Medicine

No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness

You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound …

Sports Medicine

Microbes, Not Food Restriction, Could Be The Key to Our Most Effective Treatment For Obesity

The smallest losers.<p>Gastric bypass surgery is the most effective way for those with morbid obesity to lose weight, but new research has confirmed …

Microbiome

Medical oversights can be a matter of life or death

When the significant findings of medical investigations are not acted on, they are described as having “got stuck in the notes” – a potent image that, unfortunately, proved fatal for Barnsley pensioner John Higgs. It was only after his death from a ruptured aortic aneurysm in 2015, as mentioned in …

Life Sciences

A New Drug for A.L.S., but the Diagnosis Remains Dire

A neighbor of mine was recently told he has a devastating neurological disorder that is usually fatal within a few years of diagnosis. Though a new drug was recently approved for the illness, treatments may only slow progression of the disease for a time or extend life for maybe two or three months.<p>…

Health

Lyme Isn’t the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer

It started with vomiting and a fever. But a few days later, five-month old Liam was in the emergency room, his tiny body gripped by hourly waves of …

Disease

This Is What Heat Stroke Does To Your Body

If you're experiencing these symptoms, seek cooler temperatures ASAP.<p>Temperatures were in the 100s when Vanessa Dunn, a 29-year-old Los Angeles-based makeup artist, was driving back home to California from Virginia last summer. After hours on the road and drinking limited water, she was struck by a …

Hiking

Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that leads to chronic pain and discomfort, usually in the spine.<p>It is important to understand the early …

Pain

Feel Better: 7 All-Natural Home Remedies for Headaches

While the underlying causes of headaches can be pretty widespread (dehydration, lack of sleep and magnesium deficiency are just a few of the many …

Alternative Medicine

Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want ‘perfect children’<p>The hormone melatonin is being handed out too readily to children who are struggling to sleep, despite the fact little is known about the long-term risks of taking it, experts have …

Sleep

This Company Has Pretty Much Invented Harry Potter’s ‘Skele-Grow’

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of NOW.</i><p>Bone …

Life Sciences

Minimalistic Tea-inspired Aromatherapy

In Chinese tea drinking, traditionally, the lid will be placed ever so slightly tilted so as to leave a gap so that the aroma of the leaves can …

Aromatherapy

Statins beneficial for the heart, beyond just lowering cholesterol

In recent years, statins have come under fire with indications side-effects from these drugs could potentially outweigh any benefits in low-risk …

Life Sciences

Here's Why Your Mouth Gets Itchy or Tingly When You Eat Certain Fruits And Veggies

It's more common than you'd think.<p>It started after a bite of a peach one summer. I was in high school, and I'd never had an allergic reaction. But …

Health

Does telling patients of possible side effects make them more likely?

Patients who are told their medication can have certain side effects may report these symptoms more often than patients who aren't aware their treatment carries these risks, a study of popular cholesterol pills suggests.<p>Researchers focused on what they dubbed the "nocebo" effect, or the potential …

Life Sciences

Ohioans Driving To Michigan For Medical Pot Ahead Of State Rules Being Set

<b>CLEVELAND (AP)</b> — Ohioans wanting medical marijuana have been crossing the border into Michigan, where some Detroit-area dispensaries will sell to …

Cannabis

Dublin vet offering £24k a year for a 'professional cat cuddler'

Jobseekers will be purring when they spot the online posting.<p>A job advert in Dublin has gone viral after offering a rather lucrative job – if you are …

Cats

Do children act out because parents check their smartphones too often?

As more and more of us admit to being unable to imagine our lives without a smartphone, a new study investigates the impact of technology on …

Research

Adult ADHD Can't Be Diagnosed With A Simple Screening Test, Doctors Warn

Diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be difficult. The symptoms of the disorder, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM, have changed multiple times.<p>And, even if you know what to look for, many of the symptoms are pretty general, including things like trouble …

ADHD

Medical school graduates fleeing Illinois

The number of medical school graduates who stay in Illinois after graduating from the state's public universities is plummeting.<p>Crain's Chicago …

Education

Scientists Could Treat Baldness After Discovering What Causes It

"<p>Immune cells are the key.<p>Scientists may have accidentally discovered what causes baldness in a breakthrough that could eventually lead to a treatment.<p>The researchers from University of California San Francisco discovered that a particular type of immune cell was vital to the process of regrowing …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Thousands of heart attack victims may be on needless drugs

Tens of thousands of Britons are being needlessly put on heart drugs which can cause debilitating side effects, a major study suggests.<p>Patients who suffer a heart attack are routinely put on beta blockers - medicines that slow the heart and reduce blood pressure.<p>The powerful drugs can have unwanted …

Life Sciences

More people on Medicaid stick with HIV meds

HIV is now a manageable condition if patients can take antiretroviral drugs regularly. A new study finds more people on Medicaid are doing just that.

Health

Doctors find half-dissolved pen cap in patient's lung 20 YEARS after he inhaled it as a child

A man lived almost 20 years with a plastic pen cap lodged in one of his lungs after he inhaled it as a child and forgot about it.<p>Doctors found and …

Life Sciences

Remembrance of things past—bacterial memory of gut inflammation

The microbiome, or the collections of microorganisms present in the body, is known to affect human health and disease and researchers are thinking …

Biology

'Ayurveda Can Become Important Part Of Holistic Healthcare System'

The traditional healing system of India Ayurveda is an important component of the healthcare system, and has the potential to become an affordable …

Ayurveda

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccine to fight outbreak

A vaccination campaign would present logistical challenges<p>Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine …

Disease

Can wearing rose-colored sunglasses actually boost your mood?

Rocking magenta aviators this summer is already a good idea (they coordinate perfectly with your unicorn latte, after all)—but now there’s <i>another</i> …

Alternative Medicine

Bouldering may help to treat depression

More than 15 million adults in the United States are affected by depression, making it one of the most common mental health disorders in the country. …

Depression

Poem of the week: It Will Make a Fine Hospital by Andrew Dimitri

Drawing on firsthand experience of war zones, Dimitri laconically balances awareness of their appalling damage with hope for the future<p><b>It Will Make a Fine Hospital</b><br>(from <i>Winter in Northern Iraq</i>)<p>I had overestimated<br>the size of the square<br>in the middle of town<br>by quite a lot.<br>But it was still big,<br>more than …

Harvard Medical School

FDA Assembles Team to Oversee AI Revolution in Health

Mobile health apps and wearable devices that use artificial intelligence to help diagnose or even treat medical conditions pose a new regulatory …

Digital Health