New research challenges existing beliefs on the origins of diabetes, suggesting that overall fat tissue may be to blame, rather than the liver or pancreas.
Our diets can influence the state of our health. Research in mice now suggests that one regimen — the ketogenic diet — may even prevent cognitive decline.
As well as carrying out a physical examination and gathering a person’s medical history, doctors typically order one or more tests to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These tests may include pulmonary function tests, blood tests, and imaging tests. Learn more here.
Heating pads can relieve muscle aches and cramps, and help injuries heal. In this article, learn three ways to make a homemade heating pad.
A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study.
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study.
While ulcerative colitis is more common in those between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, it can also occur in children. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.
People with ulcerative colitis may experience flare-ups, times when symptoms are more prominent, between periods of remission, when symptoms lessen or disappear. The goal of treatment is to keep ulcerative colitis in remission. In this article, we look at what remission is and how to prevent symptoms.
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience breathlessness. This physical symptom can trigger anxiety and panic in some people. Breathing exercises, medication, and other techniques can help people control these psychological symptoms. Learn more about COPD and anxiety here.
The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people.
The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction.
Uncovering whether cannabinoids can relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is proving challenging. A new meta-analysis takes a look at the data.
A new review concludes that by targeting B lipoproteins in middle-aged people, we could prevent atherosclerosis and associated cardiovascular diseases.
A recently published small-scale study investigates whether intermittent fasting might be a useful intervention for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
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 type, ranging from stretching and therapy to surgery. Learn more here.
Medical professionals often advise people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to cut caffeine from the diet. However, little scientific evidence suggests that everyone with GERD should avoid caffeine. Learn more here.
The amino acid alanine lowers blood glucose by activating an enzyme that increases energy production in cells during fasting and exercise, a study reveals.
Does this personality trait help us flourish and succeed, or can it hinder our happiness and harm our mental health? In this Spotlight, we explore.