Lupus

Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions

I have several autoimmune conditions: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, celiac disease, and systemic lupus erythemus. There is currently no cure for any of the autoimmune conditions I have. Healthcare professionals define autoimmune conditions as occurring when the immune system, which normally protects the body from infection by fighting bacteria and viruses, behaves abnormally […]

Mental Health Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Insomnia: ‘Long-distance’ CBT as effective as in-person therapy

Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way of managing insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, but many individuals may not have the time or money to visit a therapist’s office. So, what is the solution? New technologies can effectively deliver the therapy that […]

Breast Cancer

Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer. One factor that may drive the spread of breast cancer is the population of gut bacteria. Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer […]

Blood / Hematology Nutrition / Diet

What to know about Neurobion

Neurobion is a brand of supplements that contain a combination of B vitamins. Its manufacturers advertise that Neurobion can help improve nerve function. Vitamin B-complex supplements, including Neurobion products, can help treat or prevent certain nutrient deficiencies. Talk to a doctor before taking any supplement, as they can interact with medication. In this article, we […]

Depression Multiple Sclerosis

What to know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. Instead of having symptom relapses and remissions, a person’s symptoms steadily get worse over time. Most people, but not everyone, with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) will eventually develop secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Because of advances in current treatment, fewer people go on to […]

Gout

Can apple cider vinegar treat gout?

Apple cider vinegar is a sour liquid made from fermented apple products. Many people believe that it is a cure-all for a variety of health conditions, including gout, and some research does suggest that it could be beneficial. Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the […]

Dermatology

What causes penis skin to peel?

Peeling skin on the penis often occurs as a result of friction, chafing, or an allergic reaction, but other possible causes include infections and skin conditions. Skin peeling may be the only symptom that a person experiences, or they may also have itching, burning, or redness. Most cases of penis skin peeling are not serious […]

Pulmonary System

What to know about exercise-induced asthma

Many people with asthma find that their symptoms get worse when they exercise, especially in cold weather. With effective treatment and management, however, people can usually exercise without symptoms arising. Exercise does not cause asthma, but it can trigger symptoms in people who already have the condition. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of […]