ADHD

  • ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered
    The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition.
    - 17 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • What to know about ADHD
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a set of behaviors that is common in children, leading to an inability to concentrate or sit still. It can also occur in adults. Read on to learn about the different specifiers for ADHD, treatments, and res…
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
    While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
    - 95 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is Evekeo?
    Evekeo is an amphetamine-based medication that is used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and excess weight. Evekeo is the trade name as there is no generic amphetamine drug. It is a controlled substance, due to the risk of dependence and adverse effects. Fi…
    - 20 Jun 18, 8:00am -
  • How does the Conners rating scale work?
    There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines…
    - 23 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Is my ADHD medication working?
    Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here, learn how to tell whether ADHD medication is…
    - 23 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • How is ADHD rated?
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors tha…
    - 21 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
    ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person’s life, including their se…
    - 19 May 18, 8:00am -
  • Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?
    Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it…
    - 17 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Caring for a child with ADHD: 21 tips
    Parenting or caring for a child with ADHD can be both challenging and rewarding. In this article, we give tips on how to encourage positive behaviors and development in a child, as well as how to talk to them about their condition. We also look at ho…
    - 25 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?
    Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications,…
    - 21 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
    There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and s…
    - 19 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
    Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.
    - 16 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are the early signs of ADHD?
    Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder present in many different ways. However, there are also many traits shared by people with ADHD. These can include irritability, lack of concentration, and fidgeting. This article helps you spot the…
    - 16 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Coping with a Vyvanse crash
    When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a…
    - 13 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Coping with an Adderall crash
    Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression. Here, we look at the causes and timeline of a…
    - 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?
    More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.
    - 11 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?
    ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key.
    - 9 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Conduct disorder: What you need to know
    Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more.
    - 22 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • The 10 best blogs for ADHD
    ADHD blogs offer educational information, tips, and support for those with ADHD and their friends and families. We have selected the best ADHD blogs.
    - 20 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • Acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with ADHD
    Acetaminophen use by pregnant women has previously been linked with ADHD in the offspring. A new study backs up these concerning findings.
    - 3 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests
    A new study suggests that the vast majority of ADHD symptoms that arise in adulthood can be explained by other factors, such as substance abuse.
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?
    ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients.
    - 16 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?
    Many individuals with ADHD have sleep-related disorders. Researchers investigate the link and hypothesize that the relationship may even be causal.
    - 3 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy particularly efficient in treating ADHD in adults
    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) group training was shown to achieve the same results as neurofeedback training in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
    - 25 Aug 17, 8:00am -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • Is amyl nitrite safe?
    People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal.
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 6:00pm -
  • Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'
    New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?
    Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction
    Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.
    - 15 days ago, 30 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age
    New research reveals five problem drinking 'profiles,' and shows that these types of drinking patterns are more prevalent at different ages.
    - 18 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Study investigates how MDMA affects cooperation and trust
    Study using game theory model finds that MDMA increases cooperative behavior toward trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition.
    - 25 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • Cannabis and the brain: Recent studies shed new light
    Brain research that featured at a recent conference suggests that the potential benefits and harms of marijuana or its compounds vary with age and disease.
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • How does a doctor diagnose addiction?
    Addiction is complicated, and the main psychological treatment body has a range of specific criteria for recognizing and treatment it. The first step towards receiving a diagnosis is recognizing a problem with substance use. Read on to learn more abo…
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What causes addiction?
    Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction.
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the treatments for addiction?
    Addiction is a harmful, ongoing disorder that only gets worse over time without treatment. A range of interventions and rehabilitation programs is available, but treating addiction often requires active participation from the person with the conditio…
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior
    A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction.
    - 44 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Forms of tobacco that give you cancer
    Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobac…
    - 45 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • What is addiction?
    Addiction is a disease in which a person finds themselves unable to stop using a substance or engaging in a behavior. It can damage physical and psychological health, relationships, and professional obligations. Read on to learn more about addiction…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the complications of addiction?
    Addiction is a chronic condition in which a person is unable to stop taking a substance or engaging in an activity despite negative effects on their life. Addiction has many complications that work together to impact a person with the disease and the…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the risk factors for addiction?
    The main risk factor of addiction is taking a mood-altering substance or engaging in an addictive behavior for the first time. However, other, more complex risk factors can lead to addiction or make it worse. Read on to learn more.
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the symptoms of addiction?
    The onset of addiction might at first be slow and unsuspecting. But addiction has clear physical, psychological, and social effects that can indicate to a person that their substance use or behaviors have started to impact their lives and those aroun…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'
    Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study.
    - 52 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Prone to binge drinking? This might be why
    A new brain study may explain why some people are more prone to binge drinking than others and reveals a new drug target that may relieve addiction.
    - 52 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • What to know about urine drug screening
    Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times diffe…
    - 58 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • Can you drink alcohol if you have COPD?
    The link between alcohol and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. While smoking is the biggest cause and risk factor for COPD, alcohol may also play a role. Whether a person with COPD can drink alcohol safely may depend on factors…
    - 59 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
    - 63 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • How do you lose belly fat?
    Belly fat, or excess fat around the abdomen, has causes that include lack of exercise, poor diet, and stress. Being more active, improving nutrition, getting better sleep, and cutting alcohol intake can all help people to shed belly fat. Learn more a…
    - 66 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Is there a link between marijuana and COPD?
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a group of long-term lung conditions. Here, we explore whether marijuana can cause, worsen, or even help to treat COPD, and we examine the research behind these claims.
    - 68 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?
    New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death.
    - 72 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we 'curb the epidemic for good?'
    Scientists have conducted in-depth research into drug overdose trends. The findings may help specialists devise strategies to curtail this growing problem.
    - 78 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 4:00pm -

Alzheimers

Anxiety / Stress

  • New brain circuit that controls anxiety found
    Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • How your imagination can help you overcome your fears
    New research shows just how powerful your imagination can be and how you can tap into this hidden resource to overcome your fears and anxieties.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is female ejaculation?
    Female ejaculation is when a woman’s urethra expels fluid during orgasm or sexual arousal. This ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it is common but that people do not often talk about it. Learn more here.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?
    Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differenc…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
    The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition.
    - 9 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Letter from the Editor: Love your mind
    In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks mental well-being during the holiday season. How does the MNT editorial team alleviate festive stress?
    - 16 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also experience severe anxiety. A new trial puts to the test an effective coping strategy.
    - 18 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia
    People have used passionflower for medicinal purposes for centuries. In this article, learn how it may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. We also cover the possible risks.
    - 21 days ago, 23 Nov 18, 10:00pm -
  • Foot massage techniques and benefits
    Massaging the feet is an easy way to relax and help reduce aches and pains. In this article, learn about simple foot massage techniques that a person can carry out on themselves or others.
    - 21 days ago, 23 Nov 18, 9:00pm -
  • How to protect your mental well-being this festive season
    Although many of us look forward to the holiday season, we know it can be a stressful time. Here, we offer some simple ways to reduce the stress.
    - 26 days ago, 19 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • What causes lightheadedness?
    People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article.
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are the health benefits of Thai massage?
    Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here.
    - 31 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about anxiety medications
    There are four major types of anxiety medication as well as other drugs that a doctor may prescribe off-label. Learn about how they work and the possible side effects here.
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
    By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains.
    - 37 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do
    Hyperventilation refers to fast breathing. The most common cause is fear or anxiety, but underlying medical conditions may also contribute to hyperventilation. Learn more here.
    - 38 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • Treatments for anxiety
    Anxiety disorders involve a disproportionate emotional and physical reaction to stressful or even neutral life events and daily living. Treatment for anxiety is normally effective, combining psychotherapy, medication, and self-management.
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment
    Computerized therapy of spider phobia was more effective when exposure to spider images occurred during, rather than between, heartbeats, a study revealed.
    - 44 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Scientists find brain area that inhibits fear
    New research has revealed a brain region called the nucleus reuniens that is responsible for suppressing the fear response in rodents.
    - 44 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
    New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression.
    - 47 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • What causes anxiety?
    Anxiety is a normal emotion that causes increased alertness, fear, and physical signs, such as a rapid heart rate. What cause the normal reaction of anxiety to develop into an anxiety disorder? Read on to learn about the causes, risk factors, and dia…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • What to know about anxiety
    Anxiety is a normal emotion that causes increased alertness, fear, and physical signs, such as a rapid heart rate. However, when anxiety reactions become an on-going emotional state or out of proportion to the event that caused it, a person may have…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • How does stress affect the brain?
    Stress can affect every aspect of our mental and physical health. A new study now shows just how exposure to stress can impact memory and brain volume.
    - 51 days ago, 25 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'
    Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study.
    - 52 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Does lavender really help with anxiety?
    A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells.
    - 53 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • Stressed at work? Transcendental meditation may help
    A recently conducted randomized control trial has found that people who practice meditation are more resilient to stress and better at handling emotions.
    - 53 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 3:00pm -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • What are the benefits of bone broth?
    Bone broth has a high vitamin and mineral content. The benefits of consuming bone broth include better joint protection, reduced inflammation, and better sleep. Learn more about the benefits of bone broth here.
    - 9 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • Treating and managing lupus and preventing flares
    Lupus has a wide variety of effects and symptoms and it can affect the whole body. A person may need a variety of medications and other treatments to control symptoms and manage the condition.
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What is lupus?
    Lupus is a complex and potentially serious autoimmune condition. It has a variety of symptoms and can affect different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, but new scientific discoveries are making early diagnosis easier. Treatment can pro…
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Prognosis
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease progression. Learn more here.
    - 36 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about rheumatoid arthritis and weight loss
    While being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some people with the condition lose weight. In this article, learn about the relationship between RA and weight loss, the drugs that can cause loss of appe…
    - 37 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis
    Doctors often use synovial fluid analysis to help determine the cause of joint pain and inflammation. This procedure involves extracting and analyzing a small sample of synovial fluid. Learn more here.
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout: Symptoms and causes
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout are two forms of inflammatory arthritis. RA and gout have different causes and treatments. Learn more here.
    - 53 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What is the link between pannus and rheumatoid arthritis?
    In people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pannus occurs when excess tissue grows in a person’s joint. Pannus can lead to permanent joint damage. Learn more here.
    - 53 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • What's the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain?
    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, some people with UC experience joint pain. Joint pain usually occurs with flare-ups and disappears during remission. Learn more about the…
    - 60 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.
    - 65 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the hands?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the finger and hand joints. In this article, we look at ways to treat and manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the hands.
    - 66 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • What does it mean if your ESR is high?
    The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diag…
    - 93 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?
    The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent damage. People often benefit from RA treatments, inclu…
    - 93 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women
    Rheumatoid arthritis causes many symptoms, including joint pain and stiffness. In women, symptoms often start to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Hormonal factors and other conditions, such as endometriosis, can increase the risk of the disease.…
    - 94 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodules around the elbow. In this article, we look at ho…
    - 96 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is the link between rheumatoid arthritis and fevers?
    Fever is a common and often overlooked symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The exact cause is not known, but inflammation and immune responses may be responsible for RA fevers. In this article, we take a close look at RA fevers, including their cau…
    - 29 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
    When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joint…
    - 30 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about bone grafts
    Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We al…
    - 3 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
    Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, an…
    - 16 Jun 18, 8:00pm -
  • How can disc desiccation be treated?
    The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation,…
    - 13 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about trochanteric bursitis
    Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This co…
    - 26 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is the best thing for stiff joints?
    Bones are heavy and moving them around can put strain on the joints. Overuse, injury, age, or a medical condition can cause joint strain and stiffness. Depending on the cause, joint stiffness may not require medical treatment. Many remedies are avail…
    - 23 Apr 18, 8:00pm -
  • Why does my head feel heavy?
    The weight of the head can seem heavier sometimes, which may have a variety of causes. Learn more about the treatments and when to see a doctor here.
    - 10 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • How do you know if you have a sprained thumb?
    A thumb may become sprained when the joint is stressed or overextended. We look at symptoms, treatment, and how to feel more comfortable during recovery.
    - 9 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat inner knee pain
    Learn about the causes of inner (medial) knee pain, treatments, and exercises you can do at home to strengthen the knee and relieve pain.
    - 27 Feb 18, 9:00pm -

Autism

  • What to know about autism
    Autism is a set of psychological behaviors often characterized by an emphasis on routine and repetition, fixed behavioral patterns, and impaired social interaction. There are many levels of severity in autism, which is why doctors view it as a spectr…
    - 22 days ago, 23 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What does autism look like in the brain?
    A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain.
    - 25 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Autism: What is the link with zinc?
    Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
    - 33 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?
    Insufficiency in protein escorter ASTN2 causes receptors to accumulate on cell surfaces, disrupting communication between neurons, a new mouse study shows.
    - 81 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
    While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
    - 95 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • Pesticide may increase autism risk
    Levels of DDT, a once-common pesticide, in maternal blood have been linked with an increased risk of autism in the offspring in a new study.
    - 16 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Reversing autism with a cancer drug
    Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.
    - 27 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Autism blood test: One step closer
    A novel blood test achieves 88 percent accuracy in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. This advance could help to identify the condition earlier.
    - 25 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Can these hormones provide the key to autism, schizophrenia?
    The hormones oxytocin and vasopressin have been linked to pair-bonding, but can they help to improve impaired social behavior? A new study investigates.
    - 30 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
    ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person’s life, including their se…
    - 19 May 18, 8:00am -
  • Pupillary reflex may predict autism
    A new study examines the pupillary light reflex in infants and concludes that the amount of light the pupil lets in may be an accurate autism predictor.
    - 8 May 18, 8:00am -
  • Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise
    After conducting the largest study of its kind, the CDC may revise their estimates for autism prevalence. Is autism on the rise, or is diagnosis improving?
    - 28 Apr 18, 8:00am -
  • How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
    A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions.
    - 21 Apr 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the early signs of ADHD?
    Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder present in many different ways. However, there are also many traits shared by people with ADHD. These can include irritability, lack of concentration, and fidgeting. This article helps you spot the…
    - 16 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior
    Romidepsin, a compound that is already approved for treating cancer, reversed social deficits in a mouse model of autism by restoring gene expression.
    - 13 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
  • How much of our empathy is down to genes?
    A new study investigates the genetic underpinnings of empathy and finds evidence that this emotional ability may, at least partly, be down to genes.
    - 12 Mar 18, 8:00am -
  • New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy
    Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.
    - 19 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual
    In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers find that children with autism spectrum disorders who are bilingual have improved cognitive flexibility.
    - 23 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk
    The latest study to investigate the relationship between vitamin supplements during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders finds a significant link.
    - 5 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Experimental drugs rewire brain connections in autism
    Researchers reveal a different role played by missing gene in autism and uncover potential new treatments to reverse its effect on neural communication.
    - 2 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • The 10 best autism blogs
    Autism affects everyone differently depending on its severity. We have found the best autism blogs that support individuals, families, and carers.
    - 19 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • What is stimming?
    Stimming is a common symptom of autism. Learn more about it here, including the different types of behavior that can occur, and what can be done to help.
    - 17 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?
    A new study published in The BMJ suggests that children born to mothers who use multivitamins during pregnancy may be at lower risk of autism.
    - 5 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • How does oxytocin control the brain's social reward circuit?
    New research sheds light on the mechanisms behind the brain's social reward circuitry. Results point to oxytocin as the "gatekeeper" to prosocial behavior.
    - 1 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides
    Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.
    - 13 Sep 17, 8:00am -

Back Pain

  • Prostate cancer and back pain
    Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • What are the most likely causes of upper back pain?
    Causes of upper back pain include herniated discs, muscle overuse, osteoarthritis, and a pinched nerve. Learn more about these and other reasons for upper back pain, and how to prevent it, here.
    - 16 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • Low back pain: Pulsed radiofrequency may be the answer
    Applying pulsed radiofrequency directly to the roots of the nerves near the spine can reduce inflammation and back pain, according to a recent study.
    - 16 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • 8 stretches for the middle back
    Regularly stretching the middle back can loosen muscles, improve posture, and relieve or prevent back pain. We give step-by-step instructions for eight of the best mid back stretches.
    - 17 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 10:00pm -
  • Second trimester pains: What to expect
    While many women experience less morning sickness during the second semester, a variety of pains may arise. These can include round ligament pains, Braxton-Hicks contractions, symphysis pubis dysfunction, and back and leg pain. Here, learn about the…
    - 18 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • What is a lumbar MRI scan?
    Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here…
    - 31 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • What is a TENS unit and does it work?
    Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromya…
    - 36 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to make a heating pad at home
    Heating pads can relieve muscle aches and cramps, and help injuries heal. In this article, learn three ways to make a homemade heating pad.
    - 61 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain
    A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study.
    - 61 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is wryneck and how is it treated?
    Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there are several treatment options available for each…
    - 64 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.
    - 65 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to strengthen the lower back
    Lower back pain is common, but doing strengthening exercises can relieve symptoms. Here, learn how to perform a range of exercises and stretches for the lower back.
    - 78 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • Could video games help treat chronic back pain?
    A recent study concludes that a special type of video game could be used to successfully reduce chronic low back pain at a patient's home.
    - 83 days ago, 23 Sep 18, 8:00am -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the joints in the spine, including the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. This can cause pain and stiffness in the back. In this article, we look at how people can relieve pain associated with RA in the back. We also…
    - 31 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • Treating pain with magnetic fields
    New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.
    - 9 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • How do you stretch out your tailbone?
    The tailbone is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. There are specific exercises that people can use to stretch this area of the body and increase flexibility. This can help with conditions such as tailbone pain, which is also…
    - 27 Jul 18, 9:00pm -
  • Home remedies for fast back pain relief
    Back pain is a widespread but potentially debilitating problem. Fortunately, there are a variety of home remedies to relieve back pain quickly and help prevent it in the future. In this article, learn about creams, stretches, and other techniques to…
    - 26 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?
    The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. L…
    - 25 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
    Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle r…
    - 4 Jul 18, 7:00pm -
  • Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain
    A new clinical trial tests the effectiveness of an osteopathic treatment with specific techniques on the diaphragm for relieving chronic low back pain.
    - 26 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • How can disc desiccation be treated?
    The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation,…
    - 13 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know
    Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe ris…
    - 13 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
    Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and…
    - 31 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • What to know about hyperlordosis
    Hyperlordosis means excessive curvature of the lower spine just above the buttocks, which results in a C-shaped spine. It can cause pain and muscle problems. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hyperlordosis. We also pr…
    - 29 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Causes and treatment of lower back spasms
    There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well…
    - 25 May 18, 11:00am -

Bipolar News

  • Could beef jerky contribute to manic episodes?
    Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen?
    - 18 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Is there a link between bipolar and narcissism?
    Bipolar disorders are mood disorders characterized by extreme high and low moods. Sometimes, a person experiencing a manic episode can be mistaken for having narcissistic traits. Learn more about the link between narcissism, narcissistic personality…
    - 30 May 18, 11:00pm -
  • Could these 'molecular switches' stop brain cancer?
    New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
    - 17 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
    A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
    - 16 May 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are delusions of grandeur?
    A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health condition…
    - 27 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
    A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
    - 19 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on
    A prospective study examines the link between cannabis use at the age of 17–18 and hypomania — a common symptom of bipolar disorder — in early adulthood.
    - 4 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know
    Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs, and especially antipsychotic drugs. It causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Symptoms include grimacing, frowning, or chomping the teeth. Learn which medications cause it and ways…
    - 29 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment
    Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The person can become particularly sensitive to things that are happening around them. They may be irritable and find it hard to sleep. Find out more about the key signs, tr…
    - 13 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • What is psychomotor agitation?
    Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. They may fidget, tap their toes, or move items around for no reason. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. It can be frustrating for the pers…
    - 16 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • What's to know about bipolar II disorder?
    Bipolar disorder can cause severe mood swings and changes in activity levels. However, there are different types of bipolar disorder that can affect a person in different ways. In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how…
    - 7 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms
    Bipolar disorder is usually diagnosed during young adulthood, but symptoms can appear in children. A combination of genetic factors and high stress levels may trigger symptoms. Find out more about how to recognize the disorder in children, how it is…
    - 1 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • What is pressured speech in bipolar disorder?
    A person with bipolar disorder can sometimes speak in a rapid and disorganized way, especially during a manic phase. They may speak loudly, with a sense of urgency, or inappropriately. This can affect personal and work relationships. Treatment for t…
    - 31 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • What is erotomania?
    Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise.
    - 28 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • The 10 best bipolar blogs
    Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.
    - 24 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'
    A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m.
    - 22 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
    Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention.
    - 18 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging
    Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders.
    - 28 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder: What you need to know
    Learn about the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low moods, as well as how it is managed.
    - 28 Jun 17, 11:00am -
  • Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder
    An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers.
    - 3 May 17, 8:00am -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful
    Is it actually a good idea for people with diabetes to fast before having a blood cholesterol test? A new study suggests this may do more harm than good.
    - 8 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • What are the best substitutes for heavy cream?
    People use heavy cream to add thickness and creaminess to dishes or to create whipped cream for desserts. Here, we look at the best substitutes for heavy cream, including dairy, vegan, healthful, and savory options.
    - 17 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Health benefits of coconut milk
    Coconut milk is made from the flesh of coconuts. It may support weight loss, heart health, and the immune system. Here, we discuss the benefits and nutritional contents of coconut milk, and some other factors to consider.
    - 25 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?
    Learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, such as improved skin and cholesterol, decreased inflammation, and a reduced risk of diabetes. We also cover the potential risks of flaxseed oil, as well as how to use it.
    - 25 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • 9 healthful substitutes for butter
    There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here.
    - 29 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:00pm -
  • What are the best fish to eat for health?
    Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. Larger fish may contain mercury so people should consume them in moderation…
    - 32 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • Can cottonseed oil help lower your 'bad' cholesterol?
    A recent study takes a look at how adding cottonseed oil to a high-fat diet impacts a person's levels of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol, among other factors.
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Should you fast before a cholesterol test?
    Fasting before taking a cholesterol test used to be standard practice. Now, some doctors recommend that people do not fast before taking the test. Here, learn more about when people should fast before a cholesterol test, how long to fast for, and wha…
    - 51 days ago, 25 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
  • Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil
    A network meta-analysis of 55 studies suggests that safflower, rape, sunflower, and other seed oils are the best vegetable oils for improving cholesterol.
    - 65 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • Does 'bad' cholesterol deserve its bad name?
    A new study challenges the long-held belief that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol causes heart disease, and that statins benefit cardiovascular health.
    - 74 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk
    Researchers warn that fluctuations in a series of health measurements, including body weight, are linked with a heightened risk of cardiovascular events.
    - 74 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • How many is too many eggs?
    Many people add eggs to their diet to increase their protein intake. Although research once linked eggs to cholesterol, it has now proven that people can consume eggs safely. There is no set number of eggs a person should eat. Most people can eat 1â…
    - 100 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are some low-carb bread alternatives?
    Many people choose to avoid bread for health reasons. They may be trying to lose weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet or might be intolerant to gluten. Bread alternatives include cloud bread, eggplant, and nori sheets. Here, learn about some bread…
    - 4 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention
    A large cohort study finds out which treatments work best to prevent cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension and other risk factors.
    - 1 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • 'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
    According to new research, after a certain point, ‘good’ cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death.
    - 27 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • High cholesterol early in life boosts heart disease risk
    The findings of a new study suggest that cholesterol levels should be measured and kept in check much earlier in life so as to avoid cardiovascular harm.
    - 21 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?
    Many people choose to follow a low-carb diet. This means eating out can be a challenge. It is especially true of fast food restaurants. There are, though, many alternatives and substitutes that people can select, which allows them to stick to their d…
    - 7 Aug 18, 9:00pm -
  • How are thyroid and cholesterol related?
    The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that regulate many bodily functions. However, when thyroid levels are too high or too low, they can affect cholesterol levels in the body. This article looks at how thyroid hormones and cholesterol are link…
    - 30 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • What is a lipoma?
    A lipoma is a small, fatty lump that grows under a person’s skin. Lipomas typically appear on the shoulders, trunk, neck, or armpits. It is not clear what cause lipomas, but they are usually harmless. Surgeons can remove lipomas for cosmetic r…
    - 23 Jul 18, 7:00pm -
  • Does 'good cholesterol' really protect heart health?
    It has been generally accepted that high levels of 'good cholesterol' protect the heart. But new research questions this, urging specialists to reassess.
    - 22 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
    New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality.
    - 15 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys
    In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials.
    - 10 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about reduced blood flow to the brain
    The brain requires constant blood flow for it to function correctly. Not getting enough blood flow to the brain could be a sign of a vertebrobasilar circulatory disorder. Symptoms can include slurred speech and dizziness. Learn more about the symptom…
    - 27 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • Is drinking ginger water good for health?
    Ginger is a well-known traditional remedy for treating a variety of health conditions, such as pain and nausea. Drinking ginger water is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. Here, we examine the possible benefits an…
    - 25 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • Six health benefits of safflower oil
    Safflower oil is a healthful source of fatty acids in the diet. Research suggests that safflower oil is a heart-healthy choice that may have a range of health benefits, including when used in cooking or on the skin. In this article, we look at six be…
    - 25 Jun 18, 12:00pm -

Chron's / IBD News

  • IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold
    According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation
    New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?
    In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. However, more research is n…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 10:00pm -
  • Crohn's disease and pregnancy
    Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here.
    - 4 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • What is the difference between IBS and IBD?
    Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause similar symptoms to IBD. However, IBD and IBS are two different conditions with different cau…
    - 22 days ago, 22 Nov 18, 10:00pm -
  • Best foods for a Crohn's disease flare-up
    In a person with Crohn's disease, a flare-up can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. Eating the right foods during a flare-up can help ease symptoms and speed recovery. Learn more here.
    - 39 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • What can cause a change in bowel habits?
    Changes in bowel habits are often temporary and harmless. However, severe or long-lasting changes can indicate more serious health issues. Learn more here.
    - 50 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Can Crohn's disease be fatal?
    Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complica…
    - 52 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide
    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a variety of stool changes. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatment options in this article.
    - 52 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn's disease
    Cannabis oil relieves symptoms and improves quality of life in people with Crohn's disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation, study reveals.
    - 54 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know
    Sometimes, medications for ulcerative colitis do not adequately control the symptoms, and a person may need surgery. Learn about the types of procedure and what to expect.
    - 60 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn's disease
    Diarrhea is common in Crohn’s disease and can come on suddenly, greatly interfering with a person’s daily life. Here, we look at the different anti-diarrheal medications that may help people with Crohn’s who experience diarrhea.
    - 66 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What to expect from Crohn's infusions
    Crohn's infusions are medications called biologics that can help reduce Crohn's symptoms. Learn about the types of Crohn's infusions, the side effects, and what to expect.
    - 68 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn's disease
    Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance both affect the digestive system and cause some of the same symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, these two conditions also have their own specific symptoms and differ in their causes,…
    - 71 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn's disease?
    Researchers are increasingly looking into whether probiotics can help reduce symptoms for people with inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and risks, as well as what the current res…
    - 72 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know
    People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments.
    - 73 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Ileostomy: Everything you need to know
    In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surger…
    - 73 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 9:00pm -
  • Crohn's disease surgery: What to know
    While surgery cannot cure Crohn's disease, it can help reduce a person's symptoms and prevent life-threatening complications. In this article, learn about the different types of Crohn's disease surgery, how to prepare, and what to expect from recover…
    - 73 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about Accutane and Crohn's
    Some cases studies have identified a possible link between Accutane, an acne medication, and the development of Crohn’s disease. Does this medication increase a person’s risk? We look at the research.
    - 74 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 9:00pm -
  • Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease in women
    Crohn's disease is equally common in men and women but can affect them differently. In this article, learn about four symptoms of Crohn's disease in females.
    - 78 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
    The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments.
    - 82 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • Is carrageenan safe to eat?
    Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possib…
    - 86 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
    Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not cla…
    - 87 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are the best foods to avoid during a Crohn's disease flare-up?
    The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn’s should avoi…
    - 87 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 11:00pm -
  • What to know about Ally's Law
    Ally’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, allows people with certain medical conditions to access a restroom if they have an urgent need to use one. These conditions include types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disea…
    - 91 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 10:00pm -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

  • Suicide: Study finds 4 genes that may raise risk
    A new study zooms in on four genetic variants that influence the likelihood of death by suicide. It also finds 207 genes that need further investigation.
    - 25 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Does using testosterone to treat depression work?
    A new analysis attempts to end a long-standing debate in psychiatry. The researchers asked whether testosterone really can relieve depression in men.
    - 28 days ago, 17 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the possible complications of psoriasis?
    Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depress…
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • New evidence that social media increases loneliness
    A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
    - 30 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression?
    Depression and obesity are known to be linked, but science has found the relationship between them hard to unpick. A new study uses genetic data to find answers.
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain
    By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains.
    - 37 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
    Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here.
    - 40 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent
    An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.
    - 42 days ago, 3 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Depression: Three new subtypes identified
    Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping
    Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.
    - 44 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Mental health conditions on the rise among US students
    New research examines the trends in mental health diagnoses among U.S. college students and finds significant increases in anxiety and depression.
    - 47 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Cannabis withdrawal can be 'highly disabling'
    Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study.
    - 52 days ago, 24 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • What causes low energy in men?
    Men experience low energy levels for many reasons, including diet, sleep quality, and exercise patterns, or an underlying medical condition. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for low energy in men.
    - 58 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Using Facebook to predict depression
    Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts.
    - 59 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • Can COPD cause anxiety?
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychologi…
    - 61 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Antidepressants could stave off dementia
    The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.
    - 61 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Higher risk of alcohol- and suicide-related death in diabetes
    Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
    - 63 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
    Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.
    - 64 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • Why depression, trauma can make you age faster
    New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
    - 67 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • 'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience
    A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.
    - 69 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 11:00am -

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • Is compulsive eating before a period normal?
    In the days before a period, it is common to eat compulsively. Some tips and strategies can help prevent these cravings. Learn more here.
    - 65 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
    Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatme…
    - 23 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet
    A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.
    - 25 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are the signs of not eating enough?
    Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for…
    - 16 Jun 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is refeeding?
    Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful mon…
    - 13 Jun 18, 5:00pm -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • What causes patches of dry skin?
    Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches.
    - 2 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide
    Scaling skin occurs when the outer skin is damaged, either by injury or a medical condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment for common causes of scaling skin, along with pictures for identification.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk?
    Research has long established that psoriasis increases the risk of developing diabetes, but the exact nature of the link has been a mystery.
    - 23 days ago, 22 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • What are the possible complications of psoriasis?
    Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depress…
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis?
    The best-known symptom of psoriasis is the way it affects the skin. However, psoriasis is a complex condition, and its impact can be wide-ranging, with effects on the nails, joints, and mental wellbeing.
    - 29 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Differences between Enbrel and Humira
    Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intra…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?
    Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related autoimmune conditions. Psoriasis may cause psoriatic arthritis, though they can develop independently. Learn more about the link between these conditions, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatments…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Managing psoriasis on the feet
    Psoriasis can develop almost anywhere on the body. However, psoriasis on the feet can be particularly painful and challenging to treat. It is also necessary to be able to tell the difference between psoriasis on the feet and athlete's foot, as the tr…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat scalp psoriasis
    When psoriasis affects the scalp, it causes dry, itchy, and flaky skin under the hair. It can be more challenging to treat than other forms of psoriasis. In this article, we provide pictures to help people identify scalp psoriasis and explain the sym…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 12:00pm -
  • What's the difference between inverse psoriasis and intertrigo?
    Inverse psoriasis and intertrigo are two skin conditions that cause a rash in areas where the skin folds. They are separate conditions with different causes and treatments. Learn more here.
    - 32 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriasis and keratosis pilaris
    Psoriasis and keratosis pilaris are both common skin conditions. People can develop both at the same time, although psoriasis and keratosis pilaris have different causes and treatments. We discuss both conditions here.
    - 33 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about light therapy for psoriasis
    Light therapy is an effective treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis. Learn about the types, procedure, and side effects of light therapy for psoriasis here.
    - 39 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • What can cause sores or scabs on the scalp?
    Scabs and sores on the scalp can be painful and itchy, but they often clear up on their own after a few days. However, there are many possible causes of scabs and sores, and some may require medical treatment. Learn more here.
    - 39 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • Is there a link between psoriasis and Candida?
    While researchers know there is a link between Candida, a type of yeast, and psoriasis, they do not fully understand how the two are related. Learn more with this article.
    - 43 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Psoriasis oral medications: List and side effects
    Topical creams are often the first line of treatment for psoriasis, but many people with moderate to severe symptoms also take oral medications. Learn about them here.
    - 45 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • What can cause red skin?
    Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here.
    - 46 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to relieve itching
    Itching can be bothersome and cause a person to lose sleep or damage their skin. In this article, learn about a variety of simple remedies to get relief from itching.
    - 47 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.
    - 65 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the hands?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the finger and hand joints. In this article, we look at ways to treat and manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the hands.
    - 66 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Can probiotics help with psoriasis?
    Probiotics feed the good bacteria in the gut. Keeping these bacteria healthy is essential in supporting the immune system and easing symptoms of inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis. Here, we take a look at the research that links probiotics wi…
    - 71 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to identify psoriasis and ringworm
    Psoriasis and ringworm both cause red, scaly rashes to appear on the skin. Learn how to tell psoriasis and ringworm apart, plus how to identify other common skin rashes, here.
    - 73 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 11:00pm -
  • How to tell the difference between psoriasis and skin cancer
    Psoriasis and skin cancer both change the skin’s appearance. Being able to recognize these diseases can result in early treatment and a better outlook. Learn to distinguish between symptoms of psoriasis and skin cancer here.
    - 74 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • 11 triggers for psoriasis flares
    People with psoriasis experience flares where the symptoms worsen. Triggers include stress, certain medications, and skin injuries. Here, we explore possible triggers for psoriasis flares and tips on how to avoid and manage them.
    - 74 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Symptoms and severity of plaque psoriasis
    Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. Treatment will depend on the severity of the symptoms, which doctors may determine using grading scales. In this article, we provide pictures of plaque psoriasis to help people identify the condi…
    - 74 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 11:00pm -

Epilepsy News

  • What are the side effects of gabapentin?
    Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that doctors often prescribe to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. It is generally safe but can cause some side effects, including trembling and hoarseness. Here, learn more about the common, long-ter…
    - 24 days ago, 21 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • Gabapentin: What to know
    Doctors prescribe gabapentin to treat epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and some types of nerve pain. Learn more about the uses and potential side effects here.
    - 31 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 12:00pm -
  • What to know about focal (partial) seizures
    Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen when a seizure affects only one part of the brain. Focal seizures differ from generalized seizures, which affect the whole brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. In this article, we discus…
    - 36 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain
    Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
    - 15 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
    New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field.
    - 11 Aug 18, 8:00am -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • BreakingDo I have night blindness?
    Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here.
    - 12 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks
    Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body's internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health.
    - 16 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • How to make saline solution
    Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely.
    - 16 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • 3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween
    Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments.
    - 45 days ago, 31 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • How do you treat a droopy eyelid?
    Ptosis refers to a droopy eyelid, where the upper eye area lowers downward. Causes include genetics, eye surgery, and excessive rubbing. Treatment can involve surgery, but usually for cosmetic reasons only. Prevention is harder due to genes playing a…
    - 58 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What is this white spot on my eyeball?
    A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more abou…
    - 64 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?
    Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.
    - 64 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study
    The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.
    - 66 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • Can Viagra permanently damage vision?
    A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red.
    - 71 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight
    A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina.
    - 74 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are the early signs of MS?
    The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor.
    - 85 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of pistachios?
    Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about…
    - 29 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • How can shingles affect the eyes?
    Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also descr…
    - 24 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response
    Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame.
    - 14 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • What are the health benefits of goji berries?
    Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the…
    - 7 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • What role do immune cells play in dry eye?
    Dry eye and inflammation that arise from disruption of moisturizing oil glands in the eyelids could be due to blockage by immune cells, a new study finds.
    - 25 Jul 18, 7:00pm -
  • How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma
    Glaucoma can lead to vision loss, but a turmeric derivative can improve current treatments. New research devises a viable method of adding it to eye drops.
    - 25 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • What causes a blocked tear duct in infants?
    A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about t…
    - 17 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is a slit lamp exam?
    A slit lamp exam is a routine procedure where a doctor shines a light into the eye to look for injuries or diseases. These may include a detached retina, corneal abrasion, or cataracts. Abnormal results can also indicate infection, inflammation, or i…
    - 26 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Foreign object in eye: Treatment and home remedies
    Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or f…
    - 22 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows
    A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss.
    - 21 Jun 18, 3:00pm -
  • The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion
    The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they are in motion.
    - 14 Jun 18, 8:00am -
  • Education may lead to short-sightedness
    New research offers 'strong evidence' that the more years someone spends in full time education, the more likely they are to become short-sighted.
    - 7 Jun 18, 8:00am -
  • What to know about punctal plugs for dry eye
    Punctal plugs are small medical devices that doctors can insert into the tear ducts in a procedure called punctal occlusion. The plugs may be temporary or last many years, and they keep the eyes lubricated to improve dry eye symptoms. Here, learn abo…
    - 4 Jun 18, 2:00pm -
  • Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery
    A broken eye socket can occur if an accident or injury leads to an excessive force on the area around the eye. There are four different types of broken eye socket, which doctors categorize according to the part of the socket where the fracture occurs…
    - 1 Jun 18, 5:00pm -