There is no denying that our planet is transforming—we’re faced with unusual climate changes, melting polar caps, rising sea levels, and more cases of type 2 diabetes. Yes, you read that right: new research suggests a surprising link between the… Read More
It is said that every man, if able to live long enough, will most likely develop prostate cancer—a relatively slow growing cancer that about 99 percent of the time occurs over the age of 50. The prostate is a… Read More
Nearly 60 million people worldwide are affected by glaucoma, a condition encompassing a group of neurodegenerative disorders that impact the function of the optic nerve (responsible for eye sight). Glaucoma only gets worse over time, potentially leading to blindness or… Read More
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered the molecular basis and a potential treatment for inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) by using genetically engineered fruit flies.
IBMPFD is an inherited disorder that… Read More
When the blood flow to an area of your brain is inhibited, you experience a stroke. The lack of blood causes your brain cells to starve for oxygen, ultimately resulting in their death. A massive stroke, however, is more serious… Read More
Low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) can often be difficult to diagnose because it can present symptoms similar to high stomach acid, like heartburn. The condition itself is often underrated but involves a low production of stomach acid. Stomach acid is produced… Read More
Let’s admit it: we are all sexual beings. We crave and desire it, and it takes up the majority of our thoughts throughout the day—even in seniors!
In current society, sex in the elderly population is generally frowned upon, with… Read More
A new study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has found that the quality of life of patients who undergo a total hip replacement improves for at least five years after.
Using the Short Form-6D measure of… Read More
While it is a symptom commonly associated with women, hot flashes may also occur in men and leave them feeling intense sensations of warmth that aren’t caused by immediate surroundings or climate. While women may experience hot flashes during menopause,… Read More
Portal hypertension is high blood pressure in the portal venous system.
These are the veins that come from the stomach, intestines, spleen, and pancreas, and they merge into the portal vein that further branches out into smaller vessels and extend… Read More