According to a recent research, many older adults take calcium and vitamin D supplements in vain, and those who take large doses even harm their health. A review of latest studies showed that such supplements are useless, as far as fall and fracture prevention is concerned. It is another piece of evidence demonstrating that dietary supplements are not beneficial.
While the term is rarely used on this side of the pond, coxarthrosis is something that no patient would like to overlook. It is another name for arthrosis of the hip joint, which can eventually lead to disability if left untreated. Read on to find out what the symptoms of coxarthrosis are, what causes can be behind it, and how it is treated.
A new type of brain stem cells was discovered by Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute scientists. This study gives a hope to recover to people with brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's: a new type of stem cells can repair damaged brain cells.
We are used to hearing that young ladies are beacons of health; they are strong and never experience anything worse than flu once a year. However, it turns out it’s another myth, and a rather debilitating one. There are quite many conditions and diseases that target young ladies, and the fact that few people believe them when they say everything hurts – including doctors – aggravates the situation.
You have probably heard of it, and many of us have it. Meet dysbacteriosis, a condition that is not listed in guidelines. More popular among doctors from Eastern Europe, the diagnosis is sometimes given on this side of the pond. What are the symptoms of this curious condition? And what are the causes behind it? Let’s find it out.
The newly developed dietary supplement that mimics calorie restriction can help fight hypertension and improve arterial health, researchers report. The study, albeit small, demonstrated that the supplement intake is associated with a reduction in diastolic pressure of 10 points, meaning a 25% heart attack risk reduction.
Exercise-induced nausea is a thing which is experienced by both novices and experienced athletes. There are many reasons why exercising can cause sickness, and if you experience such effects, you can make changes to your training rules to avoid nausea and vomiting.
Ankle sprain is a very common injury. Several thousand people sprain ankles every day. It can happen while you are doing sports, playing games or just walking uneven surface. If you don’t treat your ankle properly, it can cause bigger problems.
When you facу any health issue, it is very important to choose a treatment plan. To be sure you’re aware of all your possible options you can get an alternative opinion from another doctor.
According to researchers, any women can reduce recurrence of urinary tract infections easily just by consuming larger amounts of water on a regular basis. The approach is simple yet effective: removing bacteria in a natural way is also beneficial for other body systems, so the good old advice to increase water intake is now supported by another piece of evidence.
Weather forecasts sometimes feature mysterious solar storms, and the term sounds kind of scary. Some people, especially those who suffer from hypertension, can feel there is something like this happening on the Sun surface even without somebody telling them, as they don’t feel well in such periods. What are these storms? In what way do they affect our health? Let’s find it out.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that is really common nowadays. Statistics says that nearly 400 thousand people suffer from this disease in the USA and about 2.5 million of people around the world. This is enough to say that this disease is widespread. And because of that we have to know more about multiple sclerosis.
Almost 80% of all people with MS (multiple sclerosis) diagnosis are suffering from fatigue, lack of energy from day to day. This leads to disruption of normal human activity and worsens the quality of life. What to do to minimize or avoid that state?
We normally do not ponder what the mechanisms that let us know we need fluid are. We just want to drink. Period. How the body understands there is not enough water has been a mystery for a long time, and it actually remains to be one, but now researchers have found that our brain can detect when we are drinking.
It's normal to be worried or scared the first time you discover a swollen lymph node on your body. However, in a vast majority of cases swollen glands do not portend anything sinister - but you need to be able to recognize those that do.
Jaw popping, which is sometimes called jaw clicking, is an irritating sensation that you can have when chewing, talking or yawning. In most cases, it is not a sign of something dangerous, but a temporary inconvenience. However, in some people it can be a symptom of TMJ and may require treatment.
Every few months, there is a wave of scary articles about yet another nasty virus or bacterium that presumably can kill you. Toxoplasmosis is one of such scares, but is it a real threat?
Did you know that a cat scratch can produce symptoms that mimic those of some cancers - and that it can land you in a hospital? Meet bartonellosis, or the infamous cat-scratch fever.
If you attended biology classes in vain, you may be surprised to learn that not all recessive genes are rare, and some genetic disorders have a dominant inheritance pattern. Sounds like rocket science? Then read on to find out what these terms denote and whether it is possible to say an allele is definitely dominant or definitely recessive.
Occasional nosebleeds are common, especially among the elderly. Although they are not as dangerous as they may seem (at least in most cases), you can stop them faster if you follow certain steps. Besides, there are measures you can take to help prevent them.