Emily Mackail

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Nociceptive and neuropathic pain: What are they?

Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt …

Pain

Scientists Solve 50-Year-Old Mystery About Breakbone Fever

In 1954, a mysterious disease struck children in Manila. They were showing up at hospitals with internal bleeding. Their blood vessels were leaking.<p>Over the next few years, similar outbreaks cropped up every rainy season. And then in 1958, a massive outbreak hit Bangkok. More than 2,500 children …

A Man Failed Paternity Test Because Genetically, He’s 2 Different People

A couple years ago, a couple from Washington had concerns when they found out that their son’s blood type wasn’t a match to either of theirs, …

Genetics

The Real Reason Why It's so Hard to Be Happy, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Why haven't our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why haven't our brains learnt to</b> …

Mindfulness

Brain scans reveal how badly emotional abuse damages kids

Can you spot the difference between these toddlers’ brains?<p>They belong to children of the same age, but one is the brain of an emotionally abused …

High Blood Pressure

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported on Wednesday.<p>Their study focused on the insertion of stents, tiny wire cages, to open blocked arteries. The devices are lifesaving when used to open arteries …

Medicine

Could inflammation in midlife predict dementia?

Newly published research concludes that inflammation in our 40s and 50s might be linked with increased brain shrinkage decades later. The ties …

Dementia

Doctors herald "revolutionary" heart surgery that will save thousands of lives

A New Type of Heart Surgery<p>Dr. David Wood’s patients tend to have a rather unusual schedule the week that they see him: wake up; drive to the …

Chemotherapy harms fertility of female cancer patients’ children, research shows

Chemotherapy significantly harms the fertility of female cancer patients’ children, new research has shown.<p>Scientists found that the offspring of women who underwent the treatment prior to becoming pregnant had a 70 per cent worse likelihood of having a child themselves.<p>The effects of the intensive …

Triclosan *might* be in your toothpaste—and accumulating on your brush

Triclosan may no longer be involved in your shower routine, but you haven’t heard the last of the controversial anti-microbial. The FDA banned its …

Why pain can feel so good

For many people, the act of enduring pain is in fact quite pleasurable.<p>Think of those guys you see at the gym who are wrestling with heavy weights as …

Brain Scans Can Now Identify People With Suicidal Thoughts

It's a breakthrough in helping pinpoint who's most at risk.<p>Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among American adolescents, taking the lives …

Mental Health

All you need to know about ridges in fingernails

Many different health conditions can cause changes in the nails and nail bed, including shaping ridges in the nails. Vertical ridges in the …

Medicine

Naloxone reverses 93% of overdoses, but many recipients don't survive a year

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to surge, public health officials and first responders have turned to naloxone, the drug that reverses overdose, to help combat the rising tide. New research from Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston shows its effectiveness.<p>A review of emergency …

Doctors Have Trouble Diagnosing Alzheimer's. AI Doesn't

Alzheimer's disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose — the only way doctors can tell for sure that a patient has the deadly neurodegenerative condition is to examine his or her brain during an autopsy after death.<p>That uncertainty is hard on patients who are starting to experience memory loss, …

Dementia

What the '2%' actually means in 2% milk — and why the name whole milk is misleading

Skim, 1%, 2%, whole, half and half, cream — what do these different names actually mean? It's all about the fat content. But titles like 1% and 2% are a little misleading.<p>Contrary to popular belief, they don't mean that all but 1% or 2% of the fat has been removed. Rather they refer to what …

There are medications that can treat alcoholism, but doctors rarely use them

Excessive alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States. Some 88,000 Americans died of alcohol-related causes every year between 2006 and 2010, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's far higher than the latest numbers …

Pituitary Gland

The <b>pituitary gland</b> is a small endocrine organ that controls a multitude of important functions in the body. It is divided into an anterior lobe, …

Central Nervous System

This May Be Why Women Are Far More Likely to Get Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers have discovered hundreds of genes that express themselves differently in women, promoting their risk for psoriasis, lupus, rheumatoid …

Why Prebiotics Are Just As Important As Probiotics

Gut health is no joke, guys.<p>We’re just as likely as the next person to feel confused over the new concoctions and information the health and wellness …

Wellness

Lemsip and Sudofed do nothing for head colds, NHS guidance suggests

Remedies like Lemsip and Sudofed do not relieve symptoms of head colds, new NHS guidance suggests.<p>New advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says there is little to no evidence that oral decongestants help those suffering from sinusitis.<p>Those suffering from sinus …

Medicine

Does stevia have any side effects?

Stevia is a non-nutritive or zero-calorie sweetener made of steviol glycosides. These are compounds extracted and refined from the leaves of the</i> …

Diabetes

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Wellness

Sugar and cancer: Is there a link?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Does sugar, which makes all things delicious, lead to cancer?<p>A biologic mechanism in yeast cells may explain the relationship between sugar and malignant tumors, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications.<p>The nine-year research project may even influence …

Diabetes

Skin may regulate blood pressure, study finds

When it comes to high blood pressure, a lack of exercise and a poor diet are often the primary suspects. A new study, however, finds that our skin …

I started collecting ER bills. The American Hospital Association started warning its members.

These prices are often kept secret. Vox is trying to change that.<p>The American Hospital Association is warning its members about Vox’s emergency room billing project.<p>The memo, reported by trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review, came a week after we launched a new effort to bring more …

The Anatomy of the Heart

Chambers<p>Atria - upper two chambers of the heart.<br>• Ventricles - lower two chambers of the heart.<p>Heart Wall<p>The heart wall consists of three</b> …

Neurology

Chiropractors are hiding a deadly secret

More than half of patients treated by chiropractors suffer side-effects and at least 26 in the UK are feared to have died, a Sun investigation …

Why do we call it that? Backstories of seven disease names

iseases get their names from a variety of sources — from Latin or Greek root words, from place names, from the clinician who discovered them, or a …

Etymology

Risk Factors for Colic Surgery Incision Failure Studied

This rare, but potentially catastrophic, complication occurs in less than 1% of colic surgery patients.