Ear, Nose and Throat

9 tips for sleeping with a stuffy nose

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Allergies, colds, the flu, and other common causes of a stuffy nose can make sleeping difficult, or even impossible. A person might wake dozens of times feeling as though they cannot breathe, or they might struggle […]

Dentistry

How to treat a dry mouth at home

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Dry mouth occurs when the mouth does not make enough saliva. While it is not dangerous, it can be a bothersome symptom. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as drinking water to avoid a dry mouth […]

Pulmonary System

Signs and symptoms of bronchitis

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Bronchitis is a common infection of the lower respiratory tract. Typically, the same viruses that cause the common cold cause bronchitis. Bronchitis is a common condition, with around 5% of adults reporting a bout of acute […]

Dermatology

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash to develop on the scalp, face, or other parts of the body. Many people call it dandruff. Rarely, a person can experience temporary hair loss with seborrheic dermatitis. In this article, find out more about seborrheic dermatitis and how it may cause hair […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

What are the best foods for diverticulitis?

Diet can affect the symptoms of diverticulitis. Some foods can help prevent symptoms, while others may make a flare-up worse. According to an article in the journal Gastrenterology, diverticulitis is one of the most common gastrointestinal diagnoses in United States clinics. Medical treatment may include antibiotics or surgery. Doctors may recommend that people follow a […]

Immune System / Vaccines

Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex

For the first time, a new study shows that “Probiotics and prebiotics can have different effects on the immune system in male, compared [with] female, piglets.” The findings have important implications for research on the effects of these supplements, as well as for personalized, probiotics-based treatments. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that the benefits of […]

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

A recent study has investigated links between hair products and breast cancer. The findings have caused a stir, so in this article, we put the results into perspective. Share on PinterestA new study looks at hair dye and breast cancer risk. Overall, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. Although breast […]