- What to know about friction burns on the penisMonday, June 24, 2019, 6:00 pm
Friction burns on the penis can cause red, swollen skin in the affected area. They can occur due to vigorous sexual activity or tight fitting clothing and may cause symptoms similar to those of a sexually transmitted infection. Learn more about penile friction burns, including how to treat and prevent them.
- What to know about castor oil for eyelashesMonday, June 24, 2019, 5:00 pm
Castor oil has many uses, including possibly helping the eyelashes appear longer. Risks associated with castor oil include allergic reactions. Learn more about castor oil for eyelashes, including whether it works and alternatives, here.
- Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistanceMonday, June 24, 2019, 4:00 pm
A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity.
- Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?Monday, June 24, 2019, 3:00 pm
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.
- First-of-its-kind robotic arm works without brain implantMonday, June 24, 2019, 2:00 pm
In a breakthrough move, researchers have developed a high-fidelity, noninvasive interface that allows users to control robotic arms with their minds.
- People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteriaMonday, June 24, 2019, 10:00 am
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms.
- Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisMonday, June 24, 2019, 7:00 am
A new study suggests that electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
- How calcium in coronary arteries can predict future heart healthSunday, June 23, 2019, 10:00 am
According to a recent study, higher levels of calcium in the coronary artery could put middle-aged and black people at risk of serious heart problems.
- Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer's progressionSunday, June 23, 2019, 7:00 am
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain's hippocampus.
- Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetesSaturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 am
A recent study using human fat cells and a mouse model identifies a protein within fat cells that might help treat diabetes and perhaps prevent it.
- Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication worksSaturday, June 22, 2019, 7:00 am
New research uses the example of a Parkinson's disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications.
- How strength training may help people with diabetesFriday, June 21, 2019, 4:00 pm
Strength training helps improve markers of metabolic health, such as insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels, in mice with diabetes.
- Intermittent fasting: How I got startedFriday, June 21, 2019, 3:00 pm
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week.
- An 8-hour work week could be ideal for mental healthFriday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 pm
How many hours of paid work per week are actually beneficial for mental health? It could be as little as 8, suggests a new study from the United Kingdom.
- How does your brain take out the trash?Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00 am
Until recently, no one knew how the brain removed waste. In 2013, the glymphatic system was discovered. Here, we discuss its role in health and disease.
- What to know about cardiac muscle tissueFriday, June 21, 2019, 4:00 am
Cardiac muscle tissue exists only in the heart. Here, it is responsible for keeping the heart pumping and relaxing normally. Conditions that affect this tissue can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Doing aerobic exercise can help keep cardiac muscle tissue strong and healthy. Learn more here.
- What to know about pulmonary tuberculosisFriday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 am
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long course of antibiotics. Learn more here.
- What to know about bruising easilyFriday, June 21, 2019, 12:00 am
Possible causes of easy bruising include certain medications, liver disease, and vitamin deficiencies. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about why some people may bruise more easily here.
- Is chemotherapy effective for rheumatoid arthritis?Thursday, June 20, 2019, 7:00 pm
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 will closely monitor people on these drugs. Learn more here.
- What is the link between gluten and rheumatoid arthritis?Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 pm
Some people find that eating gluten can trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom flares. In this article, we discuss the link between gluten and RA, foods to eat and avoid, and when to see a doctor.