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Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, though not everyone that experiences or witnesses such an event is affected by the condition. New genetic research may now explain...

First litter of ‘test tube’ puppies born in the USA

Cornell University has announced the birth of seven healthy puppies, conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a scientific breakthrough decades in the making, and a possible lifeline for endangered species. The seven puppies...

Is It Strep Throat? Pictures and Symptoms

Strep throat is a painful condition that often affects children and some adults in the winter and spring months. The condition is just one of the many that can affect the throat. According to a...

Every question you ever had about penises (but were too afraid to ask)

Most men have no cause for concern, points out Dr Anand Patel By Anand Patel Humans are pretty well-endowed. Well, if you compare them to apes at least. Only the chimpanzee has a longer penis, and no...

Users Bemoan e-Cigarette Bans in NYC, Chicago

Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition. The New York ban — along...

Major genetic study confirms that many genes contribute to risk for Tourette’s syndrome

by Massachusetts General Hospital A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette's syndrome (TS)—a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics—finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in combination,...

Pixelated hair is the new balayage, apparently

February 19, 2015 - Livia Gamble We know we're in the digital age when pixels are being coloured into hair. The ombre look has officially been dubbed "so 2014" and the beauty world is making...

Couples’ Sleeping Position Talks about Quality of Relationship

The position couples sleep in says a lot about their romantic relationships, according to a new finding. The research carried out by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire discovered that people's preferred sleeping position gives...

Colorectal cancer rates rise sharply in younger US adults

LiveScience Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise among millennials and Gen Xers in the U.S., a new study finds. The findings come as rates of these cancers have continued to decline in adults ages 55 and...

Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish ‘soil cure’ tackles major superbugs

By Catharine Paddock PhD Traditional folk medicine could help solve the growing threat that antibiotic resistance poses to public health. Scientists at Swansea University Medical School in the United Kingdom drew this conclusion after studying samples of...

Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Written by Brian WuReviewed by Suzanne Falck, MD, FACP Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that is marked by raised, red, scaly patches on the skin area. The condition can occur anywhere on the body,...

Pregnancy protein could treat geriatric diseases

by Andrew Spence, The Lead Australia A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer's, arthritis and heart disease. The...

More U.S. adults losing sleep in recent years

Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - One third of U.S. adults say they sleep less than six hours a night, which is 15 percent more than were getting too little sleep 15 years ago, researchers say. The...

Septicemia: Know the Facts

Septicemia is a medical emergency. It needs urgent treatment in hospital. Anyone who becomes ill after an infection should get medical help straight away. This is especially important for people who are more vulnerable to...

Peau d’Orange: Causes and Treatment

Written by Silvana MontoyaReviewed by Euna Chi, MD Peau d'orange is a French term, meaning "orange peel" or "orange skin." It is used to describe a medical symptom whereby the skin becomes thick and pitted...

German study reveals the ‘dangers of alcohol’ — even if you’re not the one...

DW From fatal car accidents, to physical assaults, to drinking while pregnant — consuming alcohol not only poses a risk to the person doing the drinking, but to those around them as well, a German...

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If the only thing you have ever done with pumpkin is carve it and fill it with a candle, you are not alone. Many people tend to think of pumpkins as little more than...

What is a Telangiectasia and Should I Be Worried?

Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They typically appear as fine pink or red lines and will whiten when under pressure. Once the...

What Are Eyelash Mites—And How Do You Know If You Have Them?

Spoiler alert: You probably do. By Aryelle Siclait Heads up, there are two types of bugs that can take up residence on your eyelashes. But before you run to the mirror and start inspecting your eyes, take a beat—those...

Family mealtimes: the importance of eating together

How to encourage conversation, get your kids to eat different foods and have fun with your entire family at mealtimes. By Catherine Lippe Persuading children of any age to sit round a table at mealtimes can be...