Health Problems

Which came first: Brain size or drinking propensity?

For years, researchers have observed that alcohol consumption is associated with reduced brain volume and concluded that drinking can literally shrink the brain. But new research turns that theory on its head, suggesting that reduced brain volume may represent a genetically-conferred predispositional risk factor for heavier alcohol consumption. “Our results suggest that associations between alcohol […]

Health News

Which diet keeps your heart healthy?

Diet doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren’t very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health experts refer to diet with a different goal in mind: preventing heart disease and stroke. […]

Kids Health

Guess Which Netflix Hero is Pregnant

We are delighted to report that the one and only Jessica Jones — er, I mean the one and only Krysten Ritter — is pregnant. Because what’s the logical next step after wackily palling around with Rory Gilmore throughout our childhoods followed by kicking absolute ass fighting terrifying evils as Netflix’s (and Marvel’s) anti-heroine detective […]

Health News

Hepatitis B vs. hepatitis C: Differences and which is worse

The most common types of hepatitis are A, B, and C. Hepatitis A is usually a short-term infection while hepatitis B and C can cause long-term, or chronic, infections. A person can have both hepatitis B and hepatitis C at the same time. This article will examine the difference between these two viruses, the treatment […]

Personal Health

I have had this mole-like thing on my chest for almost a year now. I thought it used to be a pimple that I popped, but instead of disappearing it became this big soft fatty bump on my chest which makes me look like I have 3 nipples! Is this a bad sign? Do I need to see my doctor?

Anytime you have a skin problem that doesn’t go away, you should make an appointment with your health care provider. Small lumps or cysts (fluid filled sacs under the skin) are common and most of the time aren’t dangerous. They can sometimes get infected and in very rare cases they can be something serious. It […]