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ADHD

  • ADHD supplements: Are they effective?
    Research suggests that certain supplements, including melatonin, zinc, and vitamin D, may help treat some of the symptoms of ADHD. Learn more here.
    - 29 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What can trigger ADHD?
    Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here.
    - 26 Jul 19, 12:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
    Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.
    - 20 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
    Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.
    - 17 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
    Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here.
    - 12 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Does ADHD affect IQ?
    There is no correlation between ADHD and intelligence or IQ. However, some people with ADHD may have symptoms that allow them to intensely focus on tasks they enjoy, while others may have symptoms that prevent them from focusing at all. Learn more ab…
    - 11 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD
    Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmful or unpleasant side effects. Learn more about gu…
    - 9 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • Can you overdose on Adderall?
    Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do here.
    - 8 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, as well as how to manage it, here.
    - 8 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about the Concerta crash
    Concerta is a stimulant medication that helps treat the symptoms of ADHD. As the drug leaves the body, a person may experience fatigue or depression. People call this the ‘Concerta crash.’ Learn about causes and prevention here.
    - 5 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about Concerta
    Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the bod…
    - 5 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • What is the difference between Concerta and Ritalin?
    Concerta and Ritalin are both prescription drugs containing the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Learn about the differences between them here.
    - 4 Jul 19, 5:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about Adderall
    In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more.
    - 3 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
    A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here.
    - 1 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about ADHD misdiagnosis
    The symptoms of ADHD tend to resemble those of other conditions, which may result in a misdiagnosis. Some characteristics of ADHD may also be symptoms of other conditions. Learn more about why a doctor might misdiagnose ADHD here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 10:00pm -
  • CBD oil for ADHD: Does it work?
    CBD oil is a popular alternative remedy for a variety of medical conditions. In this article, learn about whether it can help treat ADHD and whether it is safe for children to use.
    - 28 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • Is ADHD genetic? Everything you need to know
    In this article, learn about the latest research on genetics and ADHD, which includes studies looking at whether the children of parents with ADHD are more likely to develop the same condition.
    - 28 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
    Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hyper…
    - 28 Jun 19, 12:00am -
  • Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more h…
    - 18 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
    Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism s…
    - 17 Jun 19, 9:00pm -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?
    Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip alternatives? We investigate.
    - 36 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 4:00pm -
  • Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days
    New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days.
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • How long does molly stay in your system?
    The exact length of time that molly, or MDMA, stays in a person's system depends on several factors, including how much of the drug they have taken. Learn more here.
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 7:00am -
  • What to know about alcohol and depression
    Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.
    - 48 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 8:00pm -
  • Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs
    A new study sees fewer post-treatment complications among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy.
    - 57 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 8:00am -

Alzheimers

  • Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?
    A preclinical study using cell cultures has found that some antibiotics may help address a genetic mutation associated with forms of early onset dementia.
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • What to know about brain atrophy
    Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.
    - 50 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?
    A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women.
    - 54 days ago, 5 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • What causes Alzheimer's? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests
    The findings of a new study suggest that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid proteins in the brain may not be the cause of Alzheimer's disease.
    - 55 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
    A new mouse study uses a two-pronged approach to designing a vaccine for dementia. The results are encouraging, and a clinical trial may be on the horizon.
    - 55 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 8:00am -

Anxiety / Stress

  • What are the types of depression?
    There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article.
    - 51 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
  • What is the link between depression and anxiety?
    Some people experience anxiety and depression at the same time. In this article, learn about how they are linked, the differences between them, and what treatments are available.
    - 66 days ago, 24 Dec 19, 6:00am -
  • What to know about eco-anxiety
    Eco-anxiety is a type of fear related to environmental damage and ecological disaster. This article looks at what it is and some tips for managing it.
    - 70 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 6:00pm -
  • Having trouble sleeping: What to know
    Sleeping difficulties can negatively impact a person’s health. Read this article to learn about the causes and treatment options available.
    - 72 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 1:00am -
  • What is the best diet for mental health?
    Research into the effects of diet on mental health is still ongoing, but the findings to date are promising. Learn about what to eat to improve mental health here.
    - 72 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 9:00pm -
  • Diabetes and anxiety: What is the link?
    Anxiety is more prevalent among people with diabetes. Read on to find out why and to learn about the treatment options available for each condition.
    - 73 days ago, 16 Dec 19, 9:00pm -
  • How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost
    A new study, using survey responses, suggests that playing in a brass band may help improve respiratory health and psychological well-being.
    - 79 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 11:00am -
  • Facing an existential crisis: What to know
    An existential crisis occurs when a person often wonders if life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Though not a serious mental health condition in itself, it can lead to complications. Read more here.
    - 83 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 3:00am -
  • What to know about elevated blood pressure after eating
    Here, learn how eating can affect a person’s blood pressure. Also, find out which foods to eat and avoid when trying to control high blood pressure.
    - 85 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 7:00am -
  • What is the link between anxiety and high blood pressure?
    Anxiety may cause high blood pressure, and high blood pressure may also cause anxiety. Read about the link between these conditions and the treatment options.
    - 85 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 5:00am -
  • How much hair loss is normal?
    The average person sheds 50–100 hairs a day as part of the natural hair growth cycle. Learn more about how much hair loss is normal in this article.
    - 86 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 7:00pm -
  • Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful
    Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of gratitude all year round.
    - 90 days ago, 29 Nov 19, 4:00pm -
  • Obsessive love: What to know
    Obsessive love disorder can be a symptom of an underlying mental health condition or due to previous trauma. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, and treatments here.
    - 97 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • Sinus tachycardia: Everything you need to know
    Sinus tachycardia is when the sinus node in the heart sends electrical impulses faster than the normal rate, resulting in an increased heart rate. Learn more in this article.
    - 97 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • What are the effects of emotional abuse?
    Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that can have both short- and long-term effects. Learn about how to spot the signs of emotional abuse and how to seek or provide help here.
    - 98 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 6:00pm -
  • Suicide prevention: Links and resources
    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Here’s a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide.
    - 100 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 8:00am -
  • 16 strategies and treatments to fight depression
    Depression is a common mental health condition that can range in severity from mild to debilitating. Learn about 16 ways to fight depression in this article.
    - 16 Nov 19, 1:00am -
  • Homeopathic treatments for anxiety: What to know
    Homeopathy is a practice that uses diluted nonmedical substances to treat different illnesses. Learn more about whether it can help treat anxiety symptoms in this article.
    - 15 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about hallucinations
    Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here.
    - 15 Nov 19, 7:00am -
  • Causes and treatments for hair loss
    Hair loss can be an upsetting condition to deal with. We look at the various causes, treatment options, and practical tips for preventing further loss.
    - 15 Nov 19, 3:00am -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • Causes of right shoulder and arm pain
    There are several potential causes of right shoulder and arm pain. Read on to find out the various causes and when to see a doctor.
    - 90 days ago, 30 Nov 19, 3:00am -
  • How to treat hip osteoarthritis
    Hip osteoarthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition. This article explains the various treatment options for hip osteoarthritis.
    - 16 Nov 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about shoulder impingement
    Shoulder impingement is a painful problem that occurs due to the overuse of this joint. Learn about the common symptoms and treatment of shoulder impingement here.
    - 14 Nov 19, 7:00am -
  • Diabetes: Why some anti-inflammatories may increase risk
    Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids — a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe — may increase the risk of diabetes.
    - 13 Nov 19, 3:00pm -
  • What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function
    Hinge joints allow bones to move in one direction back and forth, much like the hinge on a door. This article looks at their anatomy and function and includes an interactive diagram.
    - 9 Nov 19, 1:00am -
  • Locked knee: Causes and what to do
    Locked knee refers to an inability to either bend or straighten the knee. This article outlines two types and their associated symptoms and causes. We also discuss the available treatments.
    - 2 Nov 19, 3:00am -
  • Causes and treatments for stiff fingers
    Stiff fingers can cause much discomfort and loss of motion in the hands. We look at the various causes and treatment options, as well as stretches and exercises that may help.
    - 1 Nov 19, 7:00am -
  • Symmetric vs. asymmetric arthritis: What to know
    Symmetric and asymmetric arthritis are terms that describe whether arthritis affects both sides of the body in the same way. Learn more about these types of arthritis here.
    - 30 Oct 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about distal interphalangeal joint pain
    Distal interphalangeal joint pain is often due to osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about the causes and their symptoms in this article.
    - 29 Oct 19, 5:00am -
  • What can cause toe swelling?
    There are many possible causes of a swollen toe. In this article, find out about the different causes and their associated symptoms and treatments.
    - 28 Oct 19, 9:00pm -
  • What is a rheumatologist?
    Rheumatologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. In this article, learn about the conditions they work with, the procedures they perform, and when to see one.
    - 22 Oct 19, 7:00pm -
  • How plant based diets can help people with rheumatoid arthritis
    A new review of specialist literature shows that following a plant based diet can reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, and explains why that may be.
    - 4 Oct 19, 8:00am -
  • Does sugar cause inflammation in the body?
    Research has linked sugar with chronic inflammation and a range of health conditions. Learn how this happens, other foods that cause inflammation, and how to reduce inflammation here.
    - 19 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article.
    - 19 Sep 19, 5:00am -
  • How can diabetes cause joint pain?
    Diabetes can lead to joint pain by affecting the muscles, skeleton, and nervous system. It also has links with two types of arthritis. Learn more here.
    - 30 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • 10 healthful turmeric recipes for arthritis
    Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice. Research suggests turmeric and other anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve arthritis symptoms. This article looks at 10 ways to use turmeric in tasty, healthful recipes.
    - 30 Jul 19, 11:00pm -
  • How to strengthen your knee
    People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here.
    - 19 Jul 19, 11:00pm -
  • What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
    Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions.
    - 19 Jul 19, 3:00am -
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know
    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here.
    - 17 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • What to know about inflammatory rheumatism
    Conditions that involve inflammation in the joints are known as inflammatory rheumatism. This article looks at the types, symptoms, and treatments of inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
    - 17 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • How can rheumatoid arthritis affect the jaw?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the jaw joint, causing tenderness and swelling. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for RA in the jaw.
    - 16 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • How does alcohol affect rheumatoid arthritis?
    Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is generally safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it may even offer some benefits. However, alcohol can interfere with some RA medications, and heavy drinking can lead to health problems. We take a…
    - 11 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • Can minocycline help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
    Minocycline is an antibiotic that can reduce inflammation. Minocycline can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but newer treatments are more common options. Learn about minocycline and other treatments for RA here.
    - 11 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • What to know about cyclosporine
    Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that works to suppress the immune system. It can help treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. This article looks at its uses, dosage, side effects, and risks.
    - 26 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • What to know about Xeljanz
    Xeljanz is a prescription medication that treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. This article provides an overview of its uses, how it works, and side effect warnings.
    - 25 Jun 19, 9:00pm -

Autism

  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know
    Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories.
    - 83 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about autism in adults
    Most autistic people receive a diagnosis in childhood, but many adults also live with the condition. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and more in this article.
    - 30 Oct 19, 7:00pm -
  • New evidence challenges 'extreme male brain' theory of autism
    A new study has challenged suggestions that the male sex hormone testosterone reduces cognitive empathy, or the ability to read others' emotional states.
    - 5 Sep 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about leaky gut syndrome
    Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions.
    - 21 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about skin picking
    Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here.
    - 1 Aug 19, 5:00am -
  • What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old?
    Parents and caregivers often notice the signs of autism, or autism spectrum disorder, when a child is still very young. Learn about the possible signs of autism in a 3-year-old here.
    - 15 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • Researchers devise a more 'child-friendly' test for autism
    In a new study, researchers have come up with what they say is a less stressful method of diagnosing autism in children: tracking their gaze.
    - 11 Jul 19, 8:00am -
  • How a unique gene mutation may drive autism
    Working with animal models and analyzing human genetic information, researchers discover how one gene may be key to the development of autism.
    - 4 Jul 19, 4:00pm -
  • What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
    A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here.
    - 1 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about autism in girls
    The symptoms of autism in girls are mostly the same as they are in boys, though autistic girls may exhibit certain behaviors less often than autistic boys. Because autism is more common among boys, doctors may be more likely to miss a diagnosis in gi…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:00pm -
  • Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?
    A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD.
    - 24 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
    Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism s…
    - 17 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • What to know about executive function disorder
    Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention, and control their emot…
    - 6 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice
    Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model.
    - 6 Jun 19, 5:00pm -
  • Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link
    New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors.
    - 31 May 19, 11:00am -
  • Through my eyes: High functioning autism
    'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.
    - 24 May 19, 11:00am -
  • Levels of autism: Everything you need to know
    Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
    - 3 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • What is the GAPS diet? A complete overview
    The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies around this dietary intervention.
    - 26 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 Apr 19, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 7 Mar 19, 8:00am -
  • 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, 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 11 Sep 18, 5:00pm -

Back Pain

  • Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs
    A new study sees fewer post-treatment complications among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy.
    - 57 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • What to know about a CSF leak
    A cerebrospinal fluid leak involves the fluid escaping from the spine or a tear in the brain’s protective covering. Read on to learn more.
    - 70 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about sharp lower back pain
    There are many possible causes of sharp lower back pain, from a mild muscle strain to some potentially more serious underlying conditions. Read this article for information, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.
    - 93 days ago, 26 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • Chronic Lyme disease: Everything you need to know
    Chronic Lyme disease occurs when a person who has already received treatment for Lyme disease continues to have symptoms in the long term. Learn more about this condition here.
    - 94 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries
    The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves and cells that carries signals between the brain and body. This article looks at the spinal cord’s function and anatomy and includes an interactive diagram.
    - 12 Nov 19, 6:00pm -
  • What can cause back pain and nausea?
    Back pain and nausea can often occur at the same time and cause much discomfort. Learn about the causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, and appropriate treatment options here.
    - 7 Nov 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about herniated disc surgery
    People who have a herniated disc may need surgery to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Find out here about the different surgical options and their risks, plus the recovery process.
    - 25 Oct 19, 3:00am -
  • Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain
    New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation.
    - 15 Oct 19, 8:00am -
  • What are the possible causes of neck pain?
    There are many possible causes of neck pain, from muscle strain to spinal stenosis. In this article, we list more causes of neck pain, discuss their symptoms, and provide some home remedies.
    - 15 Oct 19, 7:00am -
  • Link found between chronic headache and back pain
    A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were about twice as likely to also experience the other condition.
    - 28 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • 'Wasabi receptor' may advance treatments for chronic pain
    A pain response that scorpion toxin triggers may help researchers further their understanding of chronic pain and allow them to develop new therapies.
    - 31 Aug 19, 11:00am -
  • What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol
    The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article.
    - 27 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
    Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors.
    - 22 Aug 19, 8:00am -
  • What causes pain in the lower left back?
    Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.
    - 31 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Exercises and tips for better posture
    Many exercises can help improve posture, including bridges, planks, and other yoga poses. In this article, we look at healthy posture when standing, sitting, and lying down. We also explore exercises and tips for maintaining good posture.
    - 29 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.
    - 23 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • What causes a hot back?
    Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here.
    - 16 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • Back pain when bending: What to know
    Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips, and how to prevent it.
    - 11 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What causes lower back pain when coughing?
    For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a doctor.
    - 10 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
    Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two…
    - 8 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What can cause both lower back pain and diarrhea?
    Lower back pain and diarrhea are common and tend to be unrelated. However, a number of conditions can cause both symptoms. Examples include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney infections, and diverticulosis. Learn more here.
    - 6 Jul 19, 3:00am -
  • Are lower back pain and constipation related?
    Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated conditions. Learn more about these co…
    - 5 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • 11 ways to treat back pain without surgery
    Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and exercises.
    - 29 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking
    Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture. However, persistent or recurring pain may be a sign of an underlying condition, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, or hyperlordosis.…
    - 11 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • What causes lower back and hip pain?
    In this article, we look at common causes of lower back and hip pain. We also discuss ways to relieve pain and when to see a doctor.
    - 11 Jun 19, 1:00am -

Bipolar News

  • Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson's
    A recent study concludes that experiencing bipolar disorder during adulthood increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life.
    - 28 May 19, 8:00am -
  • What to know about mood stabilizers
    Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, can help treat a range of conditions, including bipolar disorder. These drugs are often effective, but there are also some risks. Learn more here.
    - 20 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 Mar 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 1 Mar 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 1 Mar 19, 10:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 1 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 1 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 28 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 28 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 20 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • How to spot symptoms of bipolar disorder 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.
    - 15 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 14 Feb 19, 12:00am -
  • 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.
    - 13 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 13 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • Medications for bipolar disorder: What you should 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.
    - 7 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 6 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • What's the difference between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder?
    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.…
    - 6 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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 disorder and ADHD.
    - 5 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • What are the signs of bipolar disorder 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…
    - 5 Feb 19, 2:00pm -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • Vegan keto diet: Everything you need to know
    A vegan keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that does not include any animal products. Learn about the possible benefits and risks and what to eat on a vegan keto diet here.
    - 18 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • Better quality 'good' cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes
    Evidence from a new study in mouse models shows that increasing the level of functional 'good' cholesterol may help reverse atherosclerosis in diabetes.
    - 1 Oct 19, 8:00am -
  • What ways are there to measure body fat?
    There are various ways to measure the percentage of body fat, and some are more high tech than others. In this article, we describe the range of methods, include those that a person can try at home.
    - 13 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • Does the keto diet affect cholesterol?
    Because the keto diet involves limiting the intake of carbohydrates, it can help reduce cholesterol levels. However, the diet is not suitable for everyone. Learn more here.
    - 12 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • What are the side effects of Lipitor? An overview
    Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering statin that has a low risk of side effects. Learn about its side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions here.
    - 2 Sep 19, 6:00pm -
  • Altering an unhealthy gut microbiome could stave off chronic disease
    New research in mice shows that turning an unhealthy microbiome into a healthy one may provide an alternative way to stave off cardiovascular disease.
    - 27 Aug 19, 8:00am -
  • Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?
    Initial research suggests that chia seeds may have a slight effect on weight loss. Find out more about this research and how to include chia seeds in the diet.
    - 21 Aug 19, 6:00pm -
  • MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol
    New research finds that improving cholesterol levels by adopting a diet high in vegetables reduces exhaustion in people with multiple sclerosis.
    - 16 Aug 19, 3:00pm -
  • Study finds 'disturbingly' high levels of 'ugly cholesterol'
    New research finds that the levels of remnant cholesterol, also called 'ugly' cholesterol, are much higher than researchers previously believed.
    - 12 Aug 19, 11:00am -
  • How much cholesterol should you have per day?
    Dietary cholesterol is the cholesterol a person gets from the foods they eat. These include most animal products. Learn about the new recommendations about how much cholesterol and fat to consume here.
    - 31 Jul 19, 3:00am -
  • Can bananas help you lose weight?
    Bananas may help people feel full for longer and increase their potassium and fiber intake. Learn more about how bananas may aid weight loss efforts here.
    - 27 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about coming off statins
    Statins are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke. Learn how and why people stop taking statins here.
    - 24 Jul 19, 1:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about berberine
    Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn mor…
    - 19 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • What causes a pulse in the stomach?
    Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here.
    - 18 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • How many calories do eggs contain?
    Eggs are rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, among other vital nutrients. In this article, learn how many calories an egg contains, as well as the risks and benefits of eating eggs.
    - 10 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • Very low levels of 'bad' cholesterol may raise stroke risk
    New research in a large sample of participants finds that too little low-density lipoprotein cholesterol correlates with a higher risk of bleeding stroke.
    - 4 Jul 19, 3:00pm -
  • What are the best meat substitutes?
    A variety of meat substitutes are available, including tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Learn about the nutritional value of these and other meat substitutes here.
    - 29 Jun 19, 2:00am -
  • Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes
    New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.
    - 26 Jun 19, 12:00pm -
  • What are the best ways to eat more protein?
    Protein is an important part of anyone’s diet. A person can increase the amount of protein that they consume in various ways, including eating certain foods, trying supplements, and possibly by eating at specific times. Learn more here.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about eating raw eggs
    Eggs provide lots of beneficial nutrients that are good for a person’s health. However, consuming raw, untreated eggs can cause illness, as some eggs may contain Salmonella. Learn more about eating raw eggs here.
    - 20 Jun 19, 3:00am -

Chron's / IBD News

  • What to know about Crohn's and the eyes
    Although most Crohn's disease symptoms involve the gut, the condition can also affect the eyes. Learn more about eye-related Crohn's symptoms here.
    - 51 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Pain in the lower abdomen and bloating: What to know
    Lower abdominal pain and bloating sometimes occur together. Read on to find out the potential causes of these symptoms and the treatment options available.
    - 55 days ago, 3 Jan 20, 6:00pm -
  • How do doctors test for Crohn's disease?
    Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. There is no single test for diagnosing it. A doctor might order a few different tests to confirm a diagnosis. Here, learn how doctors test for and diagnose Crohn’s disease.
    - 16 Nov 19, 3:00am -
  • What to know about bowel disorders
    Bowel disorders affect the organs in the lower gastrointestinal tract. In this article, learn about the different types of bowel disorder, their causes and symptoms, and how to treat them.
    - 8 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • 13 snack ideas for Crohn's disease
    Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease, and adjusting the diet can help reduce and prevent symptoms. Learn about the best snacks for people with Crohn’s disease here.
    - 8 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • What are the 5 types of Crohn's disease?
    Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder. There are five types of Crohn’s disease, depending on symptoms and what part of the digestive tract they affect. Here, we explain the types and more.
    - 8 Nov 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about Crohn's disease and intestinal strictures
    Crohn’s disease can sometimes lead to health complications, such as intestinal strictures. Read this article to learn more about the formation of intestinal strictures, the symptoms, and how to treat them.
    - 7 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • Upset stomach: Crohn's disease or something else?
    An upset stomach can have many causes, including Crohn’s disease. Read this article for more information on how to tell whether the cause of an upset stomach is Crohn’s disease or something else.
    - 6 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • How does alcohol affect Crohn's disease?
    Alcohol and many other foods and drinks can cause flare-ups for people with Crohn’s disease. Here, learn more about the relationship between alcohol and Crohn’s, what the research says, and how to manage the symptoms.
    - 30 Oct 19, 3:00am -
  • Does sunlight change our gut microbiome?
    Scientists have found changes in the gut microbiomes of vitamin D deficient volunteers after only three sessions of ultraviolet light exposure.
    - 26 Oct 19, 11:00am -
  • Common drugs may alter gut bacteria and increase health risks
    Researchers have found evidence to suggest that many common prescription drugs can impact the gut microbiome, potentially increasing human health risks.
    - 23 Oct 19, 11:00am -
  • Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?
    A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, contains some red wine and poultry, and is low in red meat may keep the gut microbiota healthy.
    - 21 Oct 19, 4:00pm -
  • How blood vessel health may drive IBD
    Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments.
    - 11 Oct 19, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about boswellia
    Boswellia is a resin that has widespread use in natural medicine. Scientific research is starting to provide evidence for its effects on inflammatory health conditions. Learn about its possible uses, benefits, and side effects here.
    - 9 Oct 19, 6:00pm -
  • What can make passing stool painful?
    There are many reasons a person may experience pain during a bowel movement. In this article, we discuss 10 possible causes and some treatment options.
    - 25 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment
    A new study looks at the interaction between a specific protein and a type of receptor. Blocking this specific pathway may help treat Crohn's.
    - 19 Aug 19, 8:00am -
  • How to recognize Candida in stool
    The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here.
    - 16 Aug 19, 9:00pm -
  • What is bile acid malabsorption?
    Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here.
    - 15 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • Could a plant based diet be the answer to Crohn's disease?
    Following a plant based diet helped one man with Crohn's disease achieve complete remission after a year of standard treatment had failed to do so.
    - 27 Jun 19, 5:00pm -
  • Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice
    New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators.
    - 18 Jun 19, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about folate deficiency
    Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here.
    - 29 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment
    Predicting the severity of an individual case of IBD may help guide treatment. A new study outlines a blood-based test that can predict IBD's course.
    - 10 May 19, 8:00am -
  • What to know about abdominal tenderness
    Causes of abdominal tenderness include a variety of gastrointestinal issues, injuries to the area, and organ-related conditions. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Learn more about abdominal tenderness here.
    - 8 May 19, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 Apr 19, 8:00am -

Cystic Fibrosis News

  • Best foods to eat with cystic fibrosis
    In this article, we list some of the best foods for people with cystic fibrosis to eat to help boost their energy intake and nutrient status, even during periods of appetite loss.
    - 1 Oct 19, 3:00am -
  • What to know about nitric oxide supplements
    Nitric oxide supplements might help reduce erectile dysfunction and enhance heart health in some people. Learn more about nitric oxide supplements here.
    - 19 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • Average life expectancies for cystic fibrosis
    Several factors affect cystic fibrosis life expectancy, and averages vary by age. This is partly due to recent advances in treatment and care. Learn more here.
    - 11 Sep 19, 8:00pm -
  • Cystic fibrosis carriers: What to know
    Cystic fibrosis is a prevalent condition that people can be carriers of without knowing. Testing is available to help a person find out whether cystic fibrosis (CF) might affect them or their child.
    - 31 Aug 19, 5:00am -
  • What to know about cystic fibrosis in children
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that doctors usually diagnose in early childhood. Find out about the diagnostic procedure and the treatments that may help reduce CF symptoms.
    - 23 Aug 19, 3:00am -

Depression News

  • A tiny wage increase could have prevented 13,800 deaths in 6 years
    Specialists estimate that a small increase of only $1 in the state minimum wage could have prevented thousands of suicides between 2009–2015.
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 11:00am -
  • What to know about PMS and depression
    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can cause physical symptoms as well as emotional or mental issues, including some that are similar to the symptoms of depression. Learn more about these PMS symptoms here.
    - 51 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 1:00am -
  • What are the types of depression?
    There are several different types of depression, which is a common mental health condition. Learn about their symptoms and who is at risk in this article.
    - 51 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
  • What is the link between depression and anger?
    Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options.
    - 55 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 3:00am -
  • What is the link between depression and anxiety?
    Some people experience anxiety and depression at the same time. In this article, learn about how they are linked, the differences between them, and what treatments are available.
    - 66 days ago, 24 Dec 19, 6:00am -
  • What is the relationship between depression and sleep?
    Depression and sleep problems appear to affect each other. Learn more about how sleeping disorders can affect depression and vice versa, and how to treat them.
    - 69 days ago, 20 Dec 19, 8:00pm -
  • What is the best diet for mental health?
    Research into the effects of diet on mental health is still ongoing, but the findings to date are promising. Learn about what to eat to improve mental health here.
    - 72 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 9:00pm -
  • Study finds 'strong link' between vaping and depression
    According to a recent study, people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report depression. The association was strongest in younger people.
    - 76 days ago, 14 Dec 19, 11:00am -
  • Depression in children: What to know
    Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help.
    - 77 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 6:00pm -
  • Depression on birth control: Everything you need to know
    Plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that people might develop depression and mood changes when taking birth control. Find out what the research says in this article.
    - 79 days ago, 11 Dec 19, 1:00am -
  • Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more
    Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments.
    - 79 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 8:00pm -
  • Facing an existential crisis: What to know
    An existential crisis occurs when a person often wonders if life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Though not a serious mental health condition in itself, it can lead to complications. Read more here.
    - 83 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 3:00am -
  • 16 myths about depression
    Depression is a very common condition. Despite this, many myths and misconceptions continue to surround it. Learn more about depression here, including the facts.
    - 84 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 6:00pm -
  • New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression
    Using new types of MRI, scientists have observed features of the blood-brain barrier and activity in brain circuits that may characterize depression.
    - 85 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 5:00pm -
  • Negative bias in people with depression is temporary
    People with depression process negative facial expressions in a stronger way than neutral ones. However, this tendency disappears as symptoms reduce.
    - 89 days ago, 1 Dec 19, 8:00am -
  • What to know about lithium toxicity
    Lithium toxicity can occur if a person takes too much of a lithium-containing medication. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and what to do here.
    - 92 days ago, 27 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • What are the effects of emotional abuse?
    Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that can have both short- and long-term effects. Learn about how to spot the signs of emotional abuse and how to seek or provide help here.
    - 98 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 6:00pm -
  • Ketamine for depression: Study investigates side effects
    According to a recent analysis of 13-years' worth of studies, the side effects of ketamine infusion are mild and last only a few hours.
    - 99 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 3:00pm -
  • Suicide prevention: Links and resources
    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Here’s a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide.
    - 100 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 8:00am -
  • Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk
    New research finds that both high and low intensity physical activity can help offset a genetic predisposition to developing depression.
    - 17 Nov 19, 8:00am -

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
    People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here.
    - 45 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know
    Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories.
    - 83 days ago, 7 Dec 19, 1:00am -
  • Tips and more to help curb binge eating
    There are many strategies to help curb binge eating, including identifying and removing triggers, planning meals, and reducing stress. Learn more in this article.
    - 12 Nov 19, 1:00am -
  • What to know about pica
    Pica occurs when people crave and eat nonfood items. In some cases, this behavior can become harmful. This article describes what pica is, lists some possible causes, and explains how best to treat it.
    - 23 Oct 19, 10:00pm -
  • How to induce vomiting: What to know
    Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here.
    - 5 Sep 19, 9:00pm -
  • What different eating disorders are there?
    Eating disorders are conditions that involve disordered eating. Learn more about the different types of eating disorder and their associated symptoms and complications here.
    - 5 Sep 19, 8:00pm -
  • Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia
    A genetic study suggests that anorexia nervosa has metabolic as well as psychiatric components and opens the door to new treatments for the illness.
    - 19 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
    Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.
    - 17 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
    Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hyper…
    - 28 Jun 19, 12:00am -
  • How to get back on track after binge eating
    Many people overeat occasionally, but there are a number of different ways to get back on track. In this article, learn about what to do after binge eating to return to a healthful routine.
    - 31 May 19, 3:00am -
  • 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, 1:00pm -
  • 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, 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 -
  • 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 -
  • The 10 best blogs for eating disorders
    If you or a loved one live with an eating disorder, helpful advice and support from those in a similar situation can be gained from eating disorder blogs.
    - 18 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • Why we're more likely to overeat in the evening
    Stress and changes in levels of 'hunger hormones' may help to explain why we're more likely to overeat in the evening than earlier in the day.
    - 17 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • Why your body size perception could be wrong
    Are you as thin or large as you think you are? Probably not. Researchers suggest that we judge our body size based on previous experiences.
    - 12 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • What to eat for hypoglycemia
    Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce symptoms?
    - 6 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is lanugo and what causes this hair to grow?
    Lanugo is a type of hair that grows on fetuses in the womb, and some adults with eating disorders develop it also. Also it may seem unusually to develop these hairs, they do not pose a serious threat to health and generally resolve by themselves. MNT…
    - 2 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Food addiction: What to know
    Food addiction is a situation in which a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. It is linked to dopamine production, and it often happens in response to an emotional issue. Learn more about the causes, the types of food involved, the emo…
    - 11 Oct 17, 2:00pm -
  • These neurons may 'tell us' to keep eating, even when we are full
    New research in mice identifies a class of neurons in the brain's 'emotional hub' that encourages the mice to keep eating even when they are full.
    - 23 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Brains of bulimic people may react differently to food cues
    New brain scan study shows that brains of women with bulimia process food cues differently, possibly explaining why acute stress causes them to binge eat.
    - 10 Jul 17, 3:00pm -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • 10 causes of an itchy face
    A person might experience an itchy face for a variety of reasons. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and how to treat them.
    - 44 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 7:00am -
  • Itchy rash: 8 types
    Many different factors and conditions can lead to an itchy rash, including eczema, skin allergies, and psoriasis. Read about some of them here.
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 5:00am -
  • How to remove dead skin from the face
    Exfoliating the skin on the face is a good way to remove dead skin cells. In this article, we look at various exfoliants and what to avoid so as not to damage the skin.
    - 56 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
  • Why is my tattoo itchy?
    An itchy tattoo is very common, especially if it is a new tattoo. Aside from the normal healing process, there are many other possible causes for an itchy tattoo. Read this article to find out more about these causes and how to treat them.
    - 13 Nov 19, 9:00pm -
  • Can you prevent psoriatic arthritis?
    It is impossible to know who will develop psoriatic arthritis, though it usually affects people who already have psoriasis. Learn about whether people can prevent psoriatic arthritis here.
    - 4 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • Why are my forearms itching?
    Itchy forearms are not usually the result of a serious medical condition but can be very irritating. Read this article for more information on the possible causes and how to treat them.
    - 30 Oct 19, 9:00pm -
  • Some keto diets may exacerbate skin inflammation
    A study in mouse models with psoriasis-like skin inflammation suggests that ketogenic diets with a very high fat content may exacerbate skin problems.
    - 18 Oct 19, 11:00am -
  • Home remedies for peeling skin on the face
    Sunburn, dry skin, reactions, and skin conditions can all cause peeling skin on the face. Here, we look into these and other causes and the remedies that can help.
    - 26 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • What can cause red spots on the feet?
    There are many possible causes of red spots on the feet, including injuries, insect bites, irritations, and infections. Learn about some common causes and how to treat them here.
    - 20 Aug 19, 7:00pm -
  • Why is my chest itchy?
    Itchy skin, or pruritus, can affect the chest. In this article, learn about the possible causes of an itchy chest, which include skin conditions, kidney problems, and hormonal imbalances. Also, find out more about treatments and remedies for itchy sk…
    - 19 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about cyclosporine
    Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that works to suppress the immune system. It can help treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. This article looks at its uses, dosage, side effects, and risks.
    - 26 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions
    My name is Amy Hoey, and I have several autoimmune conditions. This is the story of my long and frustrating journey pursuing diagnoses.
    - 12 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • What causes penis skin to peel?
    Many factors can cause the skin on the penis to peel, including chafing, allergic reactions, skin conditions, and infections. Learn about the causes of penis skin peeling and how to treat it here.
    - 11 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?
    Researchers have now established that greater body weight increases a person's psoriasis risk. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain unknown.
    - 1 May 19, 11:00am -
  • Psoriasis on black skin: What to know
    Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes itchy, inflamed, and scaly patches. It can be more challenging to diagnose on black skin. Learn more about psoriasis on black skin in this article.
    - 30 Apr 19, 8:00am -
  • Dry skin around the mouth: Causes and remedies
    The skin around the mouth may become dry because of allergies, skin conditions, or irritants, including certain products. Learn more about the causes and treatments of dry skin around the mouth here.
    - 27 Apr 19, 3:00am -
  • Is an itchy scalp linked with hair loss?
    An itchy scalp links to hair loss in several different ways. In this article, we look at the causes of each of these issues, the links between them, and possible treatments and home remedies.
    - 25 Apr 19, 3:00am -
  • 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…
    - 11 Apr 19, 2:00am -
  • 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.
    - 10 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 Apr 19, 1:00am -
  • 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…
    - 20 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 20 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 18 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • 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.
    - 14 Mar 19, 2:00am -
  • Psoriatic arthritis and depression: The link
    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.
    - 13 Mar 19, 12:00am -

Epilepsy News

  • What to know about brain atrophy
    Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.
    - 50 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • What causes uncontrolled laughter in epilepsy?
    A thorough investigation into an individual's uncontrolled laughter revealed that the cause was seizures resulting from a rare form of epilepsy.
    - 65 days ago, 25 Dec 19, 11:00am -
  • Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?
    The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.
    - 66 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about epilepsy in children
    Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures. It is relatively common in children. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here.
    - 78 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 1:00am -
  • The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half
    Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does not significantly alter brain function.
    - 98 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 5:00pm -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques
    Some people believe that certain eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. There are a number of eye exercises a person can try. Read about them here.
    - 41 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 6:00pm -
  • What types of eye doctors are there?
    There are three main types of eye care doctor. In this article, find out about their different roles, as well as the differences in training and levels of expertise.
    - 43 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 7:00am -
  • What to know about oscillopsia
    Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is not. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Read more here.
    - 44 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 10:00pm -
  • Blocked tear duct: What to know
    When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here.
    - 45 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 1:00am -
  • What to know about Crohn's and the eyes
    Although most Crohn's disease symptoms involve the gut, the condition can also affect the eyes. Learn more about eye-related Crohn's symptoms here.
    - 51 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • How to treat or get rid of a stye
    A stye, or hordeolum, is a bump on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. Bacterial infections cause most styes. There are pain relief and removal techniques a person can try. Read about them here.
    - 52 days ago, 6 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
  • Unhealthful diet linked with vision loss later in life
    A new study finds an association between the Western dietary pattern, which is high in unhealthful fats and sugars, and age-related vision loss.
    - 59 days ago, 31 Dec 19, 8:00am -
  • Pink eye in toddlers: Everything you need to know
    Pink eye is a common eye problem in toddlers. Infections, eye irritation, and allergies can all cause pink eye. Here we look at symptoms to watch out for, treatment options, and prevention.
    - 98 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • Asymmetrical eyes: What to know
    Asymmetrical eyes are a very common physical feature. In rare cases, they may be due to a medical condition. Learn more about asymmetrical eyes here.
    - 19 Nov 19, 8:00pm -
  • Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's
    A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease.
    - 13 Nov 19, 5:00pm -
  • Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?
    New research finds a link between narrower and more curved retinal blood vessels on the one hand and higher blood pressure and stiff arteries, on the other.
    - 11 Nov 19, 8:00am -
  • What to know about a headache behind the eyes
    Many issues can cause a headache behind the eyes, from eye strain to more serious conditions, such as migraine. Here, find out more about the causes and how to treat them.
    - 2 Nov 19, 1:00am -
  • How long does eye dilation take to wear off?
    Some eye examinations require the dilation of the pupils. Pupil dilation and its effects can continue for hours after the examination has finished. Read on to find out how long pupil dilation lasts and how to manage the potential side effects.
    - 24 Oct 19, 6:00pm -
  • What are the best vitamins for eye health?
    Certain vitamins are important for maintaining good eye health. Read on to discover the four best vitamins for eye health, as well as three other nutrients that are beneficial for the eyes.
    - 23 Oct 19, 7:00pm -
  • What is ophthalmology?
    Ophthalmology is the study of medical conditions relating to the eye. Learn about the specialisms of ophthalmologists here, as well as the medical conditions they treat and the procedures they perform.
    - 22 Oct 19, 6:00pm -
  • How does taurine affect the body?
    Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. People can also get taurine from supplements and other dietary sources. This article outlines the health benefits and potential risks of taurine.
    - 18 Oct 19, 1:00am -
  • Dry eye disease: New treatment on the horizon
    Current treatments for dry eye disease do not work for everyone. A preliminary investigation of new antibody based eye drops produces encouraging results.
    - 16 Oct 19, 11:00am -
  • What to know about milia under the eyes
    Milia are small bumps of trapped keratin. They are common on the face, especially under the eyes and on the cheeks and forehead. Learn more in this article.
    - 15 Oct 19, 7:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article.
    - 19 Sep 19, 5:00am -
  • What to know about cataract surgery
    Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision. Learn about what to expect from the different surgical procedures.
    - 14 Sep 19, 3:00am -
  • Do tea bags benefit eye health?
    Many people believe that placing tea bags on the eyes reduces dark circles and helps treat minor ailments. Learn more about tea bags for eyes in this article.
    - 10 Sep 19, 7:00pm -
  • World first: Doctors use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to repair cornea
    In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons have successfully repaired a human cornea using 'reprogrammed' cells from the patient's skin.
    - 6 Sep 19, 3:00pm -
  • What causes dark circles under the eyes?
    Many people have dark circles under their eyes. In this article, we look at possible causes and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes.
    - 8 Aug 19, 7:00pm -
  • Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know
    The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here.
    - 5 Aug 19, 7:00pm -
  • Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.
    - 23 Jul 19, 9:00pm -