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Old Mice Grow Young Again. Can we Reverse the Effects of Aging for People Too?

New research shows promising results in reversing cell aging in mice. But can this technology be applied to humans?

Uncovering the Health Benefits of Valerian Root: Answers from Health Experts

This article examines the effects of valerian on the brain, and how it can be used to reduce anxiety, hot flashes, and PMS symptoms. Three experts provide their opinions on the effects of valerian, including its ability to increase gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, leading to faster and better sleep. Valerian root can be taken as a tincture, tea, or in powdered capsules, and is often combined with other herbs or melatonin. The article...

8 Unexpected Health Benefits of Chickpeas

As if you needed another reason to eat more hummus.

Experts weigh in on what new users should know about CBD for anxiety

Anxiety disorder can make it hard to navigate life, but lately CBD has been touted as a natural treatment for the nerve-wracking condition. But is CBD good for anxiety?

Are We Ready For The Next Pandemic? 'No.'

"Panic and then complacency. Once it has faded we tend to forget how bad it was."

Bad fungus is spreading in hospitals at an 'alarming rate.' What to know.

The CDC is taking this fungal infection seriously.

Beautician beats cancer after doctors said she only had a cold

Paris Wells (pictured), 28, noticed the unusual bump in March last year. Doctors told her it was caused by a cold but later scan results confirmed the lump was caused by stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.

Scientists Have Uncovered The Best Time Of Day To Workout At

It can have a serious impact on how well your body builds muscle

A Malignant Flu May Soon Evolve to Infect and Kill Humans, Report Says

Scientists fear a mammal-to-mammal spread could lead to global catastrophe.

Advice from Harvard Health Publishing and 3 experts: How do you get rid of hemorrhoids?

Answered by Dr. Howard E. LeWine M.D. Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 40 years of experience · USA Getting rid of hemorrhoids most often means surgery. But before considering that option, home remedies can relieve your symptoms and prevent hemorrhoids from enlarging. This includes getting plenty of fiber, staying well hydrated, an...

Is It Safe To Take Hydroxyzine While Pregnant?

Hydroxyzine is a common antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms, but pregnant people may want to avoid this medication. Read on to learn more.

Common signs & symptoms of animal allergy

Overview Allergic reaction to the proteins in animal skin cells usually termed as dander, saliva, or urine which results in runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and itching. Symptoms If you're experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider. The common symptoms include: Runny nose Sneezing Watery eyes Itchy nose and t...

Misophonia Turns Out to Be Way More Common Than We Thought

Most of us can relate to that intense, spine-shuddering feeling of repulsion when hearing someone scrape their nails down a chalkboard. But for some people such intense reactions to noise can also be triggered by much more common, mundane sounds. This sensitivity is called misophonia, and a new survey from the UK suggests more people suffer from it than previously thought. Trigger sounds include things such as chewing, slurping, snoring, and...

Komatsuna: A Superfood for Optimal Health, According to Health Experts

This article explores the numerous health benefits of Komatsuna, a leafy green vegetable. It is exceptionally low in calories and fats, and contains an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fibers, which helps with satiety and hunger control, and promotes intestinal health. Additionally, Komatsuna is rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids, indoles, sulforaphane, carotenes, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which have cancer-cell growth inhibition and...

Is Wearing Your Shoes Inside Your House Bad for Your Health?

The science behind tracking outdoor germs into your home is...disgusting.

Made-up medical conditions

Medical terms such as "halitosis" or "adrenal fatigue" sound legit, right? Except, they're not. Yes, there are many made-up medical conditions that don't have the science to back them up. Some date back thousands of years and have stayed in the past, while others are still used to this day. In this gallery, we delve into the science behind some of history's most popular fake medical conditions. Click on to learn more.

Psychedelic Medicine: Discover companies at the forefront of developing new medicines from Psychedelics.

Psychedelic medicine is a rapidly growing field that has shown promising results in treating mental health disorders. Discover the companies leading the charge in developing new medicines derived from psychedelics. From research and development to clinical trials, companies in this list are developing innovative approaches to revolutionize the way we treat mental health conditions.

Unlock the Power of Nopal: Health Benefits Revealed by Nutritionists

This article examines the potential benefits of consuming nopal, a type of cactus, for health. Three experts in the field of nutrition provide evidence that nopal may have antiviral, antioxidant, and hypoglycemic properties, and may be effective in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The article also provides links to resources for further information on the side effects of nopal and nutritional facts.

Tuberculosis: the killer of millions every year

Tuberculosis (TB) is still killing millions of people every year. Despite having lost strength in many Western countries since the creation of the BCG vaccine in 1921, it still hasn't been eradicated. In other areas of the world, such as Southeast Asia or Africa, TB is still a top killer. The disease can be particularly dangerous when someone with a weakened immune system contracts it. This is particularly true for patients with HIV, who are at a much higher risk of dying. Click through to know more about TB and its deadly consequences.

Care plan your doctor would usually recommend for appendicitis

Overview Inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch present at the lower right side of the abdomen. Starts with a dull pain in the middle or right side of the abdomen and moves down to the lower right abdomen. Symptoms Appendicitis is characterized by pain, vomiting, constipation (diarrhea may occur), fever and increase in urinary frequenc...

What Are the Symptoms of a Candida Auris Infection?

People who are very sick, have long or frequent stays in healthcare facilities, or have invasive medical devices are at the highest risk of getting a C. auris infectionHealthy individuals don't have to worry about contracting C. auris.Candida auris (C. auris) is a dangerous fungus that's spreading through healthcare facilities at an “alarming rate,...

Why are some ADHD patients drug-tested while others are not?

Some adults who take prescription medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are required to have their urine tested for drugs several times a year.

A Friend Who’s More Boss than BFF May Be Harmful for Teens’ Mental Health

Friendships are extremely important relationships for teens, but are they always a positive influence? To investigate, we surveyed 388 adolescents at U.S. high schools to learn about their close friends’ dominating behaviors

The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers Who Can’t Stand Another Achy Morning

Finding the perfect pillow shouldn't be a pain in the neck.

Burdock: Expert opinions, health risks, and more

What is a habit tracker, and how should you use it?

Old habits are hard to break, as the famous saying goes. And healthy habits are just as hard to form. If you’re looking for a little help breaking out of a bad routine, or trying to pick up one that will benefit you in the short or long run, you might want to consider using a habit tracker. Not sure what it is? No problem. Here’s what you need to know about habit trackers, including what they are, how they work, and how you should use them.

Public urged not to eat semi-soft Baronet cheeses after listeria outbreak death

Public urged not to eat semi-soft Baronet cheeses after listeria outbreak death - The UKHSA has identified three cases potentially linked to a listeria outbreak and said one person has died.

Hemophilia: breakthrough therapies aim to ‘dethrone’ the disease of kings

The new and million-dollar gene treatment make the disease remit almost completely for four or five years. Open investigations now seek a definitive cure

Facts about alcohol that will shock you

If you enjoy a cold beer at a BBQ or an after-work cocktail, don't worry, the majority of adults drink alcohol at some point in their lives. And just like the reasons for drinking are highly varied, so too are the effects it has on our health. With both positive and obvious negative effects, there's a lot about this popular substance that you might not know. Consumed around the world in cocktails, beers, and wines, check out this gallery for some eye-opening facts about alcohol.

My Workouts Tanked My Testosterone. Here's How I Got It Back Naturally.

I didn't know low-T could happen to an athlete like me.

Just 11 Minutes of Exercise Each Day Can Add Years to Your Life, Study Finds

Experts explain these surprising results.

A deadly bacteria, three dead and an everyday brand blamed: What we know about the US eyedrop recall

A deadly bacteria, three dead and an everyday brand blamed: What we know about the US eyedrop recall - People have had to have their eyes surgically removed due to the bacteria

Surge in eating disorders spurs state legislative action

Lawmakers in states including California, Colorado, Texas and New York are taking big, legislative swings at the eating disorder crisis.

The 20 Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

These subtle signs of cancer can be hard to miss.

Doctors Share the Most Effective Natural Remedies for Common Health Issues

Find relief for colds, pain, gut woes, and more—sans a pricey co-pay.

Perspective: How religious faith and a sense of agency corresponds with mental health

Religious people believe individuals can make a difference; nihilists think they have no control. This helps explain why religion helps mental health.

How to Recognize Signs of Disordered Eating in Yourself or Others

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we chatted with experts to help athletes navigate the complicated dynamic of food and running.

Harvard Health Publishing answers: What are the most common causes of calf pain?

Answered by Dr. Robert H. Shmerling M.D. Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 30 years of experience · USA Among the most common causes of calf pain are: • muscle strain or tear • tendinitis • trauma • muscle cramps • vascular disease (especially atherosclerosis) • blood clot in a vein near the calf → See more questions and expert ans...

Abdominal aortic aneurysm Warning Signs: What to Look Out For

Overview A bulge in the lower part of the aorta. Aorta is the largest blood vessel running from the heart through the chest and abdomen. Symptoms If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of a Abdominal aortic aneurysm, seek medical attention immediately Most aneurysms have no symptoms. Eventually, few symptoms include: Pulsating feeling ne...

Heartburn Meds Are Great Until You Try Getting Off Them

It’s one thing to go on Prilosec to tame heartburn and GERD. It’s an entirely different thing to try to get off it.

Famous people who had tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that affects mostly the lungs. TB remains a deadly condition, especially in some parts of the world. The creation of the BCG vaccine in 1921 was a game changer, but it didn't eradicate the disease completely. While treatment today is a lot more advanced, this was not always the case throughout history, and, as a result, millions have died. In this gallery, we remember the famous faces who survived their fight with tuberculosis, as well as those who weren't so lucky. Click on to discover them all.

Why don’t we have vaccines for fungal infections?

The alarming rise of Candida auris highlights the need for better protection.

The #1 Brain Exercise for Memory Improvement, According to Neurologists

Boost brainpower and prevent cognitive decline.

The Weird and Concerning Reason Human Bones Are Getting More Brittle

Unfortunately, you can’t do much to avoid it.

Methamphetamine boom worries Europeans

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction warns of the growing market for the highly addictive drug that can cause symptoms of psychosis

Former WWE champion — and pop star wife — Alexa Bliss diagnosed with cancer, more stars who've faced the disease

See which stars have been diagnosed with cancer.

Take your leg gains to the next level with 4 lower body exercises recommended by fitness pros

Work your quads, glutes, and core with exercises like goblet squats and leg presses to build a strong lower body, athletes and trainers say.

26 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health in Less Than a Minute

You know how to wash your hands well, but are you drying them correctly?

Most popular telemedicine stocks to follow in 2022.

Telehealth can contribute to achieving universal health coverage by improving access for patients to quality, cost-effective health services. It is particularly valuable for those in remote areas, vulnerable groups and aging populations. We've collected a list of leading telemedicine stocks to add to a watchlist.

I did 100 bicep curls a day for a month – Here’s what happened

Want bulging biceps? I've got a challenge for you...