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The pancreas is an organ that helps facilitate digestive function and blood sugar regulation. When cancer spreads from the pancreas to other parts of the body, doctors classify it as stage 4 pancreatic cancer. According to research from 2015, about 53 percent of people with pancreatic cancer receive a diagnosis when the cancer is in
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Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk. A new clinical trial looks into the effects of aspirin and fatty acids on key elements that
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Humans have used flaxseed oil for thousands of years, and it has a variety of health benefits. Manufacturers extract flaxseed oil from flaxseeds. People can use the oil in cooking and baking. In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin problems, and decreased inflammation. We also cover
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Medications for high blood pressure are vital for helping to prevent a range of complications, including heart disease and stroke. This article outlines the various blood pressure medications along with their associated side effects and risks. Diuretics Blood pressure medications may cause different side effects. Excess salt can cause a buildup of fluid within the
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Alpha-lipoic acid is an organic compound in the body that acts as a potent antioxidant. It may have several health benefits. While the body produces alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) naturally, a person can boost their levels by making suitable dietary choices, taking supplements, or both. Supplementing with ALA is becoming increasingly popular, as some people believe
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi thinks Walgreens and CVS Health bear some of the blame for her state’s opioid crisis. She is suing the nation’s largest drug store chains, including them as defendants in the state’s lawsuit against 10 drugmakers and three wholesale drug distributors. “Walgreens and CVS joined the race to sell as many
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Financial matters cause stress to almost everyone. Some have a healthy anxiety around money matters that helps them make smart financial decisions, while for others that stress can lead to bad financial choices. If investors really want to safeguard or drive gains with those financial portfolios, it’s key to pay attention to how stress caused
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Some retirees won’t have to sacrifice fashion for affordability when buying their next pair of prescription glasses. UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, announced on Monday it will offer about 2 million people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans access to Warby Parker’s prescription eyewear online and at more than 80 stores stores for little-
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Student loan borrowers with cancer can now pause their payments. Under the rule, included in a recent bipartisan congressional spending package, borrowers are exempt from student loan payments throughout their treatment for cancer and then for six months afterward. Additionally, interest will not accrue during the postponement. Some cancer patients can rack up an extra
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The joint health care venture by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan has hired a well-known health insurance exec who specializes in analyzing data to improve patient health. The group has scooped up Dana Gelb Safran, formerly a chief performance measurement and improvement officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachussetts, CNBC has learned. Safran
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In June, less than a week after the shocking suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins felt compelled to address the matter head-on with his employees. From Orlando, where Robbins was attending a conference called Cisco Live, he sent a company-wide email. “In light of recent tragedies, I wanted to
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Medical professionals have been discussing whether testosterone treatment can actually reduce depressive symptoms in men for many years. A recent meta-analysis attempts to draw a clearer picture. Could testosterone therapy be the antidepressant of the future? Depression is a major global concern. Per year, major depressive disorder affects an estimated 16.1 million adults in the
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Cancer causes cells to divide uncontrollably. This can result in tumors, damage to the immune system, and other impairment that can be fatal. In the United States, an estimated 15.5 million people with a history of cancer were living as of January 1, 2016, according to a 2018 report from the American Cancer Society. In
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Obesity can happen for a number of reasons, including diet, a sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors, a health condition, or the use of certain medications. A number of treatment options can help people to achieve and maintain a suitable weight. Carrying excess weight can increase the risk of a number of health problems. Losing weight can
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Community music programs may help combat loneliness in older adults and heighten their interest in life, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Could singing in a choir help combat loneliness? A recent study that featured in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences looked at a novel way
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DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and
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Hundreds of thousands of UnitedHealthcare customers who participate in a health rewards program can now “walk off” the cost of an Apple Watch, essentially getting a $300 version of the device for free. The program could potentially encompass millions of new customers. Apple is increasingly in talks with insurers about getting the cost of its
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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb threatened Friday to pull e-cigarettes off the market if the agency’s new restrictions on the sale of fruity flavors don’t slow an “astonishing” surge in teen use. “The reality is if we don’t prevent this level of youth use of these products, this is an existential risk for
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Tesaro shares soared 39 percent Friday upon a Bloomberg report that the pharmaceutical company will explore the opportunity of a sale. This comes exactly one week after Tesaro fell more than 20 percent during after-hours trading after the release of drug trial results. A spokesperson declined to comment. This story is developing. Please check back
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Hyperglycemia refers to high levels of sugar, or glucose, in the blood. It occurs when the body does not produce or use enough insulin, which is a hormone that absorbs glucose into cells for use as energy. High blood sugar is a leading indicator of diabetes. If a person with diabetes does not manage the
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Psoriasis is a life-long, autoimmune inflammatory disease. It often appears as a skin condition, but it is a systemic condition that can affect many parts of the body. Not only are there are different types of psoriasis, but it is also a complex condition. As scientists learn more about inflammatory conditions and how they affect
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Cancer is a disease that causes cells to divide without stopping, leading to tumor growth and reduced function in the immune system. Many cancers are ultimately fatal if an individual does not receive treatment or if the cancer is incurable. As a general rule, the earlier doctors can confirm a diagnosis in a person with
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