ADHD

  • Concerta vs. Adderall: What's the difference?
    Concerta and Adderall are both medications that can help treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects in this article.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Ritalin vs. Adderall: What's the difference?
    Ritalin and Adderall are different types of stimulant medication that doctors can prescribe to help treat ADHD. Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects here.
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?
    The symptoms of ADHD in adults vary depending on the type of ADHD, but they may include disorganization and restlessness. Learn more about adult ADHD symptoms here.
    - 29 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?
    Though medical systems have come very far, unequal care-giving remains an issue. In this Spotlight, we look at the top underdiagnosed conditions in women.
    - 46 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • How to tell if it's bipolar disorder or ADHD
    Bipolar disorder and ADHD share some symptoms, but their treatments are different. In this article, we discuss diagnosis and how to tell the two conditions apart.
    - 54 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?
    Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD.
    - 77 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 28 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 16 Nov 18, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 11 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 6:00pm -
  • 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, 1:00pm -
  • 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, 12:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 6:00pm -
  • 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, 6:00pm -
  • 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, 1:00pm -
  • 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, 12:00pm -
  • 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, 3:00pm -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • 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, 12:00pm -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • 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, 9:00am -
  • 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, 9:00am -
  • 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, 10:00am -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?
    Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms
    New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.
    - 9 days ago, 14 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction
    The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
    - 11 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 10:00am -
  • How marijuana affects the body
    Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here.
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 4:00am -
  • Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety
    Scientists have compared the brains of people with alcohol use disorder with those of people without the disorder. They also studied rodents.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • 'Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk'
    A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke.
    - 18 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • The 'burden of disease' in those who recover from addiction
    A recent investigation into health conditions that develop in people recovering from addiction reveals that more than one-third have a chronic disease.
    - 23 days ago, 31 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Possible reasons weight loss is not working
    Efforts to lose weight may not work for a range of reasons. A person may be following an ineffective fad diet, or consuming sugary drinks, or exercising more but making no dietary changes, for example. Learn more here.
    - 25 days ago, 30 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal
    Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdra…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • Could cannabis use contribute to psychosis?
    Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • Is it safe to mix ibuprofen and alcohol?
    Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen.
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?
    A recent study charts the effect of recreational marijuana laws on the purchase of junk food. Their findings provide new evidence for the 'munchies.'
    - 51 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • Can our surroundings fuel addiction?
    New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick.
    - 54 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Alcohol may be less harmful for people over 50
    A new study investigates the potential protective effects of alcohol at different ages. They find that it is not a level playing field.
    - 54 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Opiate addiction
    I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction.
    - 61 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease
    The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community.
    - 64 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?
    Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.
    - 68 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 4:00pm -
  • Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk
    The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.
    - 68 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • What to know about the warfarin diet
    Warfarin is a blood thinner that can be more effective when restricting foods that are vitamin K-rich. Examples of these include broccoli and asparagus. Learn more about foods to avoid on the warfarin diet here.
    - 70 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?
    Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders.
    - 71 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?
    Will drinking beer before wine really make you feel fine the next day? New research investigates the truth behind this widely held belief.
    - 74 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?
    A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.
    - 75 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • How does alcohol affect allergies?
    Alcohol has many effects, sometimes leading to symptoms that resemble allergies. This may be a sign of an alcohol allergy or intolerance. Alcohol may also worsen existing allergies. Learn more alcohol allergies, and alcohol's effects on existing alle…
    - 82 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • How long can you detect marijuana in the body?
    The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here.
    - 84 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • What to know about marijuana withdrawal
    After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal,…
    - 85 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 1:00pm -

Alzheimers

Anxiety / Stress

  • Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief
    Neuropathy refers to conditions that damage or otherwise affect the nerves. A common symptom is pain. Some research suggests that aromatherapy with certain essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Learn more here.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Caffeine content of different types of coffee
    Coffee is probably the most popular source of caffeine. The caffeine content of a cup of coffee can vary considerably depending on the brewing method, the type of bean, and the quantity of coffee grounds that a person uses. Learn how much caffeine di…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 4:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction
    The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
    - 11 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 10:00am -
  • Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy
    Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here.
    - 11 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Large study ties PTSD, acute stress to cardiovascular disease
    A large Swedish population study finds a robust link between stress-induced illness due to traumatic events and several types of cardiovascular disease.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 4:00pm -
  • How to stay healthy with a weak immune system
    People who have a weak immune system tend to get frequent, severe infections. Techniques and lifestyle changes that may help a person stay healthy include managing stress, getting enough sleep, and practicing proper hygiene. Learn more about how to s…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Can CBD help treat depression?
    Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for depression here.
    - 22 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • How to stop getting sick
    Some people find that they keep getting sick. Potential causes of frequent sickness include stress and lack of sleep. Lifestyle changes can help reduce the likelihood of a person becoming ill. Learn more about why some people keep getting sick and wh…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • Wishing others well may boost your own well-being
    New research has found a simple psychological technique that could reduce stress and anxiety and make people happier in just 12 minutes.
    - 24 days ago, 30 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future
    This month, MNT attended the Future Healthcare 2019 Conference and Exhibition. Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses some exciting new technologies.
    - 26 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 3:00pm -
  • Can scientists learn to remove bad memories?
    New research in human participants explores a novel intervention that aims to weaken traumatic memories and lessen their psychological impact.
    - 31 days ago, 23 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Can home remedies help regulate your period?
    Certain home remedies and lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, can help people to regulate irregular periods. In this article, we look at home remedies that are backed by science, along with those that are not, such as eating turmeric and pi…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • What are speech disorders?
    Speech disorders affect a person's ability to produce sounds that create words, and they can make verbal communication more difficult. Types of speech disorder include stuttering, apraxia, and dysarthria. Learn more about speech disorders here.
    - 33 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?
    A new study from Switzerland shows how stress can act on breast cancer tumors, supporting their spread and diversification and making them harder to treat.
    - 38 days ago, 16 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment
    A groundbreaking new blood test for genetic biomarkers of PTSD could improve accuracy of diagnosis, precision of treatment, and prediction of future risk.
    - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • Hand pressure points: Everything you need to know
    There are several pressure points on the hands that reflexologists believe are linked to other parts of the body. Learn more about them here.
    - 41 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • What is a hypnic jerk?
    Hypnic jerks are muscle twitches that many people experience as they are falling asleep. Learn more about why they happen and their possible triggers here.
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects
    An intriguing new study concludes that the negative impacts of stress may depend on how much control we have over the source of it.
    - 44 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Causes of muscle twitches and how to relieve them
    Many factors can cause a muscle twitch, including exercise, nutrient deficiencies, and health conditions that affect the nervous system. Muscle twitches are not usually serious. In this article, we look at the causes, treatment, and prevention of mus…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • Working long hours increases depression risk in women
    Women who work more than 55 hours per week may have an increased risk of depression. Also, working weekends may increase the risk for both men and women.
    - 50 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • 12 natural ways to relieve pain
    People have used natural pain relief methods for centuries. In this article, we discuss 12 natural pain relievers that people can try, including herbal remedies, yoga, and acupuncture.
    - 55 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • What to know about 24-hour cortisol urine tests
    Doctors use cortisol urine tests to help diagnose many medical conditions that affect cortisol levels. In this article, we discuss the uses, procedure, and how to interpret the results of a 24-hour cortisol urine test.
    - 55 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 9:00pm -
  • What to know about respiratory alkalosis
    Respiratory alkalosis occurs when the blood pH level is out of balance. Causes include breathing too fast, which may be a side effect of another condition. Learn more about respiratory alkalosis, including how doctors treat it, here.
    - 57 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • What causes a heavy feeling in the chest?
    A heavy feeling in the chest can have a range of causes, from anxiety or depression to problems with the heart or lungs. In this article, learn about the possible causes and how to treat them.
    - 57 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth
    New research in mice explains the mechanism through which chronic stress contributes to cancer cell growth and suggests a potential therapeutic strategy.
    - 57 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 2:00pm -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • What to know about tumor necrosis factor
    Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links wit…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
    Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions.
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans
    Arthritis mutilans most often occurs in people with psoriatic arthritis, though it is very rare today because of advances in medications for psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis mutilans can cause severe hand or foot abnormalities. In this article, we look…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain
    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…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?
    Psoriatic arthritis can have many effects on the body. In this article, we look at how the condition can affect the feet, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and home remedies.
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
    Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
    Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks.
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know
    People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weigh…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What is a TFCC tear?
    The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the wrist. Treatment options inc…
    - 57 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • The best home remedies for arthritis
    Many home remedies can help relieve arthritis symptoms, including yoga, massage, and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about these and other home remedies for arthritis here.
    - 68 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • Is my jaw broken or dislocated?
    Injuries to the jaw may cause a break, fracture, or dislocation. Other causes of dislocation include dental procedures or yawning. Treatment may include surgery. Learn more here.
    - 71 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis
    Millions of people live with fibromyalgia, a condition causing increased sensitivity to pain. However, a new study suggests many cases may be misdiagnosed.
    - 76 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?
    Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article.
    - 82 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee
    Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis of the knee.
    - 83 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about a stiff neck
    The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the caus…
    - 2 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 6 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 16 Nov 18, 7:00am -
  • 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…
    - 16 Nov 18, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 9 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 26 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 23 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 23 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 16 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 Oct 18, 5:00pm -

Autism

  • Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism
    New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 3:00pm -
  • MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk
    Studies have already shown that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. A new study goes one step further and proves that at-risk children are safe, too.
    - 47 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • 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…
    - 23 Nov 18, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 20 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • 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.
    - 12 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 25 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 3:00pm -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • 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, 3:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • 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, 2:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 3:00pm -
  • 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, 9:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • The 9 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, 3:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 5:00pm -

Back Pain

  • How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain
    It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • What can cause morning back pain?
    Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease. Learn mor…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 19, 2:00am -
  • Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy
    During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise, massage, and other methods.
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
    Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • What to know about lower right back pain
    The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness
    Shoulder stretches can relieve tension and tightness in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. In this article, we discuss how to perform 10 shoulder stretches, their benefits, and how to prevent shoulder tightness.
    - 46 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • What are synovial cysts?
    Synovial cysts are fluid-filled lumps that typically develop on the lower spine. They are generally harmless and often do not cause symptoms. However, people who experience pain or other problems may require treatment. Learn more about synovial cysts…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What can cause back pain while breathing?
    Back pain when breathing can indicate an underlying health condition, such as infection, inflammation, or spinal curvature. The symptom can also signal a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Learn more here.
    - 56 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • What to know about back pain in pregnancy
    Back pain affects around two-thirds of women during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the causes of back pain in the first, second, and third trimester, and ways to relieve the pain.
    - 57 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?
    Back pain and shortness of breath may be a sign of many potential conditions. These may be mild or severe. Treatment depends on the underlying condition.
    - 77 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT
    A new analysis compares the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy with those of mindfulness-based stress reduction for relieving chronic pain.
    - 81 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • How to tell if contractions are real
    Braxton-Hicks contractions prepare the body for labor, but they are not real contractions. Real contractions are consistent and increasingly frequent. Learn more here.
    - 83 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Safe exercises for a herniated disk
    Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises to avoid.
    - 85 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What is the trapezius muscle?
    The trapezius is a muscle in the upper back that helps the neck, shoulders, and arms move. Learn more about its functions and the causes and treatment of trapezius pain.
    - 91 days ago, 22 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • What is the impact of back pain over time?
    Back pain affects most of the world's population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach?
    - 99 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about a stiff neck
    The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the caus…
    - 2 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • What to know about kyphosis
    Kyphosis is a condition that results in an abnormal curve in the spine. Often caused by developmental issues or poor posture, it usually affects adolescents and adults, although it can be present at birth. Learn more about what causes kyphosis, how t…
    - 2 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • Strong link found between back pain and mortality
    Back pain can significantly reduce people's quality of life. A recent study asks whether back pain might also reduce lifespan in older woman.
    - 25 Dec 18, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 11 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 29 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • 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.
    - 27 Nov 18, 9:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 26 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 Nov 18, 12:00pm -

Bipolar News

  • How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?
    Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here.
    - 50 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 10:00pm -
  • What are mania and hypomania?
    Mania and hypomania are periods when a person feels unusually elated or energized. They are often symptoms of different types of bipolar disorder. In this article, we discuss the similarities and differences between mania and hypomania.
    - 53 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 10:00pm -
  • What counts as bipolar disorder?
    To receive a bipolar disorder diagnosis, a person must have a manic episode, a depressive episode, or both. Specific types have specific diagnostic criteria. Learn more about bipolar diagnosis here.
    - 53 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • What to know about bipolar disorder and sex
    Many people with bipolar disorder find that some symptoms can lead to risky sexual behavior and difficulties in relationships. Here, learn about management strategies and more.
    - 53 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • What are the treatments for bipolar depression?
    People with bipolar disorder can experience episodes of depression. They can manage these symptoms with medication, therapy, and other treatments. Learn more here.
    - 53 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • How to tell if it's bipolar disorder or ADHD
    Bipolar disorder and ADHD share some symptoms, but their treatments are different. In this article, we discuss diagnosis and how to tell the two conditions apart.
    - 54 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • What are the main symptoms of mania?
    The symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder include high energy levels, euphoria, and elevated self-esteem. Learn more about bipolar mania symptoms here.
    - 54 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • Things to remember when a parent has bipolar disorder
    Having a parent with bipolar disorder can pose challenges, such as recognizing when they are experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Learn more about dealing with a parent with bipolar disorder here.
    - 62 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • How to spot bipolar symptoms in yourself
    Symptoms of bipolar disorder include periods of mania and depression. Learn more about the potential signs of bipolar disorder, and when to see a doctor for a diagnosis, here.
    - 67 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
    Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.
    - 69 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • How genes influence bipolar disorder
    If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here.
    - 69 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • Bipolar type definitions
    There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here.
    - 69 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • Bipolar medications: Everything you need to know
    There is a variety of medications that can help manage bipolar disorder, including mood-stabilizers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Learn more about these and other drugs in this article.
    - 75 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • How can bipolar disorder affect relationships?
    Bipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a relationship. Learn how best to navigate a relationship in which one partner has bipolar disorder.
    - 76 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • What's the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar?
    Although borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share some similar symptoms, they are different conditions. One affects a person’s mood, while the other affects a person’s sense of self and their relationships with others.…
    - 76 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?
    Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD.
    - 77 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about bipolar disorder and anger
    Some people with bipolar disorder experience irritability leading to anger, even though anger is not a typical symptom. Learn about why these complications occur and what to do about them here.
    - 77 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • What are the signs of bipolar in teens?
    Bipolar disorder usually develops in a person’s late teens or early adult years. It may be more difficult to diagnose bipolar in teens because of normal mood changes during puberty. In this article, we look at the signs, causes, and treatment…
    - 77 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • Is there a cure for bipolar disorder?
    Bipolar disorder is a long-term mental health condition. Although there is currently no cure, there are many treatments available that can reduce symptoms. Learn more here.
    - 81 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • 3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms
    Three common drugs typically prescribed for cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also help fight the symptoms of severe mental health conditions.
    - 11 Jan 19, 3:00pm -
  • How do genetic differences affect the risk of bipolar disorder?
    Study shows that brains of people with bipolar disorder have less CPG2 protein and ties mutations in its gene with synapse dysfunction in neurons.
    - 10 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
  • Bipolar: Physical activity may boost mood and energy
    New research suggests that physical activity may treat depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder, as scientists find a link between motor activity and mood.
    - 29 Dec 18, 7:00am -
  • Through my eyes: My bipolar journey
    My name is Carrie Cantwell, and I am an Emmy-nominated graphic designer and writer. I also have bipolar II disorder. This is my story.
    - 5 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment
    Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
    - 9 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
    New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders.
    - 23 Sep 18, 10:00am -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?
    Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • Low levels of 'bad cholesterol' may actually increase stroke risk
    Recent findings suggest that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — or 'bad cholesterol' — have a heightened bleeding stroke risk.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Health benefits of olive leaf extract
    Research is beginning to show that olive leaf extract may have several potential health benefits. These include lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and reducing the risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Learn more here.
    - 19 days ago, 4 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Are air fryers healthy?
    Air fryers use hot air to fry foods. Sources claim that they are a healthful alternative to other cooking methods, but others raise concerns about toxicity and cancer risks. In this article, we take a close look at the research behind the health bene…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 4:00am -
  • Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease
    Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • Are black walnuts good for you?
    Black walnuts have potential health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of black walnuts here.
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity
    In a new study of mice, researchers found the mechanism through which flaxseed-derived fiber can improve health and, more specifically, prevent obesity.
    - 77 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Is fenugreek good for you?
    Fenugreek is an herb with many potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also cause some unwanted effects. Learn more about fenugreek here.
    - 82 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • What are the benefits of oatmeal?
    Oatmeal is a popular breakfast food because it is high in protein and dietary fiber. In this article, learn about the benefits of oatmeal and how to make it.
    - 99 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 7 Dec 18, 10:00am -
  • 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.
    - 28 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • 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.
    - 20 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 20 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 2 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 25 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 11 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 2 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 2 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 6 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • 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, 9:00pm -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • '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, 7:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -

Chron's / IBD News

  • Why does my stool smell foul?
    Foul-smelling stool can have a variety of causes, from milk allergies to chronic pancreatitis. This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • Researchers explore 'completely novel, nontoxic' IBD treatment
    Researchers identify a new method that could allow them to treat and even prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease, among other conditions.
    - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about tumor necrosis factor
    Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links wit…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
    Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions.
    - 28 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
    Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks.
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
    Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut
    Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms.
    - 48 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
    Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the difference…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
    Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to expect during a bowel resection
    A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as…
    - 85 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all
    New research suggests that fecal transplants from 'super donors' could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's.
    - 91 days ago, 22 Jan 19, 7:00am -
  • Crohn's disease and joint pain
    Crohn’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here.
    - 92 days ago, 21 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated
    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can vary in severity. If people leave it untreated, symptoms can gradually get worse and may become more difficult to treat in the future. Treatment also reduces the risk of serious complicatio…
    - 95 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A 'keeps the peace'
    New research illuminates the vital role that moderate levels of vitamin A have in preventing the immune system from attacking the bacteria in our guts.
    - 3 Jan 19, 10:00am -
  • Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn's?
    When traditional treatments for Crohn's disease are unsuccessful, a doctor may prescribe chemotherapy. Learn about whether chemo is safe, the different types available, and whether there are any side effects here.
    - 20 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 14 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 13 Dec 18, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 10 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 10 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • 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 Nov 18, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 6 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 26 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 24 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 24 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 22 Oct 18, 3:00pm -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • What causes a loss of appetite?
    Loss of appetite can have many causes, including short-term infections, psychological or mental health conditions, cancers, and certain medications. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of appetite loss, along with treatments and home…
    - 17 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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, 1:00pm -
  • 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, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 1:00pm -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • Dry nipples: Causes and treatment
    The nipples are a sensitive area of the body. Many factors can cause nipple dryness, including chafing, eczema, and Paget’s disease of the breast. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for dry nipples, as well as whe…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 1:00am -
  • Top 6 remedies for dry skin on the face
    The skin on the face is sensitive, so it can often become dry. In this article, we look at the causes of dry skin on the face and discuss gentle treatments and home remedies to relieve and prevent skin dryness.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Best remedies for dry skin on the feet
    Dry, scaly, or cracked skin on the feet is common. People can relieve dry skin using exfoliators, moisturizers, and foot soaks. In this article, we look at the causes of dry skin on the feet and discuss five home remedies to remove and soften dry, de…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans
    Arthritis mutilans most often occurs in people with psoriatic arthritis, though it is very rare today because of advances in medications for psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis mutilans can cause severe hand or foot abnormalities. In this article, we look…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain
    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…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?
    Psoriatic arthritis can have many effects on the body. In this article, we look at how the condition can affect the feet, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and home remedies.
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
    Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
    - 42 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 11:00pm -
  • Top 10 cold weather tips for psoriatic arthritis
    In many people with psoriatic arthritis, cold weather can cause symptoms to flare. In this article, we discuss ways to manage psoriatic arthritis in cold weather, both in the short and long term.
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know
    People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weigh…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about winter rash
    A winter rash is when the skin becomes dry, cracked, and painful during the winter. It usually results from cold, dry conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of winter rash.
    - 60 days ago, 22 Feb 19, 10:00pm -
  • ¿Qué son estas manchas blancas en mi piel?
    Las manchas blancas en la piel generalmente surgen cuando las proteínas cutáneas o las células muertas quedan atrapadas debajo de la superficie de la piel.
    - 62 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis
    New research finds that a psoriasis treatment that suppresses the immune system can improve the cardiovascular health of those living with psoriasis.
    - 76 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?
    Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article.
    - 82 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee
    Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis of the knee.
    - 83 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • Which herbs can help with psoriasis?
    Herbs have a long history in the treatment of skin conditions. Recent review studies suggest that certain herbs can help with the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness and side effects of herbs and other plant treatment…
    - 89 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?
    Several skin conditions can have similar symptoms to psoriasis, and this can lead to a misdiagnosis. Learn about other conditions that look like psoriasis, and tips for getting the right diagnosis, here.
    - 95 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • How are psoriasis and HIV related?
    Doctors estimate that 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV also have psoriasis. In this article, we explore the link between the two, and how the treatments for HIV and psoriasis might interact.
    - 96 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Does biotin help with psoriasis?
    Some people use supplements of biotin, or vitamin B-7, to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, risks, and alternatives to biotin for psoriasis.
    - 96 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriasis remission
    Psoriasis symptoms tend to come and go in periods of flares and remission. In this article, we discuss what to expect from psoriasis remission and how to prevent or reduce psoriasis flares.
    - 97 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?
    Tamanu oil is a traditional remedy for various skin conditions. In this article, we look at the effectiveness of tamanu oil for treating psoriasis. We also consider the other uses and possible risks of this oil and provide alternative natural treatme…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • Can castor oil help with psoriasis?
    Many people with psoriasis use castor oil both to moisturize and to soothe flare-ups. In this article, we look at what the research says, how to use castor oil, and which types to try.
    - 98 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • How to prevent psoriasis flares
    People can use certain treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flare-ups. Learn about 11 ways to prevent psoriasis flares here.
    - 98 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis
    Lichen planus and psoriasis are unrelated skin conditions. They share some symptoms, but the causes and treatments are different. In this article, we explore the similarities and differences between these two conditions.
    - 99 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor
    Psoriasis and tinea versicolor are two skin conditions that can cause red, scaly bumps on the skin. In this article, we look at the differences between the two conditions, including their treatment.
    - 11 Jan 19, 6:00pm -

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…
    - 21 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 14 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 9 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 10:00am -
  • 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, 7:00am -
  • Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
    Scientists are studying a specific peptide found in spider venom. They hope it will lead to an effective treatment for a rare and serious form of epilepsy.
    - 8 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first
    Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever cannabis-based drug for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy.
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Foaming or frothing at the mouth: What to know
    The conditions known to cause foaming at the mouth are all medical emergencies. They include rabies, seizures, and drug overdoses. In this article, learn what to do if someone starts foaming at the mouth. We also look at treatment options and how to…
    - 10 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
    Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death.
    - 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • What are simple partial seizures?
    Simple partial seizures are a form of seizure where a person does not lose consciousness. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.
    - 23 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What to know about complex partial seizures
    A look at complex partial seizures, a form of seizure that occurs in just one part of the brain. Included is what to do if someone has a seizure.
    - 11 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is Todd's paralysis?
    Learn all about Todd’s paralysis or when it becomes impossible to move part or all of the body after a seizure. We look at the management options.
    - 17 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
    Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects.
    - 7 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
    Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement,may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy.
    - 16 Oct 17, 3:00pm -
  • Severe epilepsy and circadian rhythm protein linked
    New research shows that a protein involved in circadian rhythms, called CLOCK, plays a role in severe cases of epilepsy that do not respond to treatment.
    - 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says
    High-potency natural and synthetic cannabinoids were found to trigger seizures in mice, say researchers, with the latter posing the strongest effects.
    - 25 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • The 10 best epilepsy apps
    Epilepsy apps can help you to manage the condition through logging seizures and symptoms and analyzing triggers and trends. We have selected the best apps.
    - 15 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • What should you do if a friend has a seizure?
    Seizures are more common events than we may think. But do we know how to recognize them, and what to do if we witness one? Read on for some first aid tips.
    - 8 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Pioneering research reveals how altered brain networks can lead to seizures
    An international team of scientists, led by mathematicians from the University of Exeter's Living Systems Institute, have developed a ground-breaking new method that can identify regions of brain...
    - 23 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
    Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain.
    - 19 Aug 17, 8:00am -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • Signs and symptoms of MS in women
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women.
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 1:00am -
  • Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?
    A new method for reshaping cartilage would be quicker, easier, and much less invasive than current procedures. Moreover, it could have many applications.
    - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • Plant compound could fight eye cancer
    A toxin present in the coralberry plant can stop the division of cancer cells, a new study has found. The findings may lead to enhanced treatment.
    - 26 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision
    Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments.
    - 30 days ago, 24 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:00am -
  • What causes blurred vision and a headache?
    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.
    - 35 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning
    One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia.
    - 36 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • How to improve and protect eyesight without glasses
    There are many natural ways a person can help protect and improve their eyesight without the need for corrective glasses. This can include simple things such as washing hands, quitting smoking, getting enough vitamins, and protecting the eyes. Learn…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • Single injection gives mammals night vision
    By injecting nanoparticles into mice, researchers have found a way to give mammals night vision. The implications are far-reaching.
    - 50 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • How to treat eye discharge in newborns
    Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Feb 19, 10:00pm -
  • Which foods are rich in vitamin A?
    Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in a range of bodily processes, such as immune function and vision. Here, we discuss 14 of the best food sources of vitamin A.
    - 63 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • How to treat pinkeye at home
    Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. People can relieve irritation, itchiness, and discomfort at home, using various natural remedies. In this article, we discuss five possible home remedies for pinkeye.
    - 63 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • What is orbital cellulitis?
    Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications if a person does not get treatmen…
    - 68 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • Treating a chalazion at home
    A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here.
    - 96 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 7:00am -
  • Do 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.
    - 14 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 29 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 29 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 31 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 18 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 12 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 10 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 Oct 18, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 2 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 20 Sep 18, 7:00pm -