Agoraphobia: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and outlook

Agoraphobia is a stress and anxiety condition that manifests as a worry of circumstances where escape might be challenging, or in which assistance would not be readily available if something bad were to take place. The word originates from the ancient Greek word “agora,” describing a location of assembly or market location. The condition is … Read more

Adrenal Fatigue: Myths, symptoms, disorders, and treatment

Adrenal tiredness is a term used to a group of non-specific signs. Although the term has actually discovered a level of appeal amongst alternative health specialists, there is no clinical medical proof showing that the condition exists. Considering that its conception in the late 1990 s, advocates of adrenal tiredness have actually declared that the … Read more

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms

The usual treatment for irritable bowel syndrome consists of drugs and advice on lifestyle and diet. Now, a new study suggests that giving interactive web-based or telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy on top of usual care can reduce symptoms more effectively than standard care alone for those whose IBS is not responding to drugs.New research suggests … Read more

Urinary tract infection: Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Urinary tract infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body’s defenses in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them. They are one of the most common types of infection and account for around 8.1 million visits to a doctor every year. The urinary … Read more

Experimental PET scan detects abnormal tau protein in brains of living former NFL players

American football game. Credit: © Melinda Nagy / Fotolia (Boston) — Using an experimental positron emission tomography (PET) scan, researchers have found elevated amounts of abnormal tau protein in brain regions affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a small group of living former National Football League (NFL) players with cognitive, mood and behavior symptoms. … Read more

Pain under the right breast: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

While pain under the right breast is rarely a cause for concern, it can sometimes indicate an underlying condition. Some possible causes of this pain include injuries, infections, muscle strain, inflammation, and gastrointestinal issues. A strain or injury are common causes of pain under the right breast, and the pain usually gets better on its … Read more

8 causes of foul-smelling stool

Foul-smelling stool has a particularly bad odor. Often, this is due to the foods that people eat. In some cases, however, foul-smelling stool can indicate an underlying medical condition. This article outlines eight causes of foul-smelling stool, along with information on diagnosis, treatments, and when to see a doctor. 1. Antibiotics and infection In some … Read more

Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50 percent two years after fecal transplant

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, up from one in every 150 in 2000. They report that “about half a million people on the autism spectrum will become adults over the next decade, a swelling tide for which the … Read more

Top 3 conditions that doctors underdiagnose in women

International Women’s Day prompts us to celebrate women and womanhood. However, recent research suggests that women may face more than their fair share of challenges, including in receiving appropriate medical care. What are some of these challenges, and why do they occur? Why do women still have to fight to receive the correct diagnosis? Women … Read more

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