8 Things You Need To Know About Preventing Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most commonly diagnosed neurodegenerative condition behind Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s the 14th leading cause of death in America, and if that wasn’t scary enough, 64% of patients diagnosed die within six years and only 23% of patients living past the ten-year mark are free […]

Graves’ disease: Symptoms, treatment, and causes

Graves’ disease involves an overactive thyroid gland and results in an overproduction of thyroid hormones, or hyperthyroidism. It is relatively easy to treat. If left untreated, however, it can have serious consequences. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition. This meaning that the body’s immune system mistakes healthy cells for foreign invaders and attacks them. It […]

Asthma sufferers warned imminent storms could trigger potentially fatal ‘thunder fever’

The predicted thunderstorms could bring the perfect conditions for the phenomenon which can cause attacks A dangerous combination of high pollen levels and stormy weather could drive a rise in the number of cases of thunder fever. As North Wales is issued a warning for thunderstorms in the days ahead, asthma sufferers are urged to stay indoors due to […]

14 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Acid Reflux

What foods to eat, what to avoid and natural home remedies to get quick relief from acid reflux in adults and children.   Millions of people suffer from the painful and uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux. From heartburn, abdominal pain, coughing, regurgitation, a sour acidic taste in the mouth, sore throat and vocal hoarseness, acid reflux […]

Blood pressure pills taken by MILLIONS worldwide ‘raise your risk of lung cancer’, scientists warn

Patients taking ACE inhibitors were 14% more likely to develop the cancer  The risk increases the longer the patients were on the medication  Scientists believe the drugs cause the accumulation of chemicals on the lung Blood pressure pills taken by millions worldwide could raise the risk of lung cancer, research has found. It showed that […]

4 Key Facts You Need to Know About COPD

Did you know that more than 65 million people around the world have moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?1 COPD isn’t just one disease, but rather a diagnosis which encompasses multiple conditions which can affect and cause significant damage to your airway passages and lungs. Many people gravely live with it daily though it can […]

RheumNow: 10 Ways RA Could’ve Killed Glenn Frey

I was truly stunned Monday when it was announced that Glenn Frey, from the Eagles, had died as a result of complications from his rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. It was unexpected, shocking, and so wrong that someone so young would die, and from RA. It hit me hard — a bit worse than […]

9 Famous People with Bipolar

They represent the pinnacle of achievement, but also a thousand struggles. Their struggles are similar to ours and so to know them is to know ourselves. The following are 9 famous people who are now speaking out about their experiences living and thriving with bipolar disorder. Patrick Kennedy Patrick Kennedy was a congressman for 16 years. […]

In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

Nina Martinez donated a kidney in a historic surgery that was performed Monday. Photo courtesy of Sarah Marie Mayo An Atlanta woman became the first living HIV-positive kidney donor in the world on Monday when surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore transferred her organ to a recipient who is also HIV-positive, according to a […]

11 Weird Symptoms Of Acid Reflux & How To Fix The Problem

If you’ve ever partaken in late night pizza, only to lie in bed afterwards cursing your decision, then you probably know a thing or two about acid reflux. This is the oh-so-common feeling of heartburn and indigestion, and it’s pretty darn easy to recognize. Sometimes, however, there are weird symptoms of acid reflux that aren’t so obvious. They […]

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