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The Largely Unknown Condition That Puts One Million People In The Hospital Each Year

The Largely Unknown Condition That Puts One Million People In The Hospital Each YearThis is more than the number of hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke combined. Most Americans have never heard of it, but according to new federal data, sepsis is the most expensive cause of hospitalization in the US

The Mystery of Breast Cancer: What Is the Cause of the Increased Occurence?

The Mystery of Breast Cancer: What Is the Cause?For most of the common cancers, a major cause has been identified: smoking causes 90% of lung cancer worldwide, hepatitis viruses cause most liver cancer, H pylori bacteria causes stomach cancer, Human papillomavirus causes almost all cases of cervical cancer, colon cancer is largely explained by physical activity, diet and family history.

The Real Cause Of Addiction Has Been Discovered And It's Not What You Think

The Real Cause Of Addiction Has Been Discovered And It's Not What You ThinkIt is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned – and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction, by our teachers, and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true.

The Suffering Me: My Pattern of Suffering and My Identity of Pain?

The Suffering Me: My Pattern of Suffering and Identity of Pain?

by Nick Inman. There is a process going on inside me all the time that I don’t like to talk about, but which must be mentioned for the sake of completion. This is my identity of pain: the pattern of suffering that marks me out from everyone else as defini­tively as my fingerprints....

Therapeutic Nanoparticles from Grapefruit Juice

Researchers used nanoparticles derived from grapefruits to deliver targeted drugs to treat cancer in mice. The technique may prove to be a safe and inexpensive way to make customized therapies....

U.S. Lives: Longer but Sicker?

Contrary to society’s assumptions that good health will increase with each generation, Americans are living longer but enjoying fewer healthy years....

Understanding and Preventing Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, after skin cancer. The number of new cases and deaths from lung cancer is highest in black men.

Understanding Chronic Pain Could Lead To New Treatments

Breakthrough In Understanding Chronic Pain Could Lead To New Treatments

Chronic pain, defined as disabling pain that persists despite attempts at treatment and often without obvious cause, has become a serious challenge for health professionals. It is not surprising that someone suffering from this level of pain might become depressed, but most studies consider depression a “comorbidity”...

Urinary Incontinence Can Be A Problem For Women Of All Ages

Urinary Incontinence Can Be A Problem For Women Of All AgesUrinary incontinence is often seen as a degrading condition and women can feel too ashamed to seek help. Urinary incontinence is urine leakage from a loss of bladder control that mainly affects women

Using Autoinjectors to Treat Seizures

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which nerve cells in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. When the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, it can lead to convulsions and muscle spasms. Status epilepticus is a prolonged seizure lasting longer...

Weight Loss in People with Serious Mental Illness

A new study showed that a weight-loss intervention can help overweight and obese people with serious mental illnesses—such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression—lose significant weight and keep it off....

What are the Causes of Acne?

What are the Causes of Acne?

What are the causes of acne?... The exact cause of acne is unknown, but doctors believe it results from several related factors. One important factor is rising hormone levels. These hormones, called androgens (male sex hormones), increase in both boys and girls during puberty and can cause...

What Are The True Causes of Diseases?

What Are The True Causes of Diseases?

by Christopher Vasey N.D. At first glance, one would think that the causes of diseases are as numerous and diverse as the diseases themselves. However, careful observation will show that, fundamentally, all illnesses share one cause: the deterioration of the terrain, the body’s internal cellular environment...

What Are Triggers and Do You Have Any?

What Are Triggers and Do You Have Any?

by Susan Pease Banitt, L.C.S.W. The truth of what we experienced is stored in the body. The body does not lie. Only the mind is capable of denial. A trigger can be any stimulus that was previously paired with a trauma, whether we remember it or not...

What Causes & Stops Panic Attacks? Understanding Agoraphobia and PTSD

What Causes & Stops Panic Attacks? Understanding Agoraphobia, Panic Attacks, and PTSDSomeone with panic disorder does not know how to turn off the false alarm process once it gets going and must endure a terrifying experience of unknown duration, even if there is nothing apparent to fear. We all take in squintillions of units of information daily. Our brains have to filter data so that we can conduct some what rational lives without being overwhelmed.

What Does Concussion Do To The Brain?

The healthy brain of a normal 65 year old, the brain of a former NFL linebacker, John Grimsley (who suffered 8 concussions and died at age 45), and the brain of a 73 year old boxer who suffered from an extreme form of dementia. Brown spots show concentrations of Tau protein, the more brown spots, the greater the brain damage. WBUR Boston's NPR/Flickr, CC BYNews that actor Will Smith will boycott the Oscars has overshadowed promotional coverage of his latest film, Concussion, which examines the effects of repeated head injury.

What is a Fever? Good or Bad?

What is a Fever? Good or Bad?

by Christopher Vasey, N.D. A fever is a sign of a healthy, functioning immune system. Helping us understand what a fever really is and how it can benefit the body, Dr. Vasey asks us to stop considering fever as an enemy to be conquered and start seeing it as the

What Is Gastroenteritis And Why Can't I Get Rid Of It?

What Is Gastroenteritis And Why Can't I Get Rid Of It?

We’ve all experienced the abdominal cramps and the urge to get to a toilet – quickly! When the stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, our bodies respond with the sudden onset of diarrhoea, associated nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain.