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What to know about hepatitis C in men

What to know about hepatitis C in men

Men tend to experience the hepatitis C virus at higher rates than women. There are many factors that can put men at risk of contracting hepatitis C and experiencing its symptoms. However, scientists are unsure why this is the case. According to a 2014 study paper that appears in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, an […]

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Is ear candling safe or effective?

Is ear candling safe or effective?

Ear candling is an unsafe and unproven practice during which a person inserts a lit candle into their ear. The heat from the candle is supposed to draw earwax and other impurities out of the ear. Proponents of ear candling claim that it can treat a number of conditions, ranging from earwax buildups to cancer. […]

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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

A new clinical trial tests a radiotherapy-boosting drug in the fight against various forms of cancer. New research finds a safe way to boost the effects of radiation in cancer therapy. Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be […]

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How Your Mother’s Love Life May Affect Your Own

How Your Mother’s Love Life May Affect Your Own

Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Like mother, like child? Your mother’s romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. “Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable on the marriage market, and better or worse at […]

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Differences between Enbrel and Humira

Differences between Enbrel and Humira

Enbrel and Humira are two medications that can help treat rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune condition with symptoms, such as joint pain and stiffness. The purpose of these drugs is to lower inflammation in the joints. Both medications are tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers and work by blocking TNF, a substance that contributes to […]

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Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that typically occurs in people with psoriasis. In addition to pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints, psoriatic arthritis can cause a red, scaly rash. In this article, we discuss whether psoriatic arthritis (PsA) always causes a rash. We also cover symptoms, treatment, and home remedies for a […]

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Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

Heart attacks increasingly common in young women

New research finds a worrying trend in the incidence of heart attacks in recent decades. The results indicate that young women are more likely than young men to need hospitalization for heart attacks, as well as to develop other cardiometabolic conditions. More and more young women develop heart disease, and doctors should pay more attention […]

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Everything you need to know about anxiety medications

Everything you need to know about anxiety medications

The term anxiety encompasses feelings of worry, fear, and unease. Although it is normal to experience some level of anxiety at times, intense or persistent anxiety may be indicative of an anxiety disorder. According to several large surveys, up to 33.7 percent of people experience some form of anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Medications are […]

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What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?

What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis causes joint pain and stiffness, and psoriasis is a common cause of psoriatic arthritis. However, people can also develop psoriatic arthritis without psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis is a possible complication of psoriasis. An estimated 10–30 percent of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Both conditions are long-term and can get worse over time, […]