Personal Health

The Most Severe Type Of Psoriasis Can Actually Be Deadly

Psoriasis is a skin disease hallmarked by red, scaly skin that can be painful or hot to the touch, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS); and while it's definitely not a fun thing to suffer through, it's relatively common (about eight million Americans have it, per the National […]

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The human microbiome is a treasure trove waiting to be unlocked

Bacteria are at the center of all life forms on planet earth and are the essential building blocks that make living organisms the way they are. Both the mitochondrion —found in most organisms, which generates energy in the cell —and the chloroplast —the solar energy-harvester located in plants —can be traced to their bacterial ancestors. […]

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Puzzling brain disease could now be better diagnosed, treated

Scientists have developed an animal model that may provide a path toward improving the diagnosis and treatment of the devastating brain disease chronicled in the bestselling autobiography “Brain on Fire.” The book, along with a 2017 movie by the same name, traces newspaper reporter Susannah Cahalan’s harrowing descent into the throes of the disease. The […]

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Boy, 11, with a rare blood cancer is told nothing more can be done

Parents of ‘the only boy in Britain’ with a rare blood cancer are told there is NOTHING else doctors can do for their 11-year-old after a second bone marrow transplant failed Oliver Brown has myelodysplastic syndrome; affects four in 100,000 people  Over the past three years, Oliver has undergone two bone marrow transplants Youngster was […]

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Irritable bowel syndrome may be underdiagnosed in athletes

For some athletes, intense workouts can send them running to the bathroom rather than the finish line—if they’re able to exercise at all, that is. A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that many of these athletes may have undiagnosed irritable bowel syndrome. About half of the 430 endurance athletes surveyed […]