ADHD

  • 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…
    - 23 hours ago, 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.
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 10:00am -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • 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…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Ways to stop heart palpitations
    Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn ho…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Just one extra drink could take years off your life
    The myth that moderate drinking is good for your heart takes a blow from this new study, which suggests the United States alcohol guidelines are too high.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • How can CBD help with fibromyalgia?
    Among the many treatments for fibromyalgia is cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound derived from some cannabis plants. Often consumed as an oil, the side effects of CBD are minimal, but researchers are still unsure whether it works. Here, learn how CBD may…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 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…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Could this study explain the mechanism behind binge eating?
    Why does overeating lead to more overeating? And why is it so easy to relapse after dieting? A new study takes the first step to answering these questions.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?
    A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Can you be allergic to marijuana?
    A person can develop allergies to marijuana, as with other plants. This can occur after touching, smoking, or eating cannabis products (edibles), or inhaling the pollen. Symptoms are similar to other allergies, including sneezing, a rash, and itching…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • How drug mortality rates vary across the United States
    A first-of-its-kind study examines the differences in drug-related mortality rates across American counties, revealing key socioeconomic factors.
    - 24 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Booze may make the heart beat faster
    A study of more than 3,000 adults who attended the 2015 Munich Oktoberfest reveals that drinking can increase our heart rate, but should we be worried?
    - 30 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Feeling fine after one drink? Your brain's not
    Researchers have found that even one alcoholic drink can impair our ability to make decisions, and this could have some serious implications.
    - 31 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds
    Smoking at least 10 cigarettes every day or using marijuana at least five times may raise the risk of developing psychosis, according to two new studies.
    - 33 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Unlocking the personality of a social media addict
    Addiction to social media is a real and growing problem. A recent study attempted to develop a picture of the personality traits that increase the risk.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • The brain link between coffee and cannabis
    In a new study, researchers dissect the metabolic interactions of coffee within the human body. They find an unexpected link with cannabis.
    - 35 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Seven causes of pinpoint pupils
    Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
    - 36 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'
    A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds.
    - 44 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • What is the best way to sober up?
    We look at the best ways to sober up fast. Included is detail on safe approaches to drinking, and the best ways to avoid intoxication in the first place.
    - 48 days ago, 3 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Can you drink alcohol while taking antihistamines?
    Taking medications can mean other substances, such as alcohol, are more dangerous. Mixing benadryl and alcohol has several distinct dangers to be aware of.
    - 51 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • E-cigarettes leak toxic metals, study finds
    E-cigarettes are seen as the 'more healthful' siblings of conventional ones. But a new study suggests that these devices may be a hidden source of harm.
    - 54 days ago, 25 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Skip the guilt: Red wine could protect your oral health
    If you're scared that your nightly glass of red wine will eventually cause your teeth to rot, that's a worry that you can dispel right now. A new study from Spain suggests that red wine compounds may actually do your oral health a world of good.
    - 54 days ago, 25 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Marijuana: Good or bad?
    More and more, marijuana is being legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes, but what are the health benefits and risks of the drug? We investigate.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • Alcohol use disorder is a 'major risk factor' for dementia
    In a large-scale study, links between alcohol use disorder and dementia are fleshed out. The relationship is stronger than previously thought.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Brain activity explains drunken aggression
    A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'
    Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 4:00pm -

Alzheimers

Anxiety / Stress

  • How can you stop a panic attack?
    A panic attack can feel like a sudden onslaught of rapid breathing, nausea, and fear. Luckily, many treatment methods can help to relieve symptoms. These may include breathing techniques, home remedies, medications, and lifestyle changes. Here, learn…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Even minor stress can impact long-term health, study warns
    A new study warns that holding on to small, daily frustrations and allowing negative emotions to perpetuate can truly harm our health in the long run.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Want to de-stress? Delete Facebook, study suggests
    A new study shows that levels of the stress hormone cortisol plummet in people who take a break from using the popular social network.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • What could cause tingling in the feet or hands?
    A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Losing personal wealth might shorten your life
    A new study demonstrates that people who lose 75 percent of their wealth in 2 years have a higher risk of death over the following decades.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Why does stress lead to weight gain? Study sheds light
    New research explains, for the first time, the molecular mechanism through which stress hormones control weight gain by producing fat cells.
    - 15 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Why do I always feel sick?
    Sometimes, people find they are always nauseous, run-down, or catching colds. They can feel sick with or without vomiting, while nausea may come and go or persist. There are many reasons why a person may always feel sick, including anxiety, stress, p…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Do you fear embarrassment? Here's how to overcome it
    New research may have found a useful strategy for overcoming the sometimes paralyzing fear of embarrassment or ridicule in social situations.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns
    You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort?
    - 33 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Why is my eyebrow twitching?
    Eyebrow twitching may result from everyday factors, such as caffeine, or disorders such as hemifacial spasm. Learn about causes and when to see a doctor.
    - 38 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Stress: How social conflict alters gut bacteria
    The state of our gut microbiota has been tied to our mental well-being, but how do stressful conditions impact our inner bacterial environment?
    - 40 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • What causes chest pain on the right side?
    Right-sided chest pain can be caused by many different conditions, illnesses, and injuries. We look at 17 causes and when to see a doctor.
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Anxiety: Does waist size have anything to do with it?
    Anxiety is a common occurrence in women, especially after menopause, and it has been tied to physiological changes. But could waist size be a risk factor?
    - 44 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
  • Anxiety may help you to survive a heart attack
    Research suggests that generalized anxiety disorder might protect some people after a heart attack, as the psychiatric condition may improve survival.
    - 47 days ago, 4 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • 'Electrical map of depression' may predict onset
    A new mouse study has uncovered patterns of electrical brain activity that may ultimately help to predict vulnerability to depression in humans.
    - 50 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • Why are birthdays so hard?
    Birthdays can be a time of great celebration, but they can also bring about feelings of depression. Learn more about how to beat the birthday blues.
    - 52 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?
    A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention.
    - 55 days ago, 24 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression
    Previous studies have shown that perfectionism can lead to depression, but new research suggests that self-compassion might also play a crucial role in this relationship, offsetting the harms of the former.
    - 55 days ago, 24 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)
    We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort.
    - 57 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • How can I lower my insulin levels?
    In this article, we look at nine ways to lower high insulin levels. This can be achieved through diet, lifestyle changes, supplements, and medication.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
    A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
    - 60 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • How do I stop stress eating?
    A look at emotional eating when people use food to cope with emotions, such as stress. Included is detail on the causes and common triggers to avoid.
    - 64 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • What to do about tightness in the throat
    A look at tightness in the throat, an uncomfortable feeling that has a range of causes. Included is detail on anxiety and the symptoms of the condition.
    - 64 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Your partner's stress may change your brain
    A new study examines how stress affects pairs of male and female mice. It reveals that not only is stress contagious, but it also leads to brain changes.
    - 64 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 7:00am -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • Why does my head feel heavy?
    The weight of the head can seem heavier sometimes, which may have a variety of causes. Learn more about the treatments and when to see a doctor here.
    - 41 days ago, 10 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • How do you know if you have a sprained thumb?
    A thumb may become sprained when the joint is stressed or overextended. We look at symptoms, treatment, and how to feel more comfortable during recovery.
    - 42 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat inner knee pain
    Learn about the causes of inner (medial) knee pain, treatments, and exercises you can do at home to strengthen the knee and relieve pain.
    - 52 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • What is golfer's elbow and how is it treated?
    In this article, we look at medial epicondylitis, its symptoms, and causes. We also provide information on treatment and exercises for it.
    - 63 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is an intercostal muscle strain?
    Learn all about intercostal muscle strain, when the muscles between the ribs are damaged. We look at the signs, causes, and treatment options here.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • What is De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
    A look at De Quervain’s tenosynovitis where the tendons of the thumb become inflamed. Included is detail on symptoms and exercises for the condition.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 10:00am -
  • Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?
    New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium.
    - 79 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome
    A look at tarsal tunnel syndrome, a condition where the foot becomes inflamed. Included are details on diagnosis and the outlook for people affected.
    - 82 days ago, 28 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What is palmar erythema?
    Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis.
    - 98 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What to know about iliopsoas bursitis
    A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention.
    - 99 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is tendinosis?
    In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis.
    - 9 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • What is bursitis of the shoulder?
    Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain.
    - 3 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Trigger finger surgery: What to expect
    The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick and the procedure has a high chance of success. Learn more about the types of surgery.
    - 31 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Knee osteoarthritis: What's the best weight loss plan?
    Weight loss is known to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms and signs. But which weight loss regimen is best? New research investigates.
    - 29 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • What is overpronation?
    What is overpronation? We take a look at the causes of flat feet, along with the treatment options and exercises to help with this condition.
    - 22 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • All you need to know about myositis
    A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here.
    - 19 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • What is facet arthropathy?
    Facet arthropathy occurs when the facet joints degenerate, or become worn down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn more.
    - 19 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?
    Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy.
    - 17 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • All you need to know about dwarfism
    A look at dwarfism, a condition that causes a person to be very short. Included is detail on the diagnosis of dwarfism and management for the condition.
    - 9 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know
    An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases.
    - 3 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • What is polyarthritis?
    Learn all about polyarthritis, a condition where pain and inflammation occur in multiple joints at once. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments.
    - 26 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • What is polyarthralgia?
    Polyarthralgia is when pain affects several joints in the body with no signs of inflammation. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options here.
    - 24 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?
    A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D.
    - 22 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • What is sacroiliitis?
    Sacroiliitis is a condition where one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. It is often misdiagnosed as lower back pain. Learn more.
    - 11 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • What are biologics for RA?
    Biologics work by targeting the specific immune system cells that cause rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about biologics in this article.
    - 9 Nov 17, 4:00pm -

Autism

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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.
    - 38 days ago, 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.
    - 39 days ago, 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.
    - 60 days ago, 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.
    - 87 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 9:00am -

Back Pain

  • How to treat a crick in the neck
    A crick in the neck is a widespread but uncomfortable experience. Most of the time, it is caused by muscle stiffness or injuries caused by poor posture or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Other times, a crick or stiffness in the neck can indica…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • Why do I get a pain in my back after eating?
    A range of issues can cause back pain after eating, including poor posture, ulcers, and even a heart attack. Learn about symptoms and prevention here.
    - 37 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • Middle back pain: Causes and relief
    Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks.
    - 38 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • How do you relieve neck spasms?
    A neck spasm is a common complaint that has a range of potential causes and treatments. Included is detail on stretches and massage.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • What can cause hip pain at night?
    Learn about several causes of hip pain at night. We also take a look at the steps that can be taken to reduce, treat, and prevent this pain.
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
  • Now too much standing is bad for us, says study
    Studies have long been telling us that too much sitting is bad for our health. Now, a new study claims that prolonged standing may cause us harm, too.
    - 51 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • Could sciatica be causing the pain in your buttocks?
    A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor.
    - 69 days ago, 10 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?
    Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain.
    - 69 days ago, 10 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • I tried cupping, and this is how it felt
    Recently, cupping has become popular with sportspeople and celebrities. I gave it a try and, in this feature, I explain how it felt and if it works.
    - 84 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • Quadratus lumborum pain: Treatment and stretches
    Quadratus lumborum pain is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
    - 3 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is bursitis of the shoulder?
    Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain.
    - 3 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • What is dextroscoliosis?
    Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
    - 28 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about breast cancer and back pain
    A look at breast cancer and back pain, a symptom in later stages of the disease. Included is detail on the link and self-care options people can try.
    - 27 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Gua sha: What you need to know
    Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine that is often used to treat muscle pain and tension. We look at the benefits and risks.
    - 23 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • What is facet arthropathy?
    Facet arthropathy occurs when the facet joints degenerate, or become worn down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn more.
    - 19 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?
    Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy.
    - 17 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free
    Researchers reveal how a 10-minute, CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency technique alleviated chronic back pain for more than 80 percent of study subjects.
    - 29 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • What is cervicalgia and how is it treated?
    Learn all about cervicalgia, a pain in the neck. This article looks at common causes, associated symptoms, and how to treat this form of pain.
    - 13 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • What is sacroiliitis?
    Sacroiliitis is a condition where one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. It is often misdiagnosed as lower back pain. Learn more.
    - 11 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • Nociceptive and neuropathic pain: What are they?
    Nociceptive pain results from physical trauma, such as a sports injury, arthritis, dental procedure, or stubbing a toe. It is different from neuropathic pain, which involves damage to the nervous system. Nociceptive pain most often affects the muscul…
    - 2 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • ACDF surgery: What to expect
    Anterior cervical discectomy surgery (ACDF) is a procedure to reduce neck and back pain caused by disc problems. It involves removing an eroded or herniated disc from the neck and fusing the remaining bone. It is used after other therapies, such as e…
    - 26 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • What's to know about neural foraminal stenosis
    Neural foraminal stenosis is a condition where a nerve in the spine becomes compressed as the openings between the vertebrae become smaller. As the nerve becomes trapped, there may be pain, muscle weakness, and tingling. Exercise can help, but somet…
    - 22 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • All you need to know about iliac crest pain
    The iliac crest is the most prominent part of the largest bone in the hip. Iliac crest pain can spread to other parts of the body. This MNT Knowledge Center article aims to inform you about its causes and treatment. It will also aim to give you a pic…
    - 14 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Retrolisthesis: What you need to know
    Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction. In this article, we look at the different types, most common causes, and most important symptoms.
    - 30 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about anterolisthesis
    Anterolisthesis involves a misalignment of bones in the spine, usually found in the lower back. This MNT Knowledge Center looks at the causes of anterolisthesis, such as blunt force trauma, and ways in which is diagnosed. The article also examines th…
    - 14 Sep 17, 4:00pm -

Bipolar News

  • It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
    A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
    - 60 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on
    A prospective study examines the link between cannabis use at the age of 17–18 and hypomania — a common symptom of bipolar disorder — in early adulthood.
    - 4 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know
    Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of some drugs that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Learn about which medications cause it.
    - 29 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment
    Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms?
    - 13 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • What is psychomotor agitation?
    Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. They may fidget, tap their toes, or move items around for no reason. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. It can be frustrating for the pers…
    - 16 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • What's to know about bipolar II disorder?
    Bipolar disorder can cause severe mood swings and changes in activity levels. However, there are different types of bipolar disorder that can affect a person in different ways. In this article, learn about the symptoms of bipolar II disorder and how…
    - 7 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder in children: Risk factors and symptoms
    In this article, learn how to identify the signs of bipolar disorder in children, how it is diagnosed, complications, treatments, and how to be supportive.
    - 1 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • What is pressured speech in bipolar disorder?
    A person with bipolar disorder can sometimes speak in a rapid and disorganized way, especially during a manic phase. They may speak loudly, with a sense of urgency, or inappropriately. This can affect personal and work relationships. Treatment for t…
    - 31 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • What is erotomania?
    Erotomania is a type of delusional belief where a person believes that another person is in love with them, regardless of the evidence otherwise.
    - 28 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • The 10 best bipolar blogs
    Bipolar blogs are written by mental health professionals and individuals who are living with bipolar disorder. We have selected the best bipolar blogs.
    - 24 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'
    A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m.
    - 22 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
    Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention.
    - 18 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder speeds up biological aging
    Research finds deep links between biological aging, bipolar disorder, and brain structure. Telomere length may be a new marker for psychiatric disorders.
    - 28 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Bipolar disorder: What you need to know
    Learn about the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low moods, as well as how it is managed.
    - 28 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Researchers develop online support for people with bipolar disorder
    An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers.
    - 3 May 17, 7:00am -
  • Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism
    A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase Cγ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice.
    - 20 Feb 17, 7:00am -
  • Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
    Bipolar disorder (BD), characterized by mood swings between positive manic/hypomanic and negative/depressive states, is a common psychiatric disorder with a lifetime prevalence of ~1%.
    - 30 Jan 17, 7:00am -
  • New study shows old drugs far better at treating bipolar
    A new Deakin University and Barwon Health study has found an old treatment for bipolar is much more effective than a newer medication.
    - 26 Jan 17, 7:00am -
  • What's to know about dysphoric mania?
    Dysphoric mania is a common group of symptoms linked to bipolar disorder, including depression, suicidal thoughts, and irritability. What are effects of dysphoric mania and why does it occur? This MNT Knowledge Centre article explores the available t…
    - 5 Jan 17, 7:00am -
  • How does bipolar disorder affect women?
    Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but triggers, symptoms, and treatments may be different for women. Find out how gender affects this condition.
    - 30 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • Bipolar spectrum: What does it involve?
    Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. It involves mood swings and a range of other symptoms, in varying degrees. Bipolar I disorder involves at least one severe manic episode, compared with cyclothymia, which involves a series of hypomanic and depressive s…
    - 26 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • Symptoms of bipolar disorder in women
    Bipolar disorder affects both men and women, but women are more likely to experience bipolar II, and their symptoms may be different. Find out more.
    - 25 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope
    Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis.
    - 9 Dec 16, 2:00pm -
  • What is the difference between bipolar disorder and depression?
    Bipolar disorder and depression have some similarities, and this can make diagnosis hard. Bipolar disorder can include depression, but it has other symptoms, too, including at least one episode of high mood, or mania. Medications are different for bo…
    - 9 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Bipolar psychosis: What you need to know
    What is bipolar disorder and what is psychosis? Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar psychosis as well as other symptoms and complications.
    - 3 Dec 16, 7:00am -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • What is serum cholesterol?
    Serum cholesterol is a measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is considered good, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is considered bad, and triglycerides. A person's serum cholesterol level can help to determin…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?
    The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good� and “bad�  
    - 8 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • 'Good' cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk
    High-density lipoprotein cholesterol is known to play a role in the health of the heart. Now, researchers suggest it could also affect the immune response.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • A noisy workplace might affect your heart
    Occupational noise is an important health hazard linked to a heightened risk of hearing loss. It can also endanger the heart, finds a new study.
    - 25 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Cholesterol deposits in the eyes: Symptoms and treatment
    Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes and form fatty, yellow lumps. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cholesterol deposits here.
    - 30 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Is it possible to unclog your arteries?
    Prevention is the best treatment for clogged arteries. Learn about causes, prevention, treatment, and risk factors for plaque buildup and atherosclerosis.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health
    Having cholesterol higher than it was in midlife was linked to lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94, compared with those aged 75–84.
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol
    High cholesterol levels can result in severe health conditions such as heart disease. So, we have conducted some research and selected the best apps to help you lower your cholesterol.
    - 53 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease
    Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light
    Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice.
    - 84 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • All you need to know about egg yolk
    A look at egg yolk, the yellow part of the egg. Included is detail on the benefits of eating the yolks, as well as how they compare to the whites.
    - 27 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • All you need to know about xanthan gum
    A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.
    - 8 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • 'Good' cholesterol not so good at preventing heart disease
    Raising levels of the so-called good cholesterol by blocking the activity of a certain protein does not seem to protect against heart disease.
    - 17 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of konjac?
    In this article, learn about the potential health benefits of konjac, including diabetes management, lowering cholesterol, and treating constipation.
    - 11 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people
    Do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? This question has received a great deal of attention. The latest study concludes that the answer is "yes."
    - 24 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • All you need to know about malanga
    Learn about malanga, a root vegetable originating from South America. This article offers information on nutrition, considerations, and recipe suggestions.
    - 10 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Six health benefits of cumin
    Cumin is a very popular spice in cooking. Many spice blends in curries contain cumin as a key ingredient, and it might be purchased as a seed or dry powder. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, learn more about cumin, including six ways that cumin m…
    - 29 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Arcus senilis: What you need to know
    In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?
    - 22 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Can my HDL be too high?
    It is well known that not all cholesterol is bad for you. Of HDL and LDL cholesterol, HDL packs some great benefits. This MNT Knowledge Center article examines when high HDL cholesterol is good, and whether higher is always better? Learn how to find…
    - 6 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • Want to stay healthy? Reduce sitting time by 21 minutes
    A new study suggests that reducing the daily amount of time we spend sitting down by only 21 minutes may have long-term health benefits.
    - 2 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk
    Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.
    - 30 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events
    Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
    - 30 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • How low should LDL cholesterol go?
    New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.
    - 30 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • 'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad
    A large new study in the general population has found a link between excessive mortality and high levels of the so-called good cholesterol.
    - 24 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer
    Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.
    - 21 Aug 17, 4:00pm -

Chron's / IBD News

  • BreakingWhat to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
    Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Can this biochemical 'switch off' inflammation?
    Scientists uncover a new metabolic process involving a molecule called itaconate that blocks the production of inflammatory factors by macrophages.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • Inflammatory bowel disease may raise heart attack risk
    An analysis of more than 17.5 million patients' medical records reveals that having IBD raises heart attack risk independently of other risk factors.
    - 50 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • What are the causes of loose stools?
    A look at loose stools, which are unusually watery bowel movements. Find out about the causes and the role of diet in the consistency of bowel movements.
    - 70 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?
    New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium.
    - 79 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 4:00pm -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

  • 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…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
    Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • What is dissociative identity disorder?
    Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is treated.…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • How does depression affect people with cardiovascular disease?
    A new study outlines the ways in which the risk or diagnosis of depression affects the health-related quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are the signs of mild depression?
    Mild depression leads to changes in moods and behavior. These altered emotions can seem and feel like regular responses. However, depression is a condition that should be addressed, and it can become more severe if left untreated. Here, learn about s…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate
    A new study has found that people with depression are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. In fact, they are around 30 percent likelier to develop it.
    - 27 days ago, 24 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Don't try too hard to be happy, study warns
    You may think that if you just work hard enough, you'll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort?
    - 33 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes
    From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression.
    - 35 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide
    Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen.
    - 35 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Could mindfulness prevent major depression?
    A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds.
    - 37 days ago, 14 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • These genes could make us prone to insomnia
    Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • Stomach acid drugs may cause depression
    The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression.
    - 42 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Antidepressants: Do they really work?
    The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence.
    - 44 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
  • How long-term depression alters the brain
    Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate?
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Depression: 'Orphan' brain receptor may be to blame
    New research furthers our understanding of the neurological causes of depression and brings us closer to developing new treatments for the condition.
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • 'Electrical map of depression' may predict onset
    A new mouse study has uncovered patterns of electrical brain activity that may ultimately help to predict vulnerability to depression in humans.
    - 50 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression
    This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier.
    - 50 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 9:00am -
  • Why are birthdays so hard?
    Birthdays can be a time of great celebration, but they can also bring about feelings of depression. Learn more about how to beat the birthday blues.
    - 52 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • The diet that could reduce the risk of depression
    Closer adherence to the DASH diet, which is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, could help to stave off depression, new research reveals.
    - 53 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?
    A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention.
    - 55 days ago, 24 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression
    Previous studies have shown that perfectionism can lead to depression, but new research suggests that self-compassion might also play a crucial role in this relationship, offsetting the harms of the former.
    - 55 days ago, 24 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • How to cope with a breakup (the healthy way)
    We take a look at some helpful (and healthful) tips for coping with a breakup that will hopefully bring our heartbroken readers some much deserved comfort.
    - 57 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • Is social media ruining your social life?
    A new study tests the theory that the more time you spend on social media, the less time you spend socializing with people in real life.
    - 57 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
    A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
    - 60 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 7:00am -

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • 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…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 92 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 93 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 98 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • 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, 10:00am -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • BreakingHow to beat psoriasis at its own game
    Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS.
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • How do I get rid of my dry hands?
    Dry hands can be uncomfortable and sometimes may crack or bleed. Learn about some of the most effective home remedies for dry hands here.
    - 36 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to manage a detached toenail
    What causes a toenail to fall off, and what do you do when this happens? We look at causes, recovery time, removing the nail, and when to see a doctor.
    - 45 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are some itchy beard remedies?
    An itchy beard is a common complaint, but what makes it itch? We look at the causes of an itchy beard and reveal seven ways to find relief.
    - 56 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat eyelid dermatitis
    Learn about the types of eyelid dermatitis, and how to get rid of these itchy rashes. We also look at symptoms, causes, and prevention.
    - 56 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • The difference between dandruff and a dry scalp
    We look at how the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for both dandruff and a dry scalp may differ, and what the link is between the two.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Psoriasis drug may lower heart disease risk
    A new study finds that a psoriasis drug might help to reduce heart disease risk. Overall, it reduced a particular risk marker by 19 percent.
    - 59 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • What is palmoplantar pustulosis?
    Learn all about palmoplantar pustulosis, a condition that causes blisters to form on the palms and feet. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments here.
    - 66 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Eczema elimination diet and foods to eat
    Eczema is linked to inflammation in the body, so eating an anti-inflammatory diet may help reduce symptoms. Learn about which foods to eliminate.
    - 71 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 10:00am -
  • What is spongiotic dermatitis?
    Learn about spongiotic dermatitis, a skin condition related to eczema that causes swelling under the skin. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.
    - 72 days ago, 7 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • What is dyshidrotic eczema?
    Learn about dyshidrotic eczema, a common form of this skin condition that causes blisters. We look at the symptoms and treatment options.
    - 74 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • What can be done about eczema on the scalp?
    In this article, learn all about when eczema affects the scalp. We look at the symptoms, triggers, and treatment options for this condition.
    - 79 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is scrotal eczema?
    Learn about scrotal eczema, a form of eczema that affects the scrotum. We examine the symptoms, treatment options, and management tips for this condition.
    - 80 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment
    New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march.
    - 86 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What you should know about hyperkeratosis
    A look at hyperkeratosis, a condition where the skin becomes thicker than normal. Included is detail on types of hyperkeratosis and when to see a doctor.
    - 90 days ago, 20 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • 10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis
    This article looks at skin conditions that are related to ulcerative colitis, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and hives. Learn about causes and prevention.
    - 92 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Which Fitzpatrick skin type are you?
    Fitzpatrick skin typing is a way of classifying different types of skin. What does a person's Fitzpatrick skin type tell us about their skin?
    - 92 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • What are the different types of psoriasis?
    Learn about different types of psoriasis in their mild to moderate forms. We include information on symptoms and treatment options for different types.
    - 94 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • How to prevent psoriasis from spreading
    A look at how psoriasis can spread. Included is detail on triggers for outbreaks, ways spread can be prevented, and risk factors for the condition.
    - 100 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • Anti-inflammatory diet: What to know
    An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating certain foods and avoiding others in order to minimize the symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases.
    - 3 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Is the sun good or bad for psoriasis?
    People with psoriasis may notice that their symptoms tend to get better in the summer, when they are more exposed to the sun. Does sunlight heal psoriasis?
    - 3 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • Psoriasis could be prevented with artificial vanilla extract
    In mouse models of psoriasis, researchers found that oral administration of a synthetic vanilla extract called vanillin reduced skin inflammation.
    - 2 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • What causes skin on the fingertips to peel?
    There are many potential causes of skin peeling on the fingertips, including hand-washing, dermatitis, and changes in the weather. Learn more.
    - 21 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Psoriasis and stress: What's the link?
    Not only can stress trigger psoriasis flare-ups, but living with psoriasis can have an effect on a person's overall mental health. Learn more.
    - 20 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Can cannabis help treat psoriasis?
    Can the active cannabinoids in cannabis be an effective treatment for itchy and painful psoriasis? We look at the evidence in this article.
    - 20 Nov 17, 10:00am -

Epilepsy News

  • 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.
    - 8 days ago, 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.
    - 87 days ago, 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.
    - 99 days ago, 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 -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
    The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We a…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
    People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about sulfa allergies
    A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa a…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • What does it mean when you see stars?
    Many people say they “see stars� when they are seeing flashes of light in their field of vision. Learn about what causes these visual disturbances.
    - 31 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Top 10 foods for healthy eyes
    Foods rich in certain nutrients can have a powerful effect on eye health. Read about 10 foods for healthy eyes, other eye health tips, and warning signs.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • Seven causes of pinpoint pupils
    Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
    - 36 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • Why is my eyebrow twitching?
    Eyebrow twitching may result from everyday factors, such as caffeine, or disorders such as hemifacial spasm. Learn about causes and when to see a doctor.
    - 38 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Eleven causes of pain when blinking
    Some people have a painful sensation when they blink, which may have a range of causes. Learn more about the reasons for it and how to get rid of it here.
    - 53 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat eyelid dermatitis
    Learn about the types of eyelid dermatitis, and how to get rid of these itchy rashes. We also look at symptoms, causes, and prevention.
    - 56 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • What causes a buildup of pressure behind the eyes?
    In this article, we look at reasons for feelings of pressure behind the eye, including a migraine or sinus infection. When should you see a doctor?
    - 63 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • How do you get rid of puffy eyes?
    A look at periorbital edema, a condition where swelling around the eyes causes them to appear puffy. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 1:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about papilledema
    A look at papilledema, a condition where the optic nerve becomes swollen. Included is detail on the outlook and how to get a diagnosis.
    - 70 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?
    A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment.
    - 71 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • What causes eye boogers?
    Eye boogers are mucus, a type of discharge that helps to keep the eyes clean and free of debris. Learn more about eye boogers in this article.
    - 77 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • What is this bump on my eyelid?
    Learn all about the different types of bump that can appear on the eyelids. This article examines their causes and treatment options.
    - 79 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • Five tips for healthy sight
    Are you worried about your eyes? We have compiled some top tips to help you maintain healthy sight, boost eye health, and prevent eye-related diseases.
    - 95 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about central serous retinopathy
    A look at central serous retinopathy, a condition where the retina detaches and causes vision loss. Included is detail on risk factors, and diagnosis.
    - 97 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • An introduction to eyes and how they work
    The eyes are incredibly complex organs. In this article, we explain their anatomy, how they work, and describe some conditions that affect the eyes.
    - 98 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome
    A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.
    - 8 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is optic neuritis?
    Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes.
    - 25 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • What is keratitis?
    Learn more about inflammation of the cornea, also known as keratitis. We examine its different causes, along with symptoms and treatment options.
    - 18 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Could a cup of hot tea each day reduce the risk of glaucoma?
    Glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, affects a significant number of older adults. Could a household beverage help to shield us from it?
    - 15 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • What you should know about rose water
    A look at rose water, a liquid made using water and rose petals. Included is detail on the types of rose water and the side effects of using it.
    - 5 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Uhthoff's phenomenon: What you need to know
    Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse. Learn about the triggers and how to cope.
    - 27 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • All you should know about sunken eyes
    A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor.
    - 24 Nov 17, 2:00pm -