Pancreatic cancer: 5 things you need to know

What are the warnings of Pancreatic cancer? NYU Pancreatic Cancer Center director Dr. Diane Simeone discusses the contributing factors to pancreatic cancer. Alex Trebek, host of the game show “Jeopardy!,” announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Wednesday. The beloved host revealed his condition in a…

Will sugar substitutes help you lose weight?

(HealthDay)—The term “sugar substitutes” is a catch-all that covers a wide range of alternatives, starting with those little pink, blue and yellow packets. But their value as a health or diet aid is still uncertain. A research review in the BMJ found that there’s limited evidence to say how much…

Flu season: What you need to know to stay healthy

Each year, particularly during the winter months, millions of Americans are infected with influenza. The flu causes symptoms such as fever, coughing, body aches and fatigue, and, in some cases, can lead to serious complications and even death. Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and global health at the University of…

What happens when you remove fluoride from tap water?

Most regions of the U.S. and some other countries across the world add specific quantities of fluoride to their community water supplies. They do this because fluoride can effectively prevent or, in some cases, reverse the formation of tooth cavities. Fluoride promotes the remineralization of teeth, strengthening their enamel and…