New programs are being started to educate dermatologists about how skin diseases can react to different types of skin color. It sounds obvious. When people come in with skin issues, dermatologists need to be aware of the color of that skin. But all too often, dermatologists aren’t, some experts say.
As more people survive cancer treatment, more are experiencing the mental fog known as chemo brain. Scientists are calling for more answers to this problem. Heather Von St. James has learned to write things down. “It’s more than being forgetful. It’s almost as if parts of my memory are missing,”
Free office treats can hurt your waistline. Do you like noshing on the job? The food you eat at work — whether it’s at the cafeteria, from a vending machine, or in the break room — probably isn’t healthy for you. And those extra calories can add up.A study of 5,222 workers
A new study found that people who drank coffee had lower risk of liver disease. When you have your morning coffee, you might be doing more than just giving yourself a boost to start your day — you could also be keeping your liver healthy. New research presented earlier this
A new observational study strengthens the theory that post-traumatic stress disorder and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are connected. Having a condition like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be taxing on the human body.Now, new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) confirms that PTSD is linked to autoimmune
Researchers are organizing a clinical trial on a new saliva test that is expected to show, with even more clarity, which men are at high risk for prostate cancer. It might seem inconceivable that a simple saliva test can tell you your chances of developing cancer. But evidently it can.
Could the pink pill change women’s sex lives? Three years ago, the first and only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for female sexual drive hit the shelves, and for a moment, it seemed that women finally had their own version of Viagra. Called Addyi, the little
You might not associate RA and Huntington’s — but a new study indicates a potential scientific overlap between the two diseases. What do a terminal brain disease and a painful autoimmune condition have in common?More than we thought. Scientists from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade spotlight a growing public health issue. Suicide rates in the United States have increased dramatically across nearly every state, sex, race, and age demographic since 1999. In many states, suicide rates increased more than 30 percent over the last 19 years. The
One woman had to have emergency surgery to avoid permanent eye damage. Ever worry about leaving your makeup on too long? An Australian woman didn’t do much to remove hers for 25 years, and she could have suffered permanent damage to her sight because of it. The woman’s case was