New research challenges the popular belief that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also known as the “good” kind, is beneficial to one’s health, regardless of its levels. If your tests reveal very high levels of the ‘good’ kind of cholesterol, you may still be at risk of cardiovascular disease. Physicians typically advise that people maintain high levels […]
New research has zoomed in on the brain’s speech recognition abilities, uncovering the mechanism through which the brain discerns between ambiguous sounds. The brain deploys fascinating mechanisms to make out sounds. “Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is […]
Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of itchy eyebrows.
The skull can break, or fracture, if it is subject to a direct and forceful impact. The underlying cause of a skull fracture is a head trauma that is significant enough to break at least one bone. People with a skull fracture need treating as soon as possible. Skull fractures can vary in severity, and […]
A person with shingles will usually break out in a painful rash that spreads across the upper body. However, it is possible for shingles to develop on the face and in the eye. If this happens, the condition can cause vision problems that can be very serious. People cannot develop shingles unless they catch the […]
Bulimia nervosa, or bulimia, is an eating disorder that leads to bingeing, purging, and other symptoms. The adverse physical side effects of bulimia may not be noticeable at first, but over time they can take their toll on the body. Bulimia can also disrupt a person’s mental and emotional health. The side effects of this […]
There are many tiny spots or bumps on the tongue that people need for taste and sensation. But spots on the tongue that are unusual in size or appearance could be the sign of a health issue. Causes of unusual spots include lie bumps, burns, canker sores, infections, and oral cancer. Learn more here.
Aleve and Tylenol are over-the-counter brands of different pain medications. People frequently use them to treat mild complaints, such as headaches and sore throats. Aleve and Tylenol are safe to take together. However, alternating between the two is more likely to provide extended relief. Learn more here.
High levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease. People may worry more about their cholesterol levels when they age, but new research suggests that they should take preventive action much earlier. You may need to start monitoring your cholesterol levels earlier in life to avoid cardiovascular disease, a new […]
(HealthDay News) — The thyroid is an endocrine gland that makes hormones and helps regulate bodily activities, such as how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. Latest Thyroid News Doctors may suggest a thyroid test if they suspect the gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). The U.S. National Library of […]