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A 27-year-old woman whose persistent cough was allegedly dismissed as allergies three times before a fourth visit to the doctor landed her in the hospital with a cancer diagnosis is urging others to advocate for their own health.

Temple mumps outbreak swells to 67 likely cases

 Philadelphia health officials say they've now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple University.
New evidence suggests that a combined light and sound stimulation therapy could boost brain health and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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Heart disease raises the likelihood of depression, and vice versa. New research moves closer to understanding the mechanism that explains this link.
The family of a 21-year-old California National Guard recruit is asking for prayers as he remains hospitalized for a flesh-eating bacteria infection he contracted after testing positive for a strain of strep while at basic training.
Mutated p53 tumor suppressor protein is a key driver of most cancers. Now, scientists have identified its mechanism of stability and how to disrupt it.
Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.
Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article.
London’s National Portrait Gallery announced Wednesday it will not proceed with a $1.3 million grant from the Sackler family, whose company Purdue Pharma produces opioid prescription painkiller OxyContin, amid controversy over the company’s involvement in the U.S. opioid crisis.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound in the cannabis plant. It may benefit people with cancer by reducing symptoms of the disease and its treatment. Learn more about the research here.
A woman in China almost died after she injected herself with fruit juice.

Medical News Today: How to treat a sinus infection

Sinus infections are common. They cause congestion, headaches, and pain in the face. Learn about how to get rid of a sinus infection in this article.
A 73-year-old woman in Spain with a painful red lump growing out of her belly button was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, a new report said.
Almond and soy milk are the two most popular plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk. In this article, we look at the nutrition, health benefits, and environmental considerations of almond and soy milk.

Medical News Today: What to know about MCL tears

The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, of the knee can tear due to injury and cause pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Learn more about MCL tears here.
Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests that regularly eating dark chocolate may provide several health benefits. Learn more about these benefits here.
A new review of existing studies examines the effects of sit-stand desks on work performance, posture, behavior, health, and more.

Medical News Today: What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage that will heal over time without treatment. It can also be due to diabetes complications. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.
For years, scientists have debated whether or not humans can detect magnetic fields. The latest research concludes that at least some of us can.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. This can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental problems. In this article, we explore the symptoms and complications, and we discuss ways to relieve PsA jaw pain at home and with medical treatment.