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 […]

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 […]

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