ADHD

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

Alcohol/Addictions

  • How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain
    A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 2:00pm -
  • Using the immune system to combat addiction
    An unlikely relationship between immune proteins and addictive behavior may help researchers design innovative ways to tackle cravings and beat addiction.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disorder that affects the immune system and may cause joint stiffness or pain. RA may make sleep difficult, and a lack of sleep may make the condition worse. There are many tips for improving sleep including avoiding ca…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • Health benefits of hemp seeds
    Hemp seeds are small, brown seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They have a rich nutritional profile, with high concentrations of protein and healthful fatty acids. Wide-ranging research suggests that the seeds may reduce symptoms of specific ailme…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Can dietary changes help with microscopic colitis?
    Microscopic colitis (MC) is an inflammation of the bowel lining that causes recurrent diarrhea and abdominal pain. Doctors can often successfully treat MC using medication. However, some people with MC may benefit from trying probiotics or avoiding f…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope
    When someone stops using nicotine abruptly, they may experience certain physical and mental symptoms as their body adjusts. These may include irritability, sleeplessness, and cravings. In this article, we look at the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal a…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss
    New research finds the mechanisms that may drive inflammation in the brain, leading to the loss of neurons with age. Can brain aging be reversed, however?
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • Can cannabis be a sleep aid?
    There are many potential benefits of using cannabis where the drug is legal. One of these is as a sleep aid. There are, however, things to be aware of when using cannabis as a sleep aid, including the potential for dependency. Learn more about the pr…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Psychosis: Cannabis extract normalizes brain function
    New research shows that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol reduces abnormal brain activity in people with psychosis.
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Can you overdose on caffeine?
    Caffeine occurs naturally in plants and is found in many foods and drinks, such as coffee, chocolate, and cola. Although too much caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects, accidental overdose is possible although rare. In this article, we look at t…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • How can I get to sleep easily?
    Many people struggle with falling asleep. The time it takes to fall asleep varies from person-to-person, but there are several things that people can try to make themselves fall asleep faster. Tips to fall asleep naturally include exercise and avoidi…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective
    Researchers have developed a compound that simultaneously stops the addictive action of opioids and relieves chronic pain as effectively as morphine.
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Ketamine for depression may contribute to opioid dependence
    A new study warns that ketamine works almost like an opioid, and it raises concerns that the drug may do more harm than good in the long run.
    - 28 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • The 'safest level of drinking is none,' says alcohol study
    A study of alcohol use and its effects on health in 195 countries during 1990–2016 concludes that 'there is no safe level' of consumption.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Is it safe to use marijuana while breastfeeding?
    Women who regularly use marijuana may wonder if it is safe to use while breastfeeding. The body processes marijuana slowly and stores it in fat, meaning that some of the chemicals may be present in breast milk. Learn about whether it is safe to use m…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • Cannabis and some conditions hasten brain aging
    A study of blood flow in 128 brain regions in 30,000 people aged 0–105 years has identified behaviors and disorders that speed up brain aging.
    - 34 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Alcohol and heart health: Consistency may be key
    A new study joins the long line of studies looking at heart disease and alcohol. The authors conclude that consistency might be the key to reducing risk.
    - 35 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Is it safe to mix acetaminophen and alcohol?
    People take acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol or Tylenol, to treat pain and fever. In combination with alcohol, this drug can cause side effects, such as stomach upset, or severely damage the liver. In this article, we outline the risks of com…
    - 37 days ago, 20 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Can you drink coffee while breastfeeding?
    While many people avoid caffeine during pregnancy, they may wonder if it is safe to drink coffee again while breastfeeding. For most people, it is safe to consume a moderate amount of coffee while breastfeeding. In this article, we look at the risks…
    - 40 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Psychedelic compound triggers near-death experiences
    New research shows that DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca, has the same effect on the brain as what have been described as 'near-death experiences.'
    - 40 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain
    Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms
    Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence.
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'
    Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression.
    - 47 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Can you mix cephalexin and alcohol?
    Cephalexin, also spelled cefalexin, is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as first-generation cephalosporins, which doctors use to treat a range of bacterial infections. While some antibiotics are not safe to take when consumin…
    - 48 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk
    A large study with a follow-up period of 23 years concludes that both long periods of abstinence and long periods of heavy drinking raise dementia risk.
    - 55 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 7:00am -

Alzheimers

  • Alzheimer's burden will double by 2060, warn CDC
    The first study to ever predict Alzheimer's prevalence by race and ethnicity estimates that the United States burden of the disease will double by 2060.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • Dementia: New risk factor examined
    A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 2:00pm -
  • Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer's?
    According to a new study, there may be a link between daytime sleepiness and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life.
    - 17 days ago, 9 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • Are dementia symptoms worse in winter?
    A new study investigating seasonal variation in cognitive ability concludes that more people reach the threshold for a dementia diagnosis in winter.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • Alzheimer's: How does tau disrupt brain cells?
    Tangles of tau protein are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have uncovered a new mechanism through which tau disrupts brain cells.
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 4:00pm -

Anxiety / Stress

  • Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks
    New research suggests that a drug commonly used for hypertension could be used as a quick-acting nasal spray to prevent anxiety attacks.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • How to tell if stress is affecting your sleep
    Stress can adversely affect physical and mental health. One common result of stress is an inability to sleep. Insufficient sleep can increase the risk of a range of health conditions. Reducing stress through exercise and medication can improve qualit…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • Anxiety in the West: Is it on the rise?
    Anxiety seems to be taking over society. In this article, we ask whether anxiety really is on the rise, and why it might be increasing in prevalence.
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • How does generosity benefit health? Brain study sheds light
    Supporting people close to you whom you know are in need affects the brain differently from more impersonal forms of help, suggests a new study.
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Can cannabis be a sleep aid?
    There are many potential benefits of using cannabis where the drug is legal. One of these is as a sleep aid. There are, however, things to be aware of when using cannabis as a sleep aid, including the potential for dependency. Learn more about the pr…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Can you overdose on caffeine?
    Caffeine occurs naturally in plants and is found in many foods and drinks, such as coffee, chocolate, and cola. Although too much caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects, accidental overdose is possible although rare. In this article, we look at t…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • Can you miss a period and not be pregnant?
    A missed period is often one of the first signs of pregnancy, but there are a variety of other reasons why a person might not menstruate. Learn which lifestyle factors and medical conditions can be responsible for a person’s missed period when…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk
    Experiencing high levels of psychological distress has an important impact on a person's risk of heart attack and stroke, new research warns.
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about complex PTSD
    Complex post-traumatic stress disorder can develop when a person has experienced prolonged or repeated trauma. It can cause additional symptoms, as well as those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, learn more about complex PTSD, including…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Tips for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares come and go in waves. When an RA flare occurs, people can use a range of methods, including medications and lifestyle changes, to help manage the symptoms of inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. In…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the difference
    The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks requi…
    - 41 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 7:00pm -
  • Can service dogs help with anxiety?
    Service dogs not only provide emotional support for people with anxiety disorders, but they can also be trained to perform essential tasks. They can detect and reduce anxiety attacks, fetch medication, and get help for people in distress. We discuss…
    - 42 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 8:00pm -
  • Brain area responsible for pessimism found
    New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation.
    - 45 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
    New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field.
    - 46 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • How stress can help you cope with bad news
    Normally, our brains have an optimism bias. However, under stressful circumstances, we get better at processing negative information, says a new study.
    - 49 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • How fiber and gut bacteria reverse stress damage
    As gut bacteria digest fiber, they produce short-chain fatty acids. A new study finds that these molecules protect the gut against the ravages of stress.
    - 55 days ago, 2 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Anxiety: Hereditary brain chemistry explored
    A new study confirms that anxiety can be hereditary. It also delves deeper into the connections between brain regions involved in anxious behavior.
    - 56 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • What are some foods to ease your anxiety?
    Food plays a vital role in nutrition and keeping the mind in its healthiest state. People respond in a variety of ways to different foods, but there are some foods that are known to reduce anxiety. These include eggs, brazil nuts, fatty-fish, yogurt,…
    - 56 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • What causes a soapy taste in the mouth?
    Many sensations and tastes can occur suddenly or linger in the mouth. One of these is a soapy taste. This may have many causes, including consuming contaminated food or drink, some medications, genetics, and even anxiety. Seeing a doctor may be neces…
    - 56 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • What causes dizziness and vomiting?
    Vomiting and dizziness are not pleasant but often go away on their own. However, it is vital to be aware of causes that warrant medical attention. Learn about possible causes of dizziness and vomiting, including anxiety, infections, inner ear problem…
    - 57 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Mass hysteria: An epidemic of the mind?
    Mass hysteria is a highly controversial phenomenon that has been documented since the Middle Ages. In this Spotlight, we investigate how it can manifest.
    - 61 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?
    Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking anti…
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to stop shivering
    Shivering usually occurs when a person is too cold, but there are other possible causes. These include fever, stress, low blood sugar, and anxiety. Shivering generally resolves on its own, but treatment may be necessary for some underlying causes. He…
    - 70 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • The effects of anxiety on the body
    Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory systems. It can also lead to digestive…
    - 70 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • How to cope with a depressive episode
    Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cove…
    - 71 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 6:00pm -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • What does it mean if your ESR is high?
    The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diag…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?
    The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent damage. People often benefit from RA treatments, inclu…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women
    Rheumatoid arthritis causes many symptoms, including joint pain and stiffness. In women, symptoms often start to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Hormonal factors and other conditions, such as endometriosis, can increase the risk of the disease.…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodules around the elbow. In this article, we look at ho…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • What is the link between rheumatoid arthritis and fevers?
    Fever is a common and often overlooked symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The exact cause is not known, but inflammation and immune responses may be responsible for RA fevers. In this article, we take a close look at RA fevers, including their cau…
    - 28 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
    When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joint…
    - 58 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about bone grafts
    Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We al…
    - 85 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
    Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, an…
    - 16 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • How can disc desiccation be treated?
    The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation,…
    - 13 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about trochanteric bursitis
    Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This co…
    - 26 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is the best thing for stiff joints?
    Bones are heavy and moving them around can put strain on the joints. Overuse, injury, age, or a medical condition can cause joint strain and stiffness. Depending on the cause, joint stiffness may not require medical treatment. Many remedies are avail…
    - 23 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • Why does my head feel heavy?
    The weight of the head can seem heavier sometimes, which may have a variety of causes. Learn more about the treatments and when to see a doctor here.
    - 10 Mar 18, 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

Autism

  • 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.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
    While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • Pesticide may increase autism risk
    Levels of DDT, a once-common pesticide, in maternal blood have been linked with an increased risk of autism in the offspring in a new study.
    - 41 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Reversing autism with a cancer drug
    Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.
    - 91 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Autism blood test: One step closer
    A novel blood test achieves 88 percent accuracy in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. This advance could help to identify the condition earlier.
    - 93 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 10:00am -

Back Pain

  • Could video games help treat chronic back pain?
    A recent study concludes that a special type of video game could be used to successfully reduce chronic low back pain at a patient's home.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the joints in the spine, including the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. This can cause pain and stiffness in the back. In this article, we look at how people can relieve pain associated with RA in the back. We also…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 9:00pm -
  • Treating pain with magnetic fields
    New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.
    - 48 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • How do you stretch out your tailbone?
    The tailbone is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. There are specific exercises that people can use to stretch this area of the body and increase flexibility. This can help with conditions such as tailbone pain, which is also…
    - 61 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 8:00pm -
  • Home remedies for fast back pain relief
    Back pain is a widespread but potentially debilitating problem. Fortunately, there are a variety of home remedies to relieve back pain quickly and help prevent it in the future. In this article, learn about creams, stretches, and other techniques to…
    - 62 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?
    The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. L…
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
    Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle r…
    - 84 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain
    A new clinical trial tests the effectiveness of an osteopathic treatment with specific techniques on the diaphragm for relieving chronic low back pain.
    - 92 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • How can disc desiccation be treated?
    The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation,…
    - 13 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know
    Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe ris…
    - 13 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
    Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and…
    - 31 May 18, 11:00am -
  • What to know about hyperlordosis
    Hyperlordosis means excessive curvature of the lower spine just above the buttocks, which results in a C-shaped spine. It can cause pain and muscle problems. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hyperlordosis. We also pr…
    - 29 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • Causes and treatment of lower back spasms
    There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well…
    - 25 May 18, 10:00am -
  • What to know about shoulder subluxation
    Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn a…
    - 24 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Sitting positions for good posture
    A person's sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how…
    - 21 May 18, 11:00am -
  • Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?
    The back is a sensitive part of the body, which has many nerves and organs nearby. This means that issues such as digestive conditions can occur at the same time as back pain. Back pain and bloating are common symptoms of injury, pregnancy, or gastro…
    - 16 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • Can inversion therapy help with back pain?
    Inversion therapy, where a person is held upside down for several minutes, is an alternative therapy for back pain. They may use gravity boots or an inversion table or chair to reduce the pressure on their spine. Evidence for the effectiveness of thi…
    - 4 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • What to know about trochanteric bursitis
    Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This co…
    - 26 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?
    The latissimus dorsi is a large muscle that stretches from the middle to lower back. While overuse can lead to pain, some movement may provide relief. We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here,…
    - 26 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 28 Feb 18, 4:00pm -

Bipolar News

  • Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
    New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?
    Bipolar I and II are types of bipolar disorder that involve manic and depressive episodes. A person with bipolar II may experience hypomania, which is less severe than the manic episodes that occur in bipolar I. Learn more about the differences betwe…
    - 40 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
    New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both.
    - 44 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Could beef jerky contribute to manic episodes?
    Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen?
    - 70 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • Is there a link between bipolar and narcissism?
    Bipolar disorders are mood disorders characterized by extreme high and low moods. Sometimes, a person experiencing a manic episode can be mistaken for having narcissistic traits. Learn more about the link between narcissism, narcissistic personality…
    - 30 May 18, 10:00pm -
  • Could these 'molecular switches' stop brain cancer?
    New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
    - 17 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
    A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
    - 16 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are delusions of grandeur?
    A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health condition…
    - 27 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
    A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
    - 19 Feb 18, 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, and especially antipsychotic drugs. It causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. Symptoms include grimacing, frowning, or chomping the teeth. Learn which medications cause it and ways…
    - 29 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Hyperarousal: Symptoms and treatment
    Hyperarousal is common in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The person can become particularly sensitive to things that are happening around them. They may be irritable and find it hard to sleep. Find out more about the key signs, tr…
    - 13 Nov 17, 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
    Bipolar disorder is usually diagnosed during young adulthood, but symptoms can appear in children. A combination of genetic factors and high stress levels may trigger symptoms. Find out more about how to recognize the disorder in children, how it is…
    - 1 Sep 17, 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 -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • How many is too many eggs?
    Many people add eggs to their diet to increase their protein intake. Although research once linked eggs to cholesterol, it has now proven that people can consume eggs safely. There is no set number of eggs a person should eat. Most people can eat 1â…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • What are some low-carb bread alternatives?
    Many people choose to avoid bread for health reasons. They may be trying to lose weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet or might be intolerant to gluten. Bread alternatives include cloud bread, eggplant, and nori sheets. Here, learn about some bread…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 9:00pm -
  • Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention
    A large cohort study finds out which treatments work best to prevent cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension and other risk factors.
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • 'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
    According to new research, after a certain point, ‘good’ cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death.
    - 30 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • High cholesterol early in life boosts heart disease risk
    The findings of a new study suggest that cholesterol levels should be measured and kept in check much earlier in life so as to avoid cardiovascular harm.
    - 36 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?
    Many people choose to follow a low-carb diet. This means eating out can be a challenge. It is especially true of fast food restaurants. There are, though, many alternatives and substitutes that people can select, which allows them to stick to their d…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 8:00pm -
  • How are thyroid and cholesterol related?
    The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that regulate many bodily functions. However, when thyroid levels are too high or too low, they can affect cholesterol levels in the body. This article looks at how thyroid hormones and cholesterol are link…
    - 58 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is a lipoma?
    A lipoma is a small, fatty lump that grows under a person’s skin. Lipomas typically appear on the shoulders, trunk, neck, or armpits. It is not clear what cause lipomas, but they are usually harmless. Surgeons can remove lipomas for cosmetic r…
    - 65 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Does 'good cholesterol' really protect heart health?
    It has been generally accepted that high levels of 'good cholesterol' protect the heart. But new research questions this, urging specialists to reassess.
    - 66 days ago, 22 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
    New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality.
    - 73 days ago, 15 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys
    In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials.
    - 78 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about reduced blood flow to the brain
    The brain requires constant blood flow for it to function correctly. Not getting enough blood flow to the brain could be a sign of a vertebrobasilar circulatory disorder. Symptoms can include slurred speech and dizziness. Learn more about the symptom…
    - 91 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Is drinking ginger water good for health?
    Ginger is a well-known traditional remedy for treating a variety of health conditions, such as pain and nausea. Drinking ginger water is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. Here, we examine the possible benefits an…
    - 93 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Six health benefits of safflower oil
    Safflower oil is a healthful source of fatty acids in the diet. Research suggests that safflower oil is a heart-healthy choice that may have a range of health benefits, including when used in cooking or on the skin. In this article, we look at six be…
    - 93 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • How does cheese affect cholesterol levels?
    Most types of cheese are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies provide conflicting information about the relationship between cheese and blood cholesterol levels. Here, learn more about how cheese may affect a person's cholesterol levels, an…
    - 6 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol
    A new analysis shows that the so-called Portfolio diet — which consists of four main food components — reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular risk.
    - 5 Jun 18, 2:00pm -
  • How are liver function and cholesterol production linked?
    The liver has many roles, one being to make cholesterol while another is to remove excess amounts. Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for the liver to function correctly. When the liver has too much cholesterol, there are several things people…
    - 4 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Is butter good or bad for cholesterol?
    Many people believe that butter is bad for their cholesterol levels because it is high in cholesterol. However, some research suggests that dietary cholesterol does not directly cause high blood cholesterol. It is still best to limit butter in the di…
    - 31 May 18, 10:00am -
  • What to know about non-fasting triglyceride tests
    Triglyceride tests measure the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Concentrations of these fats or lipids in the blood increase after a meal, so fasting triglyceride tests are common. But non-fasting tests may be just as accurate and helpful. Learn…
    - 30 May 18, 8:00pm -
  • What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar?
    Balsamic vinegar is a food cupboard staple in many kitchens. It can be used on roasted vegetables, salads, and as a marinade. In this article, we look at the many health benefits of balsamic vinegar, including reducing blood sugar, lowering cholester…
    - 24 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
    Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in satura…
    - 17 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's
    According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design.
    - 11 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 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�  
    - 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.
    - 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -

Chron's / IBD News

  • Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
    The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • Is carrageenan safe to eat?
    Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possib…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:00pm -
  • What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
    Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not cla…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • What are the best foods to avoid during a Crohn's disease flare-up?
    The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn’s should avoi…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about Ally's Law
    Ally’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, allows people with certain medical conditions to access a restroom if they have an urgent need to use one. These conditions include types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disea…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 9:00pm -
  • Is there a cure for Crohn's disease?
    Crohn's disease is a chronic disease for which there is currently no cure. Researchers are looking into specific bacteria, the microbiome, and inflammation to try to find a cure. For now, the goal of treatment is to relieve and reduce symptoms. Learn…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk
    A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 7:00am -
  • What are the signs of Crohn's disease?
    Cramping, stomach pain, and weight loss are some of the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The symptoms that the disease causes depend on its severity and the area of the digestive tract that it affects. Learn about the signs of Crohn 
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are gastritis and duodenitis?
    Gastritis and duodenitis are two similar conditions that involve inflammation of regions of the digestive tract. They share many symptoms, including stomach pain and nausea, and have the same causes. The treatment will depend on the cause of the prob…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms
    Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence.
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer
    A new study reveals that p38 protein in myeloid cells promotes gut inflammation and tumor formation with help from a hormone triggered by p38 in the cells.
    - 72 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Study shows how 'friendly' bacteria keep our gut healthy
    A new study explains the mechanism by which good bacteria help our guts stay healthy. The results have therapeutic implications for conditions such as IBD.
    - 83 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • What is a gastrointestinal fistula and what causes one?
    A gastrointestinal fistula occurs when part of the digestive tract connects abnormally to the skin or another organ in the body. This severe condition often occurs after surgery and can cause complications such as malnutrition and severe pain. Learn…
    - 89 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Could treating these immune cells cure IBD?
    By identifying a distinct group of CD4 T cells that create and perpetuate intestinal inflammation, scientists could be on track to finding a cure for IBD.
    - 90 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about ischemic colitis
    Ischemic colitis happens when there is not enough blood flow to the colon. It tends to occur more often in people who are over 60 or have chronic conditions. Symptoms include cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. It may resolve on its own and diet changes ca…
    - 17 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer
    Triclosan is a widely used ingredient in household goods. A study in mice shows that it may have a negative impact on gut inflammation and cancer growth.
    - 31 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Inflammatory bowel disease may raise Parkinson's risk
    Having IBD is tied to a 22 percent higher risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a nationwide Danish population study that covered nearly 40 years.
    - 22 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • What causes abdominal bloating?
    There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we lo…
    - 21 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • E. coli toxin linked with inflammatory bowel disease
    Researchers have accidentally discovered a surprising link between microcin B17, a toxin produced by E. coli, and inflammatory bowel disease.
    - 19 May 18, 7:00am -
  • What to know about diverticulitis surgery
    Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of divert…
    - 10 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • What causes undigested food to appear in stool?
    Certain foods, including high-fiber foods and sweetcorn, are more difficult to digest than others. It is normal for a person to notice undigested bits of these foods in their stool. If undigested food in the stool occurs with other symptoms, includin…
    - 9 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
    Fiber is a crucial part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 9 Feb 18, 12:00pm -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

  • Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk
    Experiencing high levels of psychological distress has an important impact on a person's risk of heart attack and stroke, new research warns.
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Severe depression: Vagus nerve stimulator improves lives
    A new study shows that vagus nerve stimulation, when added to medication, can drastically improve the lives of people with treatment-resistant depression.
    - 33 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
    New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both.
    - 44 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Brain area responsible for pessimism found
    New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation.
    - 45 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?
    We know that physical activity can improve a person's mental health and well-being, but how much exercise is best, and how much is too much?
    - 47 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression
    New research shows that reduced blood levels of a specific molecule may predict the severity of major depressive disorder and change diagnostic practices.
    - 57 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Will climate change increase suicide rates?
    A new study investigates the links between high temperatures and increases in suicide rates. The authors make some bleak predictions for the future.
    - 60 days ago, 28 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?
    Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which is a safe and effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Doctors strongly recommend that people avoid alcohol while taking Lexapro. Alcohol can counteract the benefits of taking anti…
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to care for yourself after an abortion
    A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and when to see a doctor. We a…
    - 68 days ago, 20 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?
    Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that new symptoms do not always signal a pregnancy loss and that the risk…
    - 70 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 8:00pm -
  • How to cope with a depressive episode
    Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them recover more quickly. Here, we cove…
    - 71 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • Can Lexapro cause weight changes?
    Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which treats depression and anxiety. As a side effect, Lexapro may cause some people to gain a small amount of weight. Less commonly, it may cause weight loss. A healthful diet and regular exe…
    - 75 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • What is fluoxetine?
    Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic dr…
    - 76 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • What is venlafaxine?
    Venlafaxine oral tablet is a prescription drug used to treat depression and social anxiety disorder (SAD). It comes in two forms: immediate-release (treats depression) and extended-release (treats depression and SAD). Both forms are available only as…
    - 76 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • How to boost serotonin and improve mood
    Foods that contain tryptophan can help the body produce serotonin, which may improve mood. Here, we look at eight foods that boost serotonin, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds. We also cover the difference between serotonin and tryptophan, t…
    - 78 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • How does depression affect the body?
    Depression does not only affect a person’s mood and emotions. Long-term, it can also affect their body in ways that may be serious. In this article, learn about the physical effects that doctors link to depression, including chronic pain, weig…
    - 79 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to safely stop antidepressants
    People may wish to stop taking antidepressants for several reasons, but stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms or relapse. Here, we look at why stopping antidepressants can be hard and how to relieve withdrawal symptoms. We discuss which ant…
    - 83 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Signs of alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the cluster of symptoms that may develop when someone who is alcohol dependent suddenly stops drinking. Alcohol affects many body systems, so the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome can vary widely. In this article,…
    - 83 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Could an Amazonian psychedelic treat depression?
    For many people with depression, medical treatments do not work. According to a recent study, the psychedelic drug ayahuasca might be the answer.
    - 86 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Exercise, the 'best antidepressant,' also prevents heart disease
    Depression often interferes with the motivation to exercise and raises the risk of heart disease. New research aims to help people overcome this obstacle.
    - 90 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 2:00pm -

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • 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…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet
    A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.
    - 93 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are the signs of not eating enough?
    Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for…
    - 16 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • 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, 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…
    - 13 Apr 18, 12:00pm -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and gluten?
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes painful, swollen joints. In people with celiac disease (CD), eating gluten can trigger diarrhea and other digestive symptoms. Research suggests that these two conditions often occur together and that following a glute…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • Inverse psoriasis and jock itch: What's the difference?
    People often confuse inverse psoriasis with jock itch because they can both cause an itchy red rash around the genitals. There are, however, differences in the symptoms, causes, and treatments of psoriasis and jock itch. Learn more here.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • Psoriasis and lupus: What's the difference?
    Psoriasis and lupus are autoimmune conditions that can affect the skin. They have some similarities but are different conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition here.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know
    Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby's health. Also, discover why brea…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • What are some skin-friendly foods?
    Many foods can benefit the skin, including salmon, avocados, green tea, and several kinds of seeds and nuts. Adding skin-friendly foods to the diet can often improve overall health as well. In this article, we provide the research behind the best foo…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • Is it time to dismiss the myths and fears about psoriasis?
    Psoriasis can create challenges in social relationships, as the condition is often accompanied by stigma. How pervasive are stereotypes about psoriasis?
    - 23 days ago, 3 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • Why are my eyebrows itchy?
    Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the body?
    Psoriatic arthritis causes symptoms of both psoriasis and arthritis. It has many effects on the body related to these symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis impacts the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the eyes, skeleton, plus other areas of the body.…
    - 57 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
    When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joint…
    - 58 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Psoriasis: Mediterranean diet may slow disease progression
    A new study suggests that sticking to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, wholegrain cereals, and olive oil may reduce the severity of psoriasis.
    - 61 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?
    Many people believe that taking omega-3 can improve symptoms of psoriasis. Indeed, research has shown that omega-3 supplements, including fish oil, can improve skin redness and itchiness, along with boosting people's heart health. Learn about how ome…
    - 90 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • What's to know about acitretin?
    Acitretin is a prescription drug. It is available as an oral capsule and as a brand-name drug called Soriatane, as well as in generic form, and is effective for treating severe psoriasis. The drug carries an FDA Black Box warning, so there are safety…
    - 91 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis
    People with psoriasis can dye their hair safely. However, there are factors to consider before, during, and after applying the dye. In this article, learn about the risks, and seven tips developed to help people with psoriasis to dye their hair safel…
    - 96 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is causing this rash on my wrist?
    There are many different causes of a rash on the wrist, including eczema, allergic reactions to metals in jewelry, and other skin conditions. Here, you can try to identify your skin rash using the picture gallery and learn more about causes and treat…
    - 98 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • What do yellow toenails mean?
    There are several possible causes of yellow toenails, including fungal infection and overuse of nail polish. This symptom can sometimes indicate a more serious condition, such as yellow nail syndrome. In this article, we look at why toenails might be…
    - 10 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Can you have RA and PsA at the same time?
    There are many types of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is linked to the skin condition psoriasis, where the immune system overreacts, resulting in psoriasis rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes the immune system to overreact, but results in stiff…
    - 24 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • How is psoriatic arthritis different from osteoarthritis?
    There are many different types of arthritis. Each one causes a problem in the joints, which can lead to pain or damage. Two distinct types that people often get are psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. Each has its own different causes and symptom…
    - 13 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • How 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 13 Feb 18, 11:00am -

Epilepsy News

  • What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain
    Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
    New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field.
    - 46 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
    Scientists are studying a specific peptide found in spider venom. They hope it will lead to an effective treatment for a rare and serious form of epilepsy.
    - 49 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first
    Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever cannabis-based drug for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy.
    - 90 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Foaming or frothing at the mouth: What to know
    The conditions known to cause foaming at the mouth are all medical emergencies. They include rabies, seizures, and drug overdoses. In this article, learn what to do if someone starts foaming at the mouth. We also look at treatment options and how to…
    - 10 May 18, 12:00pm -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • What are the early signs of MS?
    The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of pistachios?
    Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about…
    - 28 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • How can shingles affect the eyes?
    Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also descr…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response
    Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame.
    - 43 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • What are the health benefits of goji berries?
    Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the…
    - 50 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • What role do immune cells play in dry eye?
    Dry eye and inflammation that arise from disruption of moisturizing oil glands in the eyelids could be due to blockage by immune cells, a new study finds.
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 6:00pm -
  • How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma
    Glaucoma can lead to vision loss, but a turmeric derivative can improve current treatments. New research devises a viable method of adding it to eye drops.
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • What causes a blocked tear duct in infants?
    A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about t…
    - 71 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is a slit lamp exam?
    A slit lamp exam is a routine procedure where a doctor shines a light into the eye to look for injuries or diseases. These may include a detached retina, corneal abrasion, or cataracts. Abnormal results can also indicate infection, inflammation, or i…
    - 92 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • How to get debris out of your eye
    Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or f…
    - 96 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 6:00pm -
  • Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows
    A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss.
    - 97 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 2:00pm -
  • The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion
    The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they are in motion.
    - 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Education may lead to short-sightedness
    New research offers 'strong evidence' that the more years someone spends in full time education, the more likely they are to become short-sighted.
    - 7 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • What to know about punctal plugs for dry eye
    Punctal plugs are small medical devices that doctors can insert into the tear ducts in a procedure called punctal occlusion. The plugs may be temporary or last many years, and they keep the eyes lubricated to improve dry eye symptoms. Here, learn abo…
    - 4 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery
    A broken eye socket can occur if an accident or injury leads to an excessive force on the area around the eye. There are four different types of broken eye socket, which doctors categorize according to the part of the socket where the fracture occurs…
    - 1 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • Can you use Botox under your eyes?
    Botox is often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Can it also reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes? Using Botox under the eyes is not approved in the U.S. and researchers are unsure how well it may work and what side ef…
    - 25 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • How do you get rid of itchy eyes?
    Itchy eyes at night can be bothersome and reduce a person's ability to sleep properly. Itching can also cause redness and swelling, which may continue into the daytime. Allergies, irritants, or even eyestrain may trigger them. There are many home rem…
    - 12 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • What does it mean when your eyes are glassy?
    When a person is tired, their eyes can become glassy or cloudy. In other cases, glassiness in one or both eyes can signal an underlying medical condition. Some, like conjunctivitis, require treatment and can be severe. In this article, learn why eyes…
    - 11 May 18, 7:00am -
  • How to get rid of yellow eyes
    Yellow eyes can result from damage to the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. These organs help to filter bilirubin, a yellow compound, from the blood. While most cases require medical attention, we look at whether home remedies can be safe and effectiv…
    - 9 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • What causes burning eyes?
    Burning eyes is stinging or irritation of the eyes. They can be uncomfortable and concerning. Treatment depends upon identifying the underlying cause. Common causes include dry eyes, allergies, and sun exposure. Here, we look at the different causes…
    - 8 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Can the eyes really turn purple?
    Alexandria's genesis is a fake condition that began in 2005 with a rumor spread online. Supposedly, a genetic mutation can turn a person into a "perfect" being with purple eyes. We describe this myth and real conditions that can alter the color of th…
    - 4 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • What causes mucus strands in the eyes?
    Mucus fishing syndrome is a condition where a person continually fishes excess strands of mucus from the surface of their eye. Constantly removing the mucus can cause further irritation. Causes include conjunctivitis, dry eye, and physical irritation…
    - 3 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • Causes and treatment for dilated pupils
    Mydriasis refers to dilated pupils that do not change in response to changes in light levels. Some medications, recreational drugs, and injuries can cause this. The opposite, pinpoint pupils, is called miosis. In this article, we talk about the possi…
    - 30 Apr 18, 10:00pm -
  • Is it possible to change your eye color?
    A person may want to change their eye color for cosmetic reasons or because they have a condition that alters the pigmentation of the iris. In this article, we describe temporary and permanent ways to change eye color. Also, learn how the tint of the…
    - 30 Apr 18, 10:00pm -
  • What does eye herpes look like?
    The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and wh…
    - 30 Apr 18, 10:00pm -