Posted by
How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?

How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Because arrhythmias […]

Posted by
Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating

Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating

(HealthDay News) — Bloating is often described as the feeling that there is an inflated balloon in the abdomen, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders says. Latest Digestion News The foundation mentions these common triggers for bloating: Too much gas in the intestine. Abnormally high amounts of bacteria in the small intestine. Imbalance of microorganisms […]

Posted by
Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age

Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age

Latest Cholesterol News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statins are already known to help cut heart risks for seniors and the middle-aged. Now, research confirms the meds can also help people aged 75 and older. “Statin therapy has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease in a wide range of people, but there […]

Posted by
How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly develops in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. These cells form patches of itchy, often irritating skin that doctors call plaques. Changes in the nails are common symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, psoriatic […]

Posted by
Removing plaque and tartar from teeth

Removing plaque and tartar from teeth

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on the outside of the teeth and along the gum line. A person can often prevent and treat plaque buildup at home. If a person does not practice good dental hygiene, plaque can turn into a hard yellow-brown substance called tartar. When people eat, bacteria in […]

Posted by
Foot bones: Everything you need to know

Foot bones: Everything you need to know

The foot is an intricate part of the body, consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles. The bones and joints in the feet experience wear and tear, so conditions that cause damage to the foot can directly affect its health. This article outlines the basic anatomy of the foot bones, along […]

Posted by
What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

Syphilis, which the bacterium Treponema pallidum causes, is a form of sexually transmitted infection. There are four stages of syphilis. The infection can be serious or cause severe complications without treatment. Primary syphilis includes the first sign of syphilis, which is typically a small and painless sore near the genitals, anus, or mouth, near the […]

Posted by
Can you lose weight with the 7-day GM diet?

Can you lose weight with the 7-day GM diet?

The GM diet aims to help people lose weight by focusing on a specific food or food group each day for a week. According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or […]

Posted by
Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in a group of immune cells in the gut that can sway nutrient metabolism to favor fat storage over energy use. How does the gut’s immune system influence weight loss? The finding may help explain why some people remain slim despite having eating habits that cause others to gain weight. […]