MNT daily newsletter - January 20, 2018

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Anxiety / Stress
How to stop racing thoughts
A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.


Blood / Hematology
Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.


Bones / Orthopedics
All you need to know about hip flexor strain
A look at hip flexor strain that can occur when the hip flexor muscles are overstretched or injured. Included is detail on surgery and prevention.


Cancer / Oncology
Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.
Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?
Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer.


Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Bikram yoga does not have to be hot to benefit health
Doing 12 weeks of Bikram yoga in a hot room results in similar improvement to vascular health as doing the same program at normal temperature, study shows.
Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?
Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest?


Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine
Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?


Colorectal Cancer
Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer.


Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine
What you should know about alopecia universalis
A look at alopecia universalis, a condition resulting in hair loss across the entire body. Included is detail on diagnosis and the relationship to stress.
Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?
Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest?


Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery
What you should know about alopecia universalis
A look at alopecia universalis, a condition resulting in hair loss across the entire body. Included is detail on diagnosis and the relationship to stress.
Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism.


Crohn's / IBD
What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment
Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.


Dentistry
Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism.


Depression
How to stop racing thoughts
A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.


Dermatology
What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment
Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.
What you should know about alopecia universalis
A look at alopecia universalis, a condition resulting in hair loss across the entire body. Included is detail on diagnosis and the relationship to stress.


Diabetes
What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.


Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness
Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?
Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest?
All you need to know about hip flexor strain
A look at hip flexor strain that can occur when the hip flexor muscles are overstretched or injured. Included is detail on surgery and prevention.


Flu / Cold / SARS
Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed
Scientists use a novel approach to design flu vaccines in which the body's immune response is preserved and the virus's defense mechanisms are attacked.


Heart Disease
What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.


Hypertension
What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.


Immune System / Vaccines
What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment
Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.


Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses
What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment
Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.
Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?


Medical Devices / Diagnostics
Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.


Medical Innovation
Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed
Scientists use a novel approach to design flu vaccines in which the body's immune response is preserved and the virus's defense mechanisms are attacked.


Medical Practice Management
Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.


Mental Health
How to stop racing thoughts
A look at racing thoughts and how to stop them. Included is detail on how to calm the mind and medical options for racing thoughts that are distracting.


Nutrition / Diet
Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?
Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest?
Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer.


Pain / Anesthetics
Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism.


Sports Medicine / Fitness
Bikram yoga does not have to be hot to benefit health
Doing 12 weeks of Bikram yoga in a hot room results in similar improvement to vascular health as doing the same program at normal temperature, study shows.
All you need to know about hip flexor strain
A look at hip flexor strain that can occur when the hip flexor muscles are overstretched or injured. Included is detail on surgery and prevention.


Urology / Nephrology
What you should know about anuria
A look at anuria, a condition when the kidneys stop production of urine. Included is detail on diagnosis and the potential treatment options.


Vascular
Bikram yoga does not have to be hot to benefit health
Doing 12 weeks of Bikram yoga in a hot room results in similar improvement to vascular health as doing the same program at normal temperature, study shows.


Women's Health / Gynecology
Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer
It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?


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