Vagus nerve stimulation may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may be key to reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings that scientists presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Madrid, Spain. Electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This research gives hope that there may be a new way […]

15 Heartburn Trigger Foods: Control Acid Reflux

Heartburn is a painful condition that affects around 20% of the population every week. The symptoms of heartburn are a tight, painful feeling through your chest. Heartburn is caused by acid reflux, which happens when stomach acid is released into the esophagus. The stomach acid eats away at the lining of the esophagus and can […]

Treatable brain inflammation may be behind tinnitus

Scientists may have seen a way to cure a maddening symptom of hearing loss. A treatment for tinnitus – a constant ringing in the ears – has been frustratingly elusive. Out-of-control inflammation, the brain’s response to damage, may be the cause of long-term ringing in the ears. A study that examined mice with noise-induced hearing […]

20 Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies + Treats

Are you looking for some delicious gluten-free holiday cookies and treats to bake up this year for Christmas or Hanukkah? If so, look no further than my comprehensive list of delicious holiday cookies and treats! Try any of these recipes and show your friends that gluten-free desserts can look and taste just as good – and […]

23 ‘Surprising’ Symptoms of Thyroid Disease No One Talks About

Although thyroid disease is common, affecting nearly 12 percent of people in the U.S., many people don’t understand the reality of what it’s like to live with a thyroid condition. Hurtful misconceptions about thyroid disease still perpetuate, as some believe it’s “not that bad,” only affects the thyroid or can always be easily “fixed” with medication. Others may simply […]

Was Luke Perry too young for a stroke? No, they can happen at any age

(CNN)The death of Luke Perry, after the actor suffered what his publicist said was a massive stroke, is evidence that the disease can affect people of any age, the American Heart Association said. Perry, who starred in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale,” died Monday. He was 52. “Although stroke often affects older individuals, it is not […]

15 Things No One Tells You About Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s, and their family and friends must become caregivers. Experts share the 15 things no one tells you about the challenges—and rewards. Your loved one may do wildly inappropriate things JACOB LUND/SHUTTERSTOCK “Sometimes people say and do things that are out of character,” says Ruth Drew, director of Information and […]

Bipolar Disorder Increases Parkinson’s Risk Sevenfold

Bipolar patients are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. Though the news may be disheartening to those suffering from the already-trying condition, the link might also lead to clues about the causes behind the two conditions. Parkinson’s is a complex disease associated with a gradual decline in dopamine levels […]

Child Bipolar Disorder Still Rare

Bipolar disorder usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 25, and is extremely rare in preteens, according to a major study: Age at onset versus family history and clinical outcomes in 1,665 international bipolar-I disorder patients The findings are old hat. It’s long been known that manic-depression most often begins around the age of 20, […]

Bipolar Disorder – A BRIDGE to nowhere?

Last August I blogged about a research paper that claimed that almost half of all people suffering from depression actually have features of bipolar disorder – including me: So Apparantly I’m Bipolar It was called the BRIDGE study. I took issue with it for various reasons, including the fact that it counted as ‘bipolar features’ any periods […]

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