Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor.
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation and pain in the joints, including the spine and hips. This can cause back pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause inflammation in any joint. For some people, RA affects the joints in the spine, causing stiffness and pain. RA may also be related to sciatica. There are some […]
While minor bumps and bruises are common during childhood, experiencing neck pain as a child can be startling. A range of things can cause neck pain in children, and it is vital to identify the cause to determine the best course of treatment. Neck pain is often temporary and clears within 1 or 2 days […]
Cancer never rests — and neither do those who have devoted their lives to finding new ways to battle this deadly disease. In this Spotlight, we look at some of the most promising cancer studies from the past month. Researchers continue to attack cancer from all sides. Many of the most promising investigations into novel […]
Bacteria can infect the prostate, and this can result in inflammation. The medical term for this is bacterial prostatitis. It can cause intense pain and changes in urination. The prostate is the size of a walnut. It sits just under the bladder and produces a component in semen. The urethra, a tube connecting the bladder […]
The sinuses are cavities that produce mucus. If a person has frontal sinusitis, the cavities just behind the eyes become inflamed, and the mucus cannot drain correctly. Infections, allergies, or long-term health issues may be responsible. Here, we examine the causes of frontal sinusitis and how treatments vary.
Scientists have tested a non-addictive painkiller in primates and found it to be safe and effective. The fact that the compound was successful in a species so closely related to humans strengthens the findings, which could help solve the opioid public health crisis. A new and non-addictive painkiller may solve the U.S. opioid crisis. The […]
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a viral infection that can cause significant symptoms in infants under the age of 2 years old. However, most infants who get the virus experience cold-like symptoms and recover without issue. RSV can have serious consequences in certain groups, however, including: babies younger than 6 months babies born prematurely […]
A new clinical trial for the drug ibudilast offers much-needed hope for people living with multiple sclerosis — a neurological condition that affects primarily women and has limited treatment options. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to see that the new drug slows down brain shrinkage in people with MS. The results of the trial, […]
Travelers’ diarrhea facts Travelers’ diarrhea is a gastrointestinal illness that occurs in travelers. Travelers’ diarrhea usually is caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria or, less commonly, with parasites or viruses. The treatment of travelers’ diarrhea is usually plenty of oral liquids as well as over-the-counter medications that control diarrhea and cramps. Antibiotic prophylaxis (prevention) […]