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A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists found, surprisingly, that memory r..
Some people describe dizziness as feeling lightheaded, while some say it is a feeling of movement, either of themselves or the world around them. Another group might say dizziness ..
Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy ..
Restrictive lung disease refers to a group of lung diseases that prevent the lungs from fully expanding with air. This restriction makes breathing difficult. Many forms of restrict..
Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or limited. Each year, over 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke - that's about one every 40 seconds. If so..
Phytophotodermatitis may be caused by exposure to both plant chemicals and sunlight together. Meadow grass is one plant that may cause this skin reaction. Phytophotodermatitis gets..
A fatty acid abundant in fish oil could yield a new medication for the treatment of epilepsy, a new study suggests, after finding that it reduced seizures in mouse models. What is ..
From gene editing to human head transplantation, the limits of medical science are being pushed further than ever. And now, researchers have turned their attention to another extra..
A large study of women across Sweden has found that taking the contraceptive pill is linked with a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, which is a chronic disease that ..
Childhood schizophrenia is a severe but rare mental illness that causes a child to interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia affects behaviors, emotions, and thinking. The illnes..
Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible condition characterized by memory loss and damage of other cognitive functions. At present, there are no effective ways of diagnosing progres..
What makes us human? Was it the discovery of fire, the industrial revolution, or the development of the Internet? Or are we human thanks to ancient bacterial and viral genes that a..
Subchondral bone cysts are sacs of fluid that form inside a person's joints. The cysts occur in the subchondral bone, the layer of bone just under the cartilage. The subchondral bo..
In the United States, 1 in 3 people are estimated to develop type 2 diabetes at one point in their lifetime. The disease affects men and women of all ages, but according to the lat..
In theory, transplanting insulin-producing cells into the body should work as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, in practice, researchers face many challenges, especially in..
People affected by allergies may experience a whistling sound when they breathe, called wheezing. But why do allergies cause wheezing and what treatments are available? When someon..
A new study suggests that overweight and obese people who have been deemed otherwise healthy are actually at an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. The National In..
While Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) can affect anyone, children between the ages of 2 and 6 are most likely to develop it. HSP's characteristic rash presents as small red dots on ..
Could early life physical exercise protect against age-related cognitive decline by creating a so-called cognitive reserve? A study in rodents investigates. New research - the resu..
A new study on a large population sample has concluded that heavy drinking can have disastrous health effects, whereas light to moderate alcohol consumption could be beneficial. Da..
It is usually the result of problems in the kidney that prevent it from filtering the blood correctly. The kidneys and the renal system usually filter waste products out of the blo..
The term choledocholithiasis refers to a condition when a gallstone or gallstones become lodged within any duct of the bile system. The ducts typically involved are the common bile..
People who smoke often develop a cough. This cough is caused by the body clearing out the chemicals that enter the airways and lungs through tobacco use. If the cough is persistent..
Researchers from California have demonstrated that injecting stem cells taken from the hearts of newborn rats into older rats improved the latter's cardiovascular function and capa..
More and more people turn to e-cigarettes thinking that they are a safe alternative to conventional tobacco-based cigarettes. But are they really? A new study investigates. Researc..
Sputum is produced when a person's lungs are diseased or damaged. Sputum is not saliva but the thick mucus - sometimes called phlegm - which is coughed up from the lungs. The body ..
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear liquid that is produced mostly in the ventricles of the brain. It surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord, which make up the centr..
Most cases of restrictive lung diseases are not curable, but they are often manageable with medication and exercise regimes. Long-term lung conditions are traditionally separated i..
Coprinus comatus, also known as "shaggy ink cap" or "lawyer's wig," is a type of edible mushroom normally found in North America and Europe. Its habitat is usually meadows and gras..