college. You might have to deal with acne, body odor, belly bulge, or other minor disruptions to a “perfect” body. Even though they may cause some discomfort, would you get plastic surgery to correct these issues? Many young people are…

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