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Women who report frequent nighttime hot flashes are more likely to suffer depression during menopause. The study included 29 healthy, premenopausal women aged 18 to 45 who were given a drug to reduce estrogen to mimic menopause for four weeks.… Read More
This weekly health news roundup presents our most recent articles on Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, macular degeneration, schizophrenia, and heart attack.
This week we found out about an inhaled medication that may improve symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, high cholesterol may contribute… Read More
It is quite common to experience delusions in schizophrenia which are known as ‘positive symptoms’. The term ‘positive symptoms’ is used to describe something that is believed to be real to the patient but is actually false to everyone else.… Read More
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients with anxiety face faster Alzheimer’s disease progression. The risk of Alzheimer’s disease in mild cognitive impairment patients with mild, moderate, and severe anxiety was found to increase by 33, 78, and 135 percent, respectively… Read More
In Alzheimer’s disease, higher testosterone levels may increase aggression and hallucination risk. Although low testosterone has been linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, once a patient has developed Alzheimer’s, high levels of testosterone have been associated with greater… Read More
Hearing problems and vision impairment in seniors reduce active participation in events and activities. It is important for older adults to stay socially active as it helps improve quality of life and overall health outcomes, but their ability to engage… Read More
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that impacts about 700,000 Americans. The inflammatory processes and ulcers associated with this condition lead to a lot of discomfort as well as frequent emptying of the colon.
In inflammatory bowel disease… Read More
Ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis are two conditions affecting the colon and gastrointestinal system. Nonetheless, their origins, symptoms, and treatments are quite different.
Ulcerative colitis is part of the group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Prior to the… Read More
Psoriasis was found to be influenced by stress and linked to itchy skin, hyperhidrosis, and flaky patches on scalp. The percentage of psoriasis patients who believe that stress affects their skin is quite high – between 37 and 87 percent… Read More
Crohn’s disease patients report high fatigue levels, according to research. Often overlooked by doctors, fatigue as a symptom can have a large toll on the quality of life in Crohn’s disease patients. Previous studies have shown links between fatigue and… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis and gout hospitalization trends have reversed, according to new research. In the last two decades, there has been a switch in hospital admission trends, with more gout patients being hospitalized than rheumatoid arthritis patients. Researcher Sian Yik Lim… Read More
May is the National Stroke Awareness Month, so we compiled an overview of some of the many factors contributing to stroke, including high blood pressure, the Mediterranean diet, migraine with aura, and the flu vaccine. Stroke is a… Read More