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Medical News Today: ‘A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure’

New research in sheep shows that a drug that doctors usually prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can also treat heart failure. In people with heart failure, the heart muscle becomes unable to pump out blood efficiently, meaning that some orga…

Medical News Today: Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

New research has found evidence suggesting that a person's body mass index can increase their risk of developing psoriasis, an increasingly common skin condition. The mechanisms at play, however, remain unclear. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digesti…

Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

New research suggests that a simple blood test, which doctors currently use to diagnose heart attacks, may be useful in predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA), almost half o…

Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship. Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders…

Medical News Today: Pain at big toe joint: Everything you need to know

People may experience pain at the big toe joint as a result of many common problems, including arthritis, injuries, and bunions. The pain can make everyday activities, including walking, more challenging. The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint attaches the big …

Medical News Today: What causes spotting before a period?

Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that i…

Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?

Many of us are familiar with the act of procrastinating putting off tasks until, or past, their deadline. Why do people procrastinate? Does it only bring them disadvantages, or does it also have some benefits? We investigate in this Spotlight feature. Procra…

Medical News Today: Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

Differences in the cells that store fat in the body could explain why some people are more prone to obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, led an investigation that examined human white f…

Medical News Today: Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained significant. Despite this, big questions remain. Obesit…
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