People typically have a half-moon shape on their nails. This appearance may be less visible in the case of people with malnourishment, anemia, or vitiligo. Learn more about the half-moon on the nails here.
Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options.
Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor.
Intrinsic (nonallergic) and extrinsic (allergic) asthma are subtypes of asthma that have similar symptoms but different triggers. Learn more about their differences, causes, and treatments here.
Friction burns on the penis can cause red, swollen skin in the affected area. They can occur due to vigorous sexual activity or tight fitting clothing and may cause symptoms similar to those of a sexually transmitted infection. Learn more about penile …
Castor oil has many uses, including possibly helping the eyelashes appear longer. Risks associated with castor oil include allergic reactions. Learn more about castor oil for eyelashes, including whether it works and alternatives, here.
A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity.
A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD.
In a breakthrough move, researchers have developed a high-fidelity, noninvasive interface that allows users to control robotic arms with their minds.
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms.
A new study suggests that electrostimulation of the vagus nerve may reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
According to a recent study, higher levels of calcium in the coronary artery could put middle-aged and black people at risk of serious heart problems.
New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain’s hippocampus.
A recent study using human fat cells and a mouse model identifies a protein within fat cells that might help treat diabetes and perhaps prevent it.
New research uses the example of a Parkinson’s disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications.
Strength training helps improve markers of metabolic health, such as insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels, in mice with diabetes.
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week.
How many hours of paid work per week are actually beneficial for mental health? It could be as little as 8, suggests a new study from the United Kingdom.
Until recently, no one knew how the brain removed waste. In 2013, the glymphatic system was discovered. Here, we discuss its role in health and disease.
Cardiac muscle tissue exists only in the heart. Here, it is responsible for keeping the heart pumping and relaxing normally. Conditions that affect this tissue can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Doing aerobic exercise can hel…