A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what to expect, and recovery.
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.
Tight jaw muscles often occur due to stress, anxiety, injury, or overusing the jaw joint. In other cases, it may signal a medical condition. Learn about causes of jaw tightness and ways to relieve the tension here.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may experience hair loss as a symptom of the disease or due to medication that they are taking. If medication is the cause, a person may be able to switch to an alternative drug to stop the hair loss. Learn more about the link between RA and hair loss here.
Paleness can occur in light or dark skin. A range of health issues may underlie it, including anemia, bleeding, and certain vitamin deficiencies. Learn more about health-related causes of skin paleness here.
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.
Rogaine may help slow hair loss and promote hair growth. However, using it for beards and in women is not necessarily safe or effective. Learn more about using Rogaine for beards and women here.
In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, scientists can now track the journey of toxic protein from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve.
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.
New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.
In a recent study, scientists have investigated the impact of the environment where we live on the risk of developing hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
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.
Many people are allergic to shellfish. The symptoms can be mild or severe and may include wheezing, coughing, and confusion. Learn more about the symptoms of a shellfish allergy here.
Pneumonia is a disease that can kill. Risk factors include age, with very young children and older adults at a higher risk than others. Existing medical conditions are another risk factor. However, people can also recovery from pneumonia. Learn more here.
Congestion is common in babies, often affecting the nose or chest. It is usually harmless but can be uncomfortable. In this article, we look at the causes of and treatments for baby congestion.
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.
Fruit contains natural sugar. Although natural sugar is good for health, it is important to remember that consuming fruit juices and canned fruit can increase overall sugar intake. Learn more about the sugar in fruit here.
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.
Pursed lip breathing is a breathing technique that can help people get more air into their lungs. This technique may be particularly beneficial for people with respiratory conditions, such as COPD. Learn more about the benefits of pursed lip breathing and how to do it here.
New research shows that babies with food allergy have missing gut bacteria. Giving the bacteria to allergy-prone mice protected them from the disease.