ADHD

  • 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.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 81 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 93 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • 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, 5:00pm -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 2:00pm -
  • 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, 1:00pm -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • Caring for a child with ADHD: 21 tips
    Parenting or caring for a child with ADHD can be both challenging and rewarding. In this article, we give tips on how to encourage positive behaviors and development in a child, as well as how to talk to them about their condition. We also look at ho…
    - 25 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?
    Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications,…
    - 21 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
    There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and s…
    - 19 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
    Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming.
    - 16 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are the early signs of ADHD?
    Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder present in many different ways. However, there are also many traits shared by people with ADHD. These can include irritability, lack of concentration, and fidgeting. This article helps you spot the…
    - 16 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Coping with a Vyvanse crash
    When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a…
    - 13 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Coping with an Adderall crash
    Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression. Here, we look at the causes and timeline of a…
    - 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?
    More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.
    - 11 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?
    ADHD is growing in prevalence, but we are still no nearer to understanding why it occurs. New research asks whether maternal depression might be the key.
    - 9 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Conduct disorder: What you need to know
    Conduct disorder is a mental health condition that affects children. It is characterized by antisocial, hostile, and violent behavior. Learn more.
    - 22 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • The 10 best blogs for ADHD
    ADHD blogs offer educational information, tips, and support for those with ADHD and their friends and families. We have selected the best ADHD blogs.
    - 20 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • Acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with ADHD
    Acetaminophen use by pregnant women has previously been linked with ADHD in the offspring. A new study backs up these concerning findings.
    - 3 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests
    A new study suggests that the vast majority of ADHD symptoms that arise in adulthood can be explained by other factors, such as substance abuse.
    - 23 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?
    ADHD is difficult to treat. Over recent years, the impact of nutrition has come to the fore. New research investigates the potential use of micronutrients.
    - 16 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?
    Many individuals with ADHD have sleep-related disorders. Researchers investigate the link and hypothesize that the relationship may even be causal.
    - 3 Sep 17, 8:00am -

Alcohol/Addictions

  • Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?
    Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
  • Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk
    The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • What to know about the warfarin diet
    Warfarin is a blood thinner that can be more effective when restricting foods that are vitamin K-rich. Examples of these include broccoli and asparagus. Learn more about foods to avoid on the warfarin diet here.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?
    Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders.
    - 6 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?
    Will drinking beer before wine really make you feel fine the next day? New research investigates the truth behind this widely held belief.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?
    A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.
    - 10 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 8:00am -
  • How does alcohol affect allergies?
    Alcohol has many effects, sometimes leading to symptoms that resemble allergies. This may be a sign of an alcohol allergy or intolerance. Alcohol may also worsen existing allergies. Learn more alcohol allergies, and alcohol's effects on existing alle…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • How long can you detect marijuana in the body?
    The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here.
    - 19 days ago, 29 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about marijuana withdrawal
    After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal,…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • Cocaine addiction: Could targeting this brain circuit prevent relapse?
    Scientists identify a brain circuit that strengthens with cocaine use and demonstrate how weakening its connections can reduce drug-seeking in rats.
    - 24 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 5:00pm -
  • Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction
    New research finds that the brain's cerebellum is involved in reward processing and social behavior. The findings shed new light on addictive behavior.
    - 29 days ago, 19 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • Home remedies to ease a hangover
    A hangover can leave someone with fatigue, nausea, and muscle aches. Many people swear by certain hangover cures, but do home remedies really help? In this article, we look at five of the best hangover cures and the science behind them.
    - 33 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk
    In a new study, researchers aim to determine the impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on a person's risk of developing cardiovascular problems.
    - 33 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 3:00pm -
  • What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses
    Herbal tinctures are the liquid from concentrated herbs soaked in alcohol. Some people use them as home remedies. Here, learn about the possible benefits and how to make them.
    - 37 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • Kratom: Everything you need to know
    Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Some people take it for its stimulant or opioid-like effects. Learn about the possible risks in this article.
    - 39 days ago, 9 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?
    Consuming alcohol may cause night sweats in some people. Nights sweats could be a sign of alcohol withdrawal or intolerance. Learn more about the link between night sweats and alcohol here.
    - 41 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about oxycodone
    Oxycodone is an opioid drug that doctors prescribe to help manage moderate to severe pain. In this article, we look at the uses, risks, and effectiveness of oxycodone, along with its addictive potential.
    - 44 days ago, 4 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • Giving up alcohol for just 1 month has lasting benefits
    A new study shows that going alcohol-free for as little as 1 month or even less brings both immediate and long-lasting health benefits.
    - 45 days ago, 3 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Smoking weed while pregnant: Is it safe?
    Marijuana use during pregnancy is on the rise, but is it safe? To find out, we look at the latest research and statements from major health organizations.
    - 46 days ago, 2 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • Thinking of quitting smoking? Today's the day
    A new study finds that the cardiovascular impact of smoking takes longer to be reversed than once thought. When giving up tobacco, sooner is preferable.
    - 47 days ago, 1 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery
    I had what appeared to be the perfect life. Then my life spiralled into substance abuse and depression. This is the story of my addiction and my recovery.
    - 51 days ago, 28 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization
    A new study finds that moderate drinking has associations with a lower risk of hospitalization. The results also confirm the health risks of heavy drinking.
    - 51 days ago, 28 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?
    As 2018 slowly but surely draws to a close, we give you an overview of some of the most read and thought-provoking medical research of this year.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • Is amyl nitrite safe?
    People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 6:00pm -
  • Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?'
    New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.
    - 70 days ago, 9 Dec 18, 8:00am -

Alzheimers

Anxiety / Stress

  • How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety
    The 4-7-8 breathing technique, or relaxation breath, is a method for reducing anxiety and promoting sleep. This article covers how to do it, its uses, and apps that can help people practice it.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • Could this chemical help explain anxiety?
    A new study attempts to unpick the role that glutamate might have in anxiety. The findings could eventually form the basis of more effective treatments.
    - 8 days ago, 9 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • What causes excessive yawning?
    Excessive, or frequent, yawning can arise from fatigue, anxiety, or an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the causes and treatments for excessive yawning. We also discuss when to see a doctor.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression
    Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • What is acute stress disorder?
    Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a short-term condition that can develop after a person experiences a traumatic event. Its symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can include mood changes, negative thoughts, flashback…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • Letter from the Editor: Breaking the stigma
    In the first letter of 2019, Managing Editor Honor highlights the importance of talking about mental health in the workplace and what MNT is doing to open the discussion.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
  • Simply thinking of your partner can help you manage stress
    Being in a good relationship offers many benefits, including health-related ones. But, do we need our partner's physical presence to reap those benefits?
    - 24 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety
    Emulsifiers are in many food products. A new study asks whether these chemicals might be having an impact on our physiology and psychology.
    - 26 days ago, 22 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • The truth about 'Blue Monday'
    Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year — is there any science behind it, or is it just a myth that has gained too much momentum over time?
    - 27 days ago, 21 Jan 19, 5:00pm -
  • Through my eyes: Aphasia
    Having experienced a serious brain injury at just 26 years old, I developed aphasia. This is the story of my recovery, and how I relearned everything.
    - 28 days ago, 20 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
    A recent study demonstrates that being bullied can have long-lasting effects on the structure of the brain, raising the risk of mental health problems.
    - 42 days ago, 6 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • How do our emotions affect our immune response?
    Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies.
    - 43 days ago, 5 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Letter from the Editor: Enjoy every moment
    In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks about the importance of stepping back to appreciate the smaller things in life.
    - 55 days ago, 24 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • How can I balance my hormones?
    There are many ways to help balance hormones, including managing stress and maintaining healthful sleep, exercise, and dietary habits. Learn more about natural ways to balance hormones here.
    - 61 days ago, 18 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?
    New research investigates the physical health risks associated with anxiety and depression and compares them with those of smoking and obesity.
    - 61 days ago, 18 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Kava kava: Benefits and safety concerns
    Kava kava is an herbal remedy that people use to relieve anxiety and promote sleep. However, there are concerns about its safety, as research suggests that it can cause serious liver damage. In this article, we will discuss the safety, uses, possible…
    - 62 days ago, 17 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression
    A large review of existing studies confirms that Internet-based CBT apps are an effective way of treating mild, moderate, and severe depression.
    - 63 days ago, 16 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • New brain circuit that controls anxiety found
    Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders.
    - 66 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • How your imagination can help you overcome your fears
    New research shows just how powerful your imagination can be and how you can tap into this hidden resource to overcome your fears and anxieties.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is female ejaculation?
    Female ejaculation is when a woman’s urethra expels fluid during orgasm or sexual arousal. This ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it is common but that people do not often talk about it. Learn more here.
    - 68 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • What's the difference between Valium and Xanax?
    Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. As sedatives, they have some uses in treating anxiety, but the two can cause slightly different side effects and interactions, and both can result in dependency and withdrawal. Learn more about the differenc…
    - 73 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms
    The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition.
    - 73 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Letter from the Editor: Love your mind
    In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor talks mental well-being during the holiday season. How does the MNT editorial team alleviate festive stress?
    - 80 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach
    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also experience severe anxiety. A new trial puts to the test an effective coping strategy.
    - 82 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 11:00am -

Arthritis / Rheumatology

  • 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.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 12:00am -
  • 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.
    - 11 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 18 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 45 days ago, 3 Jan 19, 12:00am -
  • 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.
    - 73 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • Treating and managing lupus and preventing flares
    Lupus has a wide variety of effects and symptoms and it can affect the whole body. A person may need a variety of medications and other treatments to control symptoms and manage the condition.
    - 93 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • 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…
    - 93 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Prognosis
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease progression. Learn more here.
    - 100 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about rheumatoid arthritis and weight loss
    While being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some people with the condition lose weight. In this article, learn about the relationship between RA and weight loss, the drugs that can cause loss of appe…
    - 8 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis
    Doctors often use synovial fluid analysis to help determine the cause of joint pain and inflammation. This procedure involves extracting and analyzing a small sample of synovial fluid. Learn more here.
    - 26 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout: Symptoms and causes
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout are two forms of inflammatory arthritis. RA and gout have different causes and treatments. Learn more here.
    - 23 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What is the link between pannus and rheumatoid arthritis?
    In people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pannus occurs when excess tissue grows in a person’s joint. Pannus can lead to permanent joint damage. Learn more here.
    - 23 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • What's the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain?
    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, some people with UC experience joint pain. Joint pain usually occurs with flare-ups and disappears during remission. Learn more about the…
    - 16 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.
    - 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the hands?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the finger and hand joints. In this article, we look at ways to treat and manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the hands.
    - 10 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • What does it mean if your ESR is high?
    The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diag…
    - 13 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?
    The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent damage. People often benefit from RA treatments, inclu…
    - 13 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women
    Rheumatoid arthritis causes many symptoms, including joint pain and stiffness. In women, symptoms often start to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Hormonal factors and other conditions, such as endometriosis, can increase the risk of the disease.…
    - 12 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodules around the elbow. In this article, we look at ho…
    - 10 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • What is the link between rheumatoid arthritis and fevers?
    Fever is a common and often overlooked symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The exact cause is not known, but inflammation and immune responses may be responsible for RA fevers. In this article, we take a close look at RA fevers, including their cau…
    - 29 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
    When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joint…
    - 30 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • What to know about bone grafts
    Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We al…
    - 3 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
    Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, an…
    - 16 Jun 18, 8:00pm -

Autism

  • 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…
    - 86 days ago, 23 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What does autism look like in the brain?
    A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain.
    - 89 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Autism: What is the link with zinc?
    Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
    - 97 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 4:00pm -
  • Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?
    Insufficiency in protein escorter ASTN2 causes receptors to accumulate on cell surfaces, disrupting communication between neurons, a new mouse study shows.
    - 25 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
  • Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
    While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
    - 11 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 11:00am -
  • 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, 11:00am -
  • 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, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 11:00am -
  • 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, 3:00pm -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy
    Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.
    - 19 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual
    In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers find that children with autism spectrum disorders who are bilingual have improved cognitive flexibility.
    - 23 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk
    The latest study to investigate the relationship between vitamin supplements during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders finds a significant link.
    - 5 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Experimental drugs rewire brain connections in autism
    Researchers reveal a different role played by missing gene in autism and uncover potential new treatments to reverse its effect on neural communication.
    - 2 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • The 10 best autism blogs
    Autism affects everyone differently depending on its severity. We have found the best autism blogs that support individuals, families, and carers.
    - 19 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • What is stimming?
    Stimming is a common symptom of autism. Learn more about it here, including the different types of behavior that can occur, and what can be done to help.
    - 17 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?
    A new study published in The BMJ suggests that children born to mothers who use multivitamins during pregnancy may be at lower risk of autism.
    - 5 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • How does oxytocin control the brain's social reward circuit?
    New research sheds light on the mechanisms behind the brain's social reward circuitry. Results point to oxytocin as the "gatekeeper" to prosocial behavior.
    - 1 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides
    Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.
    - 13 Sep 17, 8:00am -

Back Pain

  • 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.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 16 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 18 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 19 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 25 days ago, 23 Jan 19, 12:00am -
  • 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?
    - 34 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 45 days ago, 3 Jan 19, 12:00am -
  • What to know about kyphosis
    Kyphosis is a condition that results in an abnormal curve in the spine. Often caused by developmental issues or poor posture, it usually affects adolescents and adults, although it can be present at birth. Learn more about what causes kyphosis, how t…
    - 46 days ago, 2 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • Strong link found between back pain and mortality
    Back pain can significantly reduce people's quality of life. A recent study asks whether back pain might also reduce lifespan in older woman.
    - 54 days ago, 25 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • Prostate cancer and back pain
    Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.
    - 68 days ago, 11 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • What are the most likely causes of upper back pain?
    Causes of upper back pain include herniated discs, muscle overuse, osteoarthritis, and a pinched nerve. Learn more about these and other reasons for upper back pain, and how to prevent it, here.
    - 80 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • Low back pain: Pulsed radiofrequency may be the answer
    Applying pulsed radiofrequency directly to the roots of the nerves near the spine can reduce inflammation and back pain, according to a recent study.
    - 80 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • 8 stretches for the middle back
    Regularly stretching the middle back can loosen muscles, improve posture, and relieve or prevent back pain. We give step-by-step instructions for eight of the best mid back stretches.
    - 82 days ago, 27 Nov 18, 10:00pm -
  • Second trimester pains: What to expect
    While many women experience less morning sickness during the second semester, a variety of pains may arise. These can include round ligament pains, Braxton-Hicks contractions, symphysis pubis dysfunction, and back and leg pain. Here, learn about the…
    - 83 days ago, 26 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • What is a lumbar MRI scan?
    Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here…
    - 95 days ago, 14 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • What is a TENS unit and does it work?
    Some people use a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit to treat pain. This device works by sending electrical impulses through the skin. It may give people relief from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromya…
    - 100 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • How to make a heating pad at home
    Heating pads can relieve muscle aches and cramps, and help injuries heal. In this article, learn three ways to make a homemade heating pad.
    - 15 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain
    A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study.
    - 15 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is wryneck and how is it treated?
    Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there are several treatment options available for each…
    - 12 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?
    Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine.
    - 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to strengthen the lower back
    Lower back pain is common, but doing strengthening exercises can relieve symptoms. Here, learn how to perform a range of exercises and stretches for the lower back.
    - 28 Sep 18, 5:00pm -
  • Could video games help treat chronic back pain?
    A recent study concludes that a special type of video game could be used to successfully reduce chronic low back pain at a patient's home.
    - 23 Sep 18, 8:00am -
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the joints in the spine, including the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. This can cause pain and stiffness in the back. In this article, we look at how people can relieve pain associated with RA in the back. We also…
    - 31 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • Treating pain with magnetic fields
    New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.
    - 9 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • How do you stretch out your tailbone?
    The tailbone is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. There are specific exercises that people can use to stretch this area of the body and increase flexibility. This can help with conditions such as tailbone pain, which is also…
    - 27 Jul 18, 9:00pm -

Bipolar News

  • 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.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
    Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 12:00am -
  • How genes influence bipolar disorder
    If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • Bipolar type definitions
    There are five categories of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I and II occur most frequently, while other types are less common. Learn more about the classifications of bipolar disorder here.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 10 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • How can bipolar disorder affect relationships?
    Bipolar disorder causes alterations in mood, leading to depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These changes in mood can sometimes put stress on a relationship. Learn how best to navigate a relationship in which one partner has bipolar disorder.
    - 11 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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.…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • How are bipolar disorder and ADHD different?
    Although ADHD and bipolar disorder can share some symptoms, they are different conditions, and a person can have both of them. Learn about the differences and how doctors diagnose bipolar and ADHD.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about bipolar disorder and anger
    Some people with bipolar disorder experience irritability leading to anger, even though anger is not a typical symptom. Learn about why these complications occur and what to do about them here.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 16 days ago, 1 Feb 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 37 days ago, 11 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 38 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 50 days ago, 29 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • 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.
    - 74 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • Bipolar disorder: A good diet may boost treatment
    Can diet impact the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder, particularly in the case of depressive episodes? A new study addresses this question.
    - 9 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
    New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders.
    - 23 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?
    Bipolar I and II are types of bipolar disorder that involve manic and depressive episodes. A person with bipolar II may experience hypomania, which is less severe than the manic episodes that occur in bipolar I. Learn more about the differences betwe…
    - 17 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
    New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both.
    - 13 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Could beef jerky contribute to manic episodes?
    Researchers have found that beef jerky and other processed meats may play a role in triggering manic episodes. But why would that happen?
    - 18 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Is there a link between bipolar and narcissism?
    Bipolar disorders are mood disorders characterized by extreme high and low moods. Sometimes, a person experiencing a manic episode can be mistaken for having narcissistic traits. Learn more about the link between narcissism, narcissistic personality…
    - 30 May 18, 11:00pm -
  • Could these 'molecular switches' stop brain cancer?
    New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
    - 17 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
    A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
    - 16 May 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are delusions of grandeur?
    A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health condition…
    - 27 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
    A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.
    - 19 Feb 18, 8:00am -

Bird Flu / Avian Flu News

Cholesterol News

  • 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.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 34 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 72 days ago, 7 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 81 days ago, 28 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 89 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 89 days ago, 20 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 94 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 97 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 8:00pm -
  • 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, 4:00pm -
  • 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, 12:00pm -
  • 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, 5:00pm -
  • Does 'bad' cholesterol deserve its bad name?
    A new study challenges the long-held belief that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol causes heart disease, and that statins benefit cardiovascular health.
    - 2 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk
    Researchers warn that fluctuations in a series of health measurements, including body weight, are linked with a heightened risk of cardiovascular events.
    - 2 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • How many is too many eggs?
    Many people add eggs to their diet to increase their protein intake. Although research once linked eggs to cholesterol, it has now proven that people can consume eggs safely. There is no set number of eggs a person should eat. Most people can eat 1â…
    - 6 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are some low-carb bread alternatives?
    Many people choose to avoid bread for health reasons. They may be trying to lose weight on a low-carb or ketogenic diet or might be intolerant to gluten. Bread alternatives include cloud bread, eggplant, and nori sheets. Here, learn about some bread…
    - 4 Sep 18, 10:00pm -
  • Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention
    A large cohort study finds out which treatments work best to prevent cardiovascular events in individuals with hypertension and other risk factors.
    - 1 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • 'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
    According to new research, after a certain point, ‘good’ cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death.
    - 27 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • High cholesterol early in life boosts heart disease risk
    The findings of a new study suggest that cholesterol levels should be measured and kept in check much earlier in life so as to avoid cardiovascular harm.
    - 21 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet?
    Many people choose to follow a low-carb diet. This means eating out can be a challenge. It is especially true of fast food restaurants. There are, though, many alternatives and substitutes that people can select, which allows them to stick to their d…
    - 7 Aug 18, 9:00pm -
  • How are thyroid and cholesterol related?
    The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that regulate many bodily functions. However, when thyroid levels are too high or too low, they can affect cholesterol levels in the body. This article looks at how thyroid hormones and cholesterol are link…
    - 30 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • What is a lipoma?
    A lipoma is a small, fatty lump that grows under a person’s skin. Lipomas typically appear on the shoulders, trunk, neck, or armpits. It is not clear what cause lipomas, but they are usually harmless. Surgeons can remove lipomas for cosmetic r…
    - 23 Jul 18, 7:00pm -
  • Does 'good cholesterol' really protect heart health?
    It has been generally accepted that high levels of 'good cholesterol' protect the heart. But new research questions this, urging specialists to reassess.
    - 22 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
    New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality.
    - 15 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys
    In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce 'bad' cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials.
    - 10 Jul 18, 3:00pm -

Chron's / IBD News

  • 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…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 26 days ago, 21 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 45 days ago, 3 Jan 19, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 59 days ago, 20 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 66 days ago, 13 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • 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…
    - 69 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 10:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 69 days ago, 10 Dec 18, 9:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 87 days ago, 22 Nov 18, 10:00pm -
  • 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, 4:00pm -
  • What can cause a change in bowel habits?
    Changes in bowel habits are often temporary and harmless. However, severe or long-lasting changes can indicate more serious health issues. Learn more here.
    - 26 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Can Crohn's disease be fatal?
    Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complica…
    - 24 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide
    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a variety of stool changes. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatment options in this article.
    - 24 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn's disease
    Cannabis oil relieves symptoms and improves quality of life in people with Crohn's disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation, study reveals.
    - 22 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know
    Sometimes, medications for ulcerative colitis do not adequately control the symptoms, and a person may need surgery. Learn about the types of procedure and what to expect.
    - 16 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn's disease
    Diarrhea is common in Crohn’s disease and can come on suddenly, greatly interfering with a person’s daily life. Here, we look at the different anti-diarrheal medications that may help people with Crohn’s who experience diarrhea.
    - 10 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What to expect from Crohn's infusions
    Crohn's infusions are medications called biologics that can help reduce Crohn's symptoms. Learn about the types of Crohn's infusions, the side effects, and what to expect.
    - 8 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn's disease
    Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance both affect the digestive system and cause some of the same symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, these two conditions also have their own specific symptoms and differ in their causes,…
    - 5 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn's disease?
    Researchers are increasingly looking into whether probiotics can help reduce symptoms for people with inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and risks, as well as what the current res…
    - 4 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know
    People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments.
    - 3 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • Ileostomy: Everything you need to know
    In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surger…
    - 2 Oct 18, 9:00pm -
  • Crohn's disease surgery: What to know
    While surgery cannot cure Crohn's disease, it can help reduce a person's symptoms and prevent life-threatening complications. In this article, learn about the different types of Crohn's disease surgery, how to prepare, and what to expect from recover…
    - 2 Oct 18, 8:00pm -
  • What to know about Accutane and Crohn's
    Some cases studies have identified a possible link between Accutane, an acne medication, and the development of Crohn’s disease. Does this medication increase a person’s risk? We look at the research.
    - 1 Oct 18, 9:00pm -
  • Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease in women
    Crohn's disease is equally common in men and women but can affect them differently. In this article, learn about four symptoms of Crohn's disease in females.
    - 27 Sep 18, 8:00pm -

Cystic Fibrosis News

Depression News

  • Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
    Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions.
    - 23 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 11:00am -
  • Can social media really cause depression?
    Though the debate has continued for many years, a new study concludes that there is no link between social media use and depressive symptoms.
    - 7 days ago, 10 Feb 19, 8:00am -
  • Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis
    A new randomized trial examined the effects of an intensive yoga regimen in people with rheumatoid arthritis and found that the practice aids remission.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 8:00am -
  • A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression
    Until now, the evidence that a healthful diet can ease depression has been inconclusive. But a new review provides a more definitive answer.
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 2:00pm -

Dyslexia News

Eating Disorders News

  • 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…
    - 62 days ago, 17 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
  • Is compulsive eating before a period normal?
    In the days before a period, it is common to eat compulsively. Some tips and strategies can help prevent these cravings. Learn more here.
    - 11 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
    Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatme…
    - 23 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
  • Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet
    A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.
    - 25 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • What are the signs of not eating enough?
    Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for…
    - 16 Jun 18, 2:00pm -

Eczema / Psoriasis News

  • 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.
    - 11 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 8:00am -
  • 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.
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 11:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 18 days ago, 30 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • 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 days ago, 24 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 30 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 31 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • Does biotin help with psoriasis?
    Some people use supplements of biotin, or vitamin B-7, to manage the symptoms of psoriasis. In this article, we look at the effectiveness, risks, and alternatives to biotin for psoriasis.
    - 31 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriasis remission
    Psoriasis symptoms tend to come and go in periods of flares and remission. In this article, we discuss what to expect from psoriasis remission and how to prevent or reduce psoriasis flares.
    - 32 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • Can tamanu oil help with psoriasis?
    Tamanu oil is a traditional remedy for various skin conditions. In this article, we look at the effectiveness of tamanu oil for treating psoriasis. We also consider the other uses and possible risks of this oil and provide alternative natural treatme…
    - 32 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 9:00pm -
  • Can castor oil help with psoriasis?
    Many people with psoriasis use castor oil both to moisturize and to soothe flare-ups. In this article, we look at what the research says, how to use castor oil, and which types to try.
    - 33 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • How to prevent psoriasis flares
    People can use certain treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flare-ups. Learn about 11 ways to prevent psoriasis flares here.
    - 33 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis
    Lichen planus and psoriasis are unrelated skin conditions. They share some symptoms, but the causes and treatments are different. In this article, we explore the similarities and differences between these two conditions.
    - 34 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor
    Psoriasis and tinea versicolor are two skin conditions that can cause red, scaly bumps on the skin. In this article, we look at the differences between the two conditions, including their treatment.
    - 37 days ago, 11 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • Can Dermalex help with psoriasis?
    Dermalex is an over-the-counter treatment that people can use for psoriasis. There is a lack of scientific studies to support its effectiveness. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and side effects of Dermalex and discuss alternative tr…
    - 38 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • What to know about scalp infections
    Scalp infections occur when bacteria or fungus enter damaged skin or hair follicles on the scalp. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for scalp infections, and conditions that damage the skin on the scalp, here.
    - 39 days ago, 9 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • Best home remedies for an itchy scalp
    Whether dandruff, psoriasis, or another condition is causing an itchy scalp, various home remedies can relieve the itch. In this article, we discuss the options and evidence, including essential oils, apple cider vinegar, and shampoos.
    - 40 days ago, 8 Jan 19, 10:00pm -
  • What causes patches of dry skin?
    Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide
    Scaling skin occurs when the outer skin is damaged, either by injury or a medical condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment for common causes of scaling skin, along with pictures for identification.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk?
    Research has long established that psoriasis increases the risk of developing diabetes, but the exact nature of the link has been a mystery.
    - 87 days ago, 22 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • What are the possible complications of psoriasis?
    Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depress…
    - 93 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • What are the signs and symptoms of psoriasis?
    The best-known symptom of psoriasis is the way it affects the skin. However, psoriasis is a complex condition, and its impact can be wide-ranging, with effects on the nails, joints, and mental wellbeing.
    - 93 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 8:00am -
  • Differences between Enbrel and Humira
    Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and…
    - 96 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 6:00pm -
  • Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash
    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intra…
    - 96 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?
    Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related autoimmune conditions. Psoriasis may cause psoriatic arthritis, though they can develop independently. Learn more about the link between these conditions, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatments…
    - 96 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Managing psoriasis on the feet
    Psoriasis can develop almost anywhere on the body. However, psoriasis on the feet can be particularly painful and challenging to treat. It is also necessary to be able to tell the difference between psoriasis on the feet and athlete's foot, as the tr…
    - 96 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 1:00pm -

Epilepsy News

Eye Health / Blindness News

  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 1:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 31 days ago, 17 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • 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.
    - 65 days ago, 14 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 80 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 80 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • 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, 5:00pm -
  • 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, 6:00pm -
  • 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, 4:00pm -
  • How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?
    Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.
    - 12 Oct 18, 3:00pm -
  • Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study
    The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.
    - 10 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • Can Viagra permanently damage vision?
    A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red.
    - 5 Oct 18, 8:00am -
  • Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight
    A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina.
    - 2 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • What are the early signs of MS?
    The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor.
    - 20 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • What are the benefits of pistachios?
    Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about…
    - 29 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • How can shingles affect the eyes?
    Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also descr…
    - 24 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
  • Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response
    Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame.
    - 14 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • What are the health benefits of goji berries?
    Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the…
    - 7 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • What role do immune cells play in dry eye?
    Dry eye and inflammation that arise from disruption of moisturizing oil glands in the eyelids could be due to blockage by immune cells, a new study finds.
    - 25 Jul 18, 7:00pm -
  • How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma
    Glaucoma can lead to vision loss, but a turmeric derivative can improve current treatments. New research devises a viable method of adding it to eye drops.
    - 25 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • What causes a blocked tear duct in infants?
    A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about t…
    - 17 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • What is a slit lamp exam?
    A slit lamp exam is a routine procedure where a doctor shines a light into the eye to look for injuries or diseases. These may include a detached retina, corneal abrasion, or cataracts. Abnormal results can also indicate infection, inflammation, or i…
    - 26 Jun 18, 5:00pm -
  • Foreign object in eye: Treatment and home remedies
    Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or f…
    - 22 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows
    A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss.
    - 21 Jun 18, 3:00pm -
  • The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion
    The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they are in motion.
    - 14 Jun 18, 8:00am -
  • Education may lead to short-sightedness
    New research offers 'strong evidence' that the more years someone spends in full time education, the more likely they are to become short-sighted.
    - 7 Jun 18, 8:00am -