ADHD

  • Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more h…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
    Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?
    Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here, how to take them…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • What to know about executive function disorder
    Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention, and control their emot…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • Is hair loss a side effect of Adderall?
    Adderall is a combination drug for the short-term treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although it is generally a safe and effective drug, it can cause a range of side effects. Alopecia, or hair loss, is a pote…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 4:00am -
  • What are the best diets for ADHD?
    Certain foods may help with the symptoms of ADHD, while others could worsen the condition. In this article, we look at which foods to choose and the research behind specific ADHD diets.
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 9:00pm -
  • What are the side effects and risks of Ritalin?
    Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Ritalin can cause side effects and has the potential for misuse and addiction. Researchers are investigating the long-term safety and effectiveness of this…
    - 20 days ago, 31 May 19, 1:00am -
  • Vyvanse vs. Adderall: What to know
    Vyvanse and Adderall are two drugs that treat ADHD. They have similar actions and side effects, but there are several differences. Learn more here.
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • List of ADHD medications: Comparing types
    There are many different ADHD medications. This article provides a list of ADHD medications and discusses side effects, risks, and benefits of different types.
    - 33 days ago, 17 May 19, 11:00pm -
  • What are the side effects of Adderall?
    Adderall is a stimulant drug that people with ADHD can take to relieve their symptoms. Adderall can have mild to severe side effects. Learn more here.
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • Concerta vs. Adderall: What's the difference?
    Concerta and Adderall are both medications that can help treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects in this article.
    - 70 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Ritalin vs. Adderall: What's the difference?
    Ritalin and Adderall are different types of stimulant medication that doctors can prescribe to help treat ADHD. Learn about the differences between them and the possible side effects here.
    - 71 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?
    The symptoms of ADHD in adults vary depending on the type of ADHD, but they may include disorganization and restlessness. Learn more about adult ADHD symptoms here.
    - 86 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women?
    Though medical systems have come very far, unequal care-giving remains an issue. In this Spotlight, we look at the top underdiagnosed conditions in women.
    - 8 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • How to tell if it's bipolar disorder or ADHD
    Bipolar disorder and ADHD share some symptoms, but their treatments are different. In this article, we discuss diagnosis and how to tell the two conditions apart.
    - 28 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?
    Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD.
    - 5 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered
    The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition.
    - 28 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • What to know about ADHD
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a set of behaviors that is common in children, leading to an inability to concentrate or sit still. It can also occur in adults. Read on to learn about the different specifiers for ADHD, treatments, and res…
    - 16 Nov 18, 7:00am -
  • Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
    While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
    - 11 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is Evekeo?
    Evekeo is an amphetamine-based medication that is used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and excess weight. Evekeo is the trade name as there is no generic amphetamine drug. It is a controlled substance, due to the risk of dependence and adverse effects. Fi…
    - 20 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • How does the Conners rating scale work?
    There are many criteria used for a diagnosis of ADHD. Symptoms and impact on daily life are measured in various ways. One way is by using the Conners rating scale. This diagnostic tool works by rating symptoms and providing a score, which determines…
    - 23 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • Is my ADHD medication working?
    Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here, learn how to tell whether ADHD medication is…
    - 23 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • How is ADHD rated?
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors tha…
    - 21 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
    ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person’s life, including their se…
    - 19 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?
    Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it…
    - 17 May 18, 6:00pm -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • How long is acid detectable in the body?
    Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 4:00am -
  • Can naltrexone help with multiple sclerosis (MS)?
    Low doses of naltrexone are a recent, popular treatment for MS symptoms. In this article, we look at the research, action, and side effects of naltrexone for MS.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • Causes of vivid dreams
    Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here.
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures
    A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats.
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 4:00pm -
  • How to lower uric acid levels naturally
    A uric acid buildup can sometimes lead to gout, which causes very painful symptoms. Learn about eight natural ways to lower uric acid levels in this article.
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 3:00am -
  • What happens when you mix azithromycin and alcohol?
    Azithromycin is a drug that has uses in treating bacterial infections. Mixing with alcohol may cause issues including nausea, headache, and dizziness or other problems. Learn more here.
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 7:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about beriberi
    Beriberi is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person has a severe thiamine deficiency. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms here.
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 19, 1:00am -
  • What are the best ways to stop overeating?
    Overeating can lead to obesity and other health problems over time. However, people can take simple steps to control their appetite and eat more healthfully. These steps include eating slowly, checking portion sizes, and reducing stress. Learn more h…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Ulcerative colitis: Does drinking alcohol make it worse?
    Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the digestive system. Alcohol may cause the condition to become worse. Learn more about the links between ulcerative colitis and alcohol here.
    - 33 days ago, 17 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about the GGT test
    The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here.
    - 33 days ago, 17 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • What foods reduce testosterone?
    Certain foods influence hormones. Soy products, dairy, and alcohol all reduce testosterone. Lifestyle changes can help a person maintain their hormone levels. Learn more about some of the foods that lower testosterone here.
    - 35 days ago, 16 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?
    Study uncovers a stress signaling cell mechanism through which damage to mitochondria can disrupt bone creation-resorption balance to promote osteoporosis.
    - 37 days ago, 13 May 19, 4:00pm -
  • Global alcohol intake has increased by 70%, study warns
    A large new study shows that global alcohol intake increased sharply between 1990 and 2017. This pattern is set to continue up to 2030, the authors warn.
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 19, 3:00pm -
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking prednisone?
    Whether a person can drink alcohol while taking prednisone depends on a range of factors, including the length of the treatment, the dosage, and how much alcohol they drink. Learn more here.
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 19, 7:00pm -
  • What is liver fibrosis?
    Liver fibrosis occurs when chronic injury or inflammation causes a buildup of scar tissue. This interferes with the liver’s ability to function and regenerate. In this article, we look at how liver fibrosis develops and when treatment can reve…
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Marijuana users less likely to be overweight, obese
    New research examines the link between body mass index and cannabis use. The findings may seem counterintuitive, given that marijuana increases appetite.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about hair follicle drug tests
    Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here.
    - 57 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?
    Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here.
    - 57 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?
    Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms
    New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.
    - 66 days ago, 14 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction
    The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
    - 68 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 10:00am -
  • How marijuana affects the body
    Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here.
    - 68 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 4:00am -
  • Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety
    Scientists have compared the brains of people with alcohol use disorder with those of people without the disorder. They also studied rodents.
    - 73 days ago, 7 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • 'Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk'
    A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke.
    - 75 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • The 'burden of disease' in those who recover from addiction
    A recent investigation into health conditions that develop in people recovering from addiction reveals that more than one-third have a chronic disease.
    - 80 days ago, 31 Mar 19, 10:00am -

Alzheimers

Anxiety / Stress

  • What to know about stress-induced asthma
    Stress can make a person more susceptible to asthma triggers. In this article, we look at the link between stress and asthma. We also discuss ways to reduce stress.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments
    Night owls often face various health risks due to the misalignment between their body clocks and regular work schedules. A few easy adjustments could help.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • Causes of vivid dreams
    Some common causes of vivid dreams include sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, and substance use. Practicing good sleep hygiene may help prevent them. Learn more about the causes of vivid dreams here.
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • How a diabetes drug may reduce anxiety symptoms
    New research in mice shows how metformin, a common drug used to treat diabetes and prediabetes, can also help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety.
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • Why sleep is essential for health
    Sleep is important for energy, avoiding weight gain, lowering the risk of heart disease, and reducing stress. Learn more about the importance of getting a good night’s rest here.
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • Letter from the Editor: Self-love
    May is Mental Health Month. In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of self-love for mental health and well-being.
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 3:00pm -
  • Why do I keep waking up at night?
    Waking up in the middle of the night is common. However, if it occurs often, it may signal the presence of an underlying condition. Sleep apnea, anxiety, and needing to urinate can all cause someone to wake up at night. Learn more about the possible…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • Through my eyes: High functioning autism
    'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:00am -
  • What are the best ways to stop overeating?
    Overeating can lead to obesity and other health problems over time. However, people can take simple steps to control their appetite and eat more healthfully. These steps include eating slowly, checking portion sizes, and reducing stress. Learn more h…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?
    A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit.
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Anxiety: 11 of 21 studies say regulating gut bacteria may help
    A new review evaluating the findings of 21 studies suggests that interventions regulating the intestinal flora could help reduce anxiety symptoms.
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:00am -
  • What can cause stomach pain and nausea?
    Stomach pain and nausea often occur together and can affect both adults and children. Although these symptoms usually resolve within a few days, they can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn more here.
    - 33 days ago, 17 May 19, 10:00pm -
  • Could gut bacteria explain the link between stress and autoimmune disease?
    A mouse study shows that persistent social stress alters gut bacteria in ways that raise the likelihood of immune system attacks on the body's own tissues.
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 19, 4:00pm -
  • Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?
    In this Spotlight feature, we explore the reasons behind procrastination, look at its effects on health, and ask whether procrastination has any benefits.
    - 47 days ago, 3 May 19, 4:00pm -
  • Does living alone increase mental health risk?
    A recent study concludes that living alone is strongly linked to poorer mental health. According to the analysis, the main driver seems to be loneliness.
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression
    New research from Sweden has found an intriguing link between anxiety, depression, and obesity among children and teenagers ages 6–17 years.
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 10:00am -
  • Can 'forest bathing' reduce stress levels?
    A recent review and meta-analysis sets out to uncover whether simply spending time in a forest can measurably reduce stress levels.
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Hair breakage: 10 causes and ways to repair
    Many factors can cause hair breakage, including hair styling methods, products, diet, and stress. This article looks at common causes and how to treat dry, brittle, or broken hair.
    - 56 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief
    Neuropathy refers to conditions that damage or otherwise affect the nerves. A common symptom is pain. Some research suggests that aromatherapy with certain essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Learn more here.
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Caffeine content of different types of coffee
    Coffee is probably the most popular source of caffeine. The caffeine content of a cup of coffee can vary considerably depending on the brewing method, the type of bean, and the quantity of coffee grounds that a person uses. Learn how much caffeine di…
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 4:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction
    The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
    - 68 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 10:00am -
  • Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy
    Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here.
    - 68 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Large study ties PTSD, acute stress to cardiovascular disease
    A large Swedish population study finds a robust link between stress-induced illness due to traumatic events and several types of cardiovascular disease.
    - 69 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 4:00pm -
  • How to stay healthy with a weak immune system
    People who have a weak immune system tend to get frequent, severe infections. Techniques and lifestyle changes that may help a person stay healthy include managing stress, getting enough sleep, and practicing proper hygiene. Learn more about how to s…
    - 70 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Can CBD help treat depression?
    Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. It is gaining popularity as a natural treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression. Learn more about CBD for depression here.
    - 79 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 12:00am -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • Rheumatoid factor: What to know
    Rheumatoid factor is an immune system protein. Doctors can measure its levels using a blood test to help diagnose autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we explain the test, normal rheumatoid factor ranges, and what the results…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:00am -
  • What to know about popping joints
    Joints may pop out of place for a variety of reasons, including injury. This popping is typically harmless in most cases. Certain conditions may make the feeling worse, however. Learn more about joint popping here.
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 5:00am -
  • What is systemic lupus erythematosus?
    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus. It is a chronic condition that can affect multiple tissues and organs. As a result, the symptoms of SLE vary widely. Although doctors do not know the cause, they can treat the condi…
    - 25 days ago, 25 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Ayurvedic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know
    Ayurvedic treatment comes from traditional Indian medicine. Some people believe that it can help treat inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about Ayurveda here.
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 19, 1:00am -
  • RA latex turbid test: What to know
    An RA latex turbid test looks for rheumatoid factor (RF) in the blood. High RF levels can indicate that a person has rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about this test and the results here.
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • Steroids for rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know
    Steroids are a type of drug that can reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system. They are often part of a treatment plan for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here.
    - 28 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis: What you need to know
    Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are both conditions that can affect the nervous system and cause joint pain and swelling. Learn about their similarities and differences here.
    - 30 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis
    A new study in mice pinpoints a key cellular mechanism that drives forms of rheumatoid arthritis. Targeting this mechanism could prevent this condition.
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 19, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about tumor necrosis factor
    Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links wit…
    - 79 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
    Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions.
    - 85 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans
    Arthritis mutilans most often occurs in people with psoriatic arthritis, though it is very rare today because of advances in medications for psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis mutilans can cause severe hand or foot abnormalities. In this article, we look…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. This can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental problems. In this article, we explore the symptoms and complications, and we discuss ways to relieve PsA jaw pain…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?
    Psoriatic arthritis can have many effects on the body. In this article, we look at how the condition can affect the feet, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and home remedies.
    - 93 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
    Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
    Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks.
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know
    People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weigh…
    - 100 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What is a TFCC tear?
    The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the wrist. Treatment options inc…
    - 25 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • The best home remedies for arthritis
    Many home remedies can help relieve arthritis symptoms, including yoga, massage, and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about these and other home remedies for arthritis here.
    - 14 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • Is my jaw broken or dislocated?
    Injuries to the jaw may cause a break, fracture, or dislocation. Other causes of dislocation include dental procedures or yawning. Treatment may include surgery. Learn more here.
    - 11 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis
    Millions of people live with fibromyalgia, a condition causing increased sensitivity to pain. However, a new study suggests many cases may be misdiagnosed.
    - 6 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?
    Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article.
    - 31 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee
    Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis of the knee.
    - 30 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about a stiff neck
    The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the caus…
    - 2 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of bone broth?
    Bone broth has a high vitamin and mineral content. The benefits of consuming bone broth include better joint protection, reduced inflammation, and better sleep. Learn more about the benefits of bone broth here.
    - 6 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • What is lupus?
    Lupus is a complex and potentially serious autoimmune condition. It has a variety of symptoms and can affect different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, but new scientific discoveries are making early diagnosis easier. Treatment can pro…
    - 16 Nov 18, 7:00am -

Autism

  • What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
    Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about executive function disorder
    Executive function is a broad set of mental skills that are important for achieving goals and interacting with others. People with executive function disorder may find it difficult to organize themselves, focus their attention, and control their emot…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice
    Voluntary exercise prompted the brain to prune surplus connections between nerve cells and reduced behavioral symptoms of ASD in a mouse model.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link
    New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors.
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Through my eyes: High functioning autism
    'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Levels of autism: Everything you need to know
    Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
    - 47 days ago, 3 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • What is the GAPS diet? A complete overview
    The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies around this dietary intervention.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism
    New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems.
    - 69 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 3:00pm -
  • MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk
    Studies have already shown that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism. A new study goes one step further and proves that at-risk children are safe, too.
    - 7 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about autism
    Autism is a set of psychological behaviors often characterized by an emphasis on routine and repetition, fixed behavioral patterns, and impaired social interaction. There are many levels of severity in autism, which is why doctors view it as a spectr…
    - 23 Nov 18, 7:00am -
  • What does autism look like in the brain?
    A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain.
    - 20 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • Autism: What is the link with zinc?
    Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
    - 12 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?
    Insufficiency in protein escorter ASTN2 causes receptors to accumulate on cell surfaces, disrupting communication between neurons, a new mouse study shows.
    - 25 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
    While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
    - 11 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • Pesticide may increase autism risk
    Levels of DDT, a once-common pesticide, in maternal blood have been linked with an increased risk of autism in the offspring in a new study.
    - 16 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • Reversing autism with a cancer drug
    Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.
    - 27 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Autism blood test: One step closer
    A novel blood test achieves 88 percent accuracy in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder. This advance could help to identify the condition earlier.
    - 25 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Can these hormones provide the key to autism, schizophrenia?
    The hormones oxytocin and vasopressin have been linked to pair-bonding, but can they help to improve impaired social behavior? A new study investigates.
    - 30 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
    ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It can often impact many areas of a person’s life, including their se…
    - 19 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Pupillary reflex may predict autism
    A new study examines the pupillary light reflex in infants and concludes that the amount of light the pupil lets in may be an accurate autism predictor.
    - 8 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise
    After conducting the largest study of its kind, the CDC may revise their estimates for autism prevalence. Is autism on the rise, or is diagnosis improving?
    - 28 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
    A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions.
    - 21 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • What are the early signs of ADHD?
    Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder present in many different ways. However, there are also many traits shared by people with ADHD. These can include irritability, lack of concentration, and fidgeting. This article helps you spot the…
    - 16 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior
    Romidepsin, a compound that is already approved for treating cancer, reversed social deficits in a mouse model of autism by restoring gene expression.
    - 13 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • How much of our empathy is down to genes?
    A new study investigates the genetic underpinnings of empathy and finds evidence that this emotional ability may, at least partly, be down to genes.
    - 12 Mar 18, 7:00am -

Back Pain

  • Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking
    Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture. However, persistent or recurring pain may be a sign of an underlying condition, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, or hyperlordosis.…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 4:00am -
  • What causes lower back and hip pain?
    In this article, we look at common causes of lower back and hip pain. We also discuss ways to relieve pain and when to see a doctor.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 12:00am -
  • What can cause lower back and leg pain?
    Lower back and leg pain can result from poor posture and overstraining the back muscles. However, persistent or recurring pain can be a sign of an underlying condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Learn more about the possible causes of lower…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • What can cause a tingling sensation on the back?
    A persistent or recurring tingling, or pins and needles, sensation in the back can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Causes can include infections, injuries, spinal problems, fibromyalgia, and vascular malformations. Learn more here.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 12:00am -
  • What can cause lower back pain?
    Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina sy…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 2:00am -
  • What can cause lower back and testicle pain?
    Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doc…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Exercises for easing and preventing upper back pain
    Poor posture or tense or tired muscles can often lead to upper back pain or discomfort. Gently stretching the back and shoulders can help both relieve and prevent upper back pain. Here, we describe nine exercises for upper back pain.
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • What types of massage are there?
    There are several types of massage, such as hot stone, deep tissue, and sports massages. Benefits include relief from muscle aches and relaxation. Learn more about the different types of massages here.
    - 26 days ago, 25 May 19, 12:00am -
  • What causes back pain on the lower right side?
    Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes ba…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust
    In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman discusses the importance of having access to online health information you can trust.
    - 51 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 3:00pm -
  • How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain
    It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.
    - 65 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • What can cause morning back pain?
    Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease. Learn mor…
    - 67 days ago, 13 Apr 19, 2:00am -
  • Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy
    During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise, massage, and other methods.
    - 85 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
    Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • What to know about lower right back pain
    The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here.
    - 99 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 8:00pm -
  • Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness
    Shoulder stretches can relieve tension and tightness in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. In this article, we discuss how to perform 10 shoulder stretches, their benefits, and how to prevent shoulder tightness.
    - 8 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • What are synovial cysts?
    Synovial cysts are fluid-filled lumps that typically develop on the lower spine. They are generally harmless and often do not cause symptoms. However, people who experience pain or other problems may require treatment. Learn more about synovial cysts…
    - 5 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What can cause back pain while breathing?
    Back pain when breathing can indicate an underlying health condition, such as infection, inflammation, or spinal curvature. The symptom can also signal a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Learn more here.
    - 26 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • What to know about back pain in pregnancy
    Back pain affects around two-thirds of women during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the causes of back pain in the first, second, and third trimester, and ways to relieve the pain.
    - 25 Feb 19, 11:00pm -
  • What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?
    Back pain and shortness of breath may be a sign of many potential conditions. These may be mild or severe. Treatment depends on the underlying condition.
    - 5 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT
    A new analysis compares the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy with those of mindfulness-based stress reduction for relieving chronic pain.
    - 1 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • How to tell if contractions are real
    Braxton-Hicks contractions prepare the body for labor, but they are not real contractions. Real contractions are consistent and increasingly frequent. Learn more here.
    - 30 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Safe exercises for a herniated disk
    Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises to avoid.
    - 28 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What is the trapezius muscle?
    The trapezius is a muscle in the upper back that helps the neck, shoulders, and arms move. Learn more about its functions and the causes and treatment of trapezius pain.
    - 22 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • What is the impact of back pain over time?
    Back pain affects most of the world's population. What is its impact over time, and what might this suggest about the best treatment approach?
    - 14 Jan 19, 2:00pm -

Bipolar News

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

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • Is white meat really more healthful than red meat?
    A new randomized controlled trial compares the effects of both red and white meat on blood cholesterol levels. The study also looks at saturated fats.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 7:00am -
  • Early-onset Alzheimer's: Is 'bad cholesterol' a factor?
    A new study connects high blood levels of 'bad' cholesterol with the presence of early-onset Alzheimer's. The link, the authors suggest, could be causal.
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 3:00pm -
  • How many calories do you burn by walking?
    The number of calories the body burns while a person is walking varies according to their sex, body size, and how fast they are walking. Learn more about how many calories people burn when they are walking here.
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 7:00am -
  • What is the most healthful oil for frying?
    How healthful an oil is for frying depends on when it breaks down and how long a person heats it for. Some of the more healthful oils include olive oil, avocado oil, and canola oil. Learn more about the best oils for deep frying, shallow frying, and…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 2:00am -
  • What to know about fish roe
    Tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar are types of fish roe, or the eggs of a fish. They are all similar but have some nutritional differences. They can all form part of a healthful diet. Learn more about tobiko, masago, ikura, and caviar here.
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 4:00am -
  • Natural ways to lower cholesterol
    High cholesterol levels can increase a person’s risk of heart disease. Natural ways to lower cholesterol include replacing trans fats and saturated fats with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, eating more soluble fiber, and exercising r…
    - 43 days ago, 7 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • What is the best time to take statins and why?
    Some cholesterol-lowering drugs work best when a person takes them in the evening, while others are equally effective in the morning. Learn more about different statins, including the best time of day to take them.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?
    Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here.
    - 63 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • Low levels of 'bad cholesterol' may actually increase stroke risk
    Recent findings suggest that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol — or 'bad cholesterol' — have a heightened bleeding stroke risk.
    - 67 days ago, 13 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Health benefits of olive leaf extract
    Research is beginning to show that olive leaf extract may have several potential health benefits. These include lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and reducing the risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Learn more here.
    - 76 days ago, 4 Apr 19, 7:00pm -
  • Are air fryers healthy?
    Air fryers use hot air to fry foods. Sources claim that they are a healthful alternative to other cooking methods, but others raise concerns about toxicity and cancer risks. In this article, we take a close look at the research behind the health bene…
    - 78 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 4:00am -
  • Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease
    Pooled data on 29,615 people spanning up to 31 years ties higher egg or cholesterol consumption to raised risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
    - 93 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • Are black walnuts good for you?
    Black walnuts have potential health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of black walnuts here.
    - 5 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity
    In a new study of mice, researchers found the mechanism through which flaxseed-derived fiber can improve health and, more specifically, prevent obesity.
    - 5 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Is fenugreek good for you?
    Fenugreek is an herb with many potential health benefits, including improving cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also cause some unwanted effects. Learn more about fenugreek here.
    - 31 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • What are the benefits of oatmeal?
    Oatmeal is a popular breakfast food because it is high in protein and dietary fiber. In this article, learn about the benefits of oatmeal and how to make it.
    - 14 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful
    Is it actually a good idea for people with diabetes to fast before having a blood cholesterol test? A new study suggests this may do more harm than good.
    - 7 Dec 18, 10:00am -
  • What are the best substitutes for heavy cream?
    People use heavy cream to add thickness and creaminess to dishes or to create whipped cream for desserts. Here, we look at the best substitutes for heavy cream, including dairy, vegan, healthful, and savory options.
    - 28 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • Health benefits of coconut milk
    Coconut milk is made from the flesh of coconuts. It may support weight loss, heart health, and the immune system. Here, we discuss the benefits and nutritional contents of coconut milk, and some other factors to consider.
    - 20 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?
    Learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, such as improved skin and cholesterol, decreased inflammation, and a reduced risk of diabetes. We also cover the potential risks of flaxseed oil, as well as how to use it.
    - 20 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • 9 healthful substitutes for butter
    There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here.
    - 15 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • What are the best fish to eat for health?
    Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. Larger fish may contain mercury so people should consume them in moderation…
    - 12 Nov 18, 7:00pm -
  • Can cottonseed oil help lower your 'bad' cholesterol?
    A recent study takes a look at how adding cottonseed oil to a high-fat diet impacts a person's levels of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol, among other factors.
    - 2 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Should you fast before a cholesterol test?
    Fasting before taking a cholesterol test used to be standard practice. Now, some doctors recommend that people do not fast before taking the test. Here, learn more about when people should fast before a cholesterol test, how long to fast for, and wha…
    - 25 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil
    A network meta-analysis of 55 studies suggests that safflower, rape, sunflower, and other seed oils are the best vegetable oils for improving cholesterol.
    - 11 Oct 18, 4:00pm -

Chron's / IBD News

  • Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice
    New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators.
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about folate deficiency
    Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here.
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment
    Predicting the severity of an individual case of IBD may help guide treatment. A new study outlines a blood-based test that can predict IBD's course.
    - 40 days ago, 10 May 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about abdominal tenderness
    Causes of abdominal tenderness include a variety of gastrointestinal issues, injuries to the area, and organ-related conditions. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Learn more about abdominal tenderness here.
    - 42 days ago, 8 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Why does my stool smell foul?
    Foul-smelling stool can have a variety of causes, from milk allergies to chronic pancreatitis. This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.
    - 69 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • Researchers explore 'completely novel, nontoxic' IBD treatment
    Researchers identify a new method that could allow them to treat and even prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease, among other conditions.
    - 77 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • What to know about tumor necrosis factor
    Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links wit…
    - 79 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
    Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions.
    - 85 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?
    Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks.
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:00am -
  • IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
    Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation.
    - 99 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut
    Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms.
    - 6 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
    Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the difference…
    - 5 Mar 19, 6:00pm -
  • Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
    Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more…
    - 20 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to expect during a bowel resection
    A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as…
    - 28 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all
    New research suggests that fecal transplants from 'super donors' could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's.
    - 22 Jan 19, 7:00am -
  • Crohn's disease and joint pain
    Crohn’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here.
    - 21 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated
    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can vary in severity. If people leave it untreated, symptoms can gradually get worse and may become more difficult to treat in the future. Treatment also reduces the risk of serious complicatio…
    - 18 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A 'keeps the peace'
    New research illuminates the vital role that moderate levels of vitamin A have in preventing the immune system from attacking the bacteria in our guts.
    - 3 Jan 19, 10:00am -
  • Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn's?
    When traditional treatments for Crohn's disease are unsuccessful, a doctor may prescribe chemotherapy. Learn about whether chemo is safe, the different types available, and whether there are any side effects here.
    - 20 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold
    According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.
    - 14 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation
    New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.
    - 13 Dec 18, 10:00am -
  • Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?
    In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. However, more research is n…
    - 10 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • Crohn's disease and pregnancy
    Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here.
    - 10 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • What is the difference between IBS and IBD?
    Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause similar symptoms to IBD. However, IBD and IBS are two different conditions with different cau…
    - 22 Nov 18, 9:00pm -
  • Best foods for a Crohn's disease flare-up
    In a person with Crohn's disease, a flare-up can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. Eating the right foods during a flare-up can help ease symptoms and speed recovery. Learn more here.
    - 6 Nov 18, 3:00pm -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • How to get back on track after binge eating
    Many people overeat occasionally, but there are a number of different ways to get back on track. In this article, learn about what to do after binge eating to return to a healthful routine.
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 2:00am -
  • What causes a loss of appetite?
    Loss of appetite can have many causes, including short-term infections, psychological or mental health conditions, cancers, and certain medications. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of appetite loss, along with treatments and home…
    - 17 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • Is compulsive eating before a period normal?
    In the days before a period, it is common to eat compulsively. Some tips and strategies can help prevent these cravings. Learn more here.
    - 11 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
    Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatme…
    - 23 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet
    A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.
    - 25 Jun 18, 4:00pm -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions
    My name is Amy Hoey, and I have several autoimmune conditions. This is the story of my long and frustrating journey pursuing diagnoses.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 3:00pm -
  • What causes penis skin to peel?
    Many factors can cause the skin on the penis to peel, including chafing, allergic reactions, skin conditions, and infections. Learn about the causes of penis skin peeling and how to treat it here.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Can acupuncture help with psoriasis?
    Many researchers have looked at the effects of acupuncture on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we look at how acupuncture can help, what the research says, and how to get acupuncture for psoriasis.
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 5:00pm -
  • Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?
    Researchers have now established that greater body weight increases a person's psoriasis risk. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain unknown.
    - 49 days ago, 1 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Psoriasis on black skin: What to know
    Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes itchy, inflamed, and scaly patches. It can be more challenging to diagnose on black skin. Learn more about psoriasis on black skin in this article.
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Dry skin around the mouth: Causes and remedies
    The skin around the mouth may become dry because of allergies, skin conditions, or irritants, including certain products. Learn more about the causes and treatments of dry skin around the mouth here.
    - 53 days ago, 27 Apr 19, 2:00am -
  • Is an itchy scalp linked with hair loss?
    An itchy scalp links to hair loss in several different ways. In this article, we look at the causes of each of these issues, the links between them, and possible treatments and home remedies.
    - 55 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 2:00am -
  • Dry nipples: Causes and treatment
    The nipples are a sensitive area of the body. Many factors can cause nipple dryness, including chafing, eczema, and Paget’s disease of the breast. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for dry nipples, as well as whe…
    - 70 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 1:00am -
  • Top 6 remedies for dry skin on the face
    The skin on the face is sensitive, so it can often become dry. In this article, we look at the causes of dry skin on the face and discuss gentle treatments and home remedies to relieve and prevent skin dryness.
    - 70 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 5:00pm -
  • Best remedies for dry skin on the feet
    Dry, scaly, or cracked skin on the feet is common. People can relieve dry skin using exfoliators, moisturizers, and foot soaks. In this article, we look at the causes of dry skin on the feet and discuss five home remedies to remove and soften dry, de…
    - 72 days ago, 9 Apr 19, 12:00am -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans
    Arthritis mutilans most often occurs in people with psoriatic arthritis, though it is very rare today because of advances in medications for psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis mutilans can cause severe hand or foot abnormalities. In this article, we look…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. This can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental problems. In this article, we explore the symptoms and complications, and we discuss ways to relieve PsA jaw pain…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?
    Psoriatic arthritis can have many effects on the body. In this article, we look at how the condition can affect the feet, including symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and home remedies.
    - 93 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • What to know about psoriatic spondylitis
    Psoriatic spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the spine. It can develop anywhere between the lower back and the neck. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of psoriatic spondylitis.
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
    - 99 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 11:00pm -
  • Top 10 cold weather tips for psoriatic arthritis
    In many people with psoriatic arthritis, cold weather can cause symptoms to flare. In this article, we discuss ways to manage psoriatic arthritis in cold weather, both in the short and long term.
    - 100 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 9:00pm -
  • Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know
    People who are overweight are more likely to get psoriatic arthritis, and this condition can make it difficult for people to exercise. In this article, we look at the link between psoriatic arthritis and weight gain, including safe ways to lose weigh…
    - 100 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about winter rash
    A winter rash is when the skin becomes dry, cracked, and painful during the winter. It usually results from cold, dry conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of winter rash.
    - 22 Feb 19, 10:00pm -
  • ¿Qué son estas manchas blancas en mi piel?
    Las manchas blancas en la piel generalmente surgen cuando las proteínas cutáneas o las células muertas quedan atrapadas debajo de la superficie de la piel.
    - 20 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis
    New research finds that a psoriasis treatment that suppresses the immune system can improve the cardiovascular health of those living with psoriasis.
    - 6 Feb 19, 7:00am -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?
    Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article.
    - 31 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee
    Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and treat psoriatic arthritis of the knee.
    - 30 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • Which herbs can help with psoriasis?
    Herbs have a long history in the treatment of skin conditions. Recent review studies suggest that certain herbs can help with the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness and side effects of herbs and other plant treatment…
    - 24 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • Which skin conditions can mimic psoriasis?
    Several skin conditions can have similar symptoms to psoriasis, and this can lead to a misdiagnosis. Learn about other conditions that look like psoriasis, and tips for getting the right diagnosis, here.
    - 18 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • How are psoriasis and HIV related?
    Doctors estimate that 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV also have psoriasis. In this article, we explore the link between the two, and how the treatments for HIV and psoriasis might interact.
    - 17 Jan 19, 9:00pm -

Epilepsy News

  • Innovative brain implant could improve Parkinson's treatment
    A novel device able to both record and modulate electrical impulses in the brain may improve treatments for Parkinson's disease and related conditions.
    - 2 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives
    An innovative piece of wearable tech could reduce the risk of death from nighttime seizures for individuals with therapy-resistant epilepsy.
    - 25 Dec 18, 10:00am -
  • What are the side effects of gabapentin?
    Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant medication that doctors often prescribe to prevent seizures in people with epilepsy. It is generally safe but can cause some side effects, including trembling and hoarseness. Here, learn more about the common, long-ter…
    - 21 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • Gabapentin: What to know
    Doctors prescribe gabapentin to treat epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and some types of nerve pain. Learn more about the uses and potential side effects here.
    - 14 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • What to know about focal (partial) seizures
    Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen when a seizure affects only one part of the brain. Focal seizures differ from generalized seizures, which affect the whole brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. In this article, we discus…
    - 9 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain
    Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how.
    - 15 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
    New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field.
    - 11 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
    Scientists are studying a specific peptide found in spider venom. They hope it will lead to an effective treatment for a rare and serious form of epilepsy.
    - 8 Aug 18, 7:00am -
  • Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first
    Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever cannabis-based drug for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy.
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • Foaming or frothing at the mouth: What to know
    The conditions known to cause foaming at the mouth are all medical emergencies. They include rabies, seizures, and drug overdoses. In this article, learn what to do if someone starts foaming at the mouth. We also look at treatment options and how to…
    - 10 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
    Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death.
    - 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • What are simple partial seizures?
    Simple partial seizures are a form of seizure where a person does not lose consciousness. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here.
    - 23 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What to know about complex partial seizures
    A look at complex partial seizures, a form of seizure that occurs in just one part of the brain. Included is what to do if someone has a seizure.
    - 11 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is Todd's paralysis?
    Learn all about Todd’s paralysis or when it becomes impossible to move part or all of the body after a seizure. We look at the management options.
    - 17 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
    Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects.
    - 7 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
    Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement,may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy.
    - 16 Oct 17, 3:00pm -
  • Severe epilepsy and circadian rhythm protein linked
    New research shows that a protein involved in circadian rhythms, called CLOCK, plays a role in severe cases of epilepsy that do not respond to treatment.
    - 12 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says
    High-potency natural and synthetic cannabinoids were found to trigger seizures in mice, say researchers, with the latter posing the strongest effects.
    - 25 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • The 10 best epilepsy apps
    Epilepsy apps can help you to manage the condition through logging seizures and symptoms and analyzing triggers and trends. We have selected the best apps.
    - 15 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • What should you do if a friend has a seizure?
    Seizures are more common events than we may think. But do we know how to recognize them, and what to do if we witness one? Read on for some first aid tips.
    - 8 Sep 17, 3:00pm -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • What to know about optic neuritis and MS
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) can damage the optic nerve and cause optic neuritis. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of optic neuritis in MS.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • How does MS affect the eyes?
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect a person's vision due to its effects on the nerve cells. In this article, we look at why MS affects the eyes and discuss eye-related symptoms and treatment options.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • What causes pupils of different sizes?
    The medical term for pupils of different sizes is anisocoria. Find out about the possible causes of anisocoria here, as well as when to seek emergency treatment.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • What can cause a sore eyelid?
    Causes of sore eyelids can include styes, chalazia, injuries, infections, and problems with contact lenses. Although sore eyelids often get better on their own, a person should see a doctor if they experience vision problems or their symptoms are sev…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss
    Researchers look at what happens in the brains of people with vision loss to understand what allows them to hear better than their fully sighted peers.
    - 55 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 7:00am -
  • Signs and symptoms of MS in women
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women.
    - 69 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 1:00am -
  • Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?
    A new method for reshaping cartilage would be quicker, easier, and much less invasive than current procedures. Moreover, it could have many applications.
    - 77 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • Plant compound could fight eye cancer
    A toxin present in the coralberry plant can stop the division of cancer cells, a new study has found. The findings may lead to enhanced treatment.
    - 83 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 2:00pm -
  • Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision
    Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments.
    - 87 days ago, 24 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • What causes a red spot on the eye?
    A red spot on the eye is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage that will heal over time without treatment. It can also be due to diabetes complications. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:00am -
  • What causes blurred vision and a headache?
    Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article.
    - 92 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning
    One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia.
    - 93 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:00am -
  • How to improve and protect eyesight without glasses
    There are many natural ways a person can help protect and improve their eyesight without the need for corrective glasses. This can include simple things such as washing hands, quitting smoking, getting enough vitamins, and protecting the eyes. Learn…
    - 6 Mar 19, 5:00pm -
  • Single injection gives mammals night vision
    By injecting nanoparticles into mice, researchers have found a way to give mammals night vision. The implications are far-reaching.
    - 4 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • How to treat eye discharge in newborns
    Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an…
    - 27 Feb 19, 10:00pm -
  • Which foods are rich in vitamin A?
    Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in a range of bodily processes, such as immune function and vision. Here, we discuss 14 of the best food sources of vitamin A.
    - 19 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • How to treat pinkeye at home
    Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. People can relieve irritation, itchiness, and discomfort at home, using various natural remedies. In this article, we discuss five possible home remedies for pinkeye.
    - 19 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • What is orbital cellulitis?
    Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications if a person does not get treatmen…
    - 14 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • Treating a chalazion at home
    A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here.
    - 17 Jan 19, 7:00am -
  • Do I have night blindness?
    Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here.
    - 14 Dec 18, 7:00pm -
  • Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks
    Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body's internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health.
    - 29 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • How to make saline solution
    Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely.
    - 29 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • 3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween
    Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments.
    - 31 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • How do you treat a droopy eyelid?
    Ptosis refers to a droopy eyelid, where the upper eye area lowers downward. Causes include genetics, eye surgery, and excessive rubbing. Treatment can involve surgery, but usually for cosmetic reasons only. Prevention is harder due to genes playing a…
    - 18 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is this white spot on my eyeball?
    A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more abou…
    - 12 Oct 18, 3:00pm -