ADHD

  • Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
    New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about skin picking
    Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 4:00am -
  • What are the differences between Strattera and Vyvanse?
    Strattera and Vyvanse are ADHD medications. This article discusses their effects, risks, how to take them, and how to choose between the two.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 12:00am -
  • ADHD supplements: Are they effective?
    Research suggests that certain supplements, including melatonin, zinc, and vitamin D, may help treat some of the symptoms of ADHD. Learn more here.
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What can trigger ADHD?
    Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here.
    - 25 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 11:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
    Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.
    - 31 days ago, 20 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
    Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 6:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
    Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here.
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Does ADHD affect IQ?
    There is no correlation between ADHD and intelligence or IQ. However, some people with ADHD may have symptoms that allow them to intensely focus on tasks they enjoy, while others may have symptoms that prevent them from focusing at all. Learn more ab…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD
    Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmful or unpleasant side effects. Learn more about gu…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • Can you overdose on Adderall?
    Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do here.
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, as well as how to manage it, here.
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about the Concerta crash
    Concerta is a stimulant medication that helps treat the symptoms of ADHD. As the drug leaves the body, a person may experience fatigue or depression. People call this the ‘Concerta crash.’ Learn about causes and prevention here.
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Everything you need to know about Concerta
    Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the bod…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What is the difference between Concerta and Ritalin?
    Concerta and Ritalin are both prescription drugs containing the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Learn about the differences between them here.
    - 47 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 4:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about Adderall
    In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more.
    - 47 days ago, 3 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
    A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here.
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about ADHD misdiagnosis
    The symptoms of ADHD tend to resemble those of other conditions, which may result in a misdiagnosis. Some characteristics of ADHD may also be symptoms of other conditions. Learn more about why a doctor might misdiagnose ADHD here.
    - 52 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • CBD oil for ADHD: Does it work?
    CBD oil is a popular alternative remedy for a variety of medical conditions. In this article, learn about whether it can help treat ADHD and whether it is safe for children to use.
    - 52 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Is ADHD genetic? Everything you need to know
    In this article, learn about the latest research on genetics and ADHD, which includes studies looking at whether the children of parents with ADHD are more likely to develop the same condition.
    - 52 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
    Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hyper…
    - 53 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 62 days 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 66 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…
    - 74 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 7:00pm -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • What does semen taste like, and can it change?
    Semen typically has a bitter or slightly salty taste, though this may vary from person to person. Various fluids in the semen give it its taste. Learn more here.
    - 7 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
    New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about the link between diet and cancer
    A person’s diet may affect their risk of developing cancer in several ways. Some diets may also help prevent cancer, or help a person recover. Learn more here.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 4:00am -
  • What to do about steroid acne
    The use of steroids can lead to steroid acne. Treatment options include topical creams and ointments. Prevention usually focuses on avoiding steroids or taking preventive measures. Learn more here.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • What to know about pathological liars
    A pathological liar is someone who tells compulsive lies that do not have a clear motive or benefit. Learn more about the possible causes and how to cope with this behavior in others.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?
    Canada-based scientists have finally discovered how the cannabis plant produces molecules that may relieve pain without the risk of addiction.
    - 15 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Is this red wine compound the future of depression treatment?
    Resveratrol, a compound that occurs in red wine, appears to relieve anxiety and depression symptoms in mice. A recent study delves into the details.
    - 17 days ago, 3 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Binge drinking affects 1 in 10 older adults in the US
    New research finds that binge drinking affects 10.6% of U.S. older adults. Men and cannabis users are among those most likely to engage in binge drinking.
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 4:00pm -
  • FDA warn company about illegally marketing CBD products
    FDA have issued a letter to Curaleaf, warning the company about misleading the public with 'unsubstantiated claims' concerning the benefits of CBD.
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about nitrous oxide
    Effects of nitrous oxide include a feeling of euphoria that quickly fades. There may be some shorter and longer term side effects. Learn more here.
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 6:00am -
  • Is marijuana a depressant? What to know
    Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects.
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 2:00am -
  • Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety
    Comparing the effects of sedatives with those of soothing music in people with preoperative anxiety suggests that the latter could replace the former.
    - 23 days ago, 28 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • A comparison of CBD and THC
    CBD is a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana that has uses in treating several conditions. THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana and has other uses. Learn more here.
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • Elevated liver enzymes: Everything you need to know
    A person may have elevated liver enzymes if they have a condition that damages the liver. Learn about the possible causes of elevated liver enzymes and their symptoms and treatment options here.
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jul 19, 2:00am -
  • What to know about waking up with anxiety
    A person may wake up with anxiety due to an underlying psychological condition, a chronic health issue, or a more temporary cause. Counseling and coping strategies can often help improve symptoms. Learn more about waking up with anxiety here.
    - 31 days ago, 20 Jul 19, 4:00am -
  • What to know about alcohol bloating
    Alcohol can lead to bloating by causing inflammation and discomfort in the stomach. It can also cause weight gain, which can give the appearance of bloating. Learn more about alcohol bloating and how to get rid of it here.
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?
    Researchers have found a cannabis-based replacement therapy that effectively treats cannabis dependence, a new clinical trial suggests.
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?
    What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • 'Simply seeing green spaces' may help reduce cravings
    Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco.
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 3:00pm -
  • Ways to stop masturbating
    Masturbation is normal and healthy. However, it may be a problem if it impacts other areas of a person’s life. Tips to stop masturbating include avoiding pornography and getting lots of exercise. Learn more here.
    - 38 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • This herbal supplement 'poses a public health threat'
    Kratom is a plant-derived supplement. Over recent years, it has grown increasingly common in the United States. A recent report assesses its safety.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • How does alcohol affect rheumatoid arthritis?
    Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is generally safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it may even offer some benefits. However, alcohol can interfere with some RA medications, and heavy drinking can lead to health problems. We take a…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Beating addiction: Why our brains may struggle to ignore alcohol, food cues
    A first-of-its-kind experiment shows that ignoring addiction-related cues is something that we can control by exercising executive brain functions.
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • Giving up alcohol may significantly boost mental health
    New research from Hong Kong shows that quitting alcohol use could boost mental health, especially among females who are moderate drinkers.
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • Does drinking alcohol in older age prolong life?
    New research presents the results of a 16-year follow-up to 'one of the largest and most rigorous' studies on the link between alcohol use and mortality.
    - 44 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 7:00am -

Alzheimers

Anxiety / Stress

  • False missile alert may have 'benefited' people with anxiety
    A surprising new study finds that the false alarm of a missile strike issued a year ago in Hawaii benefited people with high day-to-day anxiety.
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety
    Comparing the effects of sedatives with those of soothing music in people with preoperative anxiety suggests that the latter could replace the former.
    - 23 days ago, 28 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • Top 10 evidence based supplements for anxiety
    Previous research has shown that some natural supplements — including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and herbal remedies such as valerian and chamomile — can help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. We explore the evidence for these supple…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • What to know about waking up with anxiety
    A person may wake up with anxiety due to an underlying psychological condition, a chronic health issue, or a more temporary cause. Counseling and coping strategies can often help improve symptoms. Learn more about waking up with anxiety here.
    - 31 days ago, 20 Jul 19, 4:00am -
  • What can cause a tingling sensation on the scalp?
    A tingling sensation on the scalp, called paresthesia, can arise for many reasons, including nerve issues, anxiety, infections, hair loss, and skin irritation. Not all types of paresthesia are unpleasant. Learn more here.
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • More evidence that pets benefit mental health
    New research examines the fluctuations in levels of the stress hormone cortisol both before and after interacting with dogs and cats.
    - 32 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?
    Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them.
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • What can cause abdominal pain and constipation?
    Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn more here.
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know
    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effectiv…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to do if you feel people hate you
    Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here.
    - 40 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • Osteoporosis: Does poor social life impact bone health?
    New research suggests that we should pay more attention to a surprising link: that between poor social bonds and the presence of bone loss in older women.
    - 40 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • What happens in the brain when we are bored?
    What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about sertraline
    Sertraline, which goes by the brand name Zoloft, is a common antidepressant. This article provides an overview of sertraline, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and interactions.
    - 48 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What is survivor's guilt?
    When a person survives a traumatic event that other people did not, they may experience feelings of guilt. Survivor's guilt is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tips for coping with survivor's guilt include connecting with ot…
    - 53 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • Potential causes of cold fingers
    Possible causes of cold fingers include anemia, medication side effects, and psychological conditions, such as stress. Treating the underlying cause can often resolve this symptom. Learn more here.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 11:00pm -
  • What causes irritability?
    Many factors can cause irritability, including life stress, depression, a lack of sleep, and premenstrual syndrome. In this article, we look at the possible causes of irritability and tips for managing it.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • What causes shortness of breath when lying down?
    Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options.
    - 56 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 63 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.
    - 70 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.
    - 75 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 8:00pm -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • 10 healthful turmeric recipes for arthritis
    Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice. Research suggests turmeric and other anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve arthritis symptoms. This article looks at 10 ways to use turmeric in tasty, healthful recipes.
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication
    Medications can relieve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, slow disease progression, and reduce or prevent joint damage. We explore the current treatments and medication advances here.
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • How to strengthen your knee
    People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here.
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
    Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions.
    - 32 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 2:00am -
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know
    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here.
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about inflammatory rheumatism
    Conditions that involve inflammation in the joints are known as inflammatory rheumatism. This article looks at the types, symptoms, and treatments of inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • How can rheumatoid arthritis affect the jaw?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the jaw joint, causing tenderness and swelling. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for RA in the jaw.
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • How does alcohol affect rheumatoid arthritis?
    Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is generally safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it may even offer some benefits. However, alcohol can interfere with some RA medications, and heavy drinking can lead to health problems. We take a…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Can minocycline help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
    Minocycline is an antibiotic that can reduce inflammation. Minocycline can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but newer treatments are more common options. Learn about minocycline and other treatments for RA here.
    - 40 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • What to know about cyclosporine
    Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that works to suppress the immune system. It can help treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. This article looks at its uses, dosage, side effects, and risks.
    - 55 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 2:00am -
  • What to know about Xeljanz
    Xeljanz is a prescription medication that treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. This article provides an overview of its uses, how it works, and side effect warnings.
    - 55 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 8:00pm -
  • Is chemotherapy effective for rheumatoid arthritis?
    Chemotherapy drugs, such as methotrexate, are one of the first-line treatments for people with rheumatoid arthritis. These drugs can help relieve symptoms and prevent further joint damage. However, they can cause a number of side effects, and doctors…
    - 60 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 7:00pm -
  • Can people die from rheumatoid arthritis?
    A person cannot die directly as a result of rheumatoid arthritis, but the condition can lead to life-threatening health complications. Learn about the factors involved and methods of preventing complications here.
    - 61 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 62 days 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.
    - 81 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…
    - 87 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.
    - 88 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.
    - 88 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.
    - 89 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.
    - 91 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.
    - 95 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 20 Mar 19, 6:00am -

Autism

  • What to know about skin picking
    Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 4:00am -
  • What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old?
    Parents and caregivers often notice the signs of autism, or autism spectrum disorder, when a child is still very young. Learn about the possible signs of autism in a 3-year-old here.
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Researchers devise a more 'child-friendly' test for autism
    In a new study, researchers have come up with what they say is a less stressful method of diagnosing autism in children: tracking their gaze.
    - 40 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • How a unique gene mutation may drive autism
    Working with animal models and analyzing human genetic information, researchers discover how one gene may be key to the development of autism.
    - 46 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 3:00pm -
  • What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
    A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here.
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about autism in girls
    The symptoms of autism in girls are mostly the same as they are in boys, though autistic girls may exhibit certain behaviors less often than autistic boys. Because autism is more common among boys, doctors may be more likely to miss a diagnosis in gi…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 10:00pm -
  • Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?
    A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD.
    - 56 days ago, 24 Jun 19, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 74 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.
    - 74 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.
    - 81 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.
    - 88 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

Back Pain

  • What causes pain in the lower left back?
    Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Exercises and tips for better posture
    Many exercises can help improve posture, including bridges, planks, and other yoga poses. In this article, we look at healthy posture when standing, sitting, and lying down. We also explore exercises and tips for maintaining good posture.
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What causes a hot back?
    Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here.
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • Back pain when bending: What to know
    Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips, and how to prevent it.
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • What causes lower back pain when coughing?
    For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a doctor.
    - 40 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
    Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 5:00pm -
  • What can cause both lower back pain and diarrhea?
    Lower back pain and diarrhea are common and tend to be unrelated. However, a number of conditions can cause both symptoms. Examples include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney infections, and diverticulosis. Learn more here.
    - 45 days ago, 6 Jul 19, 2:00am -
  • Are lower back pain and constipation related?
    Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated conditions. Learn more about these co…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • 11 ways to treat back pain without surgery
    Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and exercises.
    - 52 days ago, 29 Jun 19, 4:00am -
  • Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking
    Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture. However, persistent or recurring pain may be a sign of an underlying condition, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, or hyperlordosis.…
    - 70 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.
    - 70 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…
    - 70 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.
    - 74 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…
    - 76 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…
    - 76 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.
    - 76 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.
    - 87 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…
    - 89 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 12 Mar 19, 8:00pm -

Bipolar News

  • Bipolar: Experts urge better initial care
    Specialists reveal that people with bipolar disorder have to wait for a long time for a diagnosis, and that they fail to receive appropriate initial care.
    - 54 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 84 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.
    - 91 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 -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • MS: Paleo diet may reduce fatigue by improving cholesterol
    New research finds that improving cholesterol levels by adopting a diet high in vegetables reduces exhaustion in people with multiple sclerosis.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • Study finds 'disturbingly' high levels of 'ugly cholesterol'
    New research finds that the levels of remnant cholesterol, also called 'ugly' cholesterol, are much higher than researchers previously believed.
    - 8 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • How much cholesterol should you have per day?
    Dietary cholesterol is the cholesterol a person gets from the foods they eat. These include most animal products. Learn about the new recommendations about how much cholesterol and fat to consume here.
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 2:00am -
  • Can bananas help you lose weight?
    Bananas may help people feel full for longer and increase their potassium and fiber intake. Learn more about how bananas may aid weight loss efforts here.
    - 24 days ago, 27 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about coming off statins
    Statins are a type of medication that doctors prescribe to lower levels of 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke. Learn how and why people stop taking statins here.
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about berberine
    Berberine is a naturally occurring compound in plants such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and tree turmeric. By making changes within the body’s cells, it may help treat conditions such as high blood pressure, inflammation, and cancer. Learn mor…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • What causes a pulse in the stomach?
    Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here.
    - 32 days ago, 18 Jul 19, 9:00pm -
  • How many calories do eggs contain?
    Eggs are rich in protein, calcium, and potassium, among other vital nutrients. In this article, learn how many calories an egg contains, as well as the risks and benefits of eating eggs.
    - 40 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • Very low levels of 'bad' cholesterol may raise stroke risk
    New research in a large sample of participants finds that too little low-density lipoprotein cholesterol correlates with a higher risk of bleeding stroke.
    - 46 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
  • What are the best meat substitutes?
    A variety of meat substitutes are available, including tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Learn about the nutritional value of these and other meat substitutes here.
    - 52 days ago, 29 Jun 19, 1:00am -
  • Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes
    New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.
    - 55 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • What are the best ways to eat more protein?
    Protein is an important part of anyone’s diet. A person can increase the amount of protein that they consume in various ways, including eating certain foods, trying supplements, and possibly by eating at specific times. Learn more here.
    - 55 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about eating raw eggs
    Eggs provide lots of beneficial nutrients that are good for a person’s health. However, consuming raw, untreated eggs can cause illness, as some eggs may contain Salmonella. Learn more about eating raw eggs here.
    - 61 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 2:00am -
  • 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.
    - 75 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.
    - 81 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.
    - 82 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…
    - 88 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.
    - 91 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 18 Mar 19, 4:00pm -

Chron's / IBD News

  • How to recognize Candida in stool
    The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • What is bile acid malabsorption?
    Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here.
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • Could a plant based diet be the answer to Crohn's disease?
    Following a plant based diet helped one man with Crohn's disease achieve complete remission after a year of standard treatment had failed to do so.
    - 53 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice
    New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators.
    - 62 days 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.
    - 82 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

  • New insights into how exercise can lift mood in depression
    A new study of people with major depressive disorder suggests that the body's endocannabinoid system plays a role in the mood-lifting effects of exercise.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 4:00pm -
  • Zulresso (brexanolone)
    Zulresso is a brand-name prescription drug that’s used to treat postpartum depression (PPD) in women. Zulresso comes as a solution that’s given as an intravenous (IV) infusion. You’ll receive Zulresso over a period of 60 hours in…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Why more depression treatments should include exercise
    A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety
    Although exercise can improve mental health, little is known about whether physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • What to know about Paxil (paroxetine)
    Paxil is an antidepressant medication. This article provides an overview of Paxil, including its uses, side effects, and warnings.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 12:00am -

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia
    A genetic study suggests that anorexia nervosa has metabolic as well as psychiatric components and opens the door to new treatments for the illness.
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 4:00pm -
  • Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
    Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.
    - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 6:00am -
  • What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
    Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hyper…
    - 53 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 81 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 -
  • 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 -
  • The 10 best blogs for eating disorders
    If you or a loved one live with an eating disorder, helpful advice and support from those in a similar situation can be gained from eating disorder blogs.
    - 18 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Why we're more likely to overeat in the evening
    Stress and changes in levels of 'hunger hormones' may help to explain why we're more likely to overeat in the evening than earlier in the day.
    - 17 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • Why your body size perception could be wrong
    Are you as thin or large as you think you are? Probably not. Researchers suggest that we judge our body size based on previous experiences.
    - 12 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • What to eat for hypoglycemia
    Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce symptoms?
    - 6 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • What is lanugo and what causes this hair to grow?
    Lanugo is a type of hair that grows on fetuses in the womb, and some adults with eating disorders develop it also. Also it may seem unusually to develop these hairs, they do not pose a serious threat to health and generally resolve by themselves. MNT…
    - 2 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Food addiction: What to know
    Food addiction is a situation in which a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. It is linked to dopamine production, and it often happens in response to an emotional issue. Learn more about the causes, the types of food involved, the emo…
    - 11 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • These neurons may 'tell us' to keep eating, even when we are full
    New research in mice identifies a class of neurons in the brain's 'emotional hub' that encourages the mice to keep eating even when they are full.
    - 23 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • Brains of bulimic people may react differently to food cues
    New brain scan study shows that brains of women with bulimia process food cues differently, possibly explaining why acute stress causes them to binge eat.
    - 10 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions
    Impairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study.
    - 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • First genetic location found for anorexia nervosa
    In what is perhaps the most significant genomic study of anorexia nervosa to date, researchers find the first genetic locus for the disorder.
    - 12 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa
    Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa.
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia
    A new, large-scale study finds a link between the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and celiac disease in almost 18,000 Swedish women.
    - 10 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Researchers create model of anorexia nervosa using stem cells
    An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced...
    - 16 Mar 17, 7:00am -
  • Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients not fully recovered
    Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to...
    - 3 Mar 17, 7:00am -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • Taltz (ixekizumab)
    Taltz (ixekizumab) is a prescription medication. It’s used in adults to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis as well as psoriatic arthritis. Taltz comes as a prefilled syringe and a prefilled autoinjector pen. The drug is given by injecti…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 7:00am -
  • Why is my chest itchy?
    Itchy skin, or pruritus, can affect the chest. In this article, learn about the possible causes of an itchy chest, which include skin conditions, kidney problems, and hormonal imbalances. Also, find out more about treatments and remedies for itchy sk…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about cyclosporine
    Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that works to suppress the immune system. It can help treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. This article looks at its uses, dosage, side effects, and risks.
    - 55 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 2:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions
    My name is Amy Hoey, and I have several autoimmune conditions. This is the story of my long and frustrating journey pursuing diagnoses.
    - 68 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.
    - 69 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.
    - 76 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 14 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • Psoriatic arthritis and depression: The link
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can contribute to some mental health conditions, including depression. In this article, we look at the link between PsA and depression, as well as treatments and coping strategies.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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 -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect 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 -

Epilepsy News

  • Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?
    Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have proven difficult to unravel. A recent study concludes that they might be driven by acid reflux.
    - 11 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • 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 -

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • What causes dark circles under the eyes?
    Many people have dark circles under their eyes. In this article, we look at possible causes and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes.
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 6:00pm -
  • Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know
    The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here.
    - 14 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 6:00pm -
  • Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about eye floaters
    Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here.
    - 33 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 10:00pm -
  • What is kaleidoscope vision?
    When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn abo…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 67 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.
    - 68 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.
    - 69 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…
    - 89 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -