Lyme Disease 10 Times More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

The CDC now estimates that 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme — and other tick-borne illnesses are a growing threat as well. Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated last summer that the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year was 300,000 — 10 times as high as the official counts — the agency must have expected […]

Two independent mechanisms are involved in tuberous sclerosis

The current idea about how tuberous sclerosis occurs places mTORC1, a protein complex that regulates cell metabolism, as the major driving force behind the disease. But according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, the development of this rare […]

5 Simple Tinnitus Remedies to Relieve Ringing in the Ears

What is Tinnitus? Before looking at tinnitus remedies to relieve ringing in the ears, it will be beneficial to get a good understanding of what tinnitus actually is, its symptoms, causes and mainstream treatment… First off, tinnitus is not a disease or illness. You see, tinnitus — often referred to as ‘ringing in the ears’ — […]

4 Tips for Dressing Professionally with Psoriasis

I had been suffering with intermittent psoriasis for years and didn’t know what it was. Then I relocated from Atlanta to New York in 2011. The stress of moving brought out all the symptoms of my psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at once, making it easy to diagnose. I was working at a prestigious law […]

9 Things I Have Learned From Living With Ulcerative Colitis

It has been almost 12 years since I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and I have learned a lot since then. As a sixth grader, I had no idea what my diagnosis would mean, but it has most certainly changed my life. Before getting into what I have learned, here’s a brief synopsis of my […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis: 9 Ways To Reduce Inflammation

If you’re experiencing ankylosing spondylitis symptoms like joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, taking these steps to reduce inflammation in your body may help. When you have ankylosing spondylitis — as with any other form of arthritis — your condition may be sensitive to the overall level of inflammation in your body. Inflammation is a body-wide […]

Why Drinking Problems Develop After Gastric Bypass Surgery

If you have had gastric bypass surgery, keep an eye out for any changes in how and when you drink. The procedure can increase the risk of alcohol use disorder. And that can happen even years after surgery, according to new research published this spring in an online issue of the journal of the American Society for […]

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