A perfect world sees the holiday season filled with love, warmth, and happiness. However, more often, it is crammed with stress, exhaustion, and panic. Here, we offer some advice on how to bring a little calm back to the festive season. How can we avoid the stress of the festive season? I know it seems […]
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change.
Mosquito bites often result in a small bump that can be itchy and uncomfortable. Home remedies include applying ice, honey, or aloe vera to reduce irritation. Methods of prevention include using mosquito repellent and covering exposed skin. In some parts of the world, mosquitoes can carry diseases. In the United States, it is unlikely that […]
COPD is a progressive disease. It is not contagious. The causes include smoking, lung irritants, and genetics. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition, and some lifestyle changes may help relieve symptoms. COPD is a disease that affects the lungs. It includes several progressive lung diseases all relating to breathlessness: Smoking is the leading […]
Medications for high blood pressure are vital for helping to prevent a range of complications, including heart disease and stroke. This article outlines the various blood pressure medications along with their associated side effects and risks. Diuretics Blood pressure medications may cause different side effects. Excess salt can cause a buildup of fluid within the […]
Osteoporosis predominantly affects older adults, but bone loss can start at as early as age 40. Recently, scientists have found that probiotics might be a safe and effective tool to help fight bone loss. As we age, the interlinked bone structure (shown here) slowly becomes less robust. Bones do not just grow once and then […]
Medical professionals have been discussing whether testosterone treatment can actually reduce depressive symptoms in men for many years. A recent meta-analysis attempts to draw a clearer picture. Could testosterone therapy be the antidepressant of the future? Depression is a major global concern. Per year, major depressive disorder affects an estimated 16.1 million adults in the […]
Apple cider vinegar is common in food flavorings and preservatives. Some research suggests that it may also have several health benefits, including blood sugar control, weight management, and improved cholesterol. Apple cider vinegar is an acidic, sour-tasting substance made from fermented apples. Crushed apples, water, and yeast sit at room temperature for at least 30 […]
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face. The most common areas for melasma to appear on the face include: the bridge of the nose the forehead the cheeks the upper lip Melasma may also appear on other areas of the body, […]
People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article.