Encephalopathy refers to a range of conditions that damage the brain’s structure or function. This includes brain damage and brain disease. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and treatments of encephalopathy.
High blood pressure causes no symptoms until it becomes severe. In this article, we discuss the myths and truths of high blood pressure symptoms. We also look at how to tell when blood pressure is too high and how to interpret blood pressure readings.
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the condition. Learn more about the process of scanning for brain lesions, and how they might af…
Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here.
Most snakes in the United States are nonvenomous, but pit vipers and coral snakes can inject venom. In this article, we look at the symptoms of snake bites, how to identify venomous snakes, and the best treatment and first aid for snake bites.
People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal.
A ‘sprayable gel’ embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice.
According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.
Depo-Provera is a birth control shot that can sometimes cause spotting. It is a common side effect, and there are home remedies that can help stop it. Learn more here.
The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-studied. A new paper asks exactly how this eating pattern might benefit heart health.
According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some cognitive skills.
Having a C-section can increase the risk of receiving an endometriosis diagnosis. Learn more about the connection between cesarean deliveries and endometriosis in this article.
Fluctuations in hormones before a period are a common cause of sore breasts. In this article, learn more about why breast pain or tenderness often occurs before a period.
Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows around the rectum, vagina, and structures between them. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis here.
A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. It can be stressful, and seeking support, taking another test, and learning the reasons for the result can help, as can taking measures to preven…
Headaches are a common complaint. Fortunately, there are many natural and home remedies a person can use to get relief. Learn about them here.
Despite facing some challenges, people with HIV can now live as long as anyone else and enjoy happy and productive lives. Learn more about living with HIV here.
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders.
A fresh discovery offers a more detailed picture of how disrupted body clocks can lead to poor health, exposing us to problems such as diabetes or cancer.
Neutrophils are the most common form of white blood cell. They help the body respond to infection and heal damaged tissue. Levels in the blood can rise and fall due to many reasons, including infection, chronic conditions, drugs, and surgery. Learn mor…